The style made famous by E. E. Roberts, Alfred Caldwell and Frank Lloyd Wright nearly a century ago was defined by a layering of horizontal planes inspired by the linear horizon of the native prairie landscape. It defined progressive design between 1893-1920.
Asked to design Bellevue Medical Center in the prairie style, HDR Architecture posed the question “what would Frank do today?” Surely he wouldn’t conform to a style that was progressive 100 years ago.
Further information and photos of this project after the break.
Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication / Ehrlich Architects
Located in downtown Phoenix, the new six-story, 225,000 sqf, 110-foot tall, LEED Silver building has become an integral part of the fabric of ASU’s energizing downtown campus and a harbinger of Phoenix’s redevelopment. Delivered in a design-build, fast-track method, work began on design in October 2006 and the school opened its doors in August 2008, 22 months later. School schedules and budgets were both met.
Project description and images after the break.
Architects: Ehrlich Architects
Location: ASU, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Executive Architect: HDR Architecture Inc
Design-Builder: Sundt Construction
Project Area: 225,000 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Bill Timmerman