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Firm founder Will Bruder, FAIA, leads WILL BRUDER ARCHITECTS in the NCG Building, 4200 North Central Ave. in Phoenix. WILL BRUDER ARCHITECTS extends the hands-on approach of Bruder’s 30-plus year career as an architect and educator dedicated to creating uniquely contemporary architectural environments in celebration of people and place.
John Douglas FAIA has crafted a practice that reflects his passion for the design of buildings and their sites. A common thread in his work has been the desire to build upon the lessons and delights left by a previous generation of architects. Projects include the Heard Museum, the Desert Botanical Garden, the New Times Building, and many others.
“We share a deep respect for the earth. We sincerely appreciate our client’s faith in us and remember each new opportunity is a privilege. We find inspiration in traditions of the past, technology advances of tomorrow and craftsmanship binding them to the present. We have brought professionalism and conviction to every project for more than 33 years!”
Wendell Burnette Architects’ design philosophy is grounded in listening and distilling the very essence of a project to create highly specific architecture that is at once functional and poetic. Through the integration of this process, Wendell Burnette Architects delivers architecture that is unique and appropriate and timeless.
Circle West is a full service architecture and planning firm, focused on innovative, modern, and sustainable designs. Founded in 1992 by Peter M. Koliopoulos AIA, Circle West combines the talent and experience of a large firm with a small firm’s attention to detail and a hands-on relationship with our clients.
In April 2001, 180 degrees came to fruition out of the desire to provide the highest level of quality construction for our clients through restraint, rigor, craftsmanship and patience. 180 degrees is a design-build company that holds residential and commercial licenses and our staff is comprised of both licensed architects and architecturally trained individuals. As architects, our understanding of the philosophy behind the architectural concept gives us the unique position to execute details based on natural conditions that relate to site, energy, and integration into the context in which the project is being constructed.
In 2008 we were honored to receive the Arizona AIA Contractor of the Year Award.
Our experience as general contractors gives us great insight into developing architecture that meets the needs of our clients and their budgets. Whether we serve our clients with architectural services, construction services or as a design-build team, we seamlessly transform the architectural vision and philosophy of the project intent into meaningful spatial dimension.
Architectural Designer Michael P. Johnson/MPJ Studio – is a modernist designer of the first degree. Mr. Johnson’s work shows a level of restraint and sophistication that creates a timeless and enduring impression on the landscape and the viewer.
The work of DeBartolo architects is based upon a solid foundation of design excellence. Practicing in collaboration, the father and son studio of DeBartolo architects is dedicated to architectural programming, budget control, proficient project management and the achievement of architectural quality in each project.
Darren Petrucci is an architect and the former Director of the Design School at Arizona State University where he also runs his applied research lab: SCAPE (Systems Components Architectural Products + Environments). He is the founder and principal of A-I-R [Architecture-Infrastructure-Research] Inc. He received Master’s Degrees in Architecture & Urban Design with distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Thamarit Suchart and Patricia Chen Suchart completed their studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard University. They established their studio in Arizona in 2002. Ideas at Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC involve a rich process where the tools of sketching by hand, model making, rendering, and computer associated methods are deployed.
Build inc. is a customer service oriented architectural firm founded by Rich Fairbourn Architect 602.230.0005
“WORKSBUREAU is a team. We are talented professionals, with a proven inclusive process and collective ingenuity that empowers superior outcomes. Directed by 3 Principals with complementary strengths, over 60 years combined experience and more than 15 years practice together; we place high value on our open creative culture.
Ethan Wessel and Sarah Swartz Wessel founded Tennen Studio based on their passion for designing and building. Their ability to connect man-made and natural landscapes is woven through each aspect of their design process from concept through construction, giving all projects this specialized level of detail.
PHILOSOPHY – KOSS design+build is an architecture & construction firm dedicated to timeless design & sustainable building. The aesthetics of our projects are based on a commitment to specific client needs & desires married with expressive, modern materials & construction methods. Providing both design & contracting services allows us to control cost & quality throughout the duration of the project, while creating finely detailed homes & buildings.
David Michael Miller Associates was established in 1989 by its owner and principal designer, David Michael Miller. He has been practicing interior design for the past twenty years. David’s esthetic is evident in his attraction and allegiance to organic materials, colors and forms – all grounded in nature.
Studio Ma, a partnership between architects Christopher Alt, Dan Hoffman and Christiana Moss, AIA is an award winning, collaborative design studio based in Downtown Phoenix. The philosophy of the Studio is embodied by the concept of ‘Ma’, a Japanese term that acknowledges the dynamic relationship between objects and their surrounding environment.
