Western Mountain Region AIA's Conference 2019

I took this picture summer of 2001 and included it in our response to a national request for qualifications to design the visitor center in Moose, Wyoming (the south entrance to Grand Teton National Park). We teamed with Jones Studio also in  Arizona. Fond memory.

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New York's 911 Memorial

Along with a world of other architects, I  was invited to participate in the international design thinking of “what next” after the devastation in New York.  

 

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Denmark's and Arizona's Cohousing

Our home, within the setting of the Arizona Sonoran Desert, has been a primary place for our Danish friends to pause during their lifetime of United States travel vacations.

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Arizona's Rocks and Plants

Enhancing my design background, I dedicated eight  months with the Desert Botanical Garden to become certified as a desert landscape designer.

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Greg and Liz's Views

Gated community design guidelines are mostly about the exterior appearances of buildings from the view of  the greater community. Guidelines are intended to help maintain neighborhood values (dollars not necessarily standards). Though respecting neighbors remains important, higher in the priority of design concerns  (in my opinion after many  years leading various design review committees) are the opportunities within the home interiors and within the enclosed private yards...HAPPY HOME within the private domain leads to HAPPY NEIGHBORHOOD.

 

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Delores's local art

I sketched some images for ... visiting lovers of Greer to enjoy. Local business establishments have been kind enough to display.....

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Valley Presbyterian Church's stone walls REAL and LOCAL

...if designing in Arizona, my instincts lead to local and real material selections...

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Phoenix Library's 10 second solstice

Every solstice in Phoenix... light dazzels the interior of the “world’s largest reading room” in a special way for just 10 blinks of the eye....

 

 

 

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Phoenix's Camelback Mountain Views

Having been raised in the Town of Paradise Valley, views to Camelback Mountain have been a part of daily enjoyment most of my life.

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Mac and Dotti's Cabin

In the early 60s, my  father and mother purchased a little cabin from a couple (Mac and Dotty)for use as the Kurtz family retreat from big city (Phoenix).  

 

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