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Candelaria Design participates in the 2014 Phoenix Dream Center

Congratulations to everyone and all the teams, vendors and subcontractors that participated in the rework of six rooms at The Phoenix Dream Center!!! Our room was revealed yesterday for the first time to two special young ladies who will now call this their home. I want to give a special thanks to my Project Manager, Peter Ekama, who spearheaded the architecture for our Team. 

Last September Candelaria Design Associates was invited to take part in the phase II renovation of the Phoenix Dream Center’s Hope Wing by Mark and Chrissy Donnelly who spearheaded this entire project. Candelaria Design Associates was joined by Lynda Martin and Rebecca Arteaga of Camelback Interiors and John Gurley of RJ Gurley Construction and given one former Embassy Suites to transform from its worn and dated state into a home for two women and their newborns. 

Candelaria Design Associates jumped at the opportunity to use our design capabilities to enhance the lives of two women we have yet to meet. Our room, #409, will help expand the capabilities of the PDC’s fourth floor Hope Wing, which is already operating at capacity.

Since 2009, PDC has implemented an amazing outreach program called The Rescue Project ( to bring women to the Hope Wing, and through their efforts, more than 161 women have taken part in the program with 100% retention. The Phoenix Dream Center provides rescue, housing, education, counseling, legal, and medical services, and much needed love and support for women to rebuild their lives shattered by commercial sexual exploitation.

Our room, among the others, plays a key role in providing the safe and loving environment for the women and their children to heal, dream, and ultimately thrive. A beautiful and safe well-design space goes a long way in fostering Hope. CDA thanks all those who have helped to bring our labor of love to fruition. Please come see what we believe is just the beginning of transformations, with many more transformations to come in the lives of the women and children that now make the Hope Wing their home.

If you were unable to make the Open House the September Issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine will feature the Phase II Dream Rooms as well as many of the people and companies that contributed to making the rooms possible. Arizona Foothills will also hold a voting similar to Arizona Ranking ( for the public to vote on their favorite Dream Room.  

If you would like to join the efforts of the Phoenix Dream Center through either physical or monetary donations please contact Kathie Gadberry the Dream Center’s Chief Development Officer at phone: 602.346.8778. We will be gearing up for next year’s makeover so please join us in making a difference. All donated materials and labor are tax deductible.

Thanks to the following Vendors and Subs - your generosity is so appreciated! Many if not all of you are good friends and companies we have had the pleasure of working with over the last 30 years. Thanks for stepping up and making us all look good!!!:

Alexander Sinclair, Banker Insulation, Breinholt Demolition, Ceramica, Chisel Marble & Granite, Clyde Hardware, CopperStone Construction, Creative Designs in Lighting, Creative Metals, Currey Plumbing, Dennis Sage Home Entertainment, Distinctive Custom Cabinetry, Ed Nolte Quality Painting, F1 Cabinets & Furniture, Foreman Furniture, Horizon Art, J Squared, Kravet Fabric,  La Galleria of Scottsdale, MAS Framing, MCC - James Morrissey, Norcon Industries, One Way Electric, Premiere Wood Floors, Roardrunner Glass, Saguaro Drywall, Sexton, Sierra Pacific, Superior Stucco, Surface Refinements, Today's Window Automation Systems & Design, & Younger Brothers!