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A RIZONA R ESIDENTIAL A RCHITECTS

Gordon P. Rogers, AIA 1936-2015 AIA Arizona Architects Medal

Š Alexander Vertikoff, Vertikoff Archive

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ARA

Arizona Residential Architects

Ten Reasons to Hire an Architect

1. An Architect can help you create and focus your dream house into a built reality. Architects see the big picture. A skilled architect can help you develop and integrate your list of requirements with the other complex factors to create a unique Arizona home just for you by prioritizing your needs.

2. An Architect is a licensed professional. Architects are educated, trained, and tested in a large range of areas, including aesthetic design, ergonomics, sociology, ecology, law, building codes, construction materials and technology. This breadth of knowledge allows foresight when evaluating competing requirements and restrictions.

3. An Architect will solve your problems with creative, elegant solutions. Architects are trained to make buildings both functional and beautiful. An architect will be able to show you alternatives that you might not have considered possible.

4. An Architect is trained in communication. An architect has experience effectively communicating through written word, drawing, and verbally with the key members of the project including clients, contractors, engineers, and authorities in the manner best suited to the situation.

5. An Architect has experience. Most architects consider architecture a passion more than a vocation. They draw on past experience. They are an integral part of the design/construction community with contacts in all the fields.

6. An Architect can make your life easier! Architects can bring pictorial suggestions to the table and assist in decisions for space planning, materials, and finishes transforming your abstract ideas into a form you can visualize.

7. An Architect is cost effective. A well-conceived, designed, and coordinated project is more economical. Changes made on paper in the design phase are much less expensive than those made during construction.

8. Architecture is a good investment. Great design sells from consumer products to cities. A well designed home has a higher resale value.

9. An Architect can make your building project environmentally friendly. Skilled architects work with the environment to create spaces that are sustainable and comply with ever demanding energy performance requirements.

10. An Architect can guide you through an entire project as your advocate. An architect will be able to assist with every aspect of a project from choosing a site, city permitting, design review board submittals to construction administration. Whether you choose to start a project from the ground up or remodel an existing space, an architect will be able to help the project run smoothly during each stage avoiding disruptive surprises.


Contents

Higgins Architects

Brissette Architects

Sever Design Group Architects

24-27

84-87

150-153

Candelaria Design

Urban Design Associates, Ltd. Lee Hutchison AIA

Swaback Partners Architects

Carson Architecture and Design

Kendle Design Collaborative

Tsontakis Architecture

96-99

36-39

48-51

108-111

162-165

172-175

Christy & Company ARCHITECTURE

60-63

Clint Miller Architect

120-123

Christine Wareing AIA

James Hann Design AIA

Gordon P. Rogers, AIA 1936-2015 AIA Arizona Architects Medal

Craig Wickersham Architect

Dale Gardon Design

132-137

72-75

Features

180-183

188-191

Editorials

Ten Reasons to Hire an Architect

02

Landscape Architecture for your Home

22

ARA Community

05

Trending in the Kitchen

34

ARA News

06

Legacy Series Part 2 George W. Christensen

40-42

By Jessica Hutchison Rough, AIA, LEED AP By Dale Gardon AIA, LEED AP By Nick Tsontakis AIA, NCARB

Palm Springs Modernism Week By Michael Higgins, RA

ARA Networking Events

Photography by Tony Hernandez and Scott Sandler

ARA Sponsors and Credits

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By Azul Verde By Chris Norris

184-187

By Frank Aazami and David Brown

192-194

By First Impressions

195

Security Screen Door Questions

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The Magical Art of Lighting Design

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Procurement and Interior Design

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INVITATION TO LAND OWNERS OR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPERS The Arizona Residential Architects (ARA) is a distinguished organization of 15 leading residential architectural firms who would like to provide resources and design talent to land owners, real estate individuals or firms, builders, or residential developers for the purposes of creating a new community, neighborhood, or unique collection of homes. The ideal candidates would be seeking the assistance of the ARA as a creative design and/or development coordination partner to help facilitate new community or neighborhood planning ideas and initiatives. The ARA would bring the talents and experience of 15 uniquely diverse residential architectural firms to the project’s residential design opportunities. In addition, the ARA has developed a network of over 100 trade partners. This network includes residential builders, interior designers, residential product manufacturers or representatives, and trade service provision companies. All this knowledge, product resources and experience can be brought to benefit an identified project. The goal is to identify an opportunity where a parcel of land is between 2ac up to 15ac, or more, wherein the ARA Community Team can design a new inspiring residential neighborhood community that creates awareness and promotes new lifestyle and environmental initiatives incorporating best practices, including recognized platforms for sustainability, such as LEED, and/or Green building practices. The ideal opportunity would allow all 15 members of the ARA to design homes for this model community.

Contact Dale Gardon at (480) 948-9666 to make an appointment to meet with the ARA Community Design Team to discuss your potential opportunity.


ARA News By Nick Tsontakis AIA, NCARB Arizona Residential Architects is a

bi-annually and has a website,

second place, $1,000 for third

ground breaking community of

ArizonaResidentialArchitects.com

place and 2 - $500 for each

design professionals. Our purpose

The magazine and website are

honorable mention. This year’s

is to support and inspire quality

useful resource guides for the

award winning designs will be

design work with the most influen-

public.

featured in ARA12. An awards

tial and talented professionals and trades in our state.

ARA is involved in furthering the architectural

profession

and

It has been 5 years since the Fall

supports education and licensing

of

of future architects through an

2010

that

fifteen

leading

ARA has a

residential architectural firms in

internship process.

