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Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
Internationally Renowned Award-Winning Architecture Firm

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We began our design practice with a clear focus and a commitment to a few closely held principles. We want to work with people who really care about what they do. Whether it is our clients or our team of design professionals, it is important that we all care about the work and its place in the lives of those who use it, the environment in which it participates, and the communities it serves. We want to work with people who are interested in great architecture and enjoy the art of discovery and problem solving. We delight in the joy of making. We delight in the poetic connections these artifacts can bring to our lives. Architecture is more than a business. Architecture is our contribution to you, to the planet and to the future. We would enjoy sharing with you the joy we see in solving problems and creatively finding better ways to dwell in the inspiring art of architecture. Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano (AIA, LEED AP) are native Tucsonans and graduates of the University of Arizona College of Architecture. In 1999, they founded Ibarra Rosano Design Architects. Two years later, Architecture Magazine published their first project and thrust them into the spotlight among an elite group of modern desert architects dubbed "The Arizona School". The youngest of those nine firms, Ibarra Rosano continued to maintain the attention of print and digital media where their work has been presented in more than 200 publications in over 20 countries. They are regularly invited to lecture on their work at national and international conferences. Their work has been exhibited in several galleries and museums of contemporary art. With more than 60 national and international design awards to date, their work continues to increase in international attention. In 2008 they were awarded Residential Architect's "Rising Star" for their body of work. Their work has served as the backdrop for various media campaigns as well as in the foreground on HGTV's "Extreme Homes". They have been three times-nominated for the prestigious Smithsonian Institute Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Though their work is informed by their experiences in the deserts of the Southwest, their ideas appeal globally.
Areas Served

Tucson, Arizona, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Palm Desert


AIA, LEED AP recipient of over 60 international and regional design awards.