Phoenix locals take advantage of the sun near the Palo Verde Library, designed by Gould Evans Associates LC and Wendell Burnette Architects. The building utilizes visual concepts usually applied to retail environments and is connected to an identically scaled structure that serves as the Maryvale Community Center.
The Cosanti Foundation, a non-profit educational organization established by Paolo Solari in 1965 to research urban development, is open to the public. The ceramic studio seen here is adjacent to Solari’s original drafting room.
The Burton Barr Central Library, another one of Bruder’s projects, has become one of the area’s architectural benchmarks. Skateboarders love it for the courtyard, designers are attracted by the deft marriage of style and energy efficiency.