Arizona decided to for Arizona

community

Residential Architects to foster

supports the following:

relationships within the design community and promote exceptional work in a challenging economic market. members

invited

The ARA valued

colleagues to join the ARA as sponsors.

These

sponsors

included respected landscape architects,

interior

designers,

builders, banking institutions, real estate professionals, craftsmen, and construction trades such as cabinetmakers,

window

and

door manufacturers, and material suppliers. All of the sponsors in the ARA publications were hand selected for their excellent skill level and professionalism. When you choose to work with an ARA architect member, design professional or trade sponsor you are choosing the finest Arizona has to offer. The ARA architect members and sponsors regularly hold networking events to encourage communication and exchange innovative design ideas, techniques, and products. The network has evolved into a rich pool of talent offering the best possible design team for your new construction or remodel project. The ARA publishes ARA Magazine

SARRC

-

presence

and

ceremony will be held at the Gallery of Design in ASU’s South School of Design Building in late September 2016. ARA Home Tour - Fall 2016 Starting in the Fall of 2016, the ARA will host an annual ARA Home

Southwest

Autism

Tour. The tour will consist of 5 to 6

Research and Resource Center

homes designed by the ARA

ARA selected SARRC, a non- profit

architect

working to advance research

Home Tour will feature livable,

members.

The

ARA

“The network has evolved into a rich pool of talent offering the best possible design team for new construction or remodel projects” for

architect designed homes and

individuals with autism and their

highlight the importance of good

families. As a unified group, ARA

design. Proceeds from the ARA

is

Home Tour will also go to local

and

provide

proud

to

support

support

those

addressing key initiatives in our community

and

creating

a

healthy, active, prosperous place to call home. For six consecutive years, the ARA has presented a $5,000 check to sponsor the annual SARRC Breakfast. This year the breakfast will be held at 7:30 am on Wednesday, April 27 at the Arizona

Biltmore,

Frank

Lloyd

Wright Ballroom.

ARA

statewide

has

Gordon P. Rogers, AIA (1936-2015) On Sunday, October 25th, 2015, our esteemed ARA colleague, Gordi Rogers, passed away after a long illness. Gordi is a past AIA Arizona Architect Medalist and will be greatly missed by the architectural

communities

in

Arizona and his home state of Michigan. The timeless beauty of

ARA Student Housing Competition The

charities.

summer

his work will be with us for years to

a

come. Please see the complete

student

story written by his daughter, Julie

established

housing design competition for

Rogers, on pages 132-137.

second and third year students

Also, commencing this year, the

from ASU and U of A schools of

ARA and Gordi’s friends and

architecture. Another site will be

clients will be setting up the

selected this year for a custom

annual

home

Student Scholarship. We will have

design.

We

will

be

ARA/Gordon

awarding at least five prizes:

more information in ARA12

$5,000 for first place, $3,000 for

Network on…

Rogers

ARA

Arizona Residential Architects

Nick Tsontakis AIA, NCARB is principal of Tsontakis Architecture. He has been in private practice since 1981. He is also director and publisher of ARA.


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A home is not complete unless the outdoor living quarters are fully equipped for welcoming owners and guests.

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The use of

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The Legacy Architects: George W. Christensen: The Architecture of Upside Down and the Multi-Colored Pen By Frank Aazami and David M. Brown George W. Christensen, FAIA,

ships; well, George was the

lar client and can be as unique

(1929−2003) colored his world

architect that launched a thou-

as an owner may wish. I didn’t

with

a

rainbow

pen

and

sketched designs upside down for admiring clients, mentored

“Architecture is a demanding mistress.” - George W. Christensen

and taught young architects and lived architecture as a

sand

Andrew

really realize all that could be

devoted partner yearning to

Carson III, principal of Carson

done with the design until I

please.

Architecture and Design, Scott-

worked with George. It opened

sdale.

my eyes.”

“He loved architecture and people,” recalls Mark Candelaria, AIA, who met him as a student at Arizona State University in Tempe, where Christensen was a professor. “He never married and always said to

us,

‘Architecture

is

a

demanding mistress.’”

with his teacher’s firm, Christensen and Associates, later CCBG Architects, 1982 to 1999, starting

Candelaria

Design, now in Scottsdale. He worked on many Christensen homes in the Valley, including the Rex Petersen and Deakin homes in Paradise Valley, both still providing their owners joy. A pioneer of custom residential in the Valley, Christensen is fondly

remembered

by

students and by the Valley cityscape

with

homes

“He

says

encouraged

so

many of the architects in the Valley today to go out on their own, and everyone who knew

and

other buildings that, decades after their creation, continue to

ful for the time they got to

the Santa Barbara style, which

spend with him.”

he brilliantly melded with South-

A former visiting professor of University, president of the local

particularly

liked

west and modernist elements. He also became a specialist in hillside designs, carefully work-

chapter of the Arizona Institute of Architects and Phoenix Home & Garden Master of the Southwest, Christensen studied at the famed Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago in the ‘50s under the legendary Mies van der Rohe. He moved to the Valley just after to begin professional life, which focused on custom homes, sanctuaries and other commercial buildings. Scottsdale

architect,

James

Hann, AIA, was another Christensen student at ASU and worked for him for about a year after he graduated. “One of the greatest influences

pray in them and work in them.

was teaching me how custom

face that launched a thousand

Dogmatism Christensen

inspire those who live in them,

“They say Helen of Troy was the

To Santa Barbara and North of

him as an architect was thank-

architecture at Arizona State

Candelaria went on to work

before

firms,”

homes differ from production homes,”

he

says.

