Will Bruder announces that he will sit with the audience and talk about his slides. He discusses places, architects, and people who have influenced him, ranging from the desert environment to Sigurd Lewerentz. He discusses several houses built from the 1970s through the 1990s, and two carwash facilities. He discusses non-residential projects including Temple Kol Ami in Scottsdale, the Riddell Advertising building in Jackson Hole, and the Cholla Branch Library in Phoenix. Bruder discusses his Phoenix Central Library, reviewing his collaboration with Ove Arup, and recalling how he was encouraged when a librarian said he wanted “just a big box.” His box was designed to be open and flexible, with necessary services segregated to “saddlebag” exterior bulges.