Mar Ricketts and Guildworks soar to new heights

March 1st, 2023

Photography by Mark Skalny Growing up in Maryland, Mar Ricketts liked flying kites and architecture, two interests that continue to influence him today.  Ricketts is the principal and founder of GuildWorks LLC, a full-service design, specification, fabrication and installation company that creates permanent and temporary tension and fabric structures.  As unlikely as it may seem, […]

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A dazzling duo: indoor fabrics and lighting

December 1st, 2018

Fabrics have always been an essential component in commercial interior spaces. But, historically, their inclusion has been limited to more conventional roles, such as draperies and curtains, or flexible room dividers. With some exceptions, fabrics were not intended to serve as a focus in and of themselves. That has changed—decidedly. Fabrics are now looked to […]

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Art installation dances with the breeze

September 1st, 2018

Downtown Phoenix’s Arizona Center is undergoing a major transformation. One of the objectives was to open up the inward-looking space to connect it to the surrounding neighborhood, creating a more interactive and spontaneous experience for the public. The one-million-square-foot multi-use project includes shopping, restaurants, entertainment, office space and residential units. Creating space within the center […]

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