“Custom

homes are tailored to a particu-

(top) Sketch of George Christensen Sketch By: Bruce Kimball (left) George Christensen Photo: courtesy George Christensen archive (below) Spencer Residence Photo: CCBG


George W. Christensen (cont.) ing with desert contours to

Christensen’s semi-retirement in

maximize views.

1997.

“George’s

niche

in

Valley

intellectual.” “George was a master of every-

“He loved the grand homes of

thing,” adds Carson, who also

residential architecture would

early

Santa

studied with Christensen at ASU

undoubtedly be in the palatial

Barbara and Palm Beach as

before working for him. After

homes he produced for a

well as the Spanish Colonial

both had worked five years with

handful

wealthy

influences of the Southwest and

CCBG, he and former business

patrons,” says Kym Billington, a

sought to adapt those traditions

partner, Jon Poetzl, started their

co-principal at CCBG since

to mountainous sites and the

firm, Carson Poetzl in Scotts-

1987

harsh summer climate in the

dale, from 2002-2015, and, it,

Phoenix area.”

too, continued the Christensen

of

and

very

a

student

of

Christensen’s in the mid ‘70s at ASU, where he has been an adjunct faculty member for 30 years. In the middle ‘80s, he went to work for him until

20th-century

Christensen once discussed his Santa Barbara projects with Eddie

Jones,

AIA.

self-proclaimed

“As

modernist,

tive custom homes.

a

“He could work well in all styles,

I

and he really liked the Santa

“ Eddie, you do not understand romance.” Jackson Residence Photo: CCBG

tradition of designing superla-

Barbara style as it could work well with both classical furniture or contemporary. He had a

could not reconcile his commit-

timeless style to his designs,” he

ment to an historical style. I

says.

incorrectly believed he was betraying the ‘modern rules,’” Jones recalls.

Christensen design signatures include

arches,

unique

windows and doors, while shap-

“He simply said, ‘Eddie, you do not understand romance.’ It would be years later, when I designed a beach home on the Sea of Cortez that I began

ing outdoor spaces as continuations

of

the

indoors:

He

affirmed the Arizona lifestyle long before it was a marketing mantra.

to understand what George

“One of his loves was the idea

was saying to me.

of the entry experience, the

“It is noble to respect and attempt a genuine understanding of history, local traditions and why a regional architecture would evolve in the first place,” Jones says. “Through my search for authenticity, I discovered romance:

the the

quality

of

opposite

of

drama of entrance to a great home,”

says

Brian

Cassidy,

co-principal at CCBG, who worked with Christensen for 16 years, again until his retirement. “He believed in core grouping, connecting all of the parts from the entry on through to the backyard.”


George W. Christensen (cont.) He was flexible and open to

most of the current partnership

“George was the consummate

change.

evolved

at CCBG together: an unwilling-

promoter, as in Barnum and

through the years, Billington

His

style

ness to throw past or divergent

Bailey level skill,” Billington adds.

explains.

thinking away in the name of a

“What I thought most unusual,

single dogmatic approach to

however, was his generosity

architecture.”

with that skill. He promoted

His early homes, from about 1958 when the firm was beginning, are “very stark and white

Clients

and clearly influenced by the

Attention,

International

Mentoring

Movement,

revealing his education at IIT during the Mies years,” Billington says.

Hann

Get

says

Multi-Colored

Students

Colorful

young talents in the firm every bit as hard as he ever promoted himself or the firm and was probably instrumental in starting

the

other

two

elements of good architecture he learned from Christensen

a number of prominent careers throughout the Southwest.” He notes that Christensen lent

At the same time, these homes

was his ability with people, to

weren’t

the

treat clients superlatively, and,

garden. They rolled and undu-

a central tool, his finesse with

lated with the desert terrain more Wrightian than Interna-

“George was a master at drawing upside down, so the client can see what is unfolding

tional. You can see the very

the multi-color pen.

“machines

in

north of Camelback in ways

beginning of an eclecticism that

became

more

pronounced as years went by, and there are daring details that

in

some

instances

predated the available tech-

ate work at Columbia University

in New York City –– after just

“He’d make comments on the

working for him for a year.

drawings in different colors,

“That’s the kind of person he

depending on what aspect of

was.”

the project they related to,” he says.

Bunn Residence Photo: CCBG

The client was always in focus:

nology.” Billington explains that the later homes moved even further from Miesian modernist roots and became more eclectic. “It always appeared to me that he was willing to go ‘mining’ in just about any idiom or period in

“He had the ability to sketch in front of the client, as they see how their ideas and dreams come to life right before their eyes,”

Carson

says.

“It’s

a

wonderful experience for both the client and the architect.

time contrary to the dictates of

“George was a master at draw-

architectural orthodoxy.

ing upside down, so the client

“It was a brave thing for an architect, much less an architectural

him money to finish his gradu-

educator,

to

have

done at the time he did it, and it was the thing that brought

can see what is unfolding,” he says. “He also shared with everyone he met his passion for living life, traveling and a really good Scotch!”

