Endangered Architecture
The Endangered Architecture studio is located in the Citizens Warehouse, 44 W 6th St, in Tucson, Arizona. You are welcome to visit the studio, which is open very irregular hours. Please send me an to set up an appointment.

Endangered Architecture in the News

Arizona Daily Star, "A model look at Tucson preservation," March 18, 2012. Read the article online.

Tucson Guide, "Dirk Arnold's Tiny World," Winter 2010-2011.

Arizona Public Media, "Tucson Neon Signs Historic Preservation Dilemma," October 19, 2010. Watch it here.

Zocalo Magazine, April, 2010

Arizona Daily Star, "Neon saguaro harkens back to Miracle Mile's initial glow," April 6, 2010. Read the article online.

Interview on "The Beat" Tucson 12 TV, February 18, 2008. Watch it here.

Arizona Daily Star, "We're Attracted to Magnets," July 27, 2006

Tucson Citizen, "We'll sleigh you with our gift guide," December 8, 2005

Arizona Daily Star/Caliente, "Give 'em uncommon gifts," November 24, 2005

Tucson Citizen, "Magnetic Artist," November 11, 2005

Tucson Weekly, "Inside the Artist's Studio," November 10, 2005. Read the article online.

Arizona Daily Star/Caliente, "Objects of Our Affection," September 8, 2005

Tucson Citizen, "10 gifts that say Tucson," December 17, 2004

Tucson Home Magazine, "Home Etc.," Summer 2004, page 13

Inside Tucson Business, November 17, 2003.

Arizona Daily Star, "Wild About," May 3, 2003. Read the article online.

About the Artist

Dirk J. Arnold holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. He has never, however, practiced architecture. Instead, his professional background includes graphic design, technical communication, and multimedia development. Nearly 15 years after earning his degree, it occurred to him that the main reason he went to architecture school in the first place was because he enjoyed building models. Growing weary of sitting in front of a computer all day, he decided to spend more time in a hands-on pursuit, and Endangered Architecture was born.

About Endangered Architecture

In the early years of this new century, the modern buildings of the post-war era are over 50 years old. As the American cityscape becomes ever more generic, relatively new structures are torn down to make way for big-box retailers and strip malls. Existing structures are getting makeovers because the simple lines of the modern age now seem dated. Endangered Architecture seeks to preserve, in miniature, building facades and signs from various time periods.


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