Our Trusted Architectural Design Firm Brings Decades of Experience to Your Project

About SWAIM Associates

Swaim Associates Architects has been providing planning and architectural design services for public, commercial, and residential projects since 1969. Through the years, our firm has grown and evolved to keep up with changing trends and technology. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to going above and beyond for every client, offering a comprehensive process that doesn’t end when we hand off building designs to contractors. We’re there for every step of your project, helping you formulate a complete design vision and carrying it through to the final walkthrough.

A Diverse Portfolio with remarkable impact

Peruse our collection of work that reflects diversity, experience, and creativity in each unique design. 

We work with clients in several industries, customizing our approach to fulfill different project needs. Our areas of focus include:



Multi-Family & Hospitality

Healthcare & Wellness


Science & Technology




With every project, we do not attempt to conform to our own signature style. Instead, we listen carefully to our clients’ needs and help them formulate a design that meets those needs and serves their best interests.

We Provide Comprehensive Architectural Design Services to Clients in a Variety of Sectors

Architectural Design


Master Planning​

Feasibility Studies

Site Analysis

Project Management

What Sets Swaim Associates Architects Apart?

We don’t just build structures; we build relationships. Establishing positive relationships with our clients is essential for delivering on their project vision. That’s why we love working with clients right here in Southern Arizona—we can take the time to collaborate on your architectural design and thoroughly outline your project goals. Additionally, we can remain involved in the project through the construction phase to ensure everything goes according to plan.

With every project, we are driven by passion, not profits. Architectural design is a challenging process, and it is our passion for fostering client relationships and delivering on big picture goals that carries us through daily challenges.

Along with client relationships, we have also established trust with local contractors, city employees, and other major players in the construction sector. This allows us to streamline projects and overcome common hurdles like permitting and public hearings.

Swaim Associates Architects Has a Lasting Local Legacy

Swaim Associates was founded by Robert Swaim, who launched the firm from his own home in 1969. Previously, he had been with an architectural firm that merged with another local firm to become one of the largest in Southern Arizona at the time. However, Bobwanted to bring more of his own passion and a personal approach to the industry, so he launched Swaim Associates Architects, and the firm slowly grew through the years. In the 1980s, Robert’s son Phil joined the firm along with Ed Marley and Mark Bollard, both of whom are still principals of the firm today.

Discover Our Innovative, Award Winning Designs

Swaim Associates has been honored with numerous awards for our exceptional architectural designs, including Architect of the Year Award from Cornerstone Building Foundation in 1997, 2004, 2012, 2016, and 2022. 

Visit our Awards and Portfolio pages to see some of our award-winning designs.


We emphasize personalized attention for every project.

Ready to see what Swaim Associates can do to bring your design vision to life? Contact us to set up an appointment.

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