Tag Archives: AIA

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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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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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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

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Interview: Christo

interview of Christo 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, Spring 2011  Christina:  How do you find inspiration for your … Continue reading

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Forward 111: Landscape

Art, architecture and landscape can be a process that forces discussion, questions the status quo and transforms society.  Landscape is strategic thinking on a multiplicity of scales that engages economic, cultural, political, legal, and geographical processes to actively shape and … Continue reading