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Calvin C. Straub, FAIA

Calvin C. Straub, FAIA inspired thousands of students in who attended his World Architecture lectures at Arizona Sate University. An accomplished architect in his own right, this "father of California post-and-beam architecture" fused the arts and crafts tradition with modernism and brought his special blend of design to Phoenix in the 1960s. For the last year, ModernPhoenix has been tracking down Straub's body of work and influence in the Phoenix area. We hope these are just the frist few steps in the revival of interest in Straub's work.
Regional Modernism for the Desert:
Calvin Straub’s Arizona Architecture

By Peter J. Wolf

The Ellis Residence
Photographed by Rob Vallee

The Kutch Residence
by Denis Kutch and Calvin C. Straub

The Whiffen House / Cal Straub Alumni Event
By Alison King

The Whiffen House
during the
Founding Fathers of Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2009