Press + Publications

    • Sources for Design Magazine: Featured Project

      A New Vision for the Historic Camp. Issue 24 of Sources for Design Magazine features The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain. Read more about the project in-depth at Sources for Design. Check out all the project photos and more information on our website project page. News and upcoming events can be found on our Instagram page.

    • San Diego Business Journal: "New Public Safety Training Center Coming To South County"

      Currently under construction, the Public Safety Training Center at Southwestern College was featured in San Diego Business Journal’s latest publication. See the full article here.

       

    • Redbook Magazine Februry 2020

      The February 2020 issue of Redbook Magazine features an exclusive interview with our president, Marlene Imirzian, discussing the City of Phoenix’s conscious efforts in sustainability.

      The article recognizes Imirzian Architects’ net-zero housing design, Home nz, and the Paradise Valley Community College Life Science Building as contributions to the city’s efforts.

      Click HERE to read the article.

    • Fun for All Young Leaders

      In the latest issue of the Girl Scouts Magazine, “Connections”, The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls & Women at Camp South Mountain was recognized for the increased accessibility that came with the camp’s renovation.

      Click HERE to read the magazine.

    • AIA: Arizona School Design Primer

      Arizona School Design Primer, developed by Marlene Imirzian, FAIA, as a first step to provide basic school design considerations, was published on the American Institute of Architects website. These basics can be applied to every new or renovated school construction project and budget. Click HERE to read the document.

    • San Diego Business Journal: Top Women-Owned Businesses for 2019

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects is recognized by the San Diego Business Journal in The List of the Top Women-Owned Businesses for 2019.

    • Fast Company: "This house design is completely free, and it could help save the world"

      Home nz is featured in Fast Company article “This house design is completely free, and it could help save the world.”

    • Green Building Advisor: "Phoenix Gives Net-Zero House Plans to Anyone Who Wants Them"

      lHome nz is featured in Green Building Advisor article “Phoenix Gives Net-Zero House Plans to Anyone Who Wants Them.”

    • Architectural Record: "Phoenix Offers Free Plans for Net Zero Home"

      Home nz is featured in Architectural Record article “Phoenix Offers Free Plans for Net Zero Home.”

    • KJZZ Pod Cast:"See Phoenix Sustainable Home Contest Winner And Get Plans"

      Home nz is featured in KJZZ article “See Phoenix Sustainable Home Contest Winner And Get Plans.”

    • Arizona School Facilities Board (ASFB): Arizona School Design Primer

      The Arizona School Design Primer has been recommended by the State of Arizona School Facilities Board (ASFB), was developed by Marlene Imirzian, FAIA, as a first step to provide basic school design considerations. These basics can be applied to every new or renovated school construction project and budget. Click HERE to read the document.

    • Phoenix Business Journal: Top Women-Owned Businesses for 2018

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects is recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal in The List of the Top Women-Owned Businesses for 2018 (April 13, 2018 issue).

    • San Diego Business Journal: Top 10 Largest Construction Projects in South San Diego County

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects is acknowledged in the March 19, 2018 issue of the San Diego Business Journal for designing one of the Top 10 Largest Construction Projects in South San Diego County.  The project, Southwestern College Math, Science & Engineering Building, located at the Chula Vista campus, is 103,000 square feet with a construction cost of $81M.

    • Phoenix Home & Garden: Renewable Energy Rewarded


      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects is recognized in Phoenix Home & Garden section “Around Town February 2018” for being the winner of the Sustainable Home Design Competition.

      RENEWABLE ENERGY REWARDED

      “RENEWABLE ENERGY REWARDED Phoenix’s own Marlene Imirzian, FAIA, president of Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects, was recently awarded a $100,000 prize as winner of the Sustainable Home Design Competition, a contest to create a “near net-zero energy” single-family dwelling that has the best potential for widespread adoption in this region. Working in tandem with the team that included local engineering and construction experts, Imirzian designed a 2,170-square-foot energy efficient midcentury Modern-inspired home that can be built at a cost of $158/square foot. “In the Southwest, we can lead the way to limit both energy and water use, which is essential to maintain our beautiful Sonoran Desert,” says Imirzian. “This is all achievable, and you don’t have to be a rich person to do it. We could be—and should be—implementing these practices in every piece of new construction.”  The competition was sponsored through a partnership between the City of Phoenix and the American Institute of Architects.”

