Marble Canyon Trading Post

Marble Canyon Trading Post
Marble Canyon Trading PostMarble Canyon Trading Post Corridor between retail and dining spacesCorridor between retail and dining spaces Entry arcadeEntry arcade
At-a-glance:
Project location: Marble Canyon, AZ
Date completed: 2014

The original historic facility having burned down in a fire, RAR Architects was commissioned to design the new Trading Post on the site of the original trading post. The new facility was designed to respond to the context of the surrounding buildings and the timeless setting, while providing a fully modern setting for dining and retail activities overlooking the dramatic Colorado River Gorge.


Planes of Fame

Street view
Street viewStreet view Entry cornerEntry corner Front doorsFront doors
At-a-glance:
Project location: Valle, AZ
Size: 30,600 s.f.
Date completed: 1999

A new metal building for the Planes of Fame Air Museum adjacent to the Valle Airport. The open structure provides space for the museum, a hangar area as well as some warehouse space.


Yippee-ei-o Steakhouse

Yippee-ei-o exterior
Yippee-ei-o exteriorYippee-ei-o exterior
At-a-glance:
Project location: Tusayan AZ
Size: 3,200 s.f.

A restaurant project in Tusayan that RAR Architects completed design studies and zoning compliance documents for, working with the owner to evaluate their 3,200 sf building and the site in order to recommend new site amenities and general building upgrades.


We Cook Pizza

Existing exterior of the facility
Existing exterior of the facilityExisting exterior of the facility Inside the expanded dining roomInside the expanded dining room
At-a-glance:
Project location: Tusayan, AZ
Date completed: 2016

We Cook Pizza has been a staple on the northern edge of the Town of Tusayan since 1981, catering to South Rim tourists and locals alike. RAR Architects has worked with the owners to remodel the existing facility in several phases.


Phase 1 expanded the main dining room into the adjacent suite and upgraded the existing restrooms and finishes in the expanded dining space. Phase 2 (under development) will upgrade the exterior finishes, provide a new entry element and renovate the patio dining space.


Haven Health of Flagstaff

Haven Of Flagstaff
Haven Of FlagstaffHaven Of Flagstaff OverhangOverhang Resident room & courtyardResident room & courtyard PT roomPT room FountainFountain
At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: 29,100 s.f.
Date completed: 2015

This was a renovation project of an existing and aging assisted living care facility, including the remodel of half of the resident rooms, the expansion of their physical therapy facilities, and the addition of a new long-term resident wing.






Video by Haven Health Group


Lone Mountain Turquoise Co.

Pedestrian view of the Trading Post
Pedestrian view of the Trading PostPedestrian view of the Trading Post Breezeway along the front of the Trading PostBreezeway along the front of the Trading Post Trading Post interiorTrading Post interior Connecting bridge to the adjacent shopConnecting bridge to the adjacent shop
At-a-glance:
Project location: Tubac, AZ
Size: 4,000 s.f.
Date completed: 2014

Our second Trading Post for the Winfield Trading Company, the Tubac location had some unique considerations and challenges- not the least of which were the very small, irregular site and its proximity to the arroyo and therefore the need to design a building which could withstand an unusual and unexpected flooding event. This trading post is distinctive amongst the surrounding shops but feels right at home in this historic artist’s town.


Sonic Drive-In, Payson, AZ

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Payson, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2000

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Taylor

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Taylor, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2005

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, McKellips-Horne

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 1998

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, ValVista-Southern

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 1998

Sonic Drive-In


Babbitt building

Street corner of the renovated Babbitt building
Street corner of the renovated Babbitt buildingStreet corner of the renovated Babbitt building
At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ

RAR provided detailed drawings for reconstruction of the metal fascia to facilitate restoration and repair to this classic downtown Flagstaff building


Sonic Drive-In, Higley-Germann

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Gilbert, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2004

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Power-Baseline

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 1999

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Ellsworth-Guadalupe

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Gilbert, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2004

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Bullhead City

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Bullhead City, AZ
Size: 1400 sf
Date completed: 1999

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Prescott Valley

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2007

Sonic Drive-In


W.L. Gore & Associates Phoenix Campus

A typical manufacturing/office building
A typical manufacturing/office buildingA typical manufacturing/office building Inside a typical lobby at Gore’s Phoenix CampusInside a typical lobby at Gore’s Phoenix Campus Rendering of site layoutRendering of site layout
At-a-glance:
Project location: Phoenix, AZ
Date completed: Ongoing
• (5) 124,000 s.f. administrative and production buildings
• 300-seat conference and training center
• 400-car parking structure and mechanical plant
• Site-integrated amphitheater

A multi-phase, master-planned facility, W.L. Gore’s Phoenix Campus is a 25-acre desert foothills site, including pedestrian trails to Bronco Butte located adjacent to the project, and also includes outdoor recreation and dining facilities.