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requires mastery of varied and

Preeminent Interior Designer

Light and shadow are tools that lighting designers use to make faces,

objects,

and

spaces

Light is that magical ingredient

more visible and more attrac-

that defines a space. Like an

tive. Patterns of light and the

artists’ canvas, light is layered to

appearance of lighting equip-

create stunning visual environ-

ment itself convey vital informa-

ments for people to live, work,

tion to people such as scale

play, learn, shop, and commu-

and function while emphasizing

nicate in. It is an essential tool in

points

our lives. Lighting quality is

artwork.

defined by achieving a perfect balance among human needs, architectural

designs,

and

energy efficiency.

of

interest

such

as

A lighting designer integrates the arts, sciences, and business of illumination design and application. Light is intangible and invisible until it strikes an object or

surface.

medium

Controlling

gives

the

this

lighting

“artist” the ability to create scale, dynamics, and mood. “Layers of light, like a beautiful

Visible white light is comprised of colors. The spectral composition of a light source, whether it is “cool” or “neutral” or “warm”

sion to any space or architectural element.” - Robert Singer

in

can

Lighting design has become a

thing light falls upon: how you see

affect how we perceive the

creative extension of architec-

what you see, how you feel about

colors of faces, objects and

tural design, improving visibility

it, and how you hear what you

surfaces.

and

are hearing.” - Jean Rosenthal.

designers are trained to choose

concept and color. Experience

the best light spectrum for the

and talent create patterns of

space to achieve the best

illumination

quality of light.

reinforce overall project goals.

proper

lighting

application

improves

of

satisfaction

and performance, draws atten-

appearance,

painting, add depth and dimen-

“The lighting of it affects every-

The

color

continually evolving disciplines.

Qualified

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tion, influences social interac-

“Lighting is everything. It creates

tion,

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atmosphere, drama, and intrigue

facilitates

in a room.” - Martyn Lawrence

promotes

Bullard

fosters

beautifies

positive

space,

communication, safety

and

security,

and

increases visual comfort. Poor lighting

can

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lower

Improper

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also

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hazards

Lighting

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designers

are

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cal, and economically viable

Energy efficiency and lighting

lighting solutions. They know

quality should go hand-in-hand

how to make the best use of the

when shaping effective energy

subtle and powerful medium of

policy.

light, creating effects that can

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mood of the space.

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“Design is defined by light and

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is a technically difficult yet

mentally friendly.

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spectacular

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Procurement and Interior Design By Elizabeth Rosensteel Should interior designers charge

stand the architectural style

can physically see and sit on

a mark up for furniture if you

and the appropriate scale of

that perfect sofa.

have

materials and furnishings best

We

suited for the project.

invoice the client for deposits,

an

hourly

design

contract? Or Should I be charged hourly consultation if the designer is procuring the furniture?

To best serve a client, the designer

does

more

than

procurement, duties include: specifying and selecting the

Two often asked questions and

interior

finishes,

totally misunderstood parts of a

custom

millwork,

designer’s contract.

interior elevations and providing

This is an area that most lay people and the architectural

designing drawing

detailed information to be used for bidding purposes.

write

purchase

orders,

wait for the deposit to arrive in the mail, all the while calling the showroom to extend the hold on the fabric until the money comes in. Then, just when everything

seems

complete

the

phone calls start… “Oh we are so sorry, the fabric has been discontinued”, or “it won’t ship for another 12 weeks, there was

community do not thoroughly

Procurement itself is a laborious

a problem in the manufactur-

understand.

process. Countless hours are

ing.”

It

appears

as

though we are being given money for nothing…. free cash for the pleasure of “buying”

“Oh, we are so sorry, the fabric has been discontinued.”

things. It conjures up images of the show “Designing Women”, a late 80’s comedy sitcom with Delta Burke and Dixie Carter: we run around looking at great stuff, lunch at fabulous restaurants, dress well and get paid big bucks to buy “stuff”. If only it were that glamorous.

spent selecting furnishings and

My favorite is getting the CFA

fabrics that meet the require-

(“cutting for approval”) and the

ments of the end user and the

dye lot is completely off and the

aesthetic taste of the designer.

mill can’t guarantee that the

Hours and layers of personnel

next run will match the sample

spent requesting price checks

you received from the show-

and availability from each show

room. Of course you based your

room. Hundreds of calls follow-

entire

ing up with each vendor to get

particular color.

the information just to present

Purchasing or procurement as it

the

is called in most contracts is

pieces to the client before any

commonly misunderstood. Why

purchasing

should I pay you hourly if you

Once the designer has an

have a procurement contract?

approval there are additional

Or why should you make a mark

steps to this process to ensure

up on furniture when I am

that no mistakes are made.

paying you hourly?

Some designers will create full

When

you

hire

an

interior

designer you are hiring someone who has current knowledge of trends, and, more

budget

and actually

selected begins.

scale templates of furniture pieces to assure that what is on the plans and what has been built is actually the same.

design

that

around

A myriad of things can go wrong, from flooded factories to mislabeled fabric samples, and designers have to assume the responsibility. Just like your general

contractor

has

to

provide warranties, there are warranties

with

goods

purchased. So if that perfect chair isn’t holding up, guess who makes those annoying phone calls to make it right? You guessed it …your designer.

importantly, what suits a client’s

Additional

taste and budget. They under-

meeting with a client so they

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URBAN DESIGN ASSOCIATES, LTD Lee Hutchison, AIA Principal Architect

Jessica Hutchison-Rough, AIA, LEED AP Associate Architect

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Lee Hutchison and the team at Urban Design Associates realize that building a home can be the dream of a life time. Bringing that dream to realization can be a creative, joyful experience for each client. From the first interview regarding the lifestyle choices, lot requirements, room specifications, each idea is noted and built into the final plans. As one client stated, “You did an incredible job of putting our wishes on paper which resulted in the incredible home you presented to us.� Following the design phases and completion of final construction documents Lee assists the client in building a team designed to guide the project from the perfectly matched builder and building budget to the interior designer. Over thirty years of guiding clients through the process has given Lee vast experience and access to resources available in the Valley, including knowledge of the many design review boards and community requirements of which clients may need to be aware. Urban Design Associates serves the needs of its clients in designing new homes or the remodeling of an existing home in a variety of styles ranging from ultra-contemporary, mountain resort, traditional old world, to our signature organic southwest. We invite you to view our vast project portfolio of styles, meet our staff and catch up on our latest news on our website, www.udaltd.com


Hutchison

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Hutchison

This soft, southwest contemporary custom home uses native building materials with adobe feature walls and steel window walls that run through the house connecting indoor with outdoor living spaces, leading the eye to the views of the majestic mountains beyond.

Images shown include work by: Thompson Photographic, R-Net Custom Homes, Billi Springer

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Brent Kendle, AIA, LEED AP Principal 6115 North Cattletrack Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85250 brent@kendledesign.com www.kendledesign.com 480.951.8558 Like driftwood the rectilinear forms of this Paradise Valley Residence tumble across the site as if they’d floated down its jagged wash during a monsoon storm. Bridges, hovering roof forms, and stone walkways connect the buildings on both sides of the desert wash. Rammed earth walls and naturally weathered steel privacy panels create a secluded residence that hovers over the site. Horizontal planes edged in soft gray metal float above walls of earth and glass. Light spills between the walls and drifting roof planes animating ethereal shadows across the stone floors.

DESERT WASH RESIDENCE


Brent Kendle “I’d say the homeowners’ aim of living in a simple home of sophisticated elegance was definitely achieved!”

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“I have worked with several architects over the years. Sometimes it seems like architects are more interested about making a “statement” than in listening to the clients. Brent Kendle is a true professional who obviously loves what he does and is very creative in maximizing design opportunities always with an eye on costs, which is very comforting to a cost-conscious client like me. I would recommend Brent to anyone.” - Owner, Rammed Earth Modern, Paradise Valley

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Landmark West, founded by Ken Madden, a Master Builder with 30 plus years experience in custom home building and home transformations, has been constructing custom homes in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Carefree and Cave Creek for over 30 years and brings with him a reputation for excellence and a mandate for perfection. Turn your dream into a masterpiece! Call Ken at 480.390.2603 or visit Landmarkwest.builders today.

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The Union of Dwelling and Land Clint Miller’s childhood home was nestled in the hills of Southern California, where large expanses of living room windows framed landscaping, where honest, load-bearing wood beams both supported the home’s structure and adorned its interior. As a youngster, Clint felt a kinship with these simple structures and their textures and proportions, and to the views that revealed the surrounding environment. These early experiences helped shape Clint’s architectural quest to understand the intricate balance required to create a home that forges a natural relationship of dwelling and environment. For more than two decades now, Architect Clint Miller has striven to design homes that form a union with their site ... whether integrating into lush urban communities or growing organically from the surrounding desert flora. Miller’s body of work balances delicate detail and bold composition, melding traditional techniques and materials with sensitive design and application. Each home expresses an organic relationship between site and design; each home respects and embraces its site. Clint’s residential projects have been featured in AIA Home Tours, honored in an AIA Homes of the Year competition, and recognized in an AIA Historical Preservation Exhibit. In March of 2010 he was honored as a Master of the Southwest by Phoenix Home and Garden magazine and has been featured several times on that publication’s cover.


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Precisely Crafted Custom Cabinetry & Furniture www.BrothersWoodworks.com

Brothers Woodworks is a team of craftsmen dedicated to the art of cabinet and furniture making. Founded in 2002 by brothers, Jeremy and Preston Brown, Brothers Woodworks has established itself as a premier, local source for custom cabinetry and furniture. Let our team go to work for you! Visit us at: www.BrothersWoodworks.com Design Center: 48 W. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85210

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“a fresh

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of the unexpected”

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GORDON P. ROGERS, AIA 8/18/1936 - 10/25/2015

- Recipient of the AIA Arizona Architects

Medal

for

his

designs. - Recipient of ten Arizona Home of the Year awards by AIA Arizona and Phoenix Home and Garden.

Gordon Patrick Rogers com-

graduation

one

ing out to show their true shape

pleted his adventurous life on

problem: they had no architec-

when Autumn comes around.

Sunday, October 25, 2015. He

ture school. So he reluctantly

Soon his designs couldn’t be

was a man who said “yes” to

transferred to the University of

contained by city limits and he

every

was

Michigan, but not before meet-

designed cottages and homes

offered, but said “no” each

ing his lifelong friend, Bill Waun,

that dot the shores of Lake

adventure

he

except

for

time Death came calling for him in the 14 years since he was diagnosed

with

prostate

His love of life and architecture was voracious

cancer. He finally gave in to the adventure he’d been refus-

and his lifelong love, Lee Porter.

Michigan. Oh, Lake Michigan!

ing and died in his beautiful

In 1962 he, his wife, and their

What a source of inspiration

home surrounded by his family.

two

you were.

children,

Michael

and

Julie, moved to Arizona. Gordi Born in Detroit on August 18th,

loved it. Lee did not. And his

But the desert continued to call

1936

children,

don’t

to him and, because he lived

Rogers,

remember. So soon thereafter

like a phoenix, it’s no surprise

Gordon was raised alongside

they returned to the town

that in 1983 they returned to

his brother, Tommy, and his

where it all began, Kalamazoo.

