Palm Valley Medical Centre, Arizona, US

The 1980’s era cinema is to be transformed into a modern 50,000 square foot Palm Valley Medical Center.

PMB, one of the nation’s leading real estate owners and developers across the continuum of care, plans to complete work in May for a challenging, adaptive reuse project, converting a 50,000-square-foot 1980s-era multiplex movie theatre to a modern medical use. The project is currently 90 percent pre-leased.

The re-purposed facility is being developed immediately west of the Abrazo West Campus, a 188-bed acute-care community hospital and Level 1 Trauma Centre operated by Phoenix-based Abrazo Community Health Network.

PMB pursued the unique conversion in response to the need for class A medical office space in a highly-constrained on-campus market. 

Text, photo and visualisation by PMB.

Leo Carrillo Ranch, California, US

Historic stables preserved for use as a community resource

Working with a team of local craftspeople headed by Cruz Mendoza, Carrillo developed his Spanish Rancho between the years 1937 and 1940. The stable, a prominent, vernacular structure sited by Carrillo to take advantage of the rolling topography, is significant for its uncommon multi-level design and use of local materials, including unreinforced stone retaining walls and sun-dried adobe. True to its original construction, the adaptive reuse project seamlessly melds building and landscape improvements to preserve the site’s unique sense of place.

The project re-energises Leo Carrillo’s most iconic structure to create the park’s largest indoor activity space, including a multipurpose room suitable for events hosting 150 people. Executed in conjunction with a new contextually sensitive restroom building and site improvements, the stable and its outdoor event space are an added resource to the community and a new source of revenue for the City.

Text and images via the California Preservation Foundation.