AIA Twenty-Five Year Award honors Phoenix Burton Barr Central Library by Will Bruder and DWL

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Engineering

Civil Engineer .- Hook Engineering. MEP Engineer.- OVE ARUP Partners California with Baltes Valentino Associates. Structural Engineer.- OVE ARUP Partners California.

Builder
General Contractor.- Sundt Corp.
Collaborators

Consultant - Library.- Mason Associates. Consultant - Library.- Bob Rohlf, Professional Library Consultants. Consultant - Lighting.- Lighting Dynamics. Consultant - Daylighting.- Tait Solar Company. Consultant - Construction Cost.- Construction Consultant Southwest. Consultant - Structural Fabric.- FTL/Happold. Landscape Architect.- Martino and Tatasciore.

Will Bruder. Will Bruder Architects

Will Bruder Architects is an architectural practice led by FAIA member Will Bruder and drawing on his focused vision and over forty years of professional experience, the practice seeks to create original and functionally poetic architecture, interior design, and urban planning solutions that celebrate the aspirations of its clients and are appropriate to the contexts in which they inhabit.

Will Bruder. For 46 years, Will Bruder has explored inventive and contextually exciting architectural solutions in response to the opportunity of a site and the needs of the user. His work celebrates the craftsmanship of building in a way that is not typical of contemporary architecture. Through his creative use of materials and light, Will is known for his ability to elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Opening his first studio in Arizona in 1974, Will moved his studio to downtown Portland, Oregon in the spring of 2019. He has directed work for over 650 commissions, received prestigious national awards, lectured, and been published worldwide. He has held visiting professorships at MIT, IIT, Yale, the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukie, the University of Toronto, the University of Virginia, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon.

A self-trained architect, Will holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He supplemented his artistic training with studies in structural engineering, philosophy, art history, and urban planning. He then completed architectural internships with Paolo Soleri and Gunnar Birkerts. He was a recipient of the Rome Prize for Advanced Design at the American Academy in Rome in 1987 and was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) in 2013.

Drover, Welch & Lindlan. DWL Architects + Planners

Founded in 1949 by Richard E. Drover and Frederick P. Weaver as a residential design partnership. In 1968 the firm reorganized as Drover, Welch & Lindlan Architects. In 1984 the firm was renamed DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.

Today DWL Architects + Planners is a large regional practice, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Their architectural philosophy seeks to balance function, efficiency, context and aesthetics. They believe that what looks good can work well; and what works well, lasts.

DWL has designed many residential buildings in Arizona. Among their most significant works are such iconic structures as Arizona State University, Charle's Trumbull Hayden Library and Pedestrian Mall (1966), Wells Fargo Arena (1974, formerly the University Activities Center), Burton Barr Central Library (1995 - with Will Bruder Architects), and Terminals 2, 3 and 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (1962 - with Lescher & Mahony, 1979 and 1990).

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