winslow + partners is pleased to announce that modernization
construction is almost complete on the historic Heard Building, 112 N Central Avenue, between Adams and Monroe
Streets in the vibrant heart of downtown Phoenix. winslow + partners helped the owner, Chris Rudel, reposition
The Heard Building for a new generation of tenants and users. The Heard Building has reflected all the major trends
of downtown Phoenix since it’s opening in 1920.
Built by Dwight Heard, The 8-story, poured concrete structure is undergoing a renaissance. With large windows,
high ceilings and a great blend of authentic elements and modern amenities, it epitomizes what a new generation of
downtown office tenants want. Once the tallest building in Phoenix, it was home to The Arizona Republic, and then
KTAR radio. It was renovated in the 1950’s into offices, and eventually became a document storage facility. With
the renaissance of downtown Phoenix the building is ready for new life.
The winslow+partners team created a new lobby design and removed dark tinted glass, a recessed lobby, low ceilings
and small windows. On the upper floors, the generously scaled original window openings have been restored to
create magnificent loft-like office spaces with great character. The architects invited insight from entrepreneurs
and emerging tech companies at an Innovation Think Tank design session. Together, with the client, they
investigated the social patterns, potential tenant mix, relationship to place, and design solutions that converged to
create a new identity. Parking was negotiated and a multi-modal culture supported. Cushman & Wakefield’s Mark
Stratz is handling the leasing.