Category Archives: Culture

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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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Preservation vs. Profit: Saving the Gladys and David Wright House

  Article Originally Published Bloomingrock.com, Monday, June 25th, 2012 “Today we are reminded that architecture is, paradoxically, a fragile art form… The preservation of the Gladys and David Wright house will be our touchstone, our acknowledgement that our history informs our … Continue reading

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Surviving Sprawl with Pop-Up Placemaking in Phoenix

Originally Published The Arizona Republic, Friday, April 13th, 2012 Bloomingrock.com, Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 Sustainable Cities Collective, Thursday, April 19th, 2012  Phoenix has the opportunity to translate its expanse of vacant land into a distinctive and vibrant city. By encouraging interim … Continue reading

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Adaptation

by Christina Noble, AIA, LEED AP Originally published in Forward Architecture and Design Journal, a national design journal for the American Institute of Architects, Fall 2011 As Stanford economist Paul Romer pronounced, “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”  … Continue reading

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Interview: Janet Echelman

        interview of Janet Echelman by Christina Noble, AIA, LEED AP and Aaron Herring, Assoc. AIA  Originally published in Forward Architecture and Design Journal, a national design journal for the American Institute of Architects, Fall 2011  When Janet Echelman, originally … Continue reading

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Landscape

by Christina Noble, AIA, LEED AP Originally published in Forward Architecture and Design Journal, a national design journal for the American Institute of Architects, Spring 2011 Landscape is often ignored as passive and neutral – something that just is.  Perhaps we … Continue reading