Our Philosophy

Nuestra Filosofía 

Since 1999, Ibarra Rosano Design Architects has grown to become an internationally recognized award-winning architecture design firm. The team’s belief that architecture can happen at any scale and any budget has delivered their clients award-winning work, and the team a portfolio of successful private and public projects. 

Their methods of analyzing and harnessing the power of the site environment sets them apart from most. Their sensitivity to place has produced projects that are responsive to, and responsible for, the environments they inhabit. Sought after and studied across the globe, Ibarra Rosano’s reputation for design excellence has won them over 75 local and international awards, has featured them in over 300 publications, as well as television programming and museum exhibitions.

Yet, their proudest achievements are the friendships they have cultivated with each client and craftsperson they meet. They credit their careful, hands-on approach as the key to their on-going success.

“Our design practice began with a clear focus and commitment to a few closely held principles.

We want to work with people who care about what they do. Whether our clients or our team of design professionals and craftspeople, it is important that we all share in that commitment to work for the lives of those who use our efforts, and the environment in which it lives. We want to work with you to share the joy in the art of discovery and problem solving.”   

Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano


Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano are 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 seventy-five national and international 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 in Museums of Contemporary Art. 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”, Their work has been in over three hundred books and magazines.

Ibarra and Rosano have been invited to present their work in many places around the world.