Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
Since 1999, Ibarra Rosano Design Architects has grown to become an internationally recognized award-winning architecture design firm. The team’s belief that architecture can happen at any scale and any budget has delivered their clients award-winning work, and the team a portfolio of successful private and public projects.
Their methods of analyzing and harnessing the power of the site environment sets them apart from most. Their sensitivity to place has produced projects that are responsive to, and responsible for, the environments they inhabit. Sought after and studied across the globe, Ibarra Rosano’s reputation for design excellence has won them over 75 local and international awards, has featured them in over 300 publications, as well as television programming and museum exhibitions.
Yet, their proudest achievements are the friendships they have cultivated with each client and craftsperson they meet. They credit their careful, hands-on approach as the key to their on-going success.
Teresa Rosano, AIA LEED AP
Principal Architect & Co-Founder
Teresa grew up surrounded by the Tucson desert, in an adobe house built by her father. Her family thrived in the arts, with a wood & ceramic artist as a mother and a mosaic & metal sculptor for a father. Art supplies and construction materials abound, Teresa and her triplet brothers had a wealth of resources with which to build, create, and imagine.
While her brothers gravitated toward music, Teresa was fascinated with dance and choreography.
The vitality she experienced while moving through space, combined with her discipline, has lead to a third-degree black belt and an ongoing practice in the martial arts.
Teresa brings her enthusiasm for movement and spatial choreography together with her passion for making and building to create architecture – an architecture connected to its place, a value instilled by her immersion in the desert environment.
As Principal Architect of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, Teresa is well regarded as one of Arizona’s leading practitioners. She has lectured throughout the country and has served on numerous national design competition juries and panel discussions.
Teresa has also served the design community on several non-profit boards and panels. She is currently serving on the Southern Arizona AIA Board of Directors, and as an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona School of Architecture, her alma mater.
LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona
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