Ben Ikenson

Ben Ikenson is a New Mexico-based writer whose work has appeared in Pacific Standard, Metropolis Magazine, and Architectural Record.

63 year-old Bill Tonnesen standing inside of an art installation located in a two-story commercial building

‘Big Fun Art’ Spreads to Phoenix

A risqué art exhibition housed in a 16,000-square-foot commercial building stands out among the typically more cheery immersive “museums” spreading in 2018.

A Motel Gets a Noble Second Life on Route 66

The transformation of Albuquerque’s Sundowner Motor Lodge appears to be part of an emerging trend where non-profit developers are seizing opportunities in old motels to create decent housing for those living on the fringes and most in need.