McCarthy Nordburg showcases work across from across Valley

A view of Arizona’s Children Association’s design. (Submitted photo)

Phoenix-based McCarthy Nordburg, a woman-owned boutique architectural interior design firm, recently showcased its expertise and design acumen for a diverse set of clients across the Valley.

Design work from the locally-owned, award-winning firm includes projects at Arizona’s Children Association and Christian Family Care in Phoenix; ARM, Workuity and Zovio in Chandler; and Cincinnati Financial at Rivulon in Gilbert, according to a press release.

“The scope of McCarthy Nordburg’s interior design expertise and diversity is on full display with these projects,” David A. Hobart, Jr., principal and director of design at McCarthy Nordburg, said in a prepared statement. “Design isn’t just good for business; it is business.”

Arizona’s Children Association

Arizona’s Children Association was completed the end of 2018 at 3636 N. Central Ave.

Founded in 1912, ACA is a statewide child welfare and behavioral health nonprofit agencies in Arizona. It provides a variety of services to meet the needs of more than 40,000 children and families each year.

It leased 39,000 square feet of the entire second and third floors and part of the eighth floor. All were renovated to meet the current needs of ACA.

The contractor completed the renovation during normal business hours with little to no disruption to the building, which had an exposed, open two-story lobby atrium.

The design includes new flooring and millwork throughout, a reception area, day care area, private and open offices, a breakroom, a galley, a training room and conference and IT rooms.

The brightly colored design is functional and reflects the brand and culture of Arizona’s Children Association, on a judicious budget. GC was Wespac Construction; Project Manager was CRESA.


ARM offers complete and secure connectivity, device and data management solutions for their partners and customers.

A view of ARM’s design. (Submitted photo)

It chose McCarthy Nordburg to design its new offices in The Park at San Tan, 3075 E. Ray Road in Chandler. ARM relocated and redesigned the 19,700-square-foot offices to accommodate its business, a release states.

The new offices comprise an open environment. The client allowed the design team the freedom to push the boundaries and create a design that speaks to its culture and brand.

The new design includes bold colors, an open office environment and unique interior architectural elements. Features included LED acoustical and decorative pendant lights, a decorative wood slat feature in the entry and interior plant wall elements that also helped with acoustics.

“We are incredibly proud of the site McCarthy Nordburg designed for ARM in Chandler,” Andrew McDonald, U.S. construction manager for ARM, said in a prepared statement. “Thanks to McCarthy Nordburg for listening, smart design solutions and hard work.”

Christian Family Care

Christian Family Care is a private nonprofit social services agency that provides adoption, foster care and child and family counseling programs. It focuses on meeting the needs of children and families in Arizona. Founded in 1982, CFC was in need of a new facility to meets it current needs.

CFC purchased a free-standing, 28,000-square-foot office building to renovate in the Central Avenue corridor. It includes a new main entrance and waiting area, private meeting areas for the counselors, open and private offices, and a new employee lounge to serve as the central hub of the organization.

A view of Christian Family Care’s design. (Submitted photo)


Workuity added to its footprint in the Valley as its newest location opened at the Class A office building, Chandler Viridian. The 19,000-square-foot co-working space is set to build on Workuity’s growth with numerous amenities and fresh common areas.

Workuity offers the biggest variety of dynamic workspaces complete with sleek, dedicated private and open offices with floor-to-ceiling glass, ample free meeting rooms, a luxurious open employee lounge and various conference room settings.

McCarthy Nordburg created a design that speaks to its culture and brand, a release states.

Cincinnati Financial

This Cincinnati-based insurance company has joined the lineup of companies in the Rivulon 161 Building in Gilbert. It leased approximately 15,000 square feet on the second floor of the premier Class A office building with plans to move into its new offices later this spring.

The offices are traditional and speak to the established business and brand of Cincinnati Financial. The contractor currently under construction is Stevens Leinweber; Project Manager is Colliers International.


Zovio is an education technology services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized learning solutions. Its new 130,000-square-foot headquarters in Chandler is intended to reflect the same forward-thinking and people-focused values that make it the leader in the online education industry.

The building has a clean, residential and commercial aesthetic woven with elements of biophilic design. The first floor totals 80,000 square feet and the mezzanine totals 50,000 square feet.

This center houses an exterior patio, stadium seating for town halls, a health clinic, fitness center, and full-service café.

Technology meets creativity with DIRTT modular walls, acoustic panels and white noise systems that strategically eliminate sound overlap. The contractor currently under construction is Stevens Leinweber.

“The volume of space for Zovio’s new call center played a critical role in the study of scale and proportion,” Mr. Hombart said.

“Each space was studied in three dimensions to fully understand the dimensional impacts of ceiling and architectural elements as they coexisted within the space.”

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