The master plan incorporates a 30,000 square foot conference center and amphitheater which is presently under construction.


The manufacturing buildings each provide conference room space for 125 people, 15,000 square feet of clean room/manufacturing space and office space for 150 employees.


MartAnne’s Cafe

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: 1,605 S.F.
Date completed: 2012

Rennovation of an existing cafe, including accessibility upgrades


Sonic Drive-In, WF-ValVista

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Gilbert, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2001

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Power-Brown

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2003

Sonic Drive-In


Winfield Trading Company

Trading Post Entrance
Trading Post EntranceTrading Post Entrance Display FloorDisplay Floor Fireplace at display floorFireplace at display floor
At-a-glance:
Project location: Gallup, NM
Size: 6,000 square feet
Date completed: 2007

A new retail building, including display space and a secure safe.


Sonic Drive-in, Cooper-Warner

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Chandler, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 1999

Sonic Drive-In


Forest Meadows professional building

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: 10,535
Date completed: 2000

A new professional office building with seven tenant spaces, which have the capability of being up to two story office spaces or large shop/warehouse spaces


Sonic Drive-In, Elliot

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Tempe, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 1998

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Broadway

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Tempe, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 1998

Sonic Drive-In


Mandall’s Department Store

Street facade
Street facadeStreet facade EntrywayEntryway
At-a-glance:
Project location: Florence, AZ
Size: 3563 sf
Date completed: 2007

Historic Renovation of 1911 Mandall’s Department Store. Restoration of original tin ceiling, glass display windows, wood trim. Replaced floor structure, added restrooms and accessible exits.


Aspey Watkins & Diesel

Completed AWD building
Completed AWD buildingCompleted AWD building
At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: 41,000 square feet
Date completed: 2002

Four story office building. Combines restored three-story strcture with new four-story lobby element.


Completed project includes underground parking for 27 automobiles.


Sonic Drive-In, Winslow

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Winslow, AZ
Size: 1400 sf
Date completed: 1999

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Flamingo

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Las Vegas, NV
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2006

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, 103-IS

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Phoenix, AZ
Size: 1400 sf
Date completed: 1999

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, University

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1400 sf
Date completed: 1999

Sonic Drive-In


Cabo Seafood de Mexico

Completed project
Completed projectCompleted project Preliminary modelPreliminary model
At-a-glance:
Project location: Scottsdale, AZ
Size: 8,000 square feet
Date completed: 2002

A new restaurant on a previously vacant site in Scottsdale, AZ


Ranch House golf club

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Beaver Creek, AZ
Size: 2,750 S.F.
Date completed: In progress

Remodels of existing abandoned golf countryclub, including the Pro Shop and restaurant


Sonic Drive-in

Typical Sonic Building
Typical Sonic BuildingTypical Sonic Building
At-a-glance:
Project location: Arizona
Size: 1,250 - 1,500 square feet
Date completed: ongoing from 1996

Work for 3 Sonic Franchisee Groups, and for Sonic Corporate. Projects include new Drive-In sites, remodels for Sonic updates, and development of corporate prototype for Inside seating.


Various Sonic projects located in the following cities:


Bullhead City, Arizona

Chandler, Arizona

Gilbert, Arizona

Warner & Cooper, Gilbert, Arizona

West Southern Avenue, Mesa, Arizona

East Baseline Road, Mesa, Arizona

McKellips & Lindsey, Mesa, Arizona

McKellips & Horn, Mesa, Arizona

Dobson Road, Mesa, Arizona

Power Road, Mesa, Arizona

Val Vista & Southern, Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Prescott Valley, Arizona

Elliot & Kyrene, Tempe, Arizona

Broadway & Terrace, Tempe, Arizona

University & Country Club, Tempe, Arizona

Thatcher, Arizona

Yuma, Arizona


Fort Tuthill Amphitheater

Roof over the amphitheater stage
Roof over the amphitheater stageRoof over the amphitheater stage Concession stand & entry gateConcession stand & entry gate
At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: 28 acres
Date completed: 2006

• 2100 General Admission lawn seats

• 650 covered orchestra seats

• 6-10 serviced vendor spaces, 15-20 non-serviced vendor spaces

• Restroom, first-aid and concession facilities

• 60’x40′ covered outdoor stage with full A/V capabilities


Pepsi Amphitheater (formerly Pine Mountain Amphitheater) at Fort Tuthill Fairgrounds was an entire master-planned performance venue designed around a pre-existing stage at the fairgrounds.


