the firm


Ron Robinette is a Tucson native with over thirty years of experience and more than 300 constructed projects in Southern Arizona. In 1984 he founded Robinette Architects, Inc., a full service firm with experts in all phases of design and construction, including interiors, landscape design.


Robinette Architects 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. Our award-winning team specializes in custom homes and is a recognized leader in residential design.


We are a full service firm providing comprehensive architectural design services. We work with the best consultants, builders and suppliers to deliver the highest quality projects possible.


Our services include, but are not limited to:


•    Feasibility Studies

•    Zoning Analysis

•    Property Assessment and Site Selection

•    Site Planning & Landscape Design

•    Program Analysis

•    Design for New Construction or Remodel

•    Architectural Interiors

•    Tenant Improvements

•    HOA Submittals

•    Permit & Approval Acquisition

•    Construction Documentation

•    Contract Administration

•    LEED Home Design

•    Healthy Home Design

•    Contractor Support


We can provide comprehensive Interior Design services.

•     Architectural Review

•    Finish Specification and Design

•    Job Site Visits and Construction Meetings

•    Furnishing Specification Design

•    Final Review

•    Interior Finishes

•    Interior Lighting

•    Entry Door

•    Flooring

•    Countertops/Hard Surfaces

•    Tile and Stone

•    Cabinetry & Hardware

•    Appliance Selection

•    Plumbing Fixtures and Accessories

•    Interior Doors & Hardware

•    Base boards/Mouldings

•    Interior Lighting

•    Closets

•    Paint

•    Wall Treatments

•    Window Coverings

•    Furniture Selection

•    Custom Furnishings

•    Accessories

remodel services

•    As-Built Drawings

•    Program Development

•    Conceptual Design Options

•    Feasibility Studies

•    Construction Documents

•    Permit & Approval Acquisition

•    Contractor Support


The U.S. Green Building Council established LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), an internationally recognized green building certification program, to provide third-party verification of green building practices. We have multiple projects in design and construction that will apply for LEED Certification upon completion.



LEED-Certified buildings are designed to:

 •   Lower Operating Costs

•   Conserve Energy and Water

•   Be Healthier and Safer for Occupants and Guests



The following Green Building Practices and Technologies can potentially reduce the environmental impact of a project, improve the occupant health and can contribute to LEED Certification.


Site Design

•   Minimize Site Disturbances

•   Native Landscaping


Water Efficiency

•   Rainwater Harvesting & Grey Water Reuse

•   High-Efficiency Fixtures


Energy & Atmosphere

•   Passive Solar Design through Architectural Shading

•   High Efficiency Mechanical Equipment

•   Energy Efficient Building Envelope & Window & Wall System

•   Photovoltaic Systems

•   LED Lighting

•   Radiant Heating Systems


Indoor Environmental Quality

•   Specification of Low Emission Adhesives, Sealants & Finishes

•   Enhanced Air Filtration & Outdoor Air Ventilation

•   Garage Pollutant Protection


Click here to take a closer look at our first award-winning LEED Certified home, the Canyon Vista Residence!

robinette architects, inc.






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1670 East River Road, Suite 112

Tucson, Arizona 85712


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