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Richärd + Bauer Architecture

South Mountain Community Library (2012)

Richärd + Bauer Architecture – Architects

South Mountain Community College, Phoenix AZ

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Visited November 16, 2014

In a search for notable architecture in the Tucson and Phoenix, I came across the architecture of Richard + Bauer Architecture. The more I investigated their work, the more of their projects I put on my list to see. I visited 4 of their projects in my short time in Arizona, and was very impressed with their work. Take a look at this library in Phoenix, and their other projects in Tucson. Here are the links to the other projects I visited:

They were all interesting in their own way, and well worth a visit.

 Richärd + Bauer Architecture Website

While in the area I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort


Quincie Davis Branch Library (2005)

Richärd + Bauer Architecture – Architects

1585 E. 36th Street, Tucson AZ

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Visited November 15 2014

This branch library with it’s dramatic entry roof is an interesting composition sited on a nondescript corner south of the University. The exterior is where the most fun is if you are an architectural purist. The interior unfortunately has been “junked up” with all manner of taped up signs, papers, banners and assorted decorations – which of course is their prerogative as it is their building. I just wish I could have experienced the interior space before it obtained the “lived-in” look. There is an enclosed courtyard on the north side of the building.

The jutting angular roof form, the rounded courtyard fence, the rusted metal paneled box and the red accent wall are all put together brilliantly.

Richärd + Bauer Architecture Website

While in the area I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort


Tree-Ring Building (2013)

Richärd + Bauer Architecture – Architects

Officially the Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Building on the University of Arizona Campus, Tucson AZ

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Visited November 15, 2014

The University of Arizona webpage on the Building

Richärd + Bauer Architecture Website

Other Richärd + Bauer Architecture Building I have posted:

While visiting the area I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort


Meinel Optical Sciences Building (2006)

Richärd + Bauer Architecture – Architects

University of Arizona Campus, Tucson AZ

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Visited November 15, 2014

College of Optical Sciences webpage on the Building

Richärd + Bauer Architecture Website

While Visiting the area I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort