Recognizing the need to attract the best and the brightest personnel for its growing technology group, Hawaiian Airlines has, as part of its growth on the mainland, developed the Phoenix Technology Center, located in Tempe, Arizona in the heart of the Arizona State University campus and a short drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Technology groups in many industries are recognizing the value of providing office amenities to attract and support this highly sought-after workforce, comprised primarily Millennials and “Gen Zs”. Such amenities include team workspaces, “thinking spaces”, open office areas, wellness rooms, in-office cafés and break areas.

Office locations, as exemplified by the Phoenix Technology Center, are near thriving downtown environments, close to a variety of restaurants with nightlife, city events and family spaces, are located on or near light rail and are near spaces for fitness and outdoor activities.

J|D provided first-hand knowledge of the Design and Construction market to Hawaiian Airlines, ensuring that the firms ultimately selected for the work had the track record and capabilities to accommodate the needs and desires of Hawaiian Airlines within the extremely tight 1-year project timeline. J|D personnel managed the on-site project management and maintained the project budget documentation throughout the project, which completed ahead of schedule and under budget.


  • Successfully delivered the project under an Alternative Delivery Method (Construction Manager at Risk) in lieu of a traditional design-bid-build delivery
  • Opened the project ahead of schedule an under budget
  • Successfully coordinated the installation of all technology – including desktop hardware – and furnishings concurrent with the construction phase