Community Involvement

Scottsdale Architect Candelaria Design Associates is one of the premier luxury residential architecture firms in the country. Contact Candelaria Design to start your dream residence.

Help the victims and families of the earthquake. Donate directly to the Italian Red Cross relief efforts.


The page will load in Italian and automatically translate into English in Google Chrome.

Candelaria Design Team takes great pride in the community we live and work in. Here are some of the charitable organizations we are involved in and have supported over the years. We are always welcoming you to join us in our charitable endeavors!

These are the main groups we actively support. We also sent various contributions annually and donate consultation time for auctions and events on a regular basis. 

Candelaria Design Associates is very proud to announce that Mark Candelaria is now a board member of Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona. Being a part of the Phoenix community for over 30 years, we are very excited to see how we can help design dreams for communities in need.  Habitat for Humanity's vision of  'A world where everyone has a decent place to lives.' echoes our beliefs, so stay tuned on opportunities to get involved!  To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, please visit or click on the non profit organizations wishlist,  to see how you can donate.

The Colten Cowell Foundation is the non-profit that makes giving fun and accessible by creating more smiles and laughter for kids and families. After an imaginative, unforgettable Crime Fighting Cave experience, kids become real-life Super Heroes when they are empowered to give. In the process, they learn how rewarding it can be to help others—regardless of the amount. The Colten Cowell Foundation aims to change people’s perspective on giving, inspiring them to donate because they know that the experience of giving is every bit as fun as laser beam vision, flying, or most any other superpower.  Click on the logo for more information.

Candelaria Design Associates is honored to design the 20,000 square foot Crime Fighting Batcave for the Colten Cowell Foundation.  To help make this dream possible the foundation needs people with creative genius, like prop experts or thespians with a flair for entertaining the masses. Anyone who can donate their time, products or expertise in the construction field please contact the Colten Cowell Foundation on Facebook.


Mark Candelaria is an Active Member of the Charros and frequently participates and volunteers for these Charro Events: The Charro Ride, Parada Del Sol, First Pitch. Click on the logo to get involved!



Each year in lieu of gifts to our clients and vendors during the Holidays, our entire staff as well as spouses, vendors and friends join our team to volunteer our time sorting cans and delivering groceries to the needy. Our next volunteer day is scheduled for Thursday, January 28th.  For more information please contact Stacey Payne at

Other Charities Candelaria Participated in and Donated to in 2015 - 2016: 

Teen Challenge Center:

TGEN Foundation:

A New Leaf:

Arizona Kidney Foundation - 2011 Dancing with the Stars


Candelaria Design sends regular financial contributions and many of our employees have been very active in various walks and marathons. 

Altered Tails holds an annual event to raise awareness and funds for spay/neuter programs. Mark Candelaria and Jeff Kramer, along clients of ours look forward to this each year. We also contribute financially. 


For many years, Candelaria Design and various clients have volunteered for and supported the Scottsdale Healthcare Golf Classic.