30 Build Q3 2018 ounded in 1984, Robinette Architects, is a full service firm with experts in all phases of design and construction, including interiors and landscape design. The firm draws on the vast industry experience of Founder Ron Robinette, a Tucson native with over thirty years of experience and more than 300 constructed projects in Southern Arizona that seamlessly blend structure and landscape into one unified environment. Even though the firm’s work is primarily located in Arizona, it captures many styles, from contemporary to Old World Traditional. Thought- fully designed and well detailed, the houses are often inspired by the topographical characteristics of each site. Accordingly, Robinette places a premium on responding to the demands of the Sonoran desert, and designs homes that seem to rise out of their natural environments to combine rocky desert features with a contemporary design aesthetic. Re-Designing the Desert Robinette Architects, Inc is a boutique firm focused on producing unique and creative homes that are responsive to their owner’s lifestyle and respectful of the Sonoran Desert. As part of BUILD’s Architectural Innovation Awards where Robinette Architects, Inc were selected as Leaders in Residential Architecture, Arizona we profile the firm and explore the secrets behind its success. F Materials of concrete or masonry, plaster and metals not only beautify the structure but help protect it from extreme climates. Much attention is paid to exterior living spaces and the expansion of interior spaces into the outdoors for year-round use. Quality of construction, sculptural de- sign and the harmony of living both indoors and outdoors are hallmarks of the firm’s work. To provide clients with a truly exceptional service no matter what their requirements, the firm works with the best consultants, builders and suppliers to deliver the highest quality projects possible. Overall, Robinette Architects has developed a truly unique style and a reputation for excellence which it will continue to build upon and grow as it looks to the future.