Phoenix. Lucky Phoenix! Now

sister, Elaine, on a chicken farm

Lucky Kalamazoo! Pieces of

there are pieces of Gordi all

in nearby Utica. His youth was a

Gordi are everywhere there.

over there too, as well as

smattering of eggs, basketball

The Haymarket, Skyrise and

places the world over.

and

branch banks are easy to spot,

to

Denver

Jeanette

many

Neal

(Byron)

birdwatching, other

and

among

they

He

but many of his creations are

His love of life and architecture

Michigan

harder to see. Most of Gordi’s

was voracious. They rarely took

University on a basketball schol-

houses,

he

a trip that didn’t include a

arship. He loved WMU and

designed for his family, are

building as the impetus for the

would have stayed through

nestled into the woods, peek-

journey. New York to see the

attended

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things.

well

Western

like

the

one


Gordon Rogers

Lee and Gordi at the Grand Canyon circa 1986

Select watercolors and sketches

Guggenheim Museum the year

never let himself grow up. He

two

it

opened.

Barcelona

for

celebrations.

One

in

stayed wide-eyed and curious.

Arizona on Saturday, Novem-

Gaudi’s many buildings. Paris

He

sincere,

ber 21st at the University Club of

for the Eiffel Tower. And when

honest, and totally transparent.

Phoenix. The other in Kalama-

he wasn’t being inspired by

He wanted to see, and feel,

zoo, MI Saturday, January 16th

man-made structures he was

and taste, and do everything.

at the Haymarket. Many anec-

being inspired by those made

And he did.

dotes

by the forces of nature. The

His life was so big it required

friends and family.

was

genuine,

were

shared

by

his

written by Julie Rogers

Grand Canyon was his mecca. He loved pasta, and margaritas, and champagne, though not together. He loved bridges, which is fitting for a man as strong and supportive as he was. He loved the elegant shape of the triangle. He loved to dance. He loved to spend evenings playing the board game ColorKu alongside his granddaughter, Lauren. He practiced Lee’s favorite song, “Hotel California”, for months to be able to play it on his guitar alongside his son, Mike, and his grandson, Brett, as a gift to her one Christmas. He was famous for his guacamole and his cappuccinos. He

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GORDON ROGERS AIA 8/18/1936 - 10/25/2015

“We will never forget Gordon Rogers, AIA. Gordi was a true inspiration to his family, clients, and friends; Gordi’s life and career as an architect was magical and legendary; he will be truly missed.” - Lawrence Enyart FAIA, LEED Fellow

“…There will never be another Gordi Rogers - he is irreplaceable. His architectural talent is unbeatable and his kindness embraced us all.” - Nick Tsontakis AIA, NCARB Arizona Memorial Service 11-21-15

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Gordon Rogers

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GORDON ROGERS AIA 8/18/1936 - 10/25/2015

“I think what pleases me the most about architecture, other than the sheer joy of creativity, is seeing people happy in their homes, be they new or remodeled. I have clients who have entertained thoughts of moving out of state but they love their home so much that they will not consider it. We just spent seven days on a private cruise with our young clients from Trinidad - Tobago. After spending the week in close quarters, we are still friends.


Gordon Rogers

Creating architecture is creating sculpture in which we live. I strive to create a sense of place, a sense of space, a sense of belonging to the site and to nature. I have long been inspired by the beauty, elegance, and economy of structure of sailboats, with nothing extraneous for the function, and so it is with my residences.â€? - Gordon Rogers AIA ARA ProďŹ le

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SEVER DESIGN GROUP ARCHITECTS Mark Sever AIA Principal

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I create truly one-of-a-kind, site specific designs and have been doing so for 22 years. Designing and building custom homes requires a very personal and dedicated connection to the client and their wishes. Every architect in the ARA understands this connection and excels in achieving signature design and thus, real value for their clients. I have been fortunate enough to participate in the roles of client, architect, designer and builder over the years having built several homes for myself. I understand the process from each perspective which gives me insight to address any unique requirement. I utilize progressive technologies which allow me to present, convey and interact with a client or team member regardless of location. Designing and building a custom home is the ultimate reward and reflection on a lifetime of success. I understand the importance of conveying the correct statement my clients wish to make about their new home. I enjoy working with great clients wanting to create a great piece of architecture regardless of scale.


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As architects and designers, what we pursue is not only an exploratory adventure, it is a high calling that can be addressed in a variety of ways, and at many levels of achievement. Our commitment has been one of applying both the art and technology of architecture and planning to an extraordinarily wide array of opportunities. An obvious measure of our success can be seen in both our client responses and the diversity of honors and awards juried by our peers. Among the most gratifying indicators of these achievements is the continuity of service made possible by the firm’s record of retention and longevity. Given both the demands of our clients, plus those we place on ourselves, this longevity, which includes both clients and staff, is more about our uncommon resolve and commitment than anything to do with standardized procedures. In the realm of residential architecture, a home designed by Swaback Partners embraces the colors, breezes, sounds and views of the natural environment integrating abundant indoor-outdoor living activities and effectively creating an environment that lives much larger than the contained floor area.

