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How a builder laid the framework for a successful construction business.

Meet Mary Estes, the landscape architect who turns outdoor spaces into artistic masterpieces.

Tile pioneer Phil Shelton has perfected the art of sourcing beautiful tile.

This prolific architect is known for crafting modern, light-filled spaces that connect with their surroundings.

A former journalist uses her passion for details to compose clean, modern interiors.

A passion for modernism compelled Alison King to become one of our city’s biggest advocates for preserving midcentury gems.

For this landscape designer, embracing the desert’s natural beauty is both a practice and a personal meditation.

This second-generation luxury homebuilder carves his own path as an innovator with a can-do spirit.

As she cruises into her third decade of interior design projects, Wendy Black Rodgers reflects on influences, travel, lakeside living and rail cars.

Architect Craig Wickersham’s natural talents for art and design have made him sought-after in the Valley and beyond.

Look for the 2023 Masters of the Southwest issue on newsstands February 2.

Interior designer, author, retailer and fashionista—is there anything this dynamo cannot do?

After years of searching, this furniture designer found his higher purpose.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Valley builder John Gurley forges his own path.

An innovative architect and educator is ushering Phoenix into the future.

This Scottsdale architect may call his success a “happy accident,” but his robust body of work and raw talent prove otherwise.

Some 25 years ago, this landscape architect went out on his own, working from a spare bedroom in his Tempe townhouse. Today, with a staff of 300, he’s become one of the Valley’s most coveted estate garden designers.

Celebrating past Masters of the Southwest winners.

Marlene Imirzian honors Sonoran beauty with architecture that blends design with sustainability, history and context.

Interior designer Matthew Boland’s work is stylish, discreet and meticulous.

Known for his nuanced landscapes, photographer Art Holeman’s beneficent worldview goes beyond the lens.

Horticulturist Brian Kissinger brings a masterful touch to the art of designing desert landscapes.

Master ceramist Nicholas Barnard shapes a lifelong career in clay.

When it comes to interiors, Anita Lang goes for meaning along with style.


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