      Author: Rachel Eroh / Issue: February 2018, Page 52.

    • ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 2017

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects is honored to be recognized in the 2017 ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 Firms, ranked by Architect Magazine.

    • "Girl Scouts Build 'Magic' on Arizona Mountainside"

      The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership for Girls and Women at Camp South Mountain is featured in the article “Girl Scouts Build ‘Magic’ on Arizona Mountainside.”  The project is further recognized by ENR Southwest with the awards for the “Best Project: Cultural/Worship” and “Project of the Year 2017.”

      Engineering News-Record (ENR) reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world.


    • "Gifted School Opens at ASU West"

      ASU Herberger Young Scholars Academy is featured in Fall 2017 Arizona Contractor + Community Magazine’s article “Gifted School Opens at ASU West.”

       


    • "Architect's Perspective: Marlene Imirzian, FAIA Sunnyslope Architect"

       

      Marlene is featured in Fall 2017 Arizona Contractor + Community Magazine “Architect’s Perspective” column.

       

       

    • People & Projects To Know in Commercial Real Estate 2017

      The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls & Women at Camp South Mountain was featured in (PTK) People & Projects to Know in Commercial Real Estate 2017 issue.

    • "Former Girl Scout Helps Design Leadership Center for Girls & Women"

      Marlene was featured in Arizona Contractor & Community July 15, 2017 article “Former Girl Scout Helps Design Leadership Center for Girls & Women.”

      “Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine has become a vital forum for the state’s building industry by providing critical information and exposure to companies in the field. Moreover, the publication has expanded beyond traditional construction, architecture, and real estate topics and has found an audience with those who have fresh ideas on adaptive reuse of historic buildings or making new developments more community-friendly and sustainable.”

       

    • "Trees at Root of Design in New College Foodservice Construction"

      Mt. San Antonio College Food Service Building is featured in Food Management Magazine June 12, 2017 article “Trees at root of design in new college foodservice construction.”

      The magazine features trends and best practices, products and solutions that connect deeply with the non-commercial foodservice professional.


    • "Girl Scouts Open $18 million Leadership Center in Phoenix"

      The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women was featured in Cronkite News article “Girl Scouts Open $18 million Leadership Center in Phoenix.”

    • "How Girl Scouts Helped These Women Succeed in Business"

       

      The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women was featured in Phoenix Business Journal’s article “How Girl Scouts Helped These Women Succeed in Business.”

       

    • "The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls & Women opens"

      The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls and Women was featured in Big AZ Media’s news article “Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls & Women opens.”

       

    • San Diego Business Journal: 2017 Book of Lists

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects was recognized in the San Diego Business Journal’s 2017 Book of Lists as the Architect for the Southwestern College Math, Science and Engineering Building, which made the list as the 22nd Largest Construction project, ranked by contract amount.

    • San Diego Business Journal: 2017 Women-Owned Business

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects was ranked 27th in the San Diego Business Journal for 2017 Women-Owned Business Gross Revenue.

    • Phoenix Home & Garden: February 2017 Issue

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects was recognized in the February 2017 issue of Phoenix Home & Garden for being named one of the country’s Top 50 Firms by Architect Magazine, ranking No. 18 for 2016.

    • Connection: "The Power of Lifelong Learning"

      Marlene Imirzian, FAIA was featured in Connection Magazine’s December 2016 article “The Power of Lifelong Learning.”

      “Knowledge acquired by studying systems, products, assemblies, and research is one of the most enduring and important aspects of architectural practice.  The Committee on Design provides unique in-depth analysis of projects through conferences at which buildings and sites are visited and evaluated to provide learning opportunities.  Project design teams provide on-site reviews of the projects, often with detailed lectures that explain the systems and tradeoffs made in design.  Recently, a conference in Berlin brought together professionals from Germany to discuss city planning, the regeneration of neglected portions of the city, and innovative approaches to multi-family housing.”

