Best Architects
in Phoenix

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best architects in Phoenix, AZ.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.


3rdstory brings over 30 years of experience in architectural services to the Scottsdale area. The group has worked both locally and internationally on residential, commercial, and hospitality projects and aims to fulfill each of their client's specific visions. 3rdstory offers building and interior design services as well as land planning and strives to create environments where people can live, work, and play.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 607-3337


Candelaria Design

Candelaria Design has been providing architectural designs and services to the Scottsdale area for over 15 years. The firm focuses on a collaborative approach to deliver each client's desired home. Candelaria Design's work has been featured in Country Home, Southwest Style, and Phoenix Home & Garden and was listed as the #1 Architectural Firm by Ranking Arizona in 2016.

Scottsdale, AZ(602) 604-2001


CCBG Architecture, Inc.

CCBG Architecture, Inc. has been a Phoenix architectural firm since 1958. The team has completed over 8000 multi-family units, over 27 cultural and creative projects, over 250 custom homes, over 155 religious projects, and over 43 adaptive reuse building projects. CCBG employs 21 architects and is known for its innovative designs as well as collaborative aproach. The firm has received an award from the Architectural Lighting Magazine.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 258-2211


Clint Miller AIA Architect

Clint Miller AIA Architect is a Carefree architectural firm. Clint Miller previously managed numerous team projects amounting to 10 million square feet of commercial designs but now focuses on residential properties. His key interests are home design and remodels, landscape architecture, restoration, and historic preservation. Mr. Miller's work has been featured in AIA Home Tours, was named the 2010 Master of the Southwest by Phoenix Home & Garden magazine, and received the 1998 Home of the Year award from the Arizona Chapter of the AIA.

Carefree, AZ(480) 889-4660


Colin Edward Slais Architect LLC

Colin Edward Slais Architect LLC has been a Scottsdale architectural firm since 1995. Clients use the group for medical, dental, and office interiors, commercial buildings, and residences. Services include construction documents, site planning, marketing photos, consultant coordination, permits, space design, and construction administration. The firm has a reputation for being budget conscious with competitive fees and high quality work.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 907-6893


Debartolo Architects

Debartolo Architects is a Phoenix team of architects. The group seeks to create works which respond to their environment and follows the ideals of sustainable development. Proportion, light, movement, structure, and material are used to build unique spaces for clients. Debartolo works on cultural, educational, religious, residential, planning, and reuse projects and has received numerous awards such as the Scottsdale Environmental Design Award in 2014 and the Annual Design Review from Architect Magazine in 2012.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 264-6617


DesignLine Architects

DesignLine Architects is a Phoenix architectural team serving both commercial and residential clients. The firm handles new constructions, remodels, and tenant improvements and seeks to create designs which increase the value of clients' projects, keep maintenance costs to a minimum, and are environmentally responsible. Architect Doug Rusk has over 30 years experience in structural engineering and architectural solutions.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 395-1091


DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.

DWL Architects + Planners, Inc. is a Phoenix firm with 185 years of combined architectural experience. The staff of 50 helps clients meet LEED standards in a cost-conscious manner, and DWL's own office is presently 40% LEED® Accredited. Services include architectural design, master planning, sustainability services, historic preservation, feasibility studies, project management, interior design, and construction administration.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 264-9731


hayes inc.

Phoenix-based hayes inc. is an architecture and interior design firm that has been striving to help clients' dreams come to life since 1993. The firm's small team contains licensed architects and interior designers who closely collaborate to create projects that are budget-friendly while still tasteful and innovative. The team at hayes inc. works on commercial, residential, and hospitality properties, and in addition to creating entirely new buildings, they also take on projects to reuse existing commercial buildings, redesign homes, and make modern office and retail improvements.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 840-2553


Higgins Architects

Higgins Architects is a Scottsdale architectural firm. The group works closely with clients to create a design fitting for the site as well as a home which is energy efficient. The firm often works with hillside homes and solar energy solutions for its designs. Services include site selection, feasibility studies, programming, design, contract documents, consultant coordination, bid negotiation, construction observation, and interior design. Higgins Architects can provide a list of references upon request and has been featured in Phoenix Home & Garden.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 990-8897


HSB Architects + Engineers

HSB Architects + Engineers is a Phoenix team of architects. The firm handles architectural design, engineering, interior design, permits and bid reviews, and project management for residential, commercial, industrial, educational, and retail clients. Clients are provided work letters and space plans to help estimate costs and create a construction timetable which helps keep all parties accountable. Projects can also be completed with LEED certification.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 635-6409


Jones Studio Inc.

