Don Ziebell

(480) 443-4904

Business Description
A passion for detail and a strong respect for the lessons of vernacular architecture are amply evident in the work of this Scottsdale, AZ based architecture and interior design firm. Designing a wide range of custom homes and well-known boutique hotels, golf clubs and spas throughout the West for over 15 years, Oz has established a reputation for creating enduring, soulful buildings ranging from traditional to highly contemporary designs. Known for incorporating antique and reclaimed building materials which help create an intuitive, core level of authenticity in a project, they believe that truly timeless architecture is determined neither by architectural style nor by period, rather it is achieved by creating buildings with integrity which are built to last, or put another way, buildings whose best day isn’t their first day. Equally important is the belief that projects shouldn’t be an expression of an architect’s beliefs, but instead a reflection of the client’s goals and desires.

This focus on design quality is balanced with a strong commitment to achieving a client’s programs, budgets, and schedules. Founder Don Ziebell and principal Gene Kniaz lead a small team of architects and interior designers all passionate about their profession. Believing that good architecture requires more than a good concept, they maintain a strong personal involvement through the entire design, documentation, and construction process, and are adept at leading and uniting a team of design and construction professionals to a common purpose. They are a leader in designing homes that are sustainable and energy efficient, and often look to the past for sensible non-technological solutions, believing that the original “green” buildings were those built centuries ago from local materials and which were inherently attuned to the demands of their respective climates.
Scottsdale, AZ US 
7401 E. Redfield
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
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Cooking With Character: 13 Personality-Packed Kitchens

Not a fan of sleek, modern kitchens? Then these eclectic cooking spaces are sure to inspire Full Story
     Comment   September 5, 2014
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Agree, I prefer almost all of these to the sleek shiny bright kitchens we see so much of now, no individuality or creativity anymore. A kitchen is a place to create meals and treats, a space that welcomes and offers you a cuppa. When I see the open space sleek shiny benches and floors I think that maybe no one creates fabulous food, merely reheats packaged food from supermarket. Can't imagine spattery steak grilling or pasta sauce bubbling!
September 6, 2014 at 11:52PM     
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Don Ziebell now has a photo featured in an ideabook

The Arts and Crafts Movement for the Modern Home

Bring the handcrafted touches and natural beauty of the Arts and Crafts movement to your home Full Story
     Comment   September 1, 2014
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Have nothing in your house you don't know how to use or don't find beautiful ?
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Carol Leigh
morsels - are you asking an alternate question? I'm confused...
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Don designed one of his first houses in Scottsdale for us 15 years ago. Our relationship throughout the 3yr. design/build process was always professional, frie...
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