       

    • ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 2016

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects ranked 18 in the ARCHITECT Top 50 by Architect Magazine.  The firm is honored to be recognized for its design excellence, project performance and commitment to sustainable design.

    • Design for Resources: Architect Icon

      Marlene is featured as the Architect Icon in the premier issue of Sources For Design Magazine.

      Sources For Design is a digital magazine for Architects, Interior Designers, Builders and Landscape Architects.

       

    • Phoenix Home & Garden: February 2016 Issue

      Marlene was one of the professionals recognized in the February 2016 issue of Phoenix Home & Garden article “Leading the Way.”

       

       

       

    • Frontdoors News: Arizona's Architecture Firm of the Year

      Frontdoors News featured Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects with the article Arizona’s Architecture Firm of the Year.

      Frontdoors Media celebrates the people and groups who give generously and work to build the future of our community. It’s the premier source of information – and inspiration – for those who strive to make the Valley of the Sun a better place to live.

       

    • InBusiness: 2015 AIA Arizona Firm of the Year

      InBusiness Magazine, the official business publication for Greater Phoenix, featured Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects for 2015 AIA Arizona Firm of the Year achievement.

    • ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 2015


      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects is honored to be recognized in the 2015 ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 Firms, ranked by Architect Magazine.

    • Green Living AZ: "Girl Scouts Give Back with Eco Camp Renovation"

      Girl Scouts Leadership Center for Girls & Women at Camp Sombrero is featured with the article  “Girl Scouts Give Back with Eco Camp Renovation” in the September 2015 issue of Green Living AZ Magazine.

      Green Living is an eco-conscious lifestyle magazine centered around your daily life and the way you express yourself as you live, work, and play green.
    • San Diego Business Journal: Women-Owned Business

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects was ranked Top 40 in the San Diego Business Journal for 2014 Women-Owned Business Gross Revenue (July 6, 2015 issue).

    • Phoenix Business Journal: Top 50 Architecture Firms 2015

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects was ranked in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Top 50 Architecture Firms (June 5, 2015 issue).

    • Downtown Phoenix Journal: "Central Corridor Open Space"

      “Central Corridor Open Space” published 5/7 as a part of the Placemaking editorial series.

    • Arizona Forum (AZF4)

      AIA Arizona Design Awards 2014 highlighted in the fourth edition of the Arizona Forum (AzF4). Architects Publishing Network

       

    • Architectural RECORD: November Issue: "Keep on Truckin"

      Miramar College Heavy Duty Advanced Transportation Technology Building in San Diego, California is featured in the November print issue of Architectural RECORD.

    • Architectural Record: 2014 Women in Architecture Awards

      Architectural Record announced the five winners of its first annual Women in Architecture Awards, recognizing the design leadership of American women architects.

      The new awards program acknowledges the increasingly visible role of women in the profession; encourages firms to promote women architects and their work; and provides an opportunity for those in the field—honorees, firm leaders and other practitioners—to come together to celebrate women’s design achievements at an event hosted by the magazine, the Women in Architecture Forum and Awards.

      The forum and luncheon will be held October 10 at McGraw Hill Construction headquarters in New York City, following the magazine’s Innovation Conference on October 9.

       

       

    • ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 2014

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      Marlene Imirzian & Associates has been recognized by ARCHITECT Magazine as one of the Top 50 design firms in the U.S. as part of the 2014 ARCHITECT 50.

      The ARCHITECT 50 is an annual ranking of U.S. architecture firms based on the categories of Design, Business, and Sustainability.

       

    • CCFC Professional Design Award 2014: Award of Honor

      The Community College Facility Coalition is pleased to announce that the Heavy Duty Transportation Technology Building has the distinction of receiving an Award of Honor in the Growth category of the 2014 CCFC Professional Design Awards Program.

      MIAA will be honored to accept this distinction during the CCFC 2014 Conference in Sacramento, CA on September 9, 2014.

    • “Topping Out” of Miramar College Science Building

      San Diego Community College District

      Ursula Kroemer – Communications Director / Sandi Trevisan – Public Information Officer, San Diego Miramar College

      SAN DIEGO – A “topping out” for the Science Building expansion at San Diego Miramar College was held Monday, marking the construction milestone of reaching the highest structural point in the project.