The slope lent itself to a natural amphitheater, so RAR was able to design an outdoor stage roof and backdrop/performer’s prep rooms around the existing stage, and re-grade the site to allow for a path back up the hill to the concession/first-aid/restroom facility we designed as the entry element for all the venue amenities.


The amphitheater enjoys heavy use by a number of professional musicians every year.


Sonic Drive-In, 107th-Buckeye

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Phoenix, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2005

Sonic Drive-In


SCA Tissue

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Date completed: 2010 the latest of 20 years

Various construction and remodels on the Flagstaff campus of SCA Tissue


Quality Inn Desert Oasis

Hotel Grounds
Hotel GroundsHotel Grounds Exterior colonnade near poolExterior colonnade near pool
At-a-glance:
Project location: Phoenix, AZ
Date completed: 1995

• Renovation of 136 guest rooms

• 1.4 acre site planning project in downtown Phoenix

• Features include custom pools, pavilions, amphitheater, playground, volleyball courts, putting green and numerous specimen planting areas.


The renovation of the 136-room hotel and grounds was done from 1994 to 1995 in downtown Phoenix, and reworked the aging building and grounds into a fresh family-friendly environment complete with a number of amenities.


Custom pools and pavilions were designed alongside playgrounds, volleyball courts and planters. In addition, an outdoor amphitheater was designed and constructed in order to facilitate larger gatherings of people and provide an �anchor� for the outdoor spaces. Together with the putting green, the hotel grounds now provided an ideal location for conferences, retreats and special events of all kinds.


The Firm Athletic Club

Street view of The Firm
Street view of The FirmStreet view of The Firm
At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: 23,000 square feet
Date completed: 2000

A new 23,000 sf facility supporting a variety of activities in a number of different areas, including aerobics, weights, massage and hydrotherapy.


Sonic Drive-In, Broadway-Ellsworth

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 1999

Sonic Drive-IN


Sonic Drive-In, Southern

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 1998

Sonic Drive-In


Professional office building

Professional Office Building
Professional Office BuildingProfessional Office Building Building EntranceBuilding Entrance
At-a-glance:
Project location: Phoenix, AZ
Size: 4,000 square feet

A new professional office building located in Phoenix, AZ


Majerle’s Sports Grill in Flagstaff

Main entrance from Route 66 in Downtown Flagstaff
Main entrance from Route 66 in Downtown FlagstaffMain entrance from Route 66 in Downtown Flagstaff Interior of Majerle’s after openingInterior of Majerle’s after opening Frontage along San Francisco StFrontage along San Francisco St
At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: 4,400 sf
Date completed: 2013

This project was a renovation of a historic building on Rt 66 in Historic Downtown Flagstaff. RAR worked closely with the owner in order to utilize the interior of the space to it’s fullest potential, and to provide the wall space necessary while preserving the historic façade and restoring the historic entryway.


OEM Surplus

OEM Exterior
OEM ExteriorOEM Exterior
At-a-glance:
Project location: Phoenix, AZ
Size: 32,000 square feet
Date completed: 2004

Tilt-slab construction building, enclosing commercial offices and warehouses


Mountain Christmas

Street view
Street viewStreet view
At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ

Restored storefront on San Francisco street. Work included removing inappropriate additions and restoring exterior to original storefront


Young Life’s Main Street Shops

View from the “Street”
View from the “Street”View from the “Street” View showing the original house which was expanded uponView showing the original house which was expanded upon
At-a-glance:
Project location: Williams, AZ
Size: 9,000 square feet
Date completed: 2007

Renovation of an existing stone house, and adjacent addition of new Victorian-style storefront retail-like space and administrative space on two levels


Drivetime Corporate Headquarters

Facade at entryway
Facade at entrywayFacade at entryway Exterior cornerExterior corner
At-a-glance:
Project location: Phoenix, AZ
Size: 38,000 square feet
Date completed: 2001

This 38,000 sf complete interior and exterior renovation in collaboration with Exclaim Interior Design, also known as the “Ugly Duckling” building, won the “Single Project of the Year” award from the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona, “Outstanding Renovation” award as the best of 2001 from S.W. Contractors, and came in under the $10 million budget.


