Through an inclusive, interactive design process, our work reflects the values and social organizations of the communities we serve.
SPS+ Architects was established in 1960 by Wendell Rossman, a forward-thinking architect who set our firm's precedent of innovation through design. Rossman's experimental concrete forms of the '60s, such as St. Maria Goretti Church and Arizona State University's Manzanita Hall, are now local landmarks. Since that time, our firm has designed what continue to be the largest wood-frame structures in the world (including the NAU Skydome) and developed the Turntable Divisible Auditorium (featured in the Chandler Center for the Arts), a design solution which has become widespread internationally. Our firm was an early proponent of 21st-Century Learning Environments, featured most recently in Compadre Academy and West-Mec. We recently finished designing Bluestone, a revolutionary, sustainable 200-unit community on the Navajo Nation centered on traditional Diné cultural values.
In the past five years, SPS+ has expanded operations considerably, opening a second location in Tucson and going from a small firm of 22, to 60+ employees. While our innovative design solutions have extended nationally, our work in Arizona has been and will remain our primary focus. Working in education, commercial, municipal, Native American and multi-family sectors, we feel we have helped shape architectural standards throughout the state. Developing long-term relationships with clients spanning decades and multiple projects is a direct result of our focus on customer service and delivering exceptional quality that exceeds client expectations.
SPS+ Architects sets out to achieve the following, to be: