Fyresite Loves Phoenix: Round 2, is an Illustration Series. It is a homage to all of the great landmarks, buildings and public area’s Phoenix has to offer. As a graphic design firm, we wanted to illustrate our favorite places around the Phoenix Valley.
Tempe City Hall
The Tempe Municipal Building is an inverted pyramid-shaped building which serves as the city hall of Tempe, Arizona. It was designed by architects Michael Goodwin and Kemper Goodwin, and built during 1969-1971. The building’s inverted pyramidal shape helps in keeping the building cool in summer and warm in winter.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the 24 independent schools at Arizona State University and named in honor of veteran broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite. The school, which is located at the downtown Phoenix campus, offers programs leading to a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication, master of mass communication, and in fall 2011, the school launched its first journalism and mass communication doctoral program.
Sun Devil Stadium at ASU
Sun Devil Stadium is an outdoor football stadium, located on the campus of Arizona State University, in Tempe, Arizona, United States. The stadium’s current seating capacity is 64,248 and the playing surface is natural grass. Although the stadium is called Sun Devil Stadium, in 1996 the gridiron within the stadium was named Frank Kush Field in honor of the former coach of the ASU football team.
The building was built in 1929 by George Luhrs Jr., a prominent local Phoenix native, Stanford Law School graduate, WWI US Army 2nd Lt., businessman, and son of George Luhrs Sr., Phoenix City Councilman from 1881-1885. The tower reaches a height of 185 ft (56 m). Luhrs Tower has 14 stories, with symmetrical setbacks at the 8th and 11th floors. Luhrs Tower was designed in the Art Deco style by the architectural firm of Trost & Trost in El Paso, Texas. It bears a considerable resemblance to the firm’s O. T. Bassett Tower located in El Paso. The design also features several elements of Eliel Saarinen’s Tribune Tower design.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a civil-military public airport 3 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix, in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is Arizona’s largest and busiest airport, and among the largest commercial airports in the United States.
Skysong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
ASU SkySong, established in January 2008, is Arizona’s global knowledge portal offering a variety of in-house services to assist foreign firms enter the United States marketplace. These services include access to new technologies, capital networks, business education and a skilled workforce. In this highly collaborative environment, individual entrepreneurs, global enterprises, ASU students, faculty, staff and community members connect to bring new technologies and innovations to the local and global marketplace.
Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. Today it is the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.