Form*werks Studios is a full service Architecture and Design firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, specializing in site-specific architecture for clients across the globe. Our mission is to foster harmony and enjoyment through the design of complete environments that serve both artistic vision and practical function – custom built around the clients’ lifestyle.
Luis Salazar opened his private practice in 1977. Since that time, Salazar Associates Architects, Ltd. has successfully completed a variety of projects in the areas of residential, commercial, and industrial, as well as environmental architecture.
Dora Castillo is an Architect, Realtor, and Developer, and she brings all these talents together in creating remarkable infill projects in Phoenix. Dora and her husband Rafael Castro, who is also an Architect and a Builder, create infill projects that are an expression of modern design, use sustainable building strategies, and fulfill a social mission to improve neighborhoods.
Knoell & Quidort Architects has practiced continuously in Arizona since 1978. Recognized for excellence and innovation, the firm has been honored with numerous professional awards for architecture, planning and interior design, for residential, commercial and public uses.
Swaback Partners personality, culture and daily performance remains under the direction of its three founding partners. Jon Bernhard, John Sather and Vernon Swaback. Their culture is that of a team; organized to serve the special case, treating each client as our co-creator in which each new opportunity is given its own fresh approach.
“We aspire to create significant architecture. Our studio is inspired by living architecture – dynamic architecture that creatively celebrates the spirit of the natural environment, the integrity of construction and the individuality of our clients…”
Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano are native Tucsonans and graduates of the University Of Arizona College Of Architecture. In 1999, they founded Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, and have since earned national recognition as one of Arizona’s top design firms. Their work has been published internationally and has received numerous regional and national awards.
Clint Miller’s projects have been honored in an AIA Homes of the Year competition, have been recognized in an AIA Historical Preservation Exhibit and in AIA Home Tours. As well, his work has been featured in Phoenix Home and Garden and other noteworthy publications. Clint’s designs feature simple and indigenous materials.
Ethan Gerard heads an architecture and design practice specializing in well-crafted residential, commercial and academic projects with a regional modernist bent and strong emphasis on attentive client service, detail, sustainable design and custom furniture design. Projects for clientele include residences in Arizona, southern California, the tri-state New York area and British Virgin Islands. Clientele are based throughout the US and worldwide.
Located in Tucson Arizona, Secrest Architecture is an award-winning design studio committed to creating architecture that inspires and enriches. Secrest provides services from schematic designs through
Once a partner at Helmut Jahn’s firm Murphy/Jahn, Mr. Hovey departed to form Optima which builds modernist houses and spectacular high-rise buildings in a completely effective and thoughtful manner.
PHX Architecture is a full service architectural firm that specializes in the process of creating dynamic architecture that is inspired by the site and unique to each client. Founded in 2002 by award winning Architect Erik Peterson, AIA/NCARB.
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Organic Design Workshop was formed in 2003 when Gustad Irani and Yumi Doi teamed together with the shared vision of designing residential homes using the principles they had learned as apprentices and architects at Taliesin West. Both Irani and Doi studied at Taliesin and eventually became members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Ned Sawyer remains one of the few Modernist Architects in the Valley that can truly trace his early influential experience to working with Alfred Newman Beadle. His designs are among the best examples of Modern Architecture in the Valley and remain highly sought after and increasingly appreciated. www.sawyerarch.com
Widely recognized as one of the great modernist architects of our time, Al Beadle created a legacy of contemporary design like no other. Excellent examples of his work in Arizona are becoming increasingly difficult to find and are cherished among the design and architecture community.
Nationally Beadle was perhaps best known for designing Case Study Apartment #1, a three-unit apartment development known as the Triad, one of the few multi-family designs that were part of the Case Study House program of Arts & Architecture magazine.
Locally, Al Beadle is cherished for his stylish mid-century residential housing and for his influence on desert modernism. Trained in construction during World War II as a Seabee, Beadle moved to Phoenix in the early 1950s and built a variety of commercial and residential projects, all with a serious design rigor an a palette of precise yet obtainable materials, reflective perhaps of both his “can-do” time as a SeeBee and his dedication to Modernism.
At the young age of 37, Beadle designed and supervised the construction of the 21-story Executive Towers in 1964, then the tallest high rise in Phoenix, and a landmark architectural design that remains enduringly desirable.
