Garden of the Gods Sculpture Center

sustainably designed for the unique demands of sculpture and the business of art

Monday, January 29, 2007

Taliesin West and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture visited Santa Fe for a round-table that far exceeded our expectations. We walked the site with board members Bob Douglass and Dossett McCullough as well as local architects and builders. The following day was spent in the round-table with local participants and intense design exercises. Victor Sidy, the Dean of Taliesin proved himself exceptional in orchestrating the charette. He addressed our needs, identified solutions and brought out the talented perspective of his apprentices. The process effectively changed our minds, inspired ideas we had not thought of, re-arranged the potential of the site and ultimately confirmed in us a clear vision for an art center in the Garden of the Gods. The apprentices have returned to Scottsdale to begin their designs for the Garden and we look forward to unveiling them in May on their annual migration North.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Design Charrette

Saturday, January 20th 2007 beginning at 9:00 AM. Participating individuals include:

• Warren Cullar and Kevin Box:Founders of Garden of the Gods Art Center
• Dr. Robert Douglass, FAIA, FACHA: Architect, founding board member
• Dossett McCullough: Founding board member and fundraiser.
• David Dodge: Frank Lloyd Wright Apprentice and Taliesin Architect
• Victor Sidy, Dean of The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
• Taliesin Apprentices:
• Thai Blackburn
• Christian Butler
• Marsha Fader
• Jeff Graham
• Russell Mahoney
• Nick Mancusi
• Marietta Pagkalou
• Ada Rose Williams
• Scott Irving: Wisdom Design and Build LLC
• Alexander Dzurec: of Autotroph, architecture: Mazria Odems Dzurec
• John Padilla: AIA Padilla and Associates Architects
• Marc Simmons: writer and neighboring land owner
• Lynn McLane: President, Turquoise Trail Association
• Stephen Yadzinski: Big Swing photographer
• Nai Smith: Stoneridge Realty, local resident
• Phillip Haozous: artist and designer of Allan Houser Sculpture Garden