Design that listens.
When Warren Architecture was honored with two “Best of 2014” awards from Houzz.com – for both “Design” and “Customer Service” – and again in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for "Design" and recently in 2018 for "Service", it confirmed the tandem vision that our principal architect, Patricia Warren, has championed for years: Using fresh, original designs that, instead of feeding an architect’s ego, fulfill the needs of the client. Though her work is frequently lauded for its beauty, Patricia is fond of saying:
“The most important thing an architect can do is listen.”
Every design at Warren Architecture starts with an interview to ascertain the clients’ visions. “I’ll always strive to elevate your sense of design,” Patricia says, “but it’s your home. I’m going to design what you need.”
Equally adept at new home construction and additions/renovations, the work of Warren Architecture spans the United States – from the hot climes of the desert Southwest to the chilly coasts of New England. Employing a broad palette of styles, the firm has created: homes and vacation homes; formal dining rooms and libraries; great rooms and family rooms; kitchen remodels and bathroom remodels; sunroom additions and master bedrooms; patio/deck designs and front entries. No project has proven too large or too small not to merit our unique aesthetic touch.
A touch which, yes, starts with an interview – but that’s just the beginning of a truly collaborative process. That first interview crystallizes into a written program, and from that chrysalis springs the three-dimensional space co-envisioned by architect and client: a space which integrates the new construction with the original site, integrates nature and home… but also melds vision with budget. Warren Architecture works closely with the contractor throughout the construction process, ensuring that the client receives exactly what they envisioned, at the price they expected.
For us, architectural design art isn’t just a profession – it’s personal: The renovation of the Tucson home owned by Patricia and her husband, Craig, was featured in the December 2012 issue of Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden.
So: What can we design for you?
Though it may seem like a simplistic statement, Warren Architecture means the words found in this motto; we want to apply our artistry to create exactly what you desire.
Warren Architecture was named one of the top twenty architectural firms in Tucson for 2018, by Expertise.
Patricia B. Warren
For over 39 years, Patricia Warren has been perfecting her craft as an architect.
Prior to establishing her own firm – Warren Architecture, LLC – in 2001, Patricia served as a Senior Associate and Project Architect for a Connecticut firm which specialized in historic preservation, multi-family homes, and senior centers. Before that, she worked as a Project Architect for firms in New Haven and Bridgeport, where she honed her talents in design development and the production of construction documents – engaging in residential design, institutional design, and space planning. Warren first earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1979. Then, setting a precedent which would prove prophetic, she immediately began work on independent commissions. Starting with the design of a custom house overlooking Long Island Sound, Warren would go on, in the intervening decades, to work on a large number of residential commissions, encompassing new construction, renovations, and additions.
Warren has been a registered architect in Connecticut since 1983 and in Arizona since 2008 – when Patricia and her husband moved to Tucson to create a new office of Warren Architecture (the fact that Warren and her husband were enthralled with Tucson after a vacation visit may have had something to do with the move, too). It didn’t take long for her work to warrant local attention: In addition to her many honors from Houzz.com, Warren was sought out as one of three jurors for the “Tucson Homes of the Year Awards” – a contest sponsored by Tucson Lifestyle Home and Garden Magazine and the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Warren is a member of the AIA, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.