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Best Architects in Tucson

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Tucson 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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Tucson, AZ 85745

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Warren Architecture in Tucson designs custom buildings, remodels, exterior and interior renovations, restorations, mostly for homes. The firm has projects in Arizona and New England. The firm's founder is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Prospective clients can inquire by phone or e-mail.

Tucson, AZ 85741

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5.0 (22)
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4.8 (21)
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5.0 (17)

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Soloway Designs in Tucson is an architecture and interiors company that incorporates green solutions to its designs. Projects include custom homes, remodels, tenant improvements, a hotel day spa, and men's clubs. The company opened in 1996 and has completed at least 800 major projects in Arizona and Illinois, as well as in other countries like Croatia, Egypt, Kuwait, and Trinidad.

Tucson, AZ 85705

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Sonoran Design Group in Tucson specializes in the design of custom residential homes in Southern Arizona. The company's founder and president is a certified professional building designer and an active member of the American Institute of Building Design. Sonoran Design has been in the business since 1992 and has completed more than 1,000 projects. Prospective Sonoran Design clients can call or fill out the online form to book a consultation.

Tucson, AZ 85715

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4.5 (2)
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Eglin+Bresler Architects in Tucson plans and completes corporate and residential building designs that are innovative and efficient, yet affordable and environmentally conscious. The design team mixes traditional and contemporary themes. The company's portfolio includes community offices, retail centers, and a medical complex in Arizona.

Tucson, AZ 85718

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Robinette Architects in Tucson is a full-service boutique firm that plans and builds innovative and environmentally adaptable residential buildings in the Sonoran Desert area. Specializes in custom residential projects and other services include property assessment and site selection, zoning analysis, permit and approval acquisition, landscape design, tenant improvements, interior design, and construction administration. The firm also handles the documentation for the LEED (or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Prospective clients can inquire by e-mail or phone.

Tucson, AZ 85719

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Stephen C. Bohn Architect in Tucson provides a range of services for commercial and residential projects. Services include ground-up and development planning, permit submittals, and building code review of existing facilities. Projects include a domestic crisis center, a fire station, a chapel, athletic field facilities, historical residential additions, and custom homes. The firm opened in 1988 and has completed at least 450 projects. Prospective clients can inquire by phone or e-mail.

Tucson, AZ 85716

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Ibarra Rosano Design Architects in Tucson is a full-service studio that plans and implements public, private, and development structures. Projects include organic farms, restaurants, retail stores, a university teaching pavilion, and several custom homes. Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano, the firm's co-founders and principal architects, are recipients of numerous architecture awards, and invitations to lecture about subjects like building design in Arizona and women in architecture.

Tucson, AZ 85719

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5.0 (2)

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H.K. Associates in Tucson is an architecture firm built by a husband-and-wife team. The portfolio includes residences, a salon, and a spa. The firm is the recipient of the 2012 Home of the Year Award by the American Institute of Architects Southern Arizona, for the Barrisco Historico House project, and the 2012 Heritage Award by the Tucson-Pima Country Historical Commission, for the same residential project. Prospective HK Associates clients can inquire by phone or e-mail.

Tucson, AZ 85712

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4.5 (8)
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5.0 (2)

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Seaver Franks Architects in Tucson plans and designs building projects that are green and regionally responsive. The company's portfolio includes casinos, country clubs, fitness centers, academic institutions, government buildings, places of worship, malls, restaurants, and custom homes across Arizona. The company, in business for more than 30 years, has been awarded numerous awards for excellence in architecture.

Tucson, AZ 85712

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4.0 (5)

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Intertech Architectural Interiors in Tucson has a team of architects, interior designers, and support staff. Services include architectural design, facilities planning, construction documentation, construction administration, engineering coordination, and interior design. The company opened in 1987 and has constructed medical offices, restaurants, hotels, federal buildings, schools, and homes in the United States and countries like Kazakhstan. Prospective Intertech clients can inquire by e-mail or phone.

Tucson, AZ 85713

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D. Alan Roberts is a registered architect holding practice in Tucson, and specializes in the architectural and interior design of attractive yet functional custom homes, as well as light commercial buildings like offices, retail shops, and restaurants. Services include conceptual design, design development, construction documents, construction administration, ground-up development, and tenant improvements.

Tucson, AZ 85719

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4.6 (1)
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Rob Paulus Architects in Tucson creates sustainable environments for commercial and residential projects. Services include the design of single units and communities. The practice builds houses, educational facilities, government offices, offices, and retail shops. The firm opened in 1995 and has been recognized by dozens of local, regional, and national award-giving bodies in architecture. The firm has offices in both Arizona and California.

Oro Valley, AZ 85704

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4.0 (5)

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Kevin B. Howard Architects in Oro Valley is a full-service firm that designs, builds, and furnishes streamlined, state-of-the-art commercial and residential structures within the Wrightian principles of organic architecture. Services include construction management, landscaping, and décor. Projects include commercial complexes and residential communities. The firm is the recipient of the 2011 and 2015 Southern Arizona AIA Distinguished Building Award and has opened the KBHA Design Center and Interiors Showroom.

Tucson, AZ 85719

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4.8 (4)
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5.0 (4)

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Repp+McLain Design and Construction in Tucson is a full-service architecture and construction firm that fuses design with build methodology. The firm has seen to the planning and construction of custom homes, restaurants, offices, and public buildings. The practice has been given the Ethics in Business Award by the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Better Business Bureau.

Tucson, AZ 85712

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Sears Gerbo Architecture in Tucson specializes in complex building environments. The firm's founding principal has more than three decades of experience in master planning and construction administration of manufacturing and R&D facilities. Sears Gerbo has built a number of buildings for the federal government, the academia, and multinational corporations. The firm's specialty services include facility programming, laboratory planning and design, third-party peer reviews, and existing facility surveys. Customers may inquire through the corporate website.

Tucson, AZ 85716

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5.0 (1)

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Carhuff+Cueva Architects in Tucson specializes in the viable design of buildings. Services include architectural design, site selection and evaluation, programming, project entitlements and permits, and interior design. The firm builds multi-family residential complexes, car dealership buildings, and schools. The firm also has an office in Chandler.

4955 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013

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5.0 (7)

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180 Degrees Design + Build is an architect-led design-build firm in Tucson that has been serving the city and the surrounding areas since 2001. Its team of architects, specialists, and fabricators offers residential design and remodeling, commercial design and construction, and historic preservation with a goal of catering to the client's vision and budget. The company has been named Masters of the Southwest by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine. It is also an active member and participant of Local First Arizona.

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.