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AIAS FORUM 2011 To Be Held In Sunny Phoenix Arizona

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© AIAS

The annual AIAS FORUM meeting for 2011 will take a break from the snow of the past two years (2009 Minnesota, 2010 Toronto) and be held in sunny downtown Phoenix, Arizona. FORUM is the annual meeting of the AIAS and the premier global gathering of architecture and design students. The conference provides students with the opportunity to learn about important issues facing architectural education and the profession, to meet students, educators, and professionals with common interests, and to interact with some of today’s leading architects through keynote addresses, tours, workshops and seminars, last years FORUM was attended by over 1,000 young and ambitious architecture students and AIAS members. This years Keynote Speakers will be Jeffrey Inaba, founder of C-Lab and former project manager with Rem Koolhaas and OMA, Brad Lancaster, author of www.harvestingrainwater.com, and University of Californa, San Diego architect and professor Teddy Cruz.

The Parlor Pizzeria / Pathangay Architects with Aric and Jennifer Mei

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North Mountain Visitor Center / John Douglas Architects

North Mountain Visitor Center / John Douglas ArchitectsNorth Mountain Visitor Center / John Douglas ArchitectsNorth Mountain Visitor Center / John Douglas ArchitectsNorth Mountain Visitor Center / John Douglas Architects+ 9

Agave Library / will bruder+PARTNERS

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 14

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  25410 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

Rio Salado Audubon Center / WEDDLE GILMORE black rock studio

© Chris Brown© Chris Brown© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 15

Desert Broom Library / richärd+bauer

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 12

Architecture City Guide: Phoenix

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Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Hngrange

This week our Architecture City Guide is headed to Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter retreat. Taliesin West first made the “Valley of the Sun” an architectural destination by itself, but now Phoenix overflows with world-class architecture. We have provided a list of twelve, but there are plenty more that could be added. We want to hear from you, so take a minute to add your favorite can’t miss buildings in Phoenix in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Phoenix list and corresponding map after the break!

Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

© Bill Timmerman© Bill Timmerman© Bill Timmerman© Bill Timmerman+ 17

Phoenix Health Sciences Education Building / CO Architects &amp; Ayers Saint Gross

Courtesy of CO Architects &amp; Ayers Saint Gross
Courtesy of CO Architects & Ayers Saint Gross

CO Architects, specialists in architecture for education and healthcare, along with the office of Ayers Saint Gross, associate and master plan architect, shared with us their award-winning design that exemplifies new, interdisciplinary teaching and research.

The physical manifestation of a new, interdisciplinary approach to health sciences education and research is rising from the flat pans of downtown Phoenix, AZ in the form of an architecturally expressive, world-class, sustainable educational facility. Currently under construction, the project recently won a 2010 NEXT LA Citation Award given to “on-the-boards” projects by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). More images and project description after the break.

Biotechnology Industry / Marlene Imirzian & Associates

Biotechnology Industry / Marlene Imirzian & AssociatesBiotechnology Industry / Marlene Imirzian & AssociatesBiotechnology Industry / Marlene Imirzian & AssociatesBiotechnology Industry / Marlene Imirzian & Associates+ 20

Desiderata Alternative High School / Jones Studio

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 18

  • Architects: Jones Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  30000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2006

Palo Verde Library and Maryvale Community Center / Gould Evans and Wendell Burnette Architects

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 7

Earll Residence / StudioROEDER

© Matt Winquist© Matt Winquist© Matt Winquist© Matt Winquist+ 20

  • Architects: StudioROEDER
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010

Yerger Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio LLC

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 33

Betty Fairfax High School / DLR Group

© Mark Boisclair© Mark Boisclair© Mark Boisclair© Mark Boisclair+ 10

  • Architects: DLR Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  345000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Morin Corp.

The Xeros Residence / Blank Studio

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 29

  • Architects: Blank Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  209
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2006

Phoenix Civic Space Shade Canopies / Architekton

Phoenix Civic Space Shade Canopies / ArchitektonPhoenix Civic Space Shade Canopies / ArchitektonPhoenix Civic Space Shade Canopies / ArchitektonPhoenix Civic Space Shade Canopies / Architekton+ 13

  • Architects: Architekton
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

The Prayer Chapel / debartolo architects

The Prayer Chapel / debartolo architectsThe Prayer Chapel / debartolo architectsThe Prayer Chapel / debartolo architectsThe Prayer Chapel / debartolo architects+ 24

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  578
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007