Architecture and Design

Phoenix Urban Design Week 2015: Your Guide to This Year's Events

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RADIATE PHOENIX + DINNER is for adults only on Tuesday, April 21. April's RadiatePHX event will focus on urban parks and placemaking. Meet at The Japanese Friendship Garden, 1125 North Third Avenue for this free event. Check out the Facebook page for more information and to RSVP. Continue the conversation at FEZ on Central's new location, 105 West Portland Street. A group reservation will be made, but guests will be billed individually.

Start your Wednesday morning with a little urban history during Morning + Tour + Buildings. PUDW is teaming up with Reinvent Phoenix for April's Building Mornings event. Guests will have th eopportunity to explore the Luhrs City Center, 11 West Jefferson, while considering the significance of the building's architecture. The event is free but limited to adults only.

New York's Public Displays of Affection co-directors Sarah Sandman and Jill Allyn Peterson will lead a lecture on bridging the gap between graphic design and public space during Detail + Design + Public Displays Of Affection. The event is free and open to guests of all ages. The lecture goes from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at The Design School at ASU, 810 South Forest Mall in Tempe.

Learn how Phoenix makes rainwater give back to the city during Sustainability + Water + Walking led by landscape and architecture experts Roger Socha and Todd Briggs of TRUEFORM. The walking tour starts goes from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at the South Court Tower of Maricopa County Superior Court Building, 175 West Madison Street. Tickets are $10, and there is a limited capacity so sign up soon at eventbrite.com.

Right afterward, hurry over to the Ro2 Lot, 1005 North Second Street for Architecture + Placemaking + Taliesin from 5 to 7 p.m. Aaron Betsky, Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture will lead a discussion about placemaking, architecture, and environmental design. The reception and talk is free and open to guests of all ages.

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Evie Carpenter is a visual journalist. Using photography, videography, design, and sometimes words, she tells stories she hopes make a bit of difference in the world, even if those stories are in list form and include GIFs.
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