Alfred Newman Beadle V, 1927-1998
American modernist architect, Alfred N. Beadle V, was active in Phoenix, Arizona. Trained in construction, he designed commercial and residential projects known for their rectilinear style and influence on desert modernism.
During his career, professional difficulties due to his lack of an architectural license led him to take the Arizona state test and pass.
During his lifetime, he was best known for designing Case Study Apartment #1, a three-unit development now known as the Triad, in Phoenix, AZ. In 1964, at age 37, he designed and supervised the construction of Executive Towers. At that time, the building was the tallest high rise in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1993, the Arizona State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design held an exhibit of “Constructions: Buildings in Arizona by Alfred Newman Beadle,” and presented a distinguished service award to Beadle. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards, and his work has been featured in national and international publications.
The early Beadle Box exhibited at Microdwelling 2014 and 2015 is owned by Ben Ferguson, member of the American Hydrogen Association. It was recently restored by high school students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education Department of Sunnyslope High School, led by instructor William H. McClure.
Funding for the 2014 restoration of the Beadle Box was provided in part by a grant received from the Central Arizona Architecture Foundation.
Beadle Box History