Arizona Residential Architects 13 (ARA 13) Magazine

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A RIZONA R ESIDENTIAL A RCHITECTS

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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

Brissette Architects

Higgins Architects

Sever Design Group Architects

30-33

92-95

152-155

Candelaria Design

42-45

Urban Design Associates, Ltd. Lee and Jessica Hutchison AIA

104-107

Swaback Partners Architects

Carson Architecture and Design

Jones Studio

Tsontakis Architecture

116-119

56-59

166-169

178-181

Christy & Company ARCHITECTURE Dale Gardon Design

Kendle Design Collaborative

68-71

128-131

James Hann Design AIA

Clint Miller Architect

140-143

80-83

Christine Wareing AIA

190-193

Craig Wickersham Architect

202-205

Editorials

Features Ten Reasons to Hire an Architect

02

The Architecture of Light

28

ARA Community

05

History of the Sliding Door

40

Publisher’s Note

06

Legacy Series Part 3 Bennie Gonzales

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

ARA Networking Events

Photography by Carrie Evans and Scott Sandler

ARA Sponsors and Credits

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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.


Publisher’s Note By Nick Tsontakis AIA, NCARB, MRAIC Arizona Residential Architects is a

education

the

years, the ARA has presented a

ground breaking community of

residential appraisal community.

$5,000 check to sponsor the

design professionals. Our purpose

The committee has also prepared

annual SARRC Breakfast on April

is to support and inspire quality

an abbreviated version of the

28, 2017.

design work with the most influen-

course to present to bankers,

tial and talented professionals

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

and trades in our state. It has been almost 7 years since

course

for

the Fall of 2010 that fifteen

realtors,

leading residential architectural

associations. The course highlights

The

firms in Arizona decided to form

the importance of design in the

statewide

construction industry.

housing design competition for

Arizona Residential Architects to foster

relationships

within

the

design community and promote exceptional work in a challenging The ARA

economic market. members

invited

and

homeowner

Brent Kendle - Phoenix Home and

Garden:

Master

of

the

Southwest 2017

ARA Student Housing Competition ARA

has

established

summer

a

student

second and third year students from ASU and U of A schools of architecture. This year, we are awarding four prizes: $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second

valued

colleagues to join and network

place, and two

with the ARA architects. These

place prizes. The award winning designs will be featured in this

sponsors

included

respected

landscape

architects,

designers,

builders,

Fall’s ARA14.

interior banking

institutions, real estate professionals, craftsmen, and construction

The ARA is proud to announce that our colleague, Brent Kendle

trades such as cabinetmakers,

AIA, LEED AP, has been named

window and door manufacturers,

Master

and material suppliers.

Phoenix

AIA

Arizona

-

Community

Education Award

The ARA was honored this year by the

Arizona Chapter of the

of

the

Home

Southwest and

magazine. He shares this honor with

his

other

ARA

architect

associates - congratulations Brent! Mark Candelaria

(2005)

Dale Gardon

(2012)

Mike Higgins

(2009)

Lee Hutchison

(2000)

Eddie Jones

(1994)

Clint Miller

(2010)

Gordi Rogers

(2002)

Vern Swaback

(1997, 2013)

SARRC

with the Community Education

Research and Resource Center

sponsors and supporters. ARA Continuing Education Course A committe led by Jim Hann has prepared a three hour continuing

by

Garden

American Institute of Architects Award. Thank you to all our

$1,000 third

-

Southwest

Autism

ARA continues to support SARRC’s key initiatives in our community that

help

create

a

healthy,

active, prosperous place to call home.

For seven consecutive

ARA Home Tour - Fall 2017 Starting this Fall, we will host the first annual ARA Home Tour. The tour will consist of 5 to 6 homes designed

by

ARA

architect

members. It will feature livable, well-designed homes. Proceeds from the Tour will go to the Ronald McDonald House. ARA - Gordon P. Rogers AIA Endowment in Architecture Beginning in July 2017, an annual award of a minimum $1000 will be presented to a third year ASU student who demonstrates the most promise and dedication to the profession. The prize winner will be selected by a committee of ASU School of Architecture professors. Network on…

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Arizona Residential Architects

Nick Tsontakis AIA, NCARB, MRAIC 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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The Architecture of Light By Robert Singer IALD, IES “Having a vision for what you

“Ambient luminescence is the

most of all–that I’m sure the best

want

enough...Vision

uninterrupted light of a snowy

we can do today will be

without execution is hallucina-

morning in the open country.”

inadequate tomorrow. I can

tion.” ~Thomas Edison

~Richard Kelly

logically project a great many

Light is the principal mode

Finally we have the play of

through which we experience

brilliants which entertains the

architecture and the designed

eye and stimulates the body

environment.

key

and spirit. It can be both excit-

element that defines space.

ing and distracting, awakening

Lighting is both an art and a

curiosity and quickening the

science, demanding a trained

appetite.

is

not

It

is

the

eye and the knowledge of physical techniques to achieve its magic. Richard Kelly’s three elements of light impacts still serve today as the basis of design for modern architectural lighting. It is the artful control of focal glow, ambient luminescence, and play of brilliants that make it easier to see, make safer surroundings, and stimulate the spirit. “Focal glow is the campfire of all time.”~Richard Kelly

techniques

in

lighting

to

improve people’s lives or to make a house more beautiful, but it’s all theory until we have the record of experience, which we are only beginning to write.” Kelly’s principles of light energy

“Play of brilliants is Times Square at night.” ~Richard Kelly

impact have stood the test of time. He was not only interested in light and its sensory experi-

The art of lighting design can be

ence, but in the application of

imagined like a painter. Like

his principles of illumination. He

layers in a painting, first major

saw a need to improve archi-

highlights are visualized, then

tectural light to improve the

you add graded washes of

perception and experience of

Lighting is both an art and a science, demanding a trained eye and the knowledge of physical techniques to achieve its magic. varying luminosity, and finally

our surroundings. It is difficult to

the sharp details to dazzle the

imagine

eye.

lighting would look like today

A

pioneer

of

architectural

what

architectural

without his lasting contribution.

lighting, Richard Kelly illumi-

“They always say time changes

The first layer of light is focal

nated some of the twentieth

things, but you actually have to

glow, which draws attention.

century’s most iconic buildings

change them yourself.” ~Andy

Where that light is focused

such

Warhol

determines what is important.

Seagram Building and Kimbell

There can be a number of focal

Art Museum. His design strategy

points increasing the attention

was simple and effective, yet

of the composition.

revolutionary for his time and

Ambient

luminescence,

the

second basic element of light, produces shadowless illumination.

It

consists

of

graded

as,

the

Glass

House,

has strongly influenced modern architecture. He transformed lighting design into a respected profession.

washes suggesting freedom of

In 1958, Richard Kelly wrote:

space. Minimizing form and

“Lighting is such a large part of

bulk, it is restful and reassuring.

the visual arts–architecture,

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Ron Brissette was an English Literature major at the University of Connecticut who spent most of his time in the scene shop at the school theater. After college he spent a few years in the professional theater as a technical director, scene and lighting designer. It was a great experience where a passion for design and technical excellence were born, but there had to be something else of permanence where culture, function, and physical environment could come together in an artful way. It had to be Architecture. At 27 he entered the Frank Lloyd Wright School. There he met Jeff, who later after some 15 years of separate career paths, would become his partner. Jeff came from a family construction background starting at a young age working during school breaks and summers. He developed a passion for art and drawing and a desire to study architecture. At 18 entered the Frank Lloyd Wright School. The rest is history with a portfolio of great clients and signature projects realized in many styles and places. A distinguishing feature is their commitment to remaining small and giving principal attention to all aspects of a project. This gives their clients the highest level of personal service and professionalism with the goal of providing unique and practical results for them at every turn of the process.


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History of the Sliding Door By Weiland Doors Early Origins

possibilities in how architecture

In the 19th century, the Japanese

impacted lifestyle.

refined the use of the Shoji door with

sliding

panels.

and

removable

This new type of back

door connecting the room to the garden

expanded

the

living

space rather than acted as a barrier. The doors were affectionately referred to as the eyes and skin of the home.

In the 80’s, a California entrepreneur took the liftslide door’s early technology and adapted it to the American home. These design changes led to minimal profile sills with unmatched weather performance, ease of operation for oversized panels, and limitless configurations such as curved,

When Shoji doors were exported

corner and pocketing doors that

to Europe and America in the

could be built with larger panels.

mid-1800, the feeling of light and

Today, it’s possible to seamlessly integrate the indoors and outdoors with confidence, , knowing that performance isn’t sacrificed.

openness

that

influenced

they

many

featured

new

home

designs. The most popular application

of

this

theme

was

highlighted in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. His aim was to create a “whole living environment” by using more glass in the building envelope. After World War II, the modern architectural movement

saw

the

role

of

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Looking Forward Today, it’s possible to seamlessly integrate

the

indoors

and

outdoors with confidence, knowing

that

performance

isn’t

sacrificed. The liftslide is unique in how big the panels can be and still slide effortlessly on a minimal track. It’s a big door for big views, and its exceptional performance brings peace of mind. These new sliding patio doors now connect the

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New Possibilities

specific design and integrate

The sliding glass patio door was

advances

the next step. But there were a

design by enhancing the use of

few design challenges holding it

light,

back; poor weather resistance

ultimately

without high, unseemly sills, a lack

from traditional barriers.

of ease of use, and size limitations. In the 60’s, a German company created a new breed of sliding doors to address some of these issues,

the

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Many

in

environmental

ventilation

and

providing

new

space, freedom

opportunities

lie

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environment.

