By day, Alison King is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Phoenix. By night she's an artist and is the editorial force behind ModernPhoenix.net, an active community that is reshaping the face of Phoenix one building at a time — and in some cases rescuing city icons from total destruction.
She's out in the community and fighting hard for its preservation through writing, education and documentation. Undaunted by failure and fueled by fire, Alison interprets design history in a way that sweeps people off their asses and into action.
Marion Estates: A Quiet Midcentury Neighborhood in the Middle of it All for Modern Phoenix
Where Cantilever Meets Coyote: Post-War Architects in Post-Wright Arizona for Art Ltd. Magazine
The Phoenix Financial Center aka Western Savings and Loan for Modern Phoenix
The Ralph Haver Archive for Modern Phoenix
Foreword for Midcentury Marvels: Commercial Architecture in Phoenix by The City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office and Ryden Architects
Arizona at Midcentury: Photographs by Julius Shulman for Modern Phoenix
Farewell to Mountain Bell for Modern Phoenix
Demolition of Washburn Piano for Modern Phoenix
Talk like a Phoenician for Java magazine
Ralph Haver for Wikipedia
Remixing Phoenix for 944 magazine
Jazz Standard: The Lorna House for Desert Living and Modern Phoenix
Restoration Yardware [PDF] for Desert Living and Modern Phoenix
Research Your Midcentury Home using Primary Sources for Modern Phoenix
Al Beadle's Executive Towers for Modern Phoenix
The Madole-Sedona West Studio for Modern Phoenix
Jimmie Ray Nunn FAIA: An Honest Architect by Jennifer Gunther
All About Paradise Gardens in supporting collaboration with journalist David Tyda
100 Degrees of Design [PDF] for Desert Living in collaboration with David Tyda and Joey Robert Parks
There's No Place Like Sunnyslope by Marshall Shore
DK Taylor: Scottsdale's Mysterious Modern Master by Taz Loomans
How Superlite Shaped Phoenix into the Block Capital of America by Taz Loomans
The Cedar Street Residence by CoLab
Growing up Haver by Bucky Haver
Holy Houses! by Walt Lockley with Alison King
The Scoville House: Requiem in Shades of Gray by Walt Lockley
Banking on Progress: The Valley National Banks by Walt Lockley
Contemporary Landscaping with Xerophytic Plants by Thomas Park
20 Questions with Environmental Designer Troy Bankord
Into the land of McMansions, Alison King leads her Midcentury Modern army in The Arizona Republic
Phoenix: at Home with Alison King in Java magazine
The Vig Goes Uptown: Preserving the City Through Adaptive Re-Use in Java Magazine
Meet Alison King of Modern Phoenix in Retro Renovation
Save Our City in Java Magazine [PDF]
A Midcentury Modern Kind of Love on Phoenix Art Space
A Phoenix man scored when he bought Ralph Haver's family home for a song in the Phoenix New Times
Kings of Modernism in Desert Living magazine [PDF]
Rolodex // SUN in Item magazine including Top 5 Signs You're a Modern Phoenician
AZ Central Critic's Pick for Best Home Tour 2012
AIA Arizona Chapter Award of Distinction 2010
The New Times Best of Phoenix Award 2009 + 2011 + 2012, Best Home Tour
WebAwards Standard of Excellence, Architecture Category 2009
AIA Arizona Chapter President's Commendation 2008
The Art Institute of Phoenix Vanguard Award 2007 + 2010
The New Times Best of Phoenix Award 2006
944 magazine Platinum Award 2006
Marion Estates 6oth Anniversary Celebration
Pecha Kucha Phoenix 2010: Julius Shulman in Phoenix
Everyman's Modernism: The Haver + Nunn Partnership in Phoenix
Julius Shulman: Progress + Preservation Through the Lens
The Ranch Home in the Valley of the Sun
Get Found on Google: SEO for Smarties
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Anthea M. Hartig, Ph.D.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
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National Trust for Historic Preservation
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Vintage Greatest Hits from Pixelpixie.net in
all their glorious modesty. Be understanding
of photographic technology 10+ years ago.
The Street Art of James de la Vega 
The most complete snapshot of his work in the 90s
The Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk 
The Web's only comprehensive source on the Desk
The Garden of Unearthly Delights 
Longtime internet favorite on cacti and succulents