Steven Brenden Architect, LLC is a creative architecture studio expert in residential and commercial design.  Our commercial expertise includes corporate interior tenant improvements and commercial building renovation. Our residential expertise includes challenging hillside-mountain side new home construction, historic renovation and awesome kitchens.



Our studio is inspired by living architecture; architecture that profoundly engages people with the natural environment outside, inside and in between.  Our work is a concert of walls, roofs, spaces and places that flow together with energy and life.  We thrive on the individuality of our clients – those who uniquely love life with just a little more passion.

This is our inspiration.


Architectural services are typically phased, 4 or 5 phases for most projects or just one for a few limited tasks.  A typical 4 phase project takes 4 to 6 months to have architecture/engineering submittal ready for construction permit.  We tailor our efforts and fees to each client and their specific project.

feasibility consulting

Residential and Commercial property Assessment, Test fitting, Project Schedule, Budget and Requirement Definition. We often help our clients assess land and property prior to purchase. This first phase is typically 10% of a complete architectural project.

Creative Design

Conceptual Design, Creative Ideas and Solutions in Conceptual Plans, Drawings and 3d Models. We use computer modeling as we design, explore and share our ideas colaboratively.  This 2nd phase is crazy fun! and is approximately 25% a complete architectural project.

Technical Documentation

Expert Permit and Construction Drawings, Details and Specifications. We provide the technical expertise and technical drawings for a comprehensive architectural permit, bid and construction submittal. That includes coordination/integration of engineers technical drawings. This phase is 45% of a complete architectural project.


Construction Phase Consulting on Bidding, Design Compliance and Construction Integrity. We represent and advise owners during project construction to insure their best interests. While this final phase can 6 to 24 months it is roughly 20% of a complete architectural project.


Yes we are expert architects in design and construction. We attribute our success to character integrity and shared values.

We provide Engaged Leadership

We create Smart and Unique design solutions

We share Environmental Responsibility

We demand Integrity of Construction

and we really really listen


Our Arizona studio is under construction! It will be a creative workshop, open, collaborative, energetic, with state of the art computers and software. We are a team of inspired architects with an obsession for design and profound architecture. We are registered architects throughout the western united states.


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s (NCARB) Internship Development Program.

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