Architect Spotlight: Kevin B. Howard, AIA

University of Arizona alum, Kevin Howard grew up in Arizona and started his firm, Kevin B. Howard Architects in 1994.  The company specializes in high-end residential and commercial projects throughout the Tucson area. Projects designed by Kevin B. Howard Architects typically have a lot of natural stonework complimented with stucco exteriors and a lot of …

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Architect Rob Paulus creates uniquely modern Tucson homes

Rob Paulus’ current and past projects Architect Rob Paulus, AIA, LEED AP is known in Tucson for his environmentally friendly, modern, and all around cool buildings. His company, Rob Paulus Architects, has created some of the most talked about residential developments in town including the Ice House Lofts (2005), Barrio Metalico (2004), Indigo Modern (2007), …

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Armory Park Del Sol

About Armory Park Del Sol Armory Park Del Sol is a neighborhood located just south of Downtown Tucson, just east of 3rd Avenue between 13th Street & 16th Street. It is a solar neighborhood built by John Wesley Miller, started around 2002. Homes vary in size from around 1000 sf to about 1800 sf, featuring …

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Tucson’s Village Green

About Village Green Among Tucson’s east side neighborhoods is a small and surprisingly affordable community called Village Green. Village Green is considered a townhome community, however many of the homes are not attached and resemble single family homes. The east side Tucson neighborhood was built between the 1970s to the early 1980s and is located …

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Popular East side neighborhood – Rolling Hills

About Rolling Hills Rolling Hills is a popular neighborhood on the east side of Tucson. The mid-century, ranch style houses were built from the 1960s to 1970s. Most homes in this area feature a garage or a carport and they typically have 3-4 bedrooms. Most homes in the area are constructed of red brick, burnt …

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Ivan Sarkiss – Architect designed many prominent Tucson buildings

Ivan Sarkiss was an Armenian-born architect who worked in Tucson on residential and commercial projects. Sarkiss and Associates collaborated on many large projects in Tucson, including the Pima Superior County Courthouse (1974), and the Skyline Country Club (1963). Sarkiss and Associates designed a modern bank on Grant Road & Park Avenue in 1972. Originally called …

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Nicholas Sakellar, FAIA – Architect Spotlight

About Nicholas Sakellar Nicholas Sakellar was a well-known Tucson architect who designed many recognizable buildings in town including the Wilmot Library, Catalina High School, Cholla High School, Arizona Trust Building, and the Tucson House. Nicholas Sakellar was born in Indiana in 1918 to a Greek immigrant family and raised in Ohio. He studied architecture at …

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Tucson’s most well-known architect? Josias Joesler

Joesler and the Murpheys Josias Joesler is arguably the most well-known Tucson architect. Originally from Switzerland and coming to Tucson after living in various cities across Europe and then California, Joesler collaborated with developer John Murphey and his wife Helen on over 400 residential and commercial projects in Tucson from 1927 until his death in …

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The most Unique Property for the Money – Villa Catalina

Mid-Century Modern Condos Villa Catalina Apartments are one of the most recognizable communities in Tucson. They’re a wonderful example of mid-century modern architecture with its broad linear roof line and the unique square and circle shaped railings.  The units were constructed between 1957 – 1960 in what was a more rural area at the time. …

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Merritt Starkweather – The architect that designed the Arizona Inn

Merritt Starkweather, FAIA was a well-known, prolific Tucson architect from the 1920s to the 1970s. He designed area schools, (Carrillo, Drachman, Bonillas to name a few) resorts, and homes. Many of his homes can be seen in the El Encanto Estates neighborhood. Merritt Starkweather also designed the well-known, historic Arizona Inn located at 2200 E. …

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