Arizona Based Architect May Be Dakota Bound

As Arizona's growth declines, Arizona architect, Michael Oakleaf, has better plans.
Jordan Front
Jordan Front
Sept. 8, 2011 - PRLog -- Arizona based architect, Michael Oakleaf is not setting around waiting for a call.  Instead he's taking his sustainable architecture dreams north to wide open spaces. A long time resident of Arizona, Oakleaf is ready for a change although maybe not ready for the chill.
"I love Arizona! There is no place I would rather be," exclaims Oakleaf. But with a love of architecture and an eagerness to break out of the norm with his designs, he is catering to people who are looking for sustainability and uniqueness in design.

"Arizona is a great place to retire, but you need to make your fortune some place else," Karla Sterrett, a beautician in Cottonwood says. "This is just not a producing state. We need producers to grow, but instead we have retirees."  She's not far off.  Arizona is a great place to build your retirement home so why go north?

"We're young and have a lot to see and do before retirement.  There is a newness of infrastructure in the north that is interesting to me," says Oakleaf. "The challenges of sustainability in the north are appealing. There is a lot we still need to learn and I would like to try my hand at something new and innovative."

In the mean time Oakleaf says he will be happy to work in both environments. "I'm not completely ready to leave Arizona. It has been good to me." Instead, he plans to use the airways and internet to commute back and forth. With technology and the ability to fly ODG Architecture is on a course for success.
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