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Since 1999 Candelaria Design has engaged in the very personal, creative process of designing custom homes and boutique commercial environments. The one-on-one relationship between architect and client is essential in the manifestation of ideas and dreams that transform into beautiful, timeless designs. Our commitment to quality service is the single most important element in making the design process enjoyable. Candelaria Design's portfolio represents a wide variety of styles and environments from the deserts of Arizona to the forests of Idaho. From contemporary to traditional architectural styles our commitment to authenticity is of the utmost importance. Each design is a representation of our clients' dreams working in perfect harmony with the uniqueness of the hand-selected homesite. We approach each project with a team philosophy in mind - a collaborative effort between clients, architects, designers, contractors and craftsmen. Candelaria Design combines state-of-the-art technology with hand drawn artistic craftsmanship in every design. Our dedication and passion for design is what makes a Candelaria signature home the perfect backdrop for enhancing your lifestyle.


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The Legacy Architects: Bennie Gonzales: Celebrating the Southwest By Frank Aazami and David M. Brown For all of those in the home

“I want a western feel to my

Great Homes and a Home for

industry who knew Barnaby

buildings –– but not one that is

Scottsdale City Government

(Bennie) M. Gonzales (1924−

cowboy western,” he once

2008), his passing nine years

said. “I try for one that is elegant

ago was as much a personal

and simple, like the old build-

loss as a professional one. He

ings, one that exemplifies the

was admired for his decency,

regional qualities of climate

his community leadership and

and heritage of this part of the

for

country.”

championing

Southwest

Regional architecture. Sure, Bennie admired modern architects such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright, who made the Valley his seasonal home, but he was most inspired by the architecture that was established in this part of the world centuries ago: Aztec, Toltec and

Mayan

pyramids

and

Native-American pueblos and cliff dwellings and adobe structures. We all admired Bennie’s ability to

merge

Modernism

with

Regionalism, a style of architecture that focuses on building public and private structures that were true to local culture and utilized materials, massing and designs suited for our unique climate. Want to see what got Bennie going? You won’t find it in Chicago or New York but down in places such as Oaxaca and Cancun, where so much of the pioneering work in Southwest architecture took place years before those great cities began.

Bennie created 300 buildings, including a regal palace in Saudi Arabia that cost almost $1.5 billion, and that decades ago, but most of his work was here in his native Arizona. He

“I try for a feel that is elegant and simple, like the old buildings, one that exemplies the regional qualities of climate and heritage of this part of the country” - Bennie Gonzales Gonzales Home Photo: David M. Brown


Bennie Gonzales (cont.) won 131 awards several from

He is remembered for his public

work is its timeless qualities,”

the American Institute of Archi-

spaces such as the Nogales

says

tects (AIA), including in 1967 for

City Library, with its wonderful

NCARB, MRAIC, publisher of the

his Cubist Pueblo-style Paradise

arches and unique roof struc-

ARA Magazine and principal of

Valley home.

ture and, of course, here in the

Tsontakis Architecture, Scotts-

Valley for the Scottsdale City

dale.

He was featured in Look magazine back in the 1950s as a representative of emerging Scottsdale, and Sunset Magazine also wrote about him, as have so many other magazines. Early on, they noted his simple designs and innovative new components,

like

louvered

wood

shutters to regulate sunlight.

Hall and Library and the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, which provided not only outstanding regional

designs,

with

its

protected windows and massing, but public spaces that welcomed the community to city government and invited participation. “My impression of Gonzales’s

“His distinctive, free-form buildings on the Civic Center Mall, including city hall and the library, capture the Southwest’s spirit of openness and conservation. Jackson Residence Photo: CCBG - Scottsdale Mayor, Jim Lane

Nick

Tsontakis,

AIA,

“I began my career in old town Scottsdale, neighboring Scottsdale City Hall and the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. I would walk by these buildings every day and always found interest in their architectural simplicity and boldness. These are buildings that withstand the test of time and reflect the genius of their creator.” Says Scottsdale Mayor W.J. ‘Jim Lane, “Bennie Gonzales left an indelible imprint on the architecture and culture of Scottsdale. His distinctive, free-form buildings on the Civic Center Mall, including city hall and the library, capture the Southwest’s spirit of openness and conservation. “He

envisioned

these

civic

structures anchoring a unique community

gathering

spot.

Today, the Civic Center Mall is just

that.

Bennie

Gonzales’

architecture was bold, strong and innovative, and it mirrored the

city

become.”

Scottsdale

would


Bennie Gonzales (cont.) Recycling, Rethinking

and a demolished ice ware-

Bennie was born here at 20th Street and Osborn in what was then the outskirts of quiet Phoenix. The home was a onebedroom farmhouse with an outdoor bath and toilet. Growing up, he worked with his uncle, Santiago (S.L.) Cahill, a contractor who built the Heard Museum, the Arizona Biltmore and Camelback Inn. He used to tell the story of making bricks on the site of the Biltmore when he was just 4 or five, using sand from the adjacent

canal.

He

turned

to

adobe as a material throughout his career and later used concrete blocks covered in stucco to resemble adobe. He graduated from what was then Arizona State Teachers College, now Arizona State University, where he later guest lectured. He also completed a year of postgraduate study at the University of Mexico in Mexico City. When he became a

registered

architect

in

Arizona, he was one of the first Mexican-Americans to attain this.

house. He furnished it with century-old Mexican furniture and doors. The coffee table was made from an old pig gate, and the doors came from a hacienda in Mexico.

“Bennie Gonzales was strong, courageous, humble and one of a kind” - Vern Swaback, FAIA Both partners painted pictures to hang on their walls, and Bennie continued to design mostly houses, many of them undocumented

before

his

death. His funeral service was held at Cattletrack, the historic street in Scottsdale, once home of artists such as Phillip Curtis. Vern Swaback, FAIA, a principal at Swaback Partners, offices at Cattletrack.

“He

brought

a

refreshed perspective to our thinking about architecture in the Valley,” says Swaback, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last apprentices at Taliesin West, Scottsdale. “For him, there were no

preconceptions

about

looking at space, that a room had to be square, for instance. “And this sense of innovation

Later in life, he traded his

wasn’t just for the novelty but

Mercedes for a pick-up truck

for

and suits for jeans. He got

simplicity of the final product,”

married to Diane and built his

he adds. “Bennie Gonzales was

last home in Nogales for them

strong,

out

and one of a kind.”

of

salvaged

materials,

mostly from an old hay barn

genuineness

and

courageous,

the

humble

(facing page) Bennie with a Model of the Civic Center Photo Courtesy: Scottsdale Historical Society Scottsdale City Hall Photo Courtesy: City of Scottsdale



Bennie Gonzales (cont.) Look to the Environment and

“His biggest contribution was

tecture, simply adapting or

Look Forward

opening up the public’s eye

adding shade elements to an

that modern architecture could

established modern aesthetic,

have a casual southwest feel,

Gonzales created something

that it could be clean and

authentic and unique to this

simple but still reflect a local

area,” Kendle says. “Very, very

vernacular,” says Brent Kendle,

few

AIA,

achieved this.”

Like Wright, Bennie believed that good design should evolve from the environment and its surroundings, says Barney (B.J.) Gonzales, his son, a Valley Realtor®. At the same time, he looked

forward:

“My

father

always was trying to adapt his design to the newer technologies

that

where

coming

forward,” he says. “He loved the use of newer materials and tried to adapt his design to them.”

LEED

AP,

principal

of

architects

have

ever

Kendle Design Collaborative, which also offices at Cattletrack. “Unlike other modernists who were influenced more by East Coast Miesian steel-and-glass architecture than desert archi-

Los Cuartos Apartments Photo Courtesy: Scottsdale Public Library

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15220 North 78th Way | Scottsdale, Az 85260 | 480-621-5442 www.lightcontrolaz.com

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At Manship Builders, we build more than fine custom homes, we build trust

Committed to Customer Service Since 1983

2015 Gold Nugget Grand Award Winner

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Celebrating 32 Years of Building Your Dreams

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4015 NORTH MARSHALL WAY

SCOTTSDALE

480 945 8447

WISEMANANDGALE.COM


Brent Kendle, AIA, LEED AP Principal 6115 North Cattletrack Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85250 brent@kendledesign.com www.kendledesign.com 480.951.8558 WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE? To Kendle Design Collaborative, Modern Architecture is a direct response to the environment, the homeowner’s lifestyle, and the pursuit of timeless inspiration. Modern is a way of thinking about living that is a direct reflection of the environment and the natural elements surrounding it. Therefore, modern architecture is constantly evolving because as the environment changes, so does the design.

SAGUARO SOGNO RESIDENCE


Brent Kendle

MODERN VS. CONTEMPORARY Modern and contemporary architecture are different ideologies that are often confused. Any house can become contemporary if designed so the lines and finishes are clean and simplified. Modern Architecture is not a style. It is a mindset. Not about finishes nor minimal details but how to approach a design. It is the process of how to arrive at the solution, and what factors drive that solution.

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BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME? START WITH A SOLID FINANCING FOUNDATION.

HomeStreet Home Loans has crafted a loan program perfectly suited for custom construction. With a variety of terms, an interest rate locked before the work begins, and a team of experts behind the scenes, we really think we’ve nailed it.

Steve Howard

NMLS ID# 997898

Branch Manager 602-648-4185

Steve.Howard@homestreet.com www.homestreet.com/showard

2415 East Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85016

All loans subject to approval.

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OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE 4237 NORTH CRAFTSMAN COURT SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251 480.367.8510

NORTH SCOTTSDALE 8355 E. BUTHERUS DR. SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260 WOODCRESTKITCHENANDBATH.COM

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clyde

hardware showroom hours: Monday-Friday 9-4 4808 N. 15th Street s Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 264-2106 ARA ad.indd 1

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Only Crestron Brings Your Style to Life The world’s most advanced home automation technology is also the most stylish. Our solutions blend into your design perfectly to make your home more comfortable, convenient, and luxurious. Tailor scenes to your one-of-a-kind lifestyle and control everything with the tap of a touch screen, phone, or tablet. Enliven your home with the intelligence of Crestron. Visit our Scottsdale showroom in the Est Est Design Center crestron.com/Luxury

LIGHTING | SHADES | ENTERTAINMENT | CLIMATE | SECURITY All brand names, product names, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Certain trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Š2016 Crestron Electronics, Inc. AD_2016_01

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Framing & ICF

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8271 East Gelding Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Masonry & Stone www.moderngroupaz.com

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RJ GURLEY CONSTRUCTION

detailed custom homes and spaces scottsdale, arizona 480.473.7300 rjgurley.com

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Best of

2014 DESIGN


PERFECTLY TAILORED DESIGN FOR YOUR BESPOKE LIFESTYLE

Q:

How do you, as a designer, incorporate both bespoke and eco-friendly elements into your interiors for discerning homeowners?

TANYA SHIVELY, ASID, LEED AP

A:

I utilize local craftsmen and sustainable products to create stylish spaces that suit clients’ lifestyles. Each person's unique vision for their home is brought into reality through careful consideration for custom design and pieces crafted by the hands of the area’s talented artisans using responsible materials. This home office in Desert Mountain was designed for a woman who loves the quiet sanctuary it provides. The soothing grasscloth wallpaper adds a colorful texture and natural vibe to the room. The custom cabinets and desk designed by Sesshu Design were constructed locally. For a COMPLIMENTARY copy of my book “How to Avoid Interior Design Nightmares,” please visit sesshudesign.com/ARAbook

7522 E McDonald Dr Ste H, Scottsdale, AZ

480-275-2968

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Carefree 480.585.3746 Pine 928.476.3173 clint@clintmillerarchitect.com www.clintmillerarchitect.com

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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Reliance Custom Cabinets Inc.

Custom Cabinetry At Its Finest Info@RelianceCustomCabinets.com

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S C OTTS D A L E’S L E A D I N G U P S C A L E H O M E A N D D E S I G N M A G A Z I N E. Get an exclusive look inside some of the Valley’s finest homes with Interiors Scottsdale, a compilation of stunning local interior design and architecture news and features. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT INTERIORS SCOTTSDALE, PLEASE CONTACT MICHAEL HIATT AT MHIATT@MODERNLUXURY.COM

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The only Range sophisticated enough to be a Miele. Allow the Miele Range to guide you to extraordinary culinary adventures. Only through Miele’s intuitive functionality and impeccable design, can the sanctuary of your kitchen become a world of exploration night after night.

Miele Scottsdale Experience Center 7550 E. Greenway Road, Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 rangeseries.mieleusa.com ✆800.843.7231

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SEVER DESIGN GROUP ARCHITECTS Mark Sever AIA Principal

28150 North Alma School Parkway Suite 103-423 Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 mark@severgroup.com www.severgroup.com 480.596.0040 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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Y O U R H O M E S AY S A L O T A B O U T Y O U . W E ’ R E H E R E TO L I S T E N . Your home is a reflection of you. Ferguson’s product experts are here to listen to every detail of your vision, and we’ll work alongside you and your designer, builder or remodeler to bring it to life. Our product experts will help you find the perfect products from the finest bath, kitchen and lighting brands in the world. Request an appointment with your own personal Ferguson product expert and let us discover the possibilities for your next project. Visit FergusonShowrooms.com to get started.

SCOTTSDALE 8340 E RAINTREE DR. (480) 556-0103

©2017 Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 0217 383908

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TUCSON 3688 W ORANGE GROVE RD. (520) 575-7320

EAST VALLEY 3426 E BASELINE RD. STE 101–103 (480) 444–5000

FergusonShowrooms.com


“BEAUTY HAS ALWAYS HAD A PROFOUND EFFECT ON THE HUMAN SPIRIT. THE SPACE IN WHICH WE LIVE AND WORK SHOULD AFFECT US IN A POSITIVE, UPLIFTING WAY.” - Anita Lang

7007 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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BEAUTIFUL RECESSED LED LIGHTING. DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR STYLE. SMALL IN SIZE – BIG ON IMPACT. The new powerful 400 Series recessed LED from No. 8 Lighting. Offering compact design for any ceiling type that is easy to install, aim, and adjust — for accent, wall wash, and general lighting applications. Available in paintable white and oil-rubbed bronze, round and square trims.

8LIGHTING.COM Now represented by Lights Up Arizona! www.lightsuparizona.com INTERIOR DESIGN: ESTEBAN INTERIORS • PHOTOGRAPHY: ROBERT BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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Artwork for your Home One of a kind... Limestone, Travertine, Marble and Carved Cantera

CONTESSA STONE DESIGN 10229 N Scottsdale Rd Ste E Scottsdale, Az 85253 Phone: 480.483.0616 www.contessastone.com

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LIVING

DESIGNS.

LASTING

IMPRESSIONS.

As Scottsdale’s oldest and most distinguished interior design fi rm, Est Est has been recognized worldwide for creating stunning, awe-inspiring residential and commercial interiors. Est Est’s timeless and impeccable vision is always carried out to perfection.

Guaranteed to leave a lasting impression .

480·563·1555 | www.estestinc.com

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It’s more than a new line of windows and doors. It’s the start of a whole new home. The new Siteline ® collection is created with AuraLast ® Pine, The Wood that Does Not Rot, energy 3 efficient LoE -366® glass, and is available in a wide variety of styles and options to enhance the look and feel of any home. It’s one more reason why Great Homes Start with JELD-WEN ™. For more information, please visit jeld-wen.com © 2015 JELD-WEN, Inc. All rights reserved

© 2015 JELD-WEN, inc. All rights reserved.

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Building Excellence with Reliability & Knowledge Gilbert, Arizona | randkaz.com | 480~892-0025


Your Dream

Made Real F

Photo courtesy of TruStile Doors. Model featured: TMIR6000 in Walnut

rom concept to installation, Fountain Hills Door

& Supply is your one stop shop for any of your door needs. We offer the finest craftsmanship and service to exceed your expectations. Call us today and see what your dreams are made of.

480.837.8303 or

visit the web: www.fhillsdoor.com

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A Balanced Approach

7201 N. DREAMY DRAW DR. – PHOENIX – AZ – 85020 – SUITE 125 OFFICE – 602-595-6772 – FAX – 602-926-8436 – WWW.SYMMETRYCONST.COM

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John E. Sather AIA, AICP Jeffrey M. Denzak ASLA, APA

Jon C. Bernhard AIA

Vernon D. Swaback FAIA, FAICP Michael D. Wetzel AIA

480.367.2100 7550 E Mcdonald Drive Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

www.swabackpartners.com

In the realm of residential architecture, a home designed by Swaback Partners embraces the colors, breezes, sounds and views of the natural environment by integrating abundant indoor-outdoor living activities and effectively creating an environment that lives much larger than the contained floor area.

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The Panel Door Redefined The Linea, Miracle and Avant tiered mouldings bring interest and dimension to square panel doors. These timeless styles enhance traditional designs with a dynamic, contemporary look.

www.trustile.com | 866.442.5302

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Experience screens that transform your living space...

EXPERIENCE PHANTOM SCREENS

Now your clients can entertain all year round with Phantom’s motorized retractable wall screens! They create the perfect indoor/outdoor transitional living space. Custom-made and professionally installed. Phantom Screens provides retractable screens for doors, windows and outdoor spaces that won’t get in the way of your view. Experience screens that disappear. Experience Phantom Screens. Learn more at phantomscreens.com

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usbank.com/mortgage

EVAN SMITH Mortgage Loan Originator 17851 N 85th St Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Cell: 602.492.5363 evan.smith@usbank.com NMLS #: 167030 Call today to learn more.

From vacant lot to your future home, we can finance every step of the way. You’ve found the perfect lot to build your next home. We have financing options that can help. We’re here with competitive rates and step-by-step guidance that may make your dream of home ownership a reality. Lot loans* Purchase a lot to build now or in the near future and get financing with no prepayment penalties. Construction loans Get financing that includes your construction loan and your mortgage – all in one. That’s one closing and one set of fees. Plus, only pay interest during the construction of your home.

*Standard maximum of ten acres; however parcels not exceeding twenty acres may be considered if typical for the area and supported by acceptable appraisal valuation. Lot loans are not intended for investment or speculation purposes. Interest rates, program terms and information are subject to change without notice. Loan approval is subject to credit approval and program guidelines. Not all loan programs are available in all states for all loans amounts. Interest rates and program terms are subject to change without notice. Visit usbank.com to learn more about U.S. Bank products and services. Mortgage, Home Equity and Credit products are offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Deposit products are offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Member FDIC. ©2016 U.S. Bank 160064 1/16

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Dacryl’s Acrylic Inclusion Broken Glass Interior : Borella Art Design : Christine & Nicola Borella

Photograph : Philippe Hahn

Materials For Your Style

Ornamentation’s Design Effects Ellipses

D E S I G N M AT E R I A L S Scottsdale Design District 480.478.8612

DACRYL - ORNAMENTATION - HUNTER DOUGLAS - TREND - H&R

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TRANSFORMING THE OUTDOORS Whether you are brining color, style and design to a residential project or designing an innovative outdoor space, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens provides the perfect solution.

203.626.5625 | brownjordanoutdoorkitchens.com BROWN JORDAN is a registered trademark of Brown Jordan International, Inc. and is used under license to CT Acquisitions, LLC.

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inspired by the view For the past 70 years, we have taken pride in producing a top-quality line of windows and doors that helps create one-of-a-kind homes through nearly endless product combinations. Our blend of unique designs, expert craftsmanship and high-performance technology inspires builders, architects and homeowners. And with thousands of available product possibilities, from stylish hardware to stunning colors and contemporary finishes, to new construction, renovation and replacement, the choice is yours.

n ow im agin e w hat yo u c a n do. Visit ImagineWithWindsor.com to see performance information, hardware and glass options, and download the free Windsor Windows & Doors product guide.

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TSONTAKISRCHITECTURE 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. Living in Montreal, Nick graduated from McGill University School of Architecture with Distinction, and was the principal in Nick Tsontakis

Nick Tsontakis AIA, NCARB, MRAIC 9430 East Presidio Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85260-4389 NickT@TsontakisArchitecture.com www.ElevateYourPlans.com

480.874.2288

Architects from 1981 to 2001. He moved to Scottsdale and formed Tsontakis Architecture in 1996. 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 your desire to live in the home of your dreams.

LIVING ON THE EDGE

Scott Sandler Photography


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Custom Home Building†Renovation†Expansion Sharpluxuryhomes@gmail.com 480-369-3452

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Dear Beautiful Outdoors, We welcome you in. With Brombal thermally broken metal windows and doors, we no longer have to worry about uninvited temperature differences tagging along.

212 Cattlebaron Parc Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76108

203 579 5136

brombalusa.com

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Luxury Homes + Renovation + Management info@azstructures.com 480 899-1855

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Home is Your Greatest Luxury

DESIGN INTERIORS / ARCHITECTURE / INSPIRATION

GOLD LIST EDITION

Luxe Interiors + Design is where design enthusiasts, architects and designers connect. Through its 14 editions, digital platform and events, the magazine inspires and directs readers to the best national and local resources that enhance a well-lived life. www.luxesource.com

Grow your business with Luxe. For inquiries, contact: Adrienne B. Honig, Publisher | ahonig@luxemagazine.com | 602-326-3588

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TIMELESS

PRECIOUS

ARTIFACTS

Fireplaces | Range Hoods | Door & Window Surrounds | Columns | Molding | Fountains | Pottery

WE SPECIALIZE IN CUSTOM ORDERS! AND HAVE THE LARGEST INVENTORY OF HAND-CARVED CANTERA & LIMESTONE PRODUCTS

We invite you to visit our yard at: 17606 N. 32ND ST. PHOENIX, AZ 85032

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Take something home at a great price! HOURS - MON-FRI, 8AM-5PM, SUN 9AM-3PM

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CAMELBACK INTERIOR DESIGN, LLC

Lyndamar�nasid.com | Lynda@camelbackinteriordesign.com | 602.625.5967 Full service interior design studio specializing in high end residen�al and commercial design. Providing concierge level service in the Valley and throughout the country for over 20 years. Lynda Mar�n, ASID, a published and award winning interior designer is the owner of Camelback Interior Design. Her studio values a strong client/designer rela�onship while providing seamless implementa�on of all aspects of the project. Lynda’s unique design and interiors reflect her clients’ lifestyle and taste. From space plannning to art consulta�on, Lynda creates visually en�cing spaces through the design of custom furnishings, fixtures, and tex�les while focusing on details of all elements in the interior space.

“Live your life in style, surrounded by great design.”

LYNDA MARTIN, ASID

CAMELBACK INTERIOR DESIGN

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Dreaming big just got easier. Getting prequalified for a jumbo mortgage from Chase can give you peace of mind during your home search. Let’s talk if you’re interested in: • A mortgage of up to $3 million1 • Financing up to 85% of your prospective primary home’s value 2 • A fixed- or adjustable-rate loan

Photo by Scott Sandler Home design by Tsontakis Architecture Contact me for information about competitive rates: Demetrios Sitaras , Mortgage Banker T: 480-734-1864 demetrios.j.sitaras@jpmorgan.com http://homeloan.chase.com/demetrios.j.sitaras NMLS ID:1113848

Loan amounts up to $1 million on investment property. Loans up to 85% of a primary home’s value are available on a purchase or refinance with no cash back. Subject to property type, a minimum credit score of 680 and a minimum of 18-24 months of reserves, depending on loan size. (i.e. you must have at least enough money in reserve in your bank account to make 18-24 monthly mortgage payments [principal, interest, taxes and insurance] after your loan closes.) (For example, a 30-year, fixed-rate loan of $850,000 with an interest rate of 4%/4.022% APR will have 360 monthly principal and interest payments of $4,058.03. Payments shown do not include taxes and insurance. Actual payments will be higher. This is assuming a purchase transaction, 45-day lock, 85 LTV, 740 FICO, single family, owner occupied, closest to zero points, rates change daily.) For the Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) product, interest is fixed for a set period of time, and adjusts periodically thereafter. At the end of the fixed-rate period the interest and payments may increase. The APR may increase after the loan consummation. All home lending products are subject to credit and property approval. Rates, program terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Not all products are available in all states or for all loan amounts. Other restrictions and limitations apply. Home lending products offered by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. ©2016 JPMorgan Chase & Co. 99686A-0316 ¹

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YO U R G U I D E TO TH E

Southwest Lifestyle Easy COMFORT Classic BEAUTY

Outdoor Living at its

BEST

2017 MASTERS OF THE SOUTHWEST AWARD WINNERS

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Christy & Company ARCHITECTURE, LLC

Christine Wareing AIA Principal Architect

PO Box 25486 Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 christy@christyandco.com www.christyandco.com 480.483.0713 Christy & Company Architecture specializes in high-end custom residential projects, and have had the pleasure of working with great clients and sites for many years. We are team players, and enjoy working through the process with the design team, usually consisting of the interior designer, builder, engineers, landscape architect, lighting designer, automation (a/v) specialist, custom craftsmen and trades, and of course, the client. Christy & Company is dedicated to providing our clients with not just talented design, but with enjoying the best experience possible throughout the process of any project. We have embraced the mantra ‘Where Sanctuary is Sculpture’ which explains the company’s direction and focus, all of which is the culmination of Christy’s southwest upbringing and education, coupled with her innate sensibilities of design, that compliment clients’ diverse cultures and lifestyles with their high-end southwest properties. We believe our surroundings give us an experience that has a powerful effect on our quality of life. This concept is a notion that Christy became aware of at an early age and it has carried through in her work ever since. She founded the boutique firm over 10 years ago, even though her residential experience working on prestigious properties began several years earlier. Christy holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University and a Masters of Architecture from the University of New Mexico. She has been a registered Architect in Arizona since 1999.


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SwEDISh FlAt wovEn RolAkAn tApEStRy Rug DESIgNED by JuDIth JohAnnSon (1916-1993). SIgNED wITH INITIALS AND mEASuRINg 4’7” by 6’ 7”. CIRCA 1950/1960.

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David E. Adler, Inc. Fine Rugs

DEAFineRugs

7000 E. INDIAN SCHOOL ROAD

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251 • info@davideadler.com • www.davideadler.com • 480.513.3200


EXPERIENCE MATTERS. FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1994

AUDIO / VIDEO DISTRIBUTION LANDSCAPE AUDIO SYSTEMS NETWORK AND WIFI HOME AUTOMATION

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!

CENTRAL VACUUM SURVEILLANCE SECURITY

www.aearizona.com 1853 S Horne, Ste. 5 Mesa AZ 85204 480-545-5050

MANUFACTURING PARTNERS

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makers of stone and masonry veneer www.creativemines.us

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Handcrafted in Arizona

CUSTOM WINE CELLARS Design | Fabrication | Installation

A Truly Custom Experience Unsurpassed in quality and craftsmanship, Heritage Vine’s beautiful custom wine rooms are built in Arizona for homes and restaurants all over the country and worldwide. Our work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. Let us help you create the wine cellar of your dreams!

info@heritagevine.com | 480.347.0980

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First-Ever MASONRY DIRECT VENT Fireplace

MAXIMUS, the first ever masonry direct vent gas fireplace, connects you with the beautiful, captivating, power of fire — in the comfort of your home. Offering an expansive ceramic glass opening with Invisi-Barrier and Triple Stadium Burner for exceptional appearance and flame presentation. With an array of options, the MaxImus provides endless possibilities for making your space warm and inviting.

For more information call 602.454.0900 or visit us at earthcore.co

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We make fire... better.


we’ve been at home in Arizona since 1970

Skovby Møbelfabrik prides itself on designing practical products for your dining room all supported by thoughtful manufacturing and solid value. Our Jori dining table is shown in solid natural European White Oak and available from stock in oiled American Walnut. Quality products made in Denmark by the Rasmussen family since 1933.

The areas finest contemporary furniture showrooms

PHOENIX 1701 E. Camelback 602-266-8060 SCOTTSDALE 15804 N. Scottsdale Rd. 480-367-6401 TEMPE 2346 E. Southern (at 101) 480-838-3080 TUCSON 3660 E. Fort Lowell 520-795-0316

www.CopenhagenLiving.com

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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 12 - Networking Events

SubZero-Wolf - October 3, 2016

Bernie Becker, Mike Higgins, Larry Langhurst, Nick Tsontakis, Eddie Jones, Clint Miller

Mark Sever, Brad Caviar, Eric Auffant, Josh Blakely

ARA13

Spring 2017


ARA 12 - Networking Events

Monark Home - November 10, 2016


ARA 12 - Networking Events

Hinkley’s Lighting Factory - February 16, 2017

Mark Sever, Nick Tsontakis, Cory Fournier, Denise Pruitt, Ron Brissette, Don(e) Loving

Scott McCay, Karen Jackson, Michael Jackson

ARA13

Spring 2017


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Designers

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