      The ceremonial practice started in Scandinavia over 1,000 years ago.  Upon reaching the highest point, workers traditionally put into place a small evergreen tree as a symbol of good faith and good luck.

      In keeping with this longstanding construction tradition, the final vertical beam used for the Science Building expansion  was made available for construction crew members, campus and district dignitaries, students and other guests to sign before it was hoisted into place along with an evergreen tree and American flag.

      The Science Building expansion project includes a new 50,000 square foot structure and conversion of some space on the first and second levels to provide a breezeway to the entrance of the new building.

      The first level of the new building includes classrooms and faculty offices totaling approximately 18,000 square feet. The second level includes teaching laboratories for chemistry, astronomy, geology, anatomy, marine biology, microbiology, physics, biology, and lab preparation rooms totaling approximately 27,000 square feet. The roof level has a greenhouse and observatory totaling 1,000 square feet of occupied space. The overall site improvement area is approximately 100,000 square feet.  It is on track to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), one of more than 40 LEED certifications awarded or planned for SDCCD projects.

      The $34 million Science Building expansion project is one of nine projects currently under construction as part of the San Diego Community College District’s $1.555 billion Propositions S & N construction bond program.

      Science Building Expansion Project Team

      • Architect: Marlene Imirzian & Associates
      • Builder: DPR Construction
      • D/B Electrical: Bergelectric Corp.
      • D/B Mechanical: University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors
      • Electrical Engineer: Randall Lamb
      • Civil Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
      • Structural Engineer: Hope Engineering
      • Landscape Architect: Spurlock Poirier Landscaping
      • Campus Project Manager: James Bray, Gafcon, Inc.
      • Project Manager: Charlotte Zolezzi, Gafcon, Inc.
      • Furniture, Fixture & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Laura Faustine, Gafcon, Inc.
      • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
    • "State of the Art Instructional Facilities"

      Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building is featured in AECCafe.com’s Archshowcase.

       

    • "A Tall Order: Women in Architecture"

      Why aren’t more women emulating Jeanne Gang and building skyward? “Tall Order: Women in Architecture” by ARCHITECT Magazine’s Karrie Jacobs discusses the emerging role of women in the architectural profession and acknowledges several women leading the way.

    • "Sunnyslope Sustainable Office in Phoenix, Arizona by Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects"

      The Sunnyslope Sustainable Office has been featured on AECCAFE.com in the ArchShowcase section.

      AECCAFE is an online Architectural, Engineering and Construction Industry resource.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • "Cities as a Lab: Designing the Innovation Economy"

      The American Institute of Architects Local Leaders publication “Cities as a Lab: Designing the Innovation Economy” cites the Paradise Valley Community College Life Science Building as a great example of an innovative, collaborative design for learning.

    • ARCHITECT 50: Top 50 2013

       

      Marlene Imirzian & Associates has been recognized by ARCHITECT Magazine as Top 50 in the U.S. in both Design and Sustainability, as part of the 2013 ARCHITECT 50.

      The ARCHITECT 50 is an annual ranking of U.S. architecture firms based on the categories of Design, Business, and Sustainability.

       

    • "Designing Architecture"

      Paradise Valley Community College Life Science Building. Shanglin A & C Limited (China)

    • Bloomingrock: "Interview with Architect Marlene Imirzian"

                       Blooming Rock.com featured “Interview with Architect Marlene Imirzian.”

    • Inhabitat: "Arizona Life Science Building Has a Really, Really Big Shading Roof"

      Inhabitat Online Magazine featured Paradise Valley Community College Life Science Building in the article “Arizona Life Science Building Has a Really Big Shading Roof”.

      Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

       

    • Architecture Record: Urban Desert House - "House of the Month"

      Urban Desert House was featured as “House of the Month” in Architecture Record October 2014 issue.


    • “Gold Spot becomes focus of historic area”

      Phoenix Business Journal
      Gold Spot Marketing Center

    • “Creativity and expertise is firm's forte”

      Phoenix Business Journal

    • “Young Architects”

      Progressive Architecture

    • “Restoring Dreams”

      Progressive Architecture

    • “Out from Under in Detroit”

      Inland Architect