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Nick Tsontakis was born at home in Kostadiana, a tiny village located off the northwest coast of Crete. He came into this world in a bedroom with corner windows overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. He grew up gazing at some of the most beautiful vistas on the planet. When his family moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he marveled at the aesthetic magnificence of Old Montreal and the innovative structures and international pavilions of Expo ‘67. This cultural richness and diversity are integral to his design, which he brings to his clients throughout the world. This diversity carries with it a freedom to express his clients’ desires – your desire to live in the home of your dreams. Living in Montreal, Nick graduated from McGill University School of Architecture with Distinction, and was the principal in Nick Tsontakis Architects from 1981 to 2001. He moved to Scottsdale and formed Tsontakis Architecture in 1996. His designs have been realized in more than 400 projects in the United States, Canada and Europe, winning prestigious local, national and international competitions. His work has been featured in esteemed publications and websites worldwide. Nick’s commitment to serving his clients can be seen clearly in their homes, as expressed in the ultra-contemporary home with the form of a sleek manta ray perched on a desert hillside, or the French Normandy-inspired manor in the Pacific Northwest, complete with a dramatic roofline and handcrafted, old-world details. No matter the style or location, or whether he’s working on a remodel project or a 16,000-square-foot mountainside home, Nick incorporates energy conservation and efficient layouts so his clients don’t waste money. Being able to design the home of your dreams is freedom, and that freedom is exhilarating. With that feeling comes the need to make sure you are in good hands. Hal and Diane Zeidman from Westport, Connecticut, had interviewed architects in Arizona for more than a year before selecting Tsontakis Architecture. Moments into their first conversation, Hal says they felt comfortable they had found the architect who understood their needs and concerns and could bring their vision to life. “Today, we live in a home that far exceeds our expectations,” says Hal. “Nick’s unique design took fully into consideration both our dreams and the opportunities presented by the land.” Nick is committed to creating the home of your dreams. The home that evokes your deepest desires, in which you experience not only your freedom of expression, but also the comfort of knowing all will be well.

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Palm Springs Modernism Week and the ARA By Michael Higgins

I have wanted to attend Mod-

restoration was fantastic and

designed the original building

ernism Week in Palm Springs for

the building was inspirational.

back in 1960 as the Santa Fe

years now. This year I set a date

Composed

sandblasted

Savings and Loan Building. It is

on my calendar for November

masonry block and utilizing

as beautiful today as the day it

1 when the tickets first go on

broad overhangs and tubular

opened. A new museum for

sale. The events sell out quickly

shades surrounding the port

architecture and design.

and I needed to get tickets

hole windows on the west and

reserved

east facades, the building still

Dinner was taken as a group at

happens in mid-February and

appears

Trio

celebrates the contemporary

responds to the water and

Getting to know all the wives

design of the mid-20th century.

views wonderfully. We were

during our festivities confirmed

Palm Springs has always been

treated to some great music

that behind every good man is

a desert escape for Los Ange-

and a box lunch. The corru-

a better woman.

leans and the Hollywood Jet

gated fiberglass panel on the

Set. I was joined by fellow ARA

exterior shades the skin of the

Day two involved a walking

members Lee Hutchinson, Brent

building and disguises roof top

tour

Kendle, Mark Sever, Clint Miller, Russ Greey. We were lucky

Palm Springs was a mecca for contemporary design and architecture during the 1950’s and 1960’s

enough to be accompanied

air conditioning units. The resto-

Mid-century production homes

by our beautiful wives on this

ration make the place look as

in various stages of restoration

trip

good as new.

and remodel. The last house on

early.

The

tour

Jon Bernard and ARA sponsor

which

happened

to

of

cutting

edge

and

coincide with Valentine’s Day.

Restaurant

of

that

Sunmor

night.

Estates:

the tour offered a wonderful

Doubling up a work trip with the

After landing back at "Camp",

glimpse at what is possible

holiday offered a lot of bang

a downtown center of depar-

when everything is done right.

for the buck!

ture for most of the tours, we

Robert Higgins and The Alexan-

ventured over to the new Palm

der Company originally devel-

Palm Springs was a Mecca for

Springs Art Museum later that

oped the tract homes.

Contemporary

and

afternoon. Originally designed

owner

Architecture during the 50's

as a bank, the repurposed

bedroom guest house which

and 60's. We went seeking

building now houses art and

mirrored the original home. The

inspiration and insight for our

architecture exhibits promoting

structure, which is linked by a

current creations and were not

design

and

shaded colonnade, incorpo-

disappointed. We left our retro

celebrating architecture and

rates a shaded cabana for the

hotel 13 Palms on Friday morn-

design. Moveable sun screens

pool area. Shade is a big deal

ing and headed to the Salton

on the exterior allow the build-

in the desert and most of the

Sea Yacht Club designed by

ing to shield the glass exterior

homes we viewed had incor-

Architect Albert Frey for our first

walls from the harsh sun expo-

porated

tour. The building has been

sure on the west (street) side.

areas.

recently restored and is serving

White terrazzo floors looked as

as a health club and recreation

good as the day they were

That night we saw the premier

center for local residents. The

designed. E. Stewart Williams

of Desert Maverick - The Archi-

Design

of

the

region

had

added

generous

a

One two

outdoor


1 1. Palm Springs Art Museum 2. Salton Sea Yacht Club 3,4. ARA architects and spouses 5. (next page) Sunmor Estates - Guest House Addition

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Palm Springs Modernism Week and the ARA By Michael Higgins

tecture of Bill Cody. The term

desert

"hush and flush" was something

could be employed to allow

Currently surrounded by cheap

that resonated with Architect

our homes to age gracefully.

tract homes, the area was

Clint Miller. A reference to the

Many of the roofs had ducting

once all alone in the quiet

minimalist approach of the

and piping strewn across them

desert and must have felt like a

architect when detailing his

leaving some ugly blemishes

surreal experience to stay at

buildings.

