Posts Tagged ‘Chris Nieto’

Tweet I sat down with Chris Nieto, the founding principal of merzproject along with Joe Herzog, last week at one of their projects, Giant Coffee.  merzproject is a premier up and coming architecture firm in the Valley.  They’ve done some excellent projects such as the After Hours Gallery, The Galleries at Turney and the Show Low Public Library. Many of the people who work at merzproject went to school with me, Joe Herzog, Jonah Busick and Alison Rainey to name a few.  This firm is one of a handful in town that’s producing exciting, cutting edge work.  I very much…

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June 22, 2010

The Delightful Design of Giant Coffee

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet Giant Coffee is finally open!  It opened in May in fact and it’s a big hit with this coffee shop-loving architectural writer.  I first went to Giant last Sunday to meet friends Aaron Kimberlin and John Jacquemart.  I was absolutely delighted with it at first glance from my car. First, I give Matt Pool, owner of Giant (along with Matt’s Big Breakfast and The Roosevelt) a big thumbs up for locating his coffee shop near McDowell and Central.  This corner, significant because of the Phoenix Art Museum, needed a serious injection of the coolness factor.  And Giant, along with…

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