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Michael Rumpeltin Opens Design Firm Brick & West in Phoenix

Michael Rumpeltin

Award-winning architectural designer Michael Rumpeltin announced on Monday the opening of Brick & West, LLC his new Phoenix-based specialty design firm that will focus on hospitality, urban infill mixed-use and adaptive re-use projects. Rumpeltin has been responsible for some of the most high-profile and acclaimed restaurant concepts to hit the Valley within the past year… Read More →

Making It New Again: Adaptive Re-use Trend Re-Energizes Community

Old School O7, on the corner of 7th Street and Osborn Road, was a $2M adapative re-use and urban in-fill project by RSP Architects, Wetta Ventures and Chasse Building Tream. Phase I, which was completed 4Q 2013, includes the 1,700 SF Starbucks. Photo by James Neal

A  church turned into a Taco Guild. An old automotive dealership and service station turned into a restaurant complex. A 60,000 SF building that once housed a television studio renovated to service a health center, theater, pharmacy and vitamin shop. To a city’s residents, a building finding a new purpose is a novelty. But to… Read More →