Our Philosophy

Photography: Chris Richards

Photography: Chris Richards

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 + Teresa Rosano                                             

Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano are native Tucsonans and graduates of the University of Arizona College of Architecture.

In 1999, they founded Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, and have since earned national recognition as one of Arizona's top design firms for their modern site-responsive architecture. Their work has been published internationally and has received over sixty regional and national design awards.

With their first project, the Garcia Residence, Ibarra Rosano Design Architects was selected by Architecture Magazine as one of nine firms to represent their state in its issue on "the Arizona School”. Their work was exhibited at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in its architecture and design show featuring work from six firms based in the southwest region. They were honored with Residential Architect's "Rising Star" National Leadership Award in 2008, and in 2011 were included among 50 international firms for their "ra50: Short List of Architects We Love" for their body of work to date. In 2013 they were featured on HGTV's "Extreme Homes”.

Ibarra and Rosano have been invited to present their work in places as far as Quito, Ecuador but their work aims at remaining true to the regions where they work.