Al Beadle won numerous awards from the A.I.A., American Steel Institute – three awards, Valley Beautiful Award, AZ Aggregate Association, Architectural Record Magazine, Institutions Magazine. His work has been featured in many National and International(Italy, Germany and UK) Architectural Publications of note. Architectural Record House Award, selected one of the best 50 houses in the last 25 years. Featured in hard cover book entitled “The Best Record Houses of the Last 25 Years”. Major works in Phoenix, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Diego and Albuquerque. Bio-Sketch included in “Who’s Who in America, 1978” and in “Who’s Who in the World, 1982”. A career retrospective, the 1993 A.S.U. College of Architecture and Environmental Design exhibit “Constructions: Buildings in Arizona by Alfred Newman Beadle”. The Architecture College presented a distinguished service award to Beadle.
azarchitecture has represented more home designs by Mr. Beadle than any other existing firm and all of us here are devoted fans of his work.
Jim Moffatt has lived in Arizona since 1974. He began his architectural career working under George Christensen in 1986. In 2002 Jim created J.Moffatt + Associates, Inc. focusing on exceptional, livable homes.
Jerry Little, architect – AIA SEAD architecture+construction Studio for the Exploration of Architecture in the Desert. SEAD believes in thoughtful architectural designs specific to sites and owners. Projects are seen as opportunities to enhance the surrounding physical environment and inspire the owner, user and casual observer.
Founded in 2002 by architect Brent Kendle AIA, LEED AP, Kendle Design Collaborative focuses its practice on regionally inspired architecture and design that embodies beauty, craft and sustainability. We take a holistic approach offering full service architecture, planning, interior architecture as well as interior design and landscape architecture services through our talented collaborators. Our mission is to find what brings our clients joy, and then use our talents and experience to manifest that joy in the built environments we create for them.
Chonka Projekt is a highly recognized Architecture, Interiors and Design practice with special concerns for Desert Integrated Single Family and Multi Family Residential Design. The diverse work of Chonka Projekt reveals its depth of capability and responsiveness to client need. Chonka Projekt concerns for place, spatial interaction, light, context and the environment are evident in the works produced. Each commission undertaken endeavors to respond to the specifics of site, program, and budget in a creative and responsive manner. Our creative and resourceful process where we respond to and collaborate with our clients produces works that are engaging and delightful to user and visitor alike. Central to CHONKA PROJEKT is an underlying fundamental truth of systemic structures and building material integrity.
Jacques LeBlanc and Jackson Huggins of REALMarchitecture+design created a business based on one simple philosophy. Create comfortable spaces that allow the most enjoyable experience possible. The firm began with a focus on residential architecture in Arizona and has expanded to luxury residential in Vancouver, B.C.
Mr. Drake was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s original apprentices and went on to establish his Arizona practice in 1945. According to ASU, Mr. Drake designed approximately two hundred projects during his career, nearly two-thirds of which were constructed. Thankfully, for us in Arizona, most of his work was in the Phoenix area and focused on residential architecture, though he also designed office, medical, and apartment buildings and churches. Mr. Drake was one of the few Wright apprentices to pursue a successful independent practice. He was an advocate of energy-efficient design in the desert. He received national and international recognition for his work. Blaine Drake retired from architectural practice in 1985. His remaining buildings are indeed very special.
Cosanti in Paradise Valley, Arizona is the residence and sculpture studio of the late Paolo Soleri and his staff. Soleri began work on the experimental buildings in the mid 1950’s. Designated as an Arizona Historic Site, Cosanti presents a unique bio-climatic architectural environment.
Taliesin Architects (TA) is the continuation of the architectural practice established by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1893. TA was formally formed in 1959 by Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, the Taliesin Apprentices and Colleagues to complete Wright’s active projects and since that time continue to create original work.
Recognized the World over as one of the Greatest Architects of our recent times, Mr. Wright has left an enduring legacy of work, especially in Arizona thanks to his pioneering school at Taliesin West. Arizona is fortunate to have may talented students and Fellows of Mr. Wright who have built, and continue to design, buildings in Arizona.
Few architects and educators have had such a pervasive influence on architecture as Calvin C Straub. He created an important body of work as the senior partner of Buff Straub and Hensmen, both previous students at USC. His desert residence continued and extended the legacy of “design with climate” and preceded the now popular “green movement” in architecture by some 30 years.
This talent Mid-Century Modernist left the Valley with a rich legacy of homes that reflect his Taliesin inspired design ethic, yet retain a true personal style that was revered locally by the likes of Barry Goldwater, who selected Yaeger to design his personal residence.
Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA, is a full-service architecture and planning firm with offices in San Diego and Palo Alto, California. Founded in 1978, The firms work is consistently celebrated for its artistic quality, with efforts grounded in concern for budget and schedule.
Gehry Partners, LLP is a full service firm with broad international experience in academic, commercial, museum, performance, and residential projects. Frank Gehry established his practice in Los Angeles, California in 1962. The Gehry partnership, Gehry Partners, LLP, was formed in 2002 and currently supports a staff of over 160 people.
KristineWoolseyStudio, Inc. was born from a desire to provide a total design experience, creating complete environments that serve both artistic vision and practical function. KristineWoolseyStudio provides architecture, interior design, and construction services for a variety of clients from major corporations to individual residential owners.
Rem Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA and established connections between contemporary society and architecture. He heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the conceptual branch of OMA focused on social, economical and technological developments and exploring territories beyond architectural and urban concerns.
Mr Koenig apprenticed in the offices of Raphael Soriano; Edward Fickett; Kistner, Wright and Wright; Jones and Emmons. He Built his first architecturally exposed steel and glass house while a third year architectural student at USC in 1950. Koenig designed Case Study House No. 22, easily one of the most famous Modern houses of all; instantly recognized with the cityscape of LA in the backdrop and immortalized in Photo by Julius Shulman.
Richard Neutra was born in Vienna in 1892, and emigrated to the US in 1929. The architecture of Vienna left a sense of richness and elegance that was to emerge in his mature work, but in entirely new forms. In southern California Neutra developed an especially appropriate regional architecture, adding a new dimension and direction to the regional design systems.
John Lautner was an influential American architect whose work in Southern California combined progressive engineering and materials with highly expressive design. He stands among the most successful of Taliesin graduates. In Los Angeles, his dynamic and diverse residential designs such as “Silvertop” and the renowned “Chemosphere” are icons not to be missed.
Elizabeth Rosensteel makes space dance. She sculpts it. She molds it. Abandoning traditional assumption of interior design, she wraps objects around an interior, granting them an artifactual status lost in the Victorian curio cabinet and even the most contemporary thing-stuffed room that offers so much it offers nothing. Simply, precisely, determinedly, she creates living spaces stripped of clutter and debris – space reverberating with intensity, complexity, and joy. Elizabeth Rosensteel gives space, space.
R.M. Schindler (1887–1953) was born in Vienna, where he studied under architects Otto Wagner and Adolf Loos. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1910 Wasmuth portfolio, he came to Chicago in 1914 and began to work for Wright in 1918. Wright sent him to Los Angeles in 1920 to supervise the construction of the Hollyhock House. Unlike other Californian architects most of his projects were private houses for clients with limited budgets. Schindler remains one of our favorite Architects here at Jarson & Jarson.
Charles Sumner Greene (1868–1957) and Henry Mather Greene (1870–1954) were brothers born in Brighton, Ohio. After becoming Architects, in 1893, their parents, who had moved to the “little country town” of Pasadena, requested that their sons move out to California and join them. Their art would culminate between 1907 and 1909 with the construction of the “ultimate bungalows” — one of which is the Gamble House in Pasadena.
[merz]project is an architecture and urban design collaborative that specializes in both commercial and residential projects. No matter the scale of a particular design job whether furniture or a residence we strive for perfection in every detail. At [merz]project we believe that it is through collaboration and listening that construction projects achieve success. Our firm’s design process begins with a close examination of the clients’ desires, goals, and critical issues related to the project. We provide extensive research of codes, structural systems, mechanical systems, and innovative building materials in order to constantly maximize design integration within specific cost restraints.
The Ranch Mine is a national award-winning, husband & wife architecture firm in Phoenix that specializes in designing homes for people with the pioneer spirit, the dreamers and seekers that continue to push the envelope to create a better life. The majority of our work is comprised of infill houses and significant renovations and additions to modest ranch homes, mid-century modern homes and historic properties.
Originally from Chicago, licensed architect Catherine Hayes moved to Phoenix hoping to positively impact the Valley through her creative and enduring solutions for architecture, interior design, and concept development. Since the launch of hayes inc. architecture/interiors over twenty years ago, the award-winning firm has provided significant value to communities and place-making through their design contributions in residential, retail, restaurant, office, and hospitality throughout Arizona and the country. Their growing portfolio of critically-acclaimed design work expresses delightful diversity and talent in developing unique solutions. Catherine leads her team with a mission to show up, listen, and exceed client expectations through service, expertise, creativity, travel, and education. The resulting firm is exceptional in its ability to deliver integrated design services, all rooted from a focused conceptual narrative and solidarity in delivering great design and documents. This unique approach produces unbeatable design composition in which every element of a space relates to every other element to powerfully express the soul of each concept. A few of their design projects include Valley favorites La Grande Orange, Kaleidoscope Juice, and the new Buck & Rider.