Jones Studio Inc. has been a Tempe architectural group since 1979. The firm handles commercial, educational, governmental, recreational, and residential projects as well as cultural venues, sports centers, graphic and interior design, and public art. The team won the 2014 Arizona Forward Crescordia Award for Environmental Stewardship and has won a total of 190 design awards for over 50 completed projects.

Tempe, AZ(602) 264-2941


Kendle Design Collaborative

Kendle Design Collaborative provides custom architectural design services to Scottsdale residents with a focus on regionally inspired modern design. The team also handles the design, approval, and construction process and is known for its mixed-use designs as well as contemporary, warm architecture. Clients have praised the firm for its cost-conscious approach and ability to work together with clients and listen to their needs. Kendle Design Collaborative received Best of Houzz for Design in 2016.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 951-8558


Marlene Imirzian and Associates Architects

Marlene Imirzian and Associates Architects has been a Phoenix architectural firm since 1997. The team has served education, public, health care, historic preservation, commercial, and residential clients and takes several factors into consideration for each project. These include future expansion, flexibility of use, connections with utilities, ease of maintenance, and sustainability. The firm won the 2015 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Arizona Architectural Firm of the Year and has been featured in publications such as Architectural Record.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 943-5279


Michael Rust Architect LLC

Michael Rust Architect LLC is a Chandler architectural firm. The company is known as a The Organic Architect due to how architect Michael Rust strives to harmonize a residence with its outside environment. Mr. Rust's sustainable architecture has been used for both residential and commercial projects and is seen to be greatly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Aside from architectural services, the firm also offers interior design, custom furniture, space planning, and appliance selection.

Chandler, AZ(480) 219-0554


PHX Architecture

PHX Architecture is a Phoenix team of architects. The firm deals with residential and commercial projects, restaurants, and clubhouses. Services include site selection, design, consultant coordination, interiors, renderings and models, construction administration, and space planning. PHX's work has been seen in Phoenix Home & Garden and LUXE Interiors + Design, and the firm has won Best of Houzz 2016 for Design and was a Best of Our Valley Winner for in 2015.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 252-6775


richärd+bauer architecture, llc

richärd+bauer architecture, llc has been providing architectural services in the Phoenix area for 20 years. The team's clients are primarily higher education facilities, libraries, laboratories, housing, and administrative offices. The firm has won the AIA Architect's Medal for Arizona in 2008, Contract Magazine's 2007 Designer of the Year, and multiple IIDA SW Pride Awards and other recognitions for its work. A complete list of richärd+bauer's completed works as well as awards can be found on the company website.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 264-1955


The Ranch Mine

The Ranch Mine has been a Phoenix architectural firm since 2010. The company is licensed and insured and focuses on residential design. The architects work on new builds, additions and renovations, and guest homes and incorporate interior furnishings and landscape design into their projects. The Ranch Mine was named the Future of Architecture by Houzz and the American Institute of Architects and also made the list of the 35 Top Arizona Entrepreneurs Under 35. The firm's work has been featured on the NBC Today Show and The List.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 571-3016


Urban Design Associates LTD

Urban Design Associates LTD is a Scottsdale architectural firm. The team handles custom residential designs, remodels, planned communities, and commercial and speculative developments. Clients use the firm for site selection, design, construction, and materials as well as for contractor bid reviews, permits, review boards, and US Green Building LEED Certifications. Urban Design Associates has won numerous awards including being named to the Luxe Magazine Gold List in 2014 and receiving the Gold Nugget Award of Merit in 2009.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 905-1212


Will Bruder Architects

Will Bruder Architects brings over 40 years of architectural experience to the Phoenix area. Clients hire the firm for its ability to use movement, materials, and light in its work. Will Bruder Architects has received numerous awards including the Honor Award from AIA Arizona for Desert Living House of the Year in 2010 and Architect of the Year, AIA Arizona in 2008. The firm has also been featured in books such as House in the Landscape: Siting Your Home Naturally and USA: Modern Architectures in History.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 312-7399


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