designed

behind. They say “we must

such a cutting edge abode.

several golf club houses and

learn from history or we are

The place has been recently

housing developments in the

doomed to repeat it” and this

lovingly restored and we all

area in various styles. Most

was illustrated during our tour.

purchased DVD’s on the life's

notably his firm invented the

The highlight of this leg of our

work of John Lautner, one of

concept of golf course design

tour was the Palm Desert Art

Los Angeles’ top mid-century

anchoring housing develop-

Museum

architects.

ment and the Country Club

departed from. Many famous

lifestyle. Sound familiar? Palm

past presidents have lived in

Sunday night was a pool and

Springs is still an oasis for people

this community (including my

cocktail party at 13 Palms -

wanting to unwind and party, I

Palm Springs is still an oasis for people wanting to unwind and party, I think that Phoenix has borrowed that concept well

think

Cody

that

Phoenix

has

borrowed that concept well.

and

what

where

strategies

the

tour

West

in

the

architecture.

ninth cousin Dwight D.) and left

clothing optional. Jeri Kendle

That night it was dinner and

behind a legacy of culture in

found this place close to the

drinks at Restaurant Eight4Nine

their wake. Obama and Air

downtown area and the 1950's

located at 849 South Palm

Force One were at the Palm

vibe set the tone for the week-

Canyon Drive. Easily the best

Springs Airport during our visit

end. Wood fired pizza from

dinner we had in Palm Springs.

on a golfing/business trip meet-

Matchbox Pizzeria and some

We dined in a private room

ing with Chinese dignitaries on

wonderful salads completed

and

shared

economic issues. Rumor has it

the night. I think there were also

stories about what we had

that he and Michelle may retire

some cocktails poured but this

seen that day, homes that

in Palm Springs after his term

part of the trip is a little fuzzy.

inspired us and elements that

runs out in 2017.

laughed

and

we use in designing our homes in Arizona. Sunday

involved

Albert Frey house. A 1,200

Lautner

the

square foot industrial strength

was

next

on

double

agenda. Built in Desert Hot

home with pool, overlooking

decker bus tour of Palm Desert

Springs the four unit studios are

Palm Springs. This was Albert

which

rented for nightly stays. Jon and

Frey's personal abode and the

minutes south of Palm Springs.

Teri

lucky

first to bring a large boulder into

We viewed works by some of

enough to stay the night there.

the home through the glass

Palm Springs best architects

The small units look outward to

wall.

and what was left of the homes

small cactus gardens and you

passive solar design and is

they created. It was a good

can clearly see the influence of

connected to the mountain

lesson in what holds up in the

Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin

like no other home I have ever

is

a

Monday's highlight was the A small boutique hotel by John

located

twenty

Bernhard

were

The

house

employs


5

6

7

8

seen. The way the rock sepa-

ARA Members and their wives.

there are plenty of outstanding

rates the living and dining

Seeing buildings through each

examples of mid-century archi-

areas and becomes one with

other's eyes and learning from

tecture.

the mountain is poetic. The

what other architects have

future generations will have the

home is a great reminder that

done was certainly a highlight

kind of reverence and support

good things come in small

for me. Phoenix has a similar

for the homes we are creating

packages.

past and I hope that our city

today.

Maybe

someday

can develop the kind of appreBrent Kendle and Mark Sever

ciation and preservation that

reflected

weekend

the Palm Springs community

stating that the highlight was

demonstrates. Look around as

getting to know their fellow

you

on

the

drive

through

Phoenix,

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CRAIG WICKERSHAM ARCHITECT Craig Wickersham, AIA 15863 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop #118 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

info@craigwickersham.com 480.609.6766 I designed my first home when I was 13 years old. This was not on a napkin. It was a full set of drawings for a construction company. Watching that home emerge from the ground the following year was nothing short of miraculous to me. This was the beginning of my love affair with architecture. Working with you to create your home so you can have that miraculous feeling is my life’s calling and greatest joy. I listen to your desires, respect your budget, and help you keep control from start to finish. I’ve had the privilege of training at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin. For more than 30 years, I’ve helped people bring their dreams to life through remodels, new-builds, and consulting. Your needs are distinct. One client, Michelle, had lived in Minnesota for years with her husband, three sons, and many close friends. When her husband asked her to move to Scottsdale to get out of the snow, she said yes, and engaged me to create a home. After several meetings, I knew something was holding her back. She finally shared how difficult it would be to leave her friends. I asked, “Would you consider allowing me to design a home for you and your friends? A mini resort, if you will?” With tears in her eyes, she said, “That’s what I want! A place where my friends and family can come and visit, just like a resort!” So that’s what we did. When her home was finished, she invited 20 of her friends to stay for a week so we could meet. She told me, “Craig, you really listened to me. You cared about my goals.” My team and I care about your vision, your dream, and your goals. We listen as much for what’s not being said, as what is. We would be proud to help you experience that miraculous feeling of living in the home of your dreams.


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ARA Fifth Anniversary Bash at the Sands/Valley Ho - October 1, 2015

Elizabeth Rosensteel, Mike Higgins, Michelle Sever, Mark Sever, Russ Greey

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Craig Wickersham, Tim Cornelius, Bernie Becker

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The Spring 2016 issue of Arizona Residential Architects featuring luxury, custom homes from Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills,...

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The Spring 2016 issue of Arizona Residential Architects featuring luxury, custom homes from Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills,...