The residential mixed-use After Hours Building is located in the heart of Phoenix, one block west of light rail. The multi-level, aluminum-clad, contemporary masonry building includes a graphic design studio, retail store, and a private residence on the top floor. With the urban-friendly setback, the spatial, architectural, and landscape relationship to the street front provides a sense of drama and community connection.
This connection also extends to an architectural and cultural linkage with the Phoenix Art Museum and Burton Barr Library, both just 1000 feet away. While the street-level urban nature is clear, the building also includes a residence/art gallery on the top floor. This residential space serves as an additional work and entertaining environment for the owners.
With a large garden terrace occupying nearly half of the third floor, the residence is surrounded by city skyline views, panoramas of the surrounding mountain ranges, and the continually changing skies of the Sonoran Desert. After Hours is heralded as a model for infill development in the book “Downtown Phoenix” (Images of America series, 2012).Location: Phoenix, USA Architect: Shepley Bulfinch
Project name: After Hours Building
Year: 2008 Photos: Bill Timmerman