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Masters of the Southwest

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.

Phoenix architect Mark Tate’s love of design began at an early age and continues to inspire him in all walks of life.

Photos from our 2021 Masters of the Southwest award dinner, massively scaled back for health and safety reasons.

Masters of the Southwest Alumni

Architect Jon Bernhard designs domains marked by an artful balance between complexity and simplicity.

With an eye for style that spans eras and continents, interior designer Isabel Dellinger Candelaria infuses Valley homes with international élan.

Cultivated gardens by landscape designer Jeremy McVicars redefine lushness in a desert setting

Gallerist Lisa Sette has devoted her career to uplifting the Arizona arts scene to world-renowned heights

At 180 Degrees Design + Build, an innovative trio of professionals strips away visual noise when crafting contemporary spaces.

Heidi Abrahamson’s imaginative jewelry designs reference the past while signaling the future.

Connect with members of the exclusive group of innovators and leaders who have been recognized as a Master of the Southwest award winners.

Ceramist Jim Sudal pays homage to Sonoran botanicals through his prolific body of work.

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