Tag Archives: Christina Noble

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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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Forum Design Journal | Fall 2012

Approximately 40% of the Valley and 11% of Downtown Phoenix is vacant land. Sprawling across 1000 square miles, Phoenix’s urban form is not the result of the real-estate crash, but decades of auto-centered boom-times that encouraged cheap growth on our … 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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Money Does Grow on Trees

Trees figured prominently in the lives of Phoenix’s early settlers.   Moving from enveloping green landscapes on the east coast to the vast and open desert, trees were more than a nostalgic reminder of home – they were also a practical … 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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Forward Design Journal 211: Adaptation

We have all had to adapt. The economic downturn might still have us reeling, but we can view these moments of upheaval as an opportunity to rethink architecture and design and how they impact our world. Forward 211 features designers, … 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