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Does Your Workspace Work for You?

Does your workspace help you create, think, concentrate and communicate? We understand it intuitively: face-to-face conversations and chance encounters are the most important interactions for a creative, productive and engaged company community.  Having a teammate’s desk within accurate rubber-band throwing … Continue reading

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Sustainability in Action: Creative Center of Scottsdale

Creative Arts Center of Scottsdale’s Sustainable Features Contour Architecture specializes in sustainable, urban design in Phoenix Metro.  For the Creative Center of Scottsdale we selected the International Green Construction Code as our guidepost.  For this urban infill, adaptive reuse project … Continue reading

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The Shaded Desert City

    Modernism has shaped Phoenix’s history.  Our land area swelled as 20th century modern architecture came into its own. Modernism’s suburban slant condoned a frenetic grab for land on the periphery while simultaneously inspiring individual buildings influenced and surrounded … Continue reading

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Why Complete Streets & a Bike Masterplan Matter for Phoenix

Today the Phoenix City Council Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee voted on a Complete Streets Ordinance as well as a Bicycle Master Plan.  The Complete Streets Ordinance passed unanimously while the Bicycle Masterplan was tabled.  Here’s our letter from the AIA … Continue reading

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ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Scottsdale Approves Plans for New Creative Center

Originally published in the ARIZONA REPUBLIC about the Scottsdale Creative Arts Center, a project I am currently designing for owner Michelle Pelberg-Biely by Edward Gately - May 16, 2013 A former Scottsdale shooting-supplies store with an underground shooting gallery will be transformed this summer … Continue reading

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ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Art-space Entrepreneur Aims at Historic Scottsdale Gun Shop

This article was written in the ARIZONA REPUBLIC about the Scottsdale Creative Arts Center, a project I am currently designing for owner Michelle Pelberg-Biely by Edward Gately - Oct. 3, 2012 A former Scottsdale shooting-supplies store with an underground shooting gallery is … Continue reading