Tucson architect

Spanish Colonial Revival style Safford School designed by architect Annie Rockfellow, working for Henry Jaastad in 1917 in Tucson's Armory Park neighborhood.

Annie Rockfellow: A Master of Spanish Revival Architecture

Chances are, you haven’t heard of Annie Graham Rockfellow. Somehow, Arizona’s first female architect got pushed aside in local history for several decades. So, who is she? Annie Rockfellow was the first woman to study architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one year after they allowed women to enroll. After working back east for several …

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Union Bank also designed by Ivan Sarkiss & Associates

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). Take a look at this round house and garage, both designed by Ivan Sarkiss’ office. Sarkiss and …

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Historic Arizona Inn located in Blenman-Elm neighborhood, Tucson

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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