AIA Southern Arizona

Favorite Places

Architects speak thoughtfully and personally about a favorite building, place, or space in Southern Arizona.
Favorite Places: Mission Garden
November 22, 2020

Favorite Places: Mission Garden

A living agricultural museum where heritage fruit trees, grape arbors, and timeline gardens thrive at the base of Sentinel Peak.
Favorite Places: Mount Lemmon
November 15, 2020

Favorite Places: Mount Lemmon

Architect Michael Nervik shares childhood memories of camping under the stars on Mount Lemmon. (02:41)
Favorite Places: Armory Park
November 8, 2020

Favorite Places: Armory Park

Valeria Moraga, Design Professional at the firm Poster Mirto McDonald, describes Armory Park Neighborhood. (03:25)
Favorite Places: Underwood Garden
November 1, 2020

Favorite Places: Underwood Garden

Associate Director of the Southern The Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects describes the Underwood Garden on the University of Arizo...
Favorite Places: Grotto Hill
October 25, 2020

Favorite Places: Grotto Hill

A special place located just east of the Mission San Xavier del Bac on the Tohono O'odham Nation. (03:48)
Favorite Places: Hi Corbett Field
October 18, 2020

Favorite Places: Hi Corbett Field

Nearly one hundred years of memories fill this iconic venue. (2:47)
University of Arizona Campus
October 11, 2020

University of Arizona Campus

Architect Tatyana Bresler shares why the UA Campus is one of her favorite places in Tucson. (03:07)
Mercado San Agustin Courtyard
October 3, 2020

Mercado San Agustin Courtyard

Architect Michael Becherer shares why Mercado San Agustin courtyard is one of his favorite places in Tucson. (03:02)
The Tucson J
March 1, 2015

The Tucson J

"What attracts me to the J is the way this architectonic form is situated in the landscape, striking from multiple angles." (02:49)
The Old Stone House
March 1, 2015

The Old Stone House

"Stepping into this ruin is like walking into a Picasso painting." (02:26)
DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
March 1, 2015

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

"Everything a building isn't supposed to be, was all there." (02:35)
The Chicago Music Store
March 1, 2015

The Chicago Music Store

"There is a lot to love about this building." (02:58)
University of Arizona Main Gate
March 1, 2015

University of Arizona Main Gate

"I was on the college campus I had always imagined." (02:45)
Casas Adobes Plaza
March 1, 2015

Casas Adobes Plaza

"It represents the essence of architectural spaces: scale, endurance and delight." (03:17)
Congress Street
March 1, 2015

Congress Street

"There is so much happening there now, anything is possible." (02:10)
Art Brown's Office
March 1, 2015

Art Brown's Office

"This building’s obscured delight takes a little effort to uncover." (02:17)
El Tiradito
March 1, 2015

El Tiradito

"Tucson is a spiritual place, and El Tiradito one of its most magical spaces." (03:05)
Arizona Inn
March 1, 2015

Arizona Inn

"It is a bastion of past history, serenity, surprise, grace and elegance." (03:27)
Cushing Street Bar Patio
March 1, 2015

Cushing Street Bar Patio

"The courtyard has a sense of eclectic cohesion — a quality that would occur only through time and accretion." (02:27)
The Blue House
March 1, 2015

The Blue House

"Whenever I pass this house, I inevitably think of Frida Kahlo's blue house in Coyoacán." (03:13)
Tucson's Back Alleys
March 1, 2015

Tucson's Back Alleys

"They're not even really "places" in the traditional sense of the word, but the spaces between places." (02:30)
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