Phoenix – Douglas Sydnor, FAIA, will present a talk “1950s - 1970s Phoenix Contemporary Architects: The Talented Yet Forgotten” as part of the State of Arizona Research Library’s 2019 Arizona Author Series. The event begins at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building, 1901 W. Madison St., Phoenix. Admission is free and open to the public. After the talk, there will be time for questions from the audience.
Post World War II era in the greater Phoenix area was an optimistic, positive and forward-thinking time that encouraged some of the most innovative contemporary architecture in the Southwest. Such architecture was often award-winning and received national recognition. Sydnor will share information about several talented architects of the time and introduce us to examples of their work found in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and more.
Douglas Sydnor, FAIA, is the Founding Principal at Douglas Sydnor Architect + Associates, a Scottsdale-based architectural firm founded in 1993. He has practiced exclusively in Arizona for over 40 years, completed 225 commissions; and his body of work has received numerous design awards.
Sydnor has authored three books on Arizona historic architecture including 2010 Images of America: Scottsdale Architecture, 2011 Plugger: The Architecture of Reginald Sydnor, and 2013 Images of America: Paradise Valley Architecture. He was a past columnist for the Scottsdale Republic and writes a bi-monthly architectural column for Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine. Sydnor received his Bachelor in Architecture at Arizona State University and Masters in Architecture at Harvard University.
The Polly Rosenbaum building has free parking and is conveniently located near several Valley Metro bus routes. Please be advised that no food or drink is allowed in the building. For more information, visit the website. The library also provides information on Facebook and Twitter This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.