“I loved architecture ever since I was a little boy, and the best weekends were spent with my mother at model home tours. That began the spark of my creativity, and it hasn’t stopped ever since. I had the opportunity to work with George Christensen for 18 years, who was my mentor at CCBG. When he retired, I felt it was the time to go out on my own and start Candelaria Design. I began my company in my dining room with two dogs and my drafting table. Looking back and seeing where we are now 17 years later, I truly believe that you have to love what you do in order to be successful and surround yourself with like-minded and talented people. We have all heard that a million times, but it is so true. I love my team like family. My goal when creating the firm was to create an experience for our clients, not to just give them a set of plans. Throughout the years, I have emphasized the importance of that goal to my team. Designing a home for someone is at times taken for granted by architects. I whole-heartedly feel it’s an honor when you are asked to design a dream home for someone and their family.” –Mark Candelaria, Principal, Candelaria Design
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.
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Custom navy display cases frame out the entrance to this Old-World-inspired kitchen by Candelaria Design. Painting the woodwork in this dark hue, rather than standard high-gloss white, draws attention to the cases themselves and makes the white kitchen beyond feel even brighter by comparison.