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The Best Residential Architects in Mesa, Arizona

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Much like the rest of Arizona, Mesa boasts warm, intimate home architecture. Many homes are a blend of Italian and desert-style: warm, yellow-tinted paint colors, stone walkways, arches, and plenty of terra-cotta accents. As a suburb of Phoenix, Mesa also has an abundance of mid-century architecture: sweeping collections of Spanish, Mediterranean, and even Tudor Revival designs. 

This article presents five talented architects able to bring these styles into your Mesa home. Our team researched and selected the best based on their credentials, their versatility in project types, their work history, their principals, their awards, and the attention they’ve received from the press. On the other hand, if you want to learn more about the cost of building a custom home in Mesa, check out our cost guide article.

648 Architecture

2753 E Broadway Rd. Suite 101-311, Mesa, AZ 85204

Mesa-based 648 Architecture is a young architectural firm that has consistently delivered great results to businesses and residents alike. Established in 2016, the firm already has a successful track record of projects ranging from hotels, warehouses, and facilities to homes and residences. It has its own separate construction arm that enables it to offer full services in the construction process, from design to construction completion. Many clients praise the firm for its understanding of success as a product of long-time relationships fostered through open communication and effective collaboration.

The firm is headed by Ed Schelestky and it works on both commercial and residential projects. Many notable national and local names in the hospitality scene, including Hilton and JW Marriott, have sought the design capabilities of the firm. In the residential arena, 648 Architecture designs for remodels, renovations, spec homes, and custom homes. 

CAD Lines Architectural Design and Drafting

2344 N Yale, Mesa, AZ 85213

Since 1998, CAD Lines Architectural Design and Drafting have been collaborating with homeowners to bring their dream homes to life. From simple ranch houses to elegant Mediterranean homes, the firm has delivered exceptional results to Arizonians. The firm works across the valley, completing projects in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, and Mesa. 

The boutique design firm is run by Lance Brown. He offers drafting, site selection, and other architectural services at a competitive price without sacrificing quality. Featured below is Tuscan-inspired home the firm designed. The home touts beautiful architectural details such as a cupola and arched doorways.

Eden Architects

922 N Gilbert Rd. Suite #104, Mesa, AZ 85203

Since 1987, Eden Architects has been providing Arizona and other nearby states with comprehensive design and planning services for a variety of project types. It is licensed in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, and Minnesota and holds an NCARB Certification. Principal John Wayne Eden has been an architect since the early ’70s and has earned awards for his work. He leads a team of highly competent architects and works and consults with accomplished engineers and contractors to provide the highest quality designs. 

Aside from residences, the firm has worked on mixed/multi-use building projects, including single buildings and multiple buildings in master-planned communities,  office complexes, medical and dental facilities, restaurants, retail, and other non-residential properties.

Encore Design Group

2921 N Power Rd., Suite #101 Mesa, AZ 85215

With an eye for site-specific design, Encore Design Group incorporates both classic and cutting edge designs and materials to create unique, inspiring buildings. EDG has designed stunning homes in coveted neighborhoods in Mesa, Scottsdale, Gold Canyon, and many other areas in Arizona. Its homes are often embodiments of the region’s style: Mediterranean, Southwest contemporary, Tuscan, and Spanish colonial. These styles possess intricate, complex details such as wrought iron, archways, and terracotta, which the firm constantly delivers with accuracy and precision.  

One such project is this massive home in Superstition Mountain. The sprawling 25,000-square-foot home was built on two homesites. Reclaimed beams from Minnesota were flown in for the ceiling while two shades of Texas limestone were selected for the interior and exterior. One unique feature of the exquisite home is a real mineshaft incorporated in its hallway. The home was featured on FOX 10’s Cool House segment. 


4711 E Falcon Dr. Suite #232, Mesa, AZ 85215

I PLAN is one of  Arizona’s premier architectural design firms serving Mesa, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. Its luxury home designs can be found in some of the most prestigious communities in Arizona. The firm has planned and designed hundreds of homes ranging in size from 3,000 to over 22,000 square feet. I PLAN has been a participant in the Street of Dreams Arizona, and it has been featured in Arizona Foothills Magazine and Northeast Mesa Lifestyles Magazine.

The firm is flexible in designing living spaces in various styles—from French Country and Andalusian to Tuscan and Mediterranean. This Tuscan home in Las Sendas is located on an uber-private enclave. I PLAN decked this traditional silhouette with modern conveniences such as controlled lighting, controlled audio, and a chef’s kitchen.