Tucson, Arizona

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Program: A two-story 8,380-square-foot family vacation villa.

Design concept and solution: Set in the Catalina foothills overlooking Tucson, this vacation villa, clad in steel plates, features a cantilevered second story. The post-tensioned concrete slab extension allows this level to have panoramic views.



Rick Joy Architects
400 South Rubio Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701
F. 520-791-0699


Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:

Project architect: Dale Rush, Michael Kothke

Project team: Madeline Gradillas, Cade Hayes, Chris Ford


Interior designer:

Claudia Valent



Structural Engineer: Harris Engineering


General contractor: 

W.J. Lang Construction

Steel structure and cladding:

Parson’s Steel Erectors


Creative Cabinets