Tucson Architecture

Mid century homes for sale in Tucson

Tucson, Arizona: A Haven for Mid-Century Homes

Tucson Mid Century Homes: a guide for buying or selling Tucson grew leaps and bounds in the post war years of the 1950s and 1960s. As a result mid-century architecture is ubiquitous here. Mid-century Modern architecture has become more popular with a younger generation looking for clean lines and interesting details that are often not found …

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Faith Lutheran Church by Art Brown at 5th St and Alvernon

Architect Spotlight: Arthur T. Brown

About Arthur T. Brown Arthur Brown was an influential Architect who moved to Tucson area in 1936 and lived here for several decades. He designed many modern houses, as well as churches and schools, while remaining sensitive to the desert environment. Brown designed the first passive solar school in the country  (Rose School, demolished) in …

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Contents Interiors, a furniture store on Fort Lowell Rd, is a distinct building designed by Howard's office

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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1202 Studios designed by Rob Paulus

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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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). 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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Villa Catalina

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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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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