tonic photo studios recently had an opportunity to work with the Mesa Arts Center in contributing some new imagery to their architectural image library. The MAC campus is an architectural photographer’s dream that presents a plethora of compositional opportunities and we were pleased to have been chosen to partner with the marketing and PR team on this project. The 65 million dollar center was built in 2005 by BOORA Architects out of Portland in collaboration with DWL Architects and Planners of Phoenix. Boora refers to the center as a “grand public landscape” with its main public area appropriately named The Shadow Walk as a result of the palms and other plant life breaking up the hard sunlight and casting shadows through the center. It has also been mentioned that the center’s overall architectural presentation was inspired by a Geode which is a geological term for a spherical mass of mineral matter. The center is rich in natural texture from stone, metal and glass and contains a 300 foot long water feature called the Arroyo. It’s a great inspiring public art space, museum, event and concert venue and we highly recommend checking it out if you have not already done so. We’ll be revisiting the site to produce some additional imagery of visitors interacting within the spaces. We’re looking forward to phase two of the project so check back with us soon for updates!
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