Tag Archives: Downtown Phoenix

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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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Phoenix Revitalization Corporation Mixed-Use Community Center

The new Phoenix Revitalization Corporation Community Center, Offices and Garden will be a beacon of change and hope in Phoenix’s Central City South Neighborhood.  The new center will revitalize vacant and underused land into a vibrant community destination that promotes … Continue reading

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Maricopa County Downtown Court Tower

  The justice system is about the resolution of opposites: defense & prosecution, justice & injustice, power & weakness.  What is interesting is not a balance between the two, but each side’s reliance on the other to define itself.   The … 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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Maricopa County Downtown Justice Court

The Maricopa County Downtown Justice Court is a five-story court facility focused on customer-friendly justice.  Ease of access begins with a friendly face – a customer service desk allows visitors to easily ask questions when navigating the unfamiliar justice system … Continue reading