While visiting Phoenix, I stumbled upon a cool art exhibition at the Park Central shopping center. It was put on by the Artlink organization on a floor of an old office building. (If I’m not mistaken, I think the office building may have also been a department store in an earlier life). The space had […]
Recently I was in Phoenix for the Modern Phoenix Home Tour. I hadn’t been to Phoenix in a while, and the hotel turned out to be in the neighborhood we had rented a house in fourteen years ago, called Roosevelt Row. I had a couple of hours on a Saturday morning to walk around the […]
This special advertising section appeared on July 20, 1958 in the Arizona Republic to introduce with the catchphrase “This is Livin’!” The designs featured “Cindarella gables” with sweeping window and entry overhangs, and a “flow of line which introduces to homebuilding in the Valley of the Sun a graceful and distinctive charm of a kind entirely new.”
A pdf of the full section can be downloaded below.
Recently I came across an article in a 1960 issue of the Saturday Evening Post that featured Scottsdale, Arizona. Titled “The Town Millionaires Built,” it had a “lifestyles of the rich and famous” emphasis. Though my experience growing up in Scottsdale was far more modest, I enjoyed the article and the photos.
The other day I got an email from Historic Aerials with a couple of cool aerial photos of San Francisco. They showed aerial photos of the city taken in 1906 (just after the big earthquake), and again in 2006.
So how was the 1906 photo taken? Turns out, it was a camera mounted onto a kite! According to Historic Aerials, George R. Lawrence had invented the world
I recently was in Long Beach for a conference. Downtown Long Beach has lots of cool art deco buildings, and some good examples of newer buildings that draw inspiration from the older deco ones. Here are some photos I took during one of the breaks in the conference.
From 2007-09 we worked on the Downtown Plan for Scottsdale, Arizona. This was a particularly special project since I’d grown up in Scottsdale, twenty years earlier. The downtown was going through a resurgence and people were excited to work on the plan. Like the rest of our projects, there were lots of photos. This third set was […]
In 2010-2011 we assisted the City of Foster City with the existing conditions analysis for the Land Use & Circulation Element of its General Plan. This involved lots of photos. Foster City is a master-planned “new town” founded in the 1960s on engineered landfill in the marshes of the San Francisco Bay. The city was named after T. Jack […]
Through the years of the consulting business we compiled a lot of photos, so an aspect of this site it to provide a venue for pulling those out of the archives. Here is a handful of photos produced for a proposal for Williams, California. The photos were taken in September 2009:
Through the years of the consulting business we compiled a lot of photos, so an aspect of this site it to provide a venue for pulling those out of the archives. Here is a handful of photos produced for a proposal for a housing revitalization strategy for the Greenbush and Vilas neighborhoods in Madison, Wisconsin. The […]