More Than Architects: The Lives and Legacy of Kemper Goodwin and Michael Goodwin

Presenter: Don Ryden, Ryden Architects and AIA AZ Architectural Archives Committee

The 2019 session was created by the AIA AZ Architectural Archives Committee for its annual celebration honoring a significant Arizona architect (in this case two) whose collective lifework in documents, buildings, and ideas still have a profound influence on the communities they served and the architects who follow. The session approaches the overlapping stories of Tempe Father/Son Architects from perspectives of ground-breaking concepts and ideas in sensitively shaping the environment of midcentury Arizona. The relevant impact of Kemper and Michael Goodwin is demonstrated through the multi-faceted stories and artifacts created in architecture, politics, redevelopment, and art. These were men with ideas worth preserving for our time.