Our team of planners, architects, designers and engineers brings a personal interest and investment to this project. All local, they believe in Tucson’s future and in the principles of responsible and sustainable development.


Rick Joy Architects

Rick Joy Architects was founded in Tucson, Arizona in 1993 and continues to be owned and operated by Rick Joy. The firm, with a current staff of 35, offers high-concept contemporary design combined with full architectural, interiors and master planning services. Beginning with the firm’s first full building commission, virtually every project has received a multitude of architectural design accolades. With a body of completed work consisting of both private and public commissions, Rick Joy Architects has gained substantial international recognition.

 The practice, like the work, strives for a higher ideal: that of a cooperative practice. To cooperate is to act or work with others with a shared vision and common aspiration. Rick sees no disciplinary boundaries, only the boundaries of the design under consideration. Therein lies the need to collectively strive to uncover the generative questions and discover answers through each person’s contribution to advancing the work at hand. That means involving clients, crafts people, fabricators, friends, family and staff every day in the creative process.

Our philosophy and values guide the direction of each new commission and are consistent regardless of scale or complexity. The design team of Rick Joy Architects is actively engaged in a daily process of searching for creative insights with an emphasis on finding connections between the otherwise disparate entities of environment, culture, discipline and architecture.

The firm has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and has participated in multiple exhibitions while being featured in over 150 publications worldwide. Rick has lectured extensively throughout the United States and around the globe (Finland, Spain, Australia, India, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and Chile for example), is currently the John C. Portman Chair Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and is considered an important contributor to the ongoing global discourse on sustainable architecture.



Shenkarow Realty Advisors

Since 1999, this commercial real estate company has been interested in both revitalizing historical properties and promoting the economic development of Tucson and Southern Arizona. The firm prides itself on being as accountable to the community as it is to individual clients. President Richard Q. Shenkarow is a native of Tucson and graduate of the University of Arizona. He has a deep commitment to local projects that showcase what’s great about Tucson.



Lazarus, Silvyn and Bangs

This Tucson law firm has specialized in land use and responsible development in Arizona since the 1970s. The firm is deeply invested in what makes Southern Arizona special, and what will sustain its vibrant and unique character well into the future. Its mission is to help communities grow responsibly.



Norris Design

Established in 1985, Norris Design’s strategic partnership in planning, landscape architecture and branding encompasses local, regional, national and international projects. The firm combines responsive service with creative solutions that are grounded in realism to deliver a design that thrives, both today and in the future.



Projects International

Established in 1995, Projects International fulfills a specialized and vital role in the Tucson, Arizona land development market. Projects International, Inc. is not a traditional land-planning firm and its value extends beyond the standard technical components of the profession. 



Presidio Engineering


Arroyo Engineering

Doing business in the Tucson area since August, 1992. Arroyo is dedicated to providing excellence in its engineering services, and is fully committed to client satisfaction. Nearly all of their drainage engineering experience has been within the southwest, and particularly within Southern Arizona and the greater Tucson metropolitan area.




With an office in Tucson, Kimley-Horn is one of the nation’s premier planning and design consulting firms. Kimley-Horn offers superior solutions in a wide range of services: transportation, land development, landscape architecture + planning, integrated water, environmental, energy, parking and technology.



GRound Support Engineering

Located in Tucson, Arizona, Ground Support Engineering operates as a consulting engineer within the engineering, accounting, research and management services sector.