Beyond the Learning Curve

Jokake’s commitment to quality has helped public and private organizations throughout Arizona improve their facilities and transform them into exceptional environments for education. Whether performing new construction or renovating older buildings, our goal is to make the construction process as smooth as possible while providing exceptional quality within a responsible budget.

Harry T. Oliver, S.J. Practice Gym

Brophy College Preparatory

Brophy College Preparatory’s new practice gymnasium was added onto an existing 45-year old building. Featuring two floors and a basement with classrooms, a running track, full basketball courts, and a weight room, the new gymnasium meets all collegiate athletic facility standards. During pre-construction, our team and Architekton, the architect, facilitated visioning discussions with the athletic director and 12 different coaches to tailor the facility to their needs. Throughout the project, our team worked closely with Brophy’s facilities team as there were no as-builts and their insight for tying in the existing central plant was critical. Brophy’s new gymnasium will undoubtedly train exceptional future college and pro athletes, but its presence is now a mark of history on campus – tying in the design and construction of the addition to nearly perfectly match a historic, 45-year old building.

Phoenix, Arizona

ASU School of Art, Fashion

Beginning in fall 2017, the fashion program at the ASU School of Art will expose students to the leading edge of fashion, with topics ranging from fibers to wearable technology to interior design.

A new space will house new classrooms, workspaces, studios and offices. The new entryway is flanked by glass-encased display areas. A variety of interior and exterior glass creates visual dimension across newly painted walls and concrete floors. Six new A/C handlers were installed over the new area, as well as a complete replacement of the entire roof of the existing building. This project was assigned a tight budget, which Jokake was able to meet by reusing all existing doors, door frames and glazed glass.

Tempe, AZ

ASU Foundation Enterprise Partners

Conference Center

The ASU Enterprise Partnership combines collective philanthropic, research, technology and research services to advocate for and advance the University's mission. The Enterprise Partners Conference Center is the physical hub of this new innovation. The main conference room looks northward towards Sun Devil Stadium and "A" Mountain and is flanked by smaller training rooms to the left and right. Simple accents like sky lights, LED lighting, and in-wall technology brighten the kitchen and reception areas, creating inviting areas for people to gather and exchange ideas. The conference center’s accent piece is an interlocking block partition wall that mimics stacked books. The wall was assembled by hand to ensure quality and a seamless finish on both sides.

Tempe, AZ

ASU University Center

Arizona State University

Three separate suites were combined into one 17,518 SF office for Arizona State University’s Human Resources Department. The existing interiors were completely demolished and built back, including the exterior hardscape and landscaping. Features include a large training room outfitted with the latest presentation technology, collaborative meeting spaces and work areas, a self-serve student resources center and a confidential area for counseling services.

Tempe, Arizona

ASU Access Management

Arizona State University

New construction and modifications to 150+ vehicular and pedestrian campus entry points. Concrete work, electric card reader devices, furnish and install safety/traffic bollards, bike racks, metal scrim fencing, steel structures, signage, concrete work, landscaping, access wrench lockers and bike storage structures at ASU’s Tempe Campus.

Tempe, Arizona