7350 E Speedway Blvd.
Suite 210
Tucson, Arizona 85710

(520) 326-3700


Community Involvement

Father of the Year, 2022

Jerry Wyatt Community Service Award, 2018

Southern Arizona Leadership Council
Board Member, 2015 – 2022

Tucson Airport Authority
Treasurer, 2013 – 2022

The Bridges 
Design Review Board, 2010 – 2022

The University of Arizona Science and Technology Park
Design Review Board, 2010 – 2021

Council of Educational Facility Planners
Arizona President, 2011

United Way
Chairman’s Cabinet, 2012 – 2013

City of Tucson
Climate Change Committee
Co-chair, 2009 – 2015

Vail Community Action Board 2011 – 2014

Arizona School Facilities Coalition
Co-chair, 2006 – 2012

AIA Sustainable Design Assistance Team
Co-chair, 2007

St. Michael’s School
Board of Governors, 2005 – 2007

AIA Arizona Phil Dinsmore Award, 2004

AIA Southern Arizona Chapter
President, 1995

City of Tucson Planning Commission
Chairman, 1993 – 2000

Houghton Area Masterplan Committee

Houghton Road Technical Advisory Committee

City of Tucson
Southeast Planning and Coordinating Committee (Chair), 1993 – 2000

Mt. Lemmon Planning Committee
Chairman, 2003 – 2004

Community of Civano
Director of Planning, 2002-2011

Phillip Swaim AIA


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon, 1982


States of Arizona, Colorado, and Ohio

Professional Experience

Phil Swaim has worked with several architectural firms in Arizona and Colorado since 1974 and has gained construction experience from 1977 through 1981. This wide range of experience allows him to handle various types, scales, and complexities of projects.

Phil joined Swaim Associates