Shepley Bulfinch and Upward Projects have announced their third design collaboration, an adaptive reuse project that infuse new life into an iconic Phoenix building designed by well-known mid-century architect, Alfred Newman Beadle.
Shepley Bulfinch and Upward Projects are committed to honoring Beadle’s modernist point of view and keeping the structural integrity of the building at 5210 North Central Avenue, which previously housed the First Federal Savings & Loan Bank.
This project will balance modifications to the historic mid-century modern structure for its new 21st century use with respect for Beadle’s masterful design. The new design will house a new restaurant concept by Upward Projects. Shepley Bulfinch has begun the design process, with a prospective completion date in early winter 2012.
http://www.modernphoenix.net/beadlearchive/5210.htm (Link courtesy of Modern Phoenix)
About Shepley Bulfinch:
Shepley Bulfinch (www.shepleybulfinch.com) provides architecture, planning, and interior design services from its offices in Boston, Phoenix, and San Francisco. In addition to The Windsor and Churn and Postino Winecafe (Gilbert), the firm’s hospitality projects in Phoenix include the Roosevelt and Giant Coffee. Shepley Bulfinch is consistently ranked in the top 100 design firms in the US by Architectural Record, and among the country’s top 100 Green Design Firms.
About Alfred Beadle:
Al Beadle (1927-1998) may be best known for his involvement with the Case Study House program and his design for Case Study Apartment #1 also known as The Three Fountains Apartments in Phoenix. Beadle’s modernist style is defined by his use of repetitive rectilinear forms and vertical structural elements. Much of his work in the Southwest has survived the urban redevelopment of the late 20th century and is now being recognized for its historic significance. As we come upon the 50-year mark designated by the National Historic Trust, mid-century architecture is once again receiving the acclaim it was greeted with at its inception.