Rob Paulus Architects Ltd. is a firm dedicated to creating unique architecture with a functional resolve. Established in October of 1995, our practice combines artistic and practical experience to form a solid foundation for both client and consultant.
We aspire to create enlightening environments of the highest aesthetic quality that celebrate and work with nature. With a keen interest in durable materials made with smartly crafted details, our designs seek to be “in tune with earth and sky”.
Numerous awards and exhibitions lend to the firm’s credit, as we approach each project with an inventive style, and keep a clear focus on build-able solutions that involve sustainable principles. We believe that any project should combine responsivity to site and climate (locally and globally) with high aesthetic quality. For this reason, Rob Paulus Architects Ltd. is a member of the US Green Building Council and its staff is LEED accredited.
A student of both Music and Architecture, Rob joined the profession at the age of seventeen as a draftsman for a Tucson residential architect. His professional education was developed with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona in 1988. In 1993, Rob obtained his professional licenses in both Arizona and California and two years later started his own firm.
Rob’s approach to design is holistic and encompasses a broad range of influences that align to create enlightening projects that make maximum use of the budget. Central to this approach is to meet the present needs of a building and its users without comprising the stock of natural resources available for future generations.
Rob is a strong advocate of infill development and sustainable design and has garnered numerous awards and publications for his firm’s work. He recently formed a team of like-minded developers to build urban infill properties in his native city of Tucson. The nine unit Barrio Metalico marks the first completed project for this development team followed by the recently completed 51 residential unit Ice House Lofts project that adaptively reuses an existing circa 1920s ice factory. Both of these projects have been awarded Western Mountain Region AIA awards as a testament to their design success.