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Architecture And Design Find Newfound Popularity In Instagram Era

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 2:47pm
Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 3:51pm

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Buchli Residence
P.E. Buchli, AIA
Buchli Residence, ‘internationally–styled’ custom residence in Maricopa County, completed early 1960s. Architect P.E. Buchli Architects of Phoenix.

Mid-century architecture and design are experiencing an Instagram-fueled renaissance right now. 

Douglas B. Sydnor, FAIA
Douglas B. Sydnor, FAIA

You can’t click a link without seeing a hairpin leg table or breeze block wall.

And, here in the Phoenix metro area, mid-century architecture has made its mark. In Post World War II Phoenix, architects like Al Beadle and Ralph Haver could be found everywhere. But there were many more who contributed to the era.

On Thursday, the State of Arizona Research Library’s 2019 Arizona Author Series brings award-winning local architect and author Douglas Sydnor to tell us more about them. Sydnor is the founding principal at Scottsdale firm Douglas Sydnor Architect + Associates and joined The Show to talk about it.

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