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Best Architects in Phoenix, AZ

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

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Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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4.7 (14)
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5.0 (7)

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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.

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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4.3 (8)
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3.0 (1)

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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 85014

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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (3)

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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.

Tempe, AZ 85281

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4.8 (9)

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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.

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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4.8 (5)

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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.

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (1)

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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.

15990 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, C100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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5.0 (13)
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4.8 (6)

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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. We have been named best in Houzz 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. Erik Peterson was named “Master of the Southwest” in 2014 by Phoenix Home & Garden. We also recently won two Gold Nugget Awards for our work on Azure Paradise Valley. We have been featured in National Publication ie. Interiors Magazine, Luxe AZ, Wall Street Journal, California Homes, Modern Luxury Scottsdale, Modern Luxury Beverly Hills, and Modern Luxury Angeleno.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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6.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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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.

Phoenix, AZ 85018

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (2)

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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.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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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 85250

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4.7 (13)
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5.0 (1)

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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.

Phoenix, AZ 85020

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5.0 (2)

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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.

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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5.0 (1)

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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.

Phoenix, AZ 85016

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5.0 (5)

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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 85015

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5.0 (4)

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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.

Carefree, AZ 85377

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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.

4955 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013

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5.0 (18)
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4.0 (13)
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5.0 (2)

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180 Degrees Design + Build is an architect-led design-build firm in Phoenix. Established in 2001, the company caters to clients who value craft, innovation, and sustainability. It offers high-end residential design and remodels, commercial design and construction, and historic preservation with a goal to bridge the gaps among the client's vision, budget, and skillful execution. The company has been named Masters of the Southwest by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine.

7340 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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5.0 (20)
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5.0 (6)

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Aline Architecture Concepts is an architecture studio in Phoenix. It provides services for residential, commercial, and hospitality projects, handling all phases from concept and design development up to construction administration. The firm specializes in modern design and industrial concepts, but with a high level of professional understanding of the built environment. It utilizes health spaces and creates a clean and simplistic design that incorporates conventional and renewable materials. Aline Architecture aims to build "structures that the next generation will want to preserve."

Compare our Top Architects

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Urban Design Associates LTD
DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
Debartolo Architects
Jones Studio Inc.
3rdstory
CCBG Architecture, Inc.
PHX Architecture
15990 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, C100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Candelaria Design
The Ranch Mine
Higgins Architects
Kendle Design Collaborative
Marlene Imirzian and Associates Architects
Colin Edward Slais Architect LLC
HSB Architects + Engineers
richärd+bauer architecture, llc
Clint Miller AIA Architect
180 Degrees Design + Build
4955 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Aline Architecture Concepts
7340 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Architects are skilled professionals who create designs and plans for a variety of reasons. While the term architect traditionally refers to a professional who creates building plans, either for residential or commercial properties, the word can also refer to an architect who works with technology and digital infrastructure. Below are some of the most common titles an architect may have:
    • Landscape architect: Designs outdoor spaces, such as parks, gardens, and college campuses

    • Restoration architect: Preserves historic buildings and monuments
    • Lighting architect: Designs, installs, and operates lighting for theater and film productions
    • Extreme architect: Creates buildings that withstand major disasters or severe weather
    • Residential architect: Designs homes and multifamily properties
    • Sustainable/green design architect: Designs buildings that have a minimal environmental impact
    • Industrial architect: Develops plans for industrial buildings, such as factories and plants
    • Conservation architect: Preserves unprotected heritage sites
    • Interior architect: Designs interiors for commercial and residential buildings
  • How much does an architect cost?

    The cost of hiring an architect varies, depending on what type of work needs to be done. According to Home Guide, most traditional architects charge anywhere from $100 to $250 per hour to draw plans; however, this cost may vary depending on experience and project scope.

  • How much do residential architects charge?

    Residential architects typically charge anywhere from $2,000 to $8,500 for initial plans and small projects, according to Home Advisor. For large projects, revisions, and extra services, this cost can increase.

  • Do I need an architect to build a house?

    While it's not required to hire an architect before building a house, it's usually a good idea. An architect can ensure that all housing plans are done per local housing codes while ensuring the home is beautifully designed.

  • How can someone draw like an architect?

    It requires practice and knowledge of drawing different perspectives and dimensions. Tutorial videos can be found online that advise beginners; however, without proper instruction and technique, architectural drawings may not be in accordance with building laws.

  • Do you need an architect for a renovation?

    An architect isn't always required for a remodel or renovation; however, some municipalities may require professional architect drawings before construction permits are approved. In most cases, it's best to check with local laws before undergoing renovations.

  • How long is an architect liable for a building?

    Architects may be held liable for up to 15 years after the completion of a project. Until that time has passed, architects may face claims for defects in design.