Valle Gas Mart

Valle Gas Mart – Exterior view
Valle Gas Mart – Exterior viewValle Gas Mart – Exterior view Inside the marketInside the market
At-a-glance:
Project location: Valle, AZ
Size: 10,000 square feet
Date completed: 1998

A new fueling station and fast-food venue in Valle, AZ on the way to the Grand Canyon


Red Lake Texaco & Deli

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Williams, AZ
Date completed: 1998

Red Lake Texaco & Deli


Birch Street Bank

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: 3,772 S.F.
Date completed: 2012

Remodel of the existing Birch Street Bank, in order to create three new tenant spaces


Grand Canyon Railway Commissary

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Williams, AZ
Size: 9,900 square feet
Date completed: 2006

A new commissary and dock expansion to an existing building for the Grand Canyon Railway


Diamond Resort stairs

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Sedona, AZ
Date completed: 2010

Redesign and re-constructing of existing exterior stairs at the Diamond Resort


T-Gen TI

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: 2,421 S.F.
Date completed: 2011

Remodeling an existing shell tenant space as an expansion for an adjacent existing tenant.


Mountain Heart T.I.

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: 25,533
Date completed: 2011

A T.I. of an existing shell space in a professional office building, to expand and improve the existing adjacent office, administrative, and scientific study spaces.


Joy Cone

JoyCone phase 1
JoyCone phase 1JoyCone phase 1
At-a-glance:
Project location: Flagstaff, AZ
Size: multiple phases and site planning on 31.89 acres
Date completed: 2008 (and back to 1999)

A multi-phased manufacturing and storage facility, we have done all four phases thus far of this building’s construction and expansion, including the additional explosion-proof requirements necessitated by the manufacturing process.


Sonic Drive-In, Yuma 1

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Yuma
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2000

Sonic Drive-in Restaurant


Sonic Drive-In, Yuma 2

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Yuma
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2011

Sonic Drive-In Restaurant


Majerle’s Sports Grill

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Scottsdale, AZ
Size: 4512 sf
Date completed: 2010

Restaurant TI for Sports Bar and Grill, full commercial kitchen, dining areas, bar areas and exterior patios.


ICG Headquarters

ICG entry
ICG entryICG entry ICG DetailICG Detail
At-a-glance:
Project location: Phoenix
Size: 18,000 sf
Date completed: 2004

Masonry and Steel office/industrial building


Sonic Drive-In Florence

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Florence, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2005

Sonic Drive-In Casa Grande

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Casa Grande
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2006

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In Thatcher

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Thatcher, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2000

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In Coolidge

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Coolidge, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2003

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In Maricopa

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Maricopa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2005

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In Bell-Reems

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Surprise, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2002

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, 83rd-DV

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Peoria, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2002

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In and Inside, Scottsdale

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Scottsdale, AZ
Size: 3286 sf
Date completed: 2003

Sonic Drive-In and Inside Seating, first store developed with new prototype design to include interior seating.


Sonic Drive-In and Inside, Glendale

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Glendale, AZ
Size: 3286 sf
Date completed: 2003

Sonic Drive-In and Inside Seating


Sonic Drive-In and Inside, Peoria

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Peoria, AZ
Size: 3286 sf
Date completed: 2003

Sonic Drive-In and Inside Seating


Sonic Drive-In and Inside Seating, Anthem

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Anthem, AZ
Size: 3286 sf
Date completed: 2004

Sonic Drive-In and Inside Seating


Sonic Drive-In, 51st-Baseline

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Phoenix, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2004

Sonic Drive-In, on an interesting triangular site.


Sonic Drive-In, AZ-Obispo

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2001

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Surprise 2

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Surprise, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2005

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Hunt Hwy

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Queen Creek, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2005

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Mck-Lindsay

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2000

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Apache Junction

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Apache Junction, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2000

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Page, AZ

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Page, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2006

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic and Convenience Store

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Camp Verde, AZ
Size: 4000 sf
Date completed: 1999

Combination Convenience Store, Fueling Facility and Sonic Drive-In with shared dining area.


Page Convenience Store

Becks Convenience Store in Page
Becks Convenience Store in PageBecks Convenience Store in Page
At-a-glance:
Project location: Page, AZ
Size: 4000 sf
Date completed: 1996

Convenience Store and Fueling Facility


Sonic Drive-In, Southern-Crismon

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2003

Sonic Drive-IN


Sonic Drive-In, AZ-Germann

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Chandler, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2013

Sonic Drive-In


Sonic Drive-In, Brown-Greenfield

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Mesa, AZ
Size: 1500 sf
Date completed: 2003

Sonic Drive-In


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