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Shadow Play / Howeler + Yoon Architecture

15:00 - 9 August, 2018
Shadow Play / Howeler + Yoon Architecture, © Matt Winquist
© Matt Winquist

© Matt Winquist © Matt Winquist © Matt Winquist © Matt Winquist + 22

Red Rocks / The Ranch Mine

09:00 - 19 July, 2018
Red Rocks / The Ranch Mine, © Roehner + Ryan
© Roehner + Ryan

© Roehner + Ryan © Roehner + Ryan © Roehner + Ryan © Roehner + Ryan + 44

Open Call: INFILL PHOENIX - Highlight, Reveal & Define the Essence of Phoenix

08:55 - 27 September, 2017
Open Call: INFILL PHOENIX - Highlight, Reveal & Define the Essence of Phoenix, AIA Phoenix Metro Chapter Design Competition 2017 - INFILL PHOENIX
AIA Phoenix Metro Chapter Design Competition 2017 - INFILL PHOENIX

INTRODUCTION
Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the United States by population and area, is very much a function of the 20th century technologies that enabled its rapid post WWII growth and inhabitation of an arid desert environment. While frequently cited for seemingly endless suburban sprawl, the metro area is in a state of transformation and is beginning to densify in line with other emergent urban centers. For decades, vacant land has made up a sizable portion of Phoenix’s land mass — up to 43 percent in the year 2000, according to a study by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy. This is especially true of the Phoenix downtown area, a location which has enjoyed positive, if not game-changing, developments over the past decade including light rail, a new university campus, thousands of new housing units, and an increasingly attractive business environment. The area also features a celebrated and long-standing arts and culture core with an emerging live music scene.

Canal House / The Ranch Mine

11:00 - 31 July, 2017
Canal House / The Ranch Mine, © Roehner + Ryan
© Roehner + Ryan

© Roehner + Ryan © Roehner + Ryan © Roehner + Ryan © Roehner + Ryan + 35

Escobar Renovation / Chen + Suchart Studio

17:00 - 23 November, 2016
Escobar Renovation / Chen + Suchart Studio, © Matt Winquist
© Matt Winquist

© Matt Winquist © Matt Winquist © Matt Winquist © Matt Winquist + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Phoenix, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Chen + Suchart Studio
  • Team

    Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart
  • Area

    63.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

University of Arizona Cancer Center / ZGF Architects

13:00 - 25 October, 2016
University of Arizona Cancer Center / ZGF Architects, Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing Photographers
Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing Photographers

Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing Photographers Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing Photographers Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing Photographers Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing Photographers + 20

Uptown Row / The Ranch Mine

13:00 - 8 October, 2016
Uptown Row / The Ranch Mine, © Jason Roehner
© Jason Roehner

© Jason Roehner © Jason Roehner © Jason Roehner © Jason Roehner + 17

Beus Center for Law and Society / ennead Architects

13:00 - 5 September, 2016
Beus Center for Law and Society  / ennead Architects, © Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    United States, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Design Team

    Michael Caton, Alfonso Gorini, Wanlika Kaewkamchand, Eliza Montgomery, Adam Sheridan, Natasha Skogerboe, Brent Stringfellow, Margaret Tyrpa, Joanna Williams
  • Area

    260000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

THIS IS PHOENIX: uncover | highlight | reveal | the essence of phoenix

14:15 - 11 August, 2016
THIS IS PHOENIX: uncover | highlight | reveal | the essence of phoenix, THIS IS PHOENIX
THIS IS PHOENIX

THE 2016 AIA PHOENIX METRO DESIGN COMPETITION

THIS IS PHOENIX
uncover | highlight | reveal | the essence of phoenix

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." - George Moore

While we may not always see it for ourselves, each PLACE has the potential to inspire great possibilities.

Sol / The Ranch Mine

13:00 - 25 June, 2016
Sol / The Ranch Mine, © Jason Roehner
© Jason Roehner

© Jason Roehner © Jason Roehner © Jason Roehner © Jason Roehner + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Phoenix, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    The Ranch Mine
  • Area

    2330.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

9 Projects Selected for AIA Education Facility Design Awards

08:00 - 12 August, 2015
William Rawn Associates / The Berklee Tower. Image © Robert Benson Photography
William Rawn Associates / The Berklee Tower. Image © Robert Benson Photography

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)'s Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has announced the winners of its CAE Education Facility Design Awards, which honor educational facilities that “serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client’s mission, goals, and educational program, while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.”

A variety of project designs, such as public elementary and high schools, charter schools, and higher education facilities, were submitted to the Committee, many of which incorporated “informal and flexible spaces for collaboration and social interaction adjacent to teaching spaces,” as well as staircases with amphitheater or forum designs.

Find out which projects received awards, after the break.

White Stone Studios / Benjamin Hall Design

13:00 - 21 May, 2015
White Stone Studios / Benjamin Hall Design, © Matt Winquist
© Matt Winquist

© Matt Winquist © Matt Winquist © Matt Winquist © Matt Winquist + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Phoenix, United States
  • Design Team

    Benjamin Hall, Matt O’Bright
  • Unit Area

    450 ft2
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Sport and Fitness Center for Disabled People / Baldinger Architectural Studio

00:00 - 16 January, 2015
Sport and Fitness Center for Disabled People / Baldinger Architectural Studio, © Raul Garcia
© Raul Garcia

© Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia + 25

Vali Homes Prototype / colab studio + 180 degrees design

01:00 - 27 December, 2014
Vali Homes Prototype / colab studio + 180 degrees design , © Mark Bosclaire
© Mark Bosclaire

© Mark Bosclaire © Mark Bosclaire © Mark Bosclaire © Mark Bosclaire + 17

Link / The Ranch Mine

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Link / The Ranch Mine, © Jason + Anna Photography
© Jason + Anna Photography

© Jason + Anna Photography © Jason + Anna Photography © Jason + Anna Photography © Jason + Anna Photography + 24

AD Interviews: Will Bruder / Will Bruder Architects

01:00 - 13 September, 2014

A self-trained American architect residing in Phoenix’s urban desert, Will Bruder, FAIA, has built a reputation for being one of Arizona’s most prized place-makers. For more than 40 years, Bruder has refined his craft with the completion of over 500 commissions ranging from large-scale civic and cultural projects to private residences and multi-family housing.

The Sprawled Desert City of Phoenix Sets Sights on Walkability

00:00 - 31 May, 2014
The Sprawled Desert City of Phoenix Sets Sights on Walkability , Phoenix Light Rail crossing Tempe Town Lake. Image © CC Flickr User Alan Stark
Phoenix Light Rail crossing Tempe Town Lake. Image © CC Flickr User Alan Stark

When the profit-driven bulldozing of virgin desert quickly transformed into unfinished ghost towns in 2008, the city of Phoenix, Arizona, reset their sights on a more sustainable and desirable way of living: walkable communities. With the establishment of the city’s first light rail, the once car-centric communities of its urban core have turned into swaths of pedestrian havens. This has not only improved the city’s desirability, but has also been good for business. See how else Phoenix is trying to “pull off an urban miracle” and reverse it’s sprawled image here on Fast Company.

Weddle Gilmore and !melk Redesign Phoenix's Hance Park

01:00 - 26 May, 2014
Weddle Gilmore and !melk Redesign Phoenix's Hance Park, Entrance Plaza. Image © !melk
Entrance Plaza. Image © !melk

Within a decade, the city of Phoenix, Arizona will transform a 32-acre downtown urban park into a vibrant cultural hub. Spanning over one half mile of U.S. Interstate Highway 10, the recently-approved, competition-winning masterplan was envisioned by New York's !melk and locally based WEDDLE GILMORE black rock studio.

More on the masterplan, after the break...