Swaim Associates, Ltd. has a long history of innovative approaches to fostering community and well-being in neighborhood and community centers, campuses, public facilities, and educational settings.
We act as a problem solver, addressing the client's functional requirements and objectives within the constraints of cost, schedule, site, and climate. The firm strives to create innovative, contemporary architecture appropriate to the traditions, culture, and ecology of the southwest.
Swaim Associates, Ltd. is committed to providing a complete professional service with emphasis on personal attention to each project. There is always a direct, continuous involvement of firm principals and dedicated, prompt service to meet your schedule.
Drawing upon the diverse design skills and experience of our architects and consulting engineers, we assemble teams tailored to the particular requirements of each project. The client plays a major role in the team, communicating needs and priorities, and participating in the decision making process. The community, as well as the client, is kept in mind throughout planning and design. The building industry is also part of the team, from design through construction.
Although small enough to permit a close architect-client relationship, we are capable of handling projects of major scope in conjunction with our engineering and design consultants.
The staff of Swaim Associates, Ltd. continually strives to advance their knowledge of systems and materials for sustainable design in order to provide innovative ideas for projects. Producing quality construction documents is a priority as well as using technology to the client's advantage.
Robert Swaim was a principal in Cook and Swaim Architects and in CNWCS Architects from 1961 to 1969 before opening his own firm in 1969. Phil Swaim, Ed Marley, and Mark Bollard became principals of the firm in 1992. Kevin Barber became an associate principal in 2001. We currently have a staff of 18 with 9 registered architects.
Swaim Associates, Ltd. offers a broad and versatile spectrum of design services. In addition to basic architectural services, we offer programming, master planning, feasibility studies, site analysis, graphic design, landscape design, and interior design.
We believe building relationships is the key to successful projects. We are proud of our success which has been reinforced by the following awards:
American Institute of Architects
Tucson Electric Power Unisource Headquarters
Vail Academy and High School
Empire High School
Civano Community School
Reid Park Zoo Conservation Learning Center - LEED Platinum Certified
Brandi Fenton Memorial Park
Clements Center Fitness Center
University of Arizona Highland Commons
El Rio Adult Education Center
Alliance of Construction Trades
Davis-Monthan Dormitory Area Master Plan
Orchard River Town Homes
Challenger Learning Center - Pima Air & Space Museum
Wolf Wilderness - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Robins Elementary School
Fort Lowell Elementary School