aia arizona office, phoenix arizona, 2002

The AIA Arizona Offices, in downtown Phoenix are located within the historic 1920’s neo-classical WalkerBuilding. The design celebrates the existing structure by creating spaces that neither prioritize the old nor the new, but instead, allow the occupant to experience spaces that are in-between. The open office plan defines spaces through the simple placement of horizontal and vertical planes. These planes, constructed of light-gauge metal framing and drywall, accommodated the projects limited budget and created a series of flowing spaces housing a variety of functions. The AIA office can operate as a public forum, functional office space, a gathering place for formal events, as casual seminar space, or in any combination. The generic white walls are equally flexible – claiming no particular style or time period. Like a conventional gallery space, the AIA office is neutral, minimal and brought to life by the activities of its staff, the information it provides and the events it hosts.

awards:

Merit Award, AIA Arizona, 2004
Honor Award, AIA Western Mountain Region, 2003
Award of Merit, Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Award, 2003

publications:

"Working in Phoenix without a fee”, Architectural Record, 2003

"AIA HQ", Desert Living, 2003
"AIA Arizona Headquarters: the new meets the old”, Shade, 2003

"Project Tour: AIA Arizona Headquarters", Sources & Design, 2003

"Office Design 2003", biz AZ, 2003

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