Phoenix is a vibrant and dynamic city known for its warm weather, beautiful desert landscapes, and thriving arts and culture scene. The city offers residents and visitors a wide range of entertainment opportunities—everything from hiking and biking in the mountains to the multiple museums and galleries in the downtown area. With a strong economy and excellent schools, Phoenix is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

If you want to design your dream home in Phoenix, the list below features the leading residential architects to consider. These architects are known for their exceptional creativity, attention to detail, and ability to create homes that reflect their clients’ unique characters and styles. Our team handpicked the firms after evaluating their portfolios, backgrounds, awards, industry affiliations, and press features. Whether you are looking for a modern desert retreat, a traditional southwestern-style home, or a contemporary urban oasis, you will find an architect on this list that can bring your vision to life.

PHX Architecture

15990 N Greenway-Hayden Loop, Suite C-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

PHX Architecture is a highly acclaimed architecture firm based in Scottsdale. It has a strong reputation for delivering innovative, personalized design solutions. With licenses in seven states, the firm has assembled a team of talented professionals with a shared passion for detail and inventive design.

At PHX Architecture, the design concepts are not preconceived but respond to each project’s unique characteristics, conforming and adapting to create functional, beautiful, and sustainable spaces. The firm offers various architectural services, from site planning and construction administration to graphic renderings, often focusing on classic and contemporary residential, specialty commercial, golf clubhouse, and hospitality design.

PHX Architecture is committed to delivering the best architectural services to each client. With attention to detail and a commitment to quality design, the firm ensures that each project reflects the client’s needs while providing an unparalleled architectural experience.

Wendell Burnette Architects

5102 N Central Avenue, # 5, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Wendell Burnette Architects is a design firm that takes a unique approach to architecture. Its philosophy is to listen to all aspects of a building program and develop a consensus with the client, design team members, and potential contractors. During this integration, the firm delivers an architecture that is both uniquely appropriate and timelessly valuable to the client and user. The firm has designed a variety of projects, including custom residences, public commissions, resorts worldwide, and the much-acclaimed Amangiri Resort.

The work of Wendell Burnette Architects has earned numerous honors and awards over the years, including a 1990 Young Architects Award from Progressive Architecture magazine, a 1999 “Emerging Voices Award” from the Architectural League of New York, and three “Record House” Awards in 1996, 2000, and 2006 from Architectural Record Magazine

The firm’s work has been featured in exhibitions worldwide, including the SMITHSONIAN Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, Arizona. Most recently, Burnette received the 2009 Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The firm’s approach to architecture is grounded in listening and then distilling the very essence of a project to create unique architecture that is at once functional and poetic.

Holly Street Studio

1319 E Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Holly Street Studio is a design practice that creates public spaces that inspire and connect communities. Focusing on civic discourse and community engagement, it carefully considers each project’s physical, social, and global contexts to uncover its essential spirit. The result is holistic solutions that integrate multiple priorities to create meaningful places that change how people see, feel, and connect.

The firm has a reputation for providing high-quality service and technical proficiency. That capability is manifestly evident in its portfolio of projects for municipalities, centers of education, corporations, property owners, non-profits, and private clients. Holly Street Studio can create long-term, sustainable solutions that exceed client expectations by leveraging a collective of industry experts to form seamless, multidisciplinary design teams.

LEA Architects

1730 East Northern Avenue, Suite 110, Phoenix, AZ 85020

LEA Architects is a family-owned and operated firm that has been professional architectural services for over four decades. Led by father and son owners and principals Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, and Lance Enyart, AIA, and supported by a team of highly qualified design associates, the firm offers a broad range of professional skills, applied design, and construction expertise. 

Since its founding in 1975, LEA Architects has expanded its expertise beyond the public sector to include various project typologies in multiple market sectors. The firm is deeply committed to its employees and clients. The firm’s staff brings high energy, passion, and expertise to every project, regardless of scale or budget. Featured by Architectural West Magazine and The Architect’s Journal, LEA Architects has been repeatedly recognized for its exceptional work and dedication to excellence in the field of architecture.

Integrated Design, LLC

7377 E Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite A-220, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Integrated Design, LLC is an architectural practice in Scottsdale, Arizona that specializes in custom residential and commercial design. Led by Milos Minic, LEED AP, the firm strives to create architectural solutions that integrate clients’ needs, building systems, and project constraints into a collective, holistic vision. This collaborative process produces projects that offer measurable increases in value, efficiency, design depth, and technical resolution rather than a singular aesthetic design solution.

Integrated Design, LLC has over 20 years of experience in designing and managing commercial office, hospitality, medical office, and luxury custom residential project types. The firm’s residential projects range from single-family luxury custom residences to additions and renovations. Milos Minic founded the firm in 2011, bringing his extensive education and experience from the School of Architecture at Syracuse University and working for notable small- to midsize architectural firms in Wisconsin and Arizona.

Spry Architecture

3420 E Shea #200, Phoenix, AZ 8502

Spry Architecture is a client-focused, full-service architecture firm based in Arizona. It specializes in new homes, home renovations, and small commercial projects. Staffed by a team of award-winning professionals, Spry Architecture brings years of experience and knowledge to every project it undertakes.

At Spry Architecture, the design process begins with a conversation. The firm takes the time to understand its client’s goals, lifestyles, site conditions, and program, then develop and expand on those ideas to create a unique and personalized design. The team at Spry Architecture is committed to collaborating with their clients throughout the design process, from sketches to models to floor plans and site plans.

Eric Spry, the founder of Spry Architecture, brings decades of experience to his work. He has worked with some of the top architects in the industry and has appeared in various publications and media outlets, including Dream Homes, HGTV‘s “Fresh Faces of Design,” and Phoenix Home and Garden. With Spry Architecture, homeowners can expect a creative and thoughtful approach to architecture tailored to their unique needs and style.

Realm Architecture

4309 E Buena Terra Way, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Realm Architecture is a firm that believes in creating comfortable and enjoyable spaces. The firm’s philosophy extends beyond just the design of a building. Founded by Jacques LeBlanc and Jackson Huggins, the firm started focusing on residential architecture in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area and has now expanded to luxury residential in Vancouver. Regardless of the project, the philosophy that launched the studio still holds true—design a great atmosphere and memories will be created.

At Realm Architecture, the team takes pride in its diverse services. It understands that good design is more than just complete architectural services, and that’s why they also offer interior design services. The firm believes that successful design starts when homeowners arrive at the property and continues seamlessly throughout all interior and outdoor spaces. Continuity is essential to creating a comfortable living environment, and the team enjoys working with every client to help fulfill their dreams for architecture and space that will bring pride and joy for years to come.