so many great and amazing architects, some local, and some who have passed by
leaving their mark. The most well-known architect is Frank Lloyd Wright, his
designs are considered art work of livable art. A local architect Bennie
Gonzalez known for designing most of Scottsdale municipal buildings, hundreds
of private homes, and residences throughout Arizona. His distinctive style of southwestern
architecture has been widely copied. He lived much of his older life in the
beautiful boarder town of Nogales, Arizona where some of his designs can be seen throughout that small town, in fact the
Nogales library was one of his masterpieces and still around today. So if you are ever in Nogales, Arizona make sure to stop by the Nogales library.
master creation of a Mark Candelaria or Bing Hu are hot commodities and sell
quickly for top dollar – many can be seen or found throughout Scottsdale or
Paradise Valley, they are also some of the more expensive architects to hire
but well work every penny.
You might find an original Alfred Newman Beadle that
was designed in 1963, completely rebuild by design and transformation. Taken
from its original 1963 mid-century modern and transformed into todays modern unique
ultra-contemporary. Did you know that Al Beadle never obtained an architectural
license and at one point was charged with practicing without a license?...Head
off the beaten bath and travel upwards to Cave Creek. If you look hard enough
and the sun reflects off it you might see a glimpse of Architect Michael Johnson’s
contemporary purity with walls of glass sprawled across some of Arizona’s most
tranquil desert terrain.
Architecture is amazing, beautiful to look at, and
continues to evolve. Some say Architecture is nothing but a waste of space,
others say is the new art – livable art. One thing is certain there’s is no lack
of architectural design homes in Arizona, every house is a little (or a lot)
different than the other. So, pick up your feet, relax, and enjoy the search...
- In the words of Frank Gehry “98% of what gets built today is shit”