These days people are flocking to Phoenix, a gravitational center of urban activity and the fastest growing city in America. Teeming with entrepreneurial energy and economic development, it is expanding both outward and upward. Students and professionals alike, from those starting out to others looking for new opportunities, are drawn to the amenities-rich city life—the convenient transportation options, the variety of eateries and entertainment spots, the cultural diversity and the sense of community.
At Shepley Bulfinch, we are shaping the urban flow of the burgeoning downtown area. The Link, a residential project we recently completed, rises at 3rd Street and Pierce, at the seam between the Roosevelt Row Arts District and the downtown business center. Facing the striking northern mountain ranges in the horizon, the building is an iconic presence in the city’s skyline.
I spoke with Andrea Rose, a young designer at our firm, who finds herself in a unique position. As an architect, she shadowed the design of the project; as a resident at The Link, she experiences the life there firsthand.