Famous Architects

Arizona has so many great and amazing architects, some local, and some who have passed by leaving their mark. The most well-known architect is Frank Lloyd Wright, his designs are considered art work of livable art. A local architect Bennie Gonzalez known for designing most of Scottsdale municipal buildings, hundreds of private homes, and residences throughout Arizona. His distinctive style of southwestern architecture has been widely copied. He lived much of his older life in the beautiful boarder town of Nogales, Arizona where some of his designs can be seen throughout that small town, in fact the Nogales library was one of his masterpieces and still around today. So if you are ever in Nogales, Arizona make sure to stop by the Nogales library.

Today the master creation of a Mark Candelaria or Bing Hu are hot commodities and sell quickly for top dollar – many can be seen or found throughout Scottsdale or Paradise Valley, they are also some of the more expensive architects to hire but well work every penny.
You might find an original Alfred Newman Beadle that was designed in 1963, completely rebuild by design and transformation. Taken from its original 1963 mid-century modern and transformed into todays modern unique ultra-contemporary. Did you know that Al Beadle never obtained an architectural license and at one point was charged with practicing without a license?...Head off the beaten bath and travel upwards to Cave Creek. If you look hard enough and the sun reflects off it you might see a glimpse of Architect Michael Johnson’s contemporary purity with walls of glass sprawled across some of Arizona’s most tranquil desert terrain.
Architecture is amazing, beautiful to look at, and continues to evolve. Some say Architecture is nothing but a waste of space, others say is the new art – livable art. One thing is certain there’s is no lack of architectural design homes in Arizona, every house is a little (or a lot) different than the other. So, pick up your feet, relax, and enjoy the search...
- In the words of Frank Gehry “98% of what gets built today is shit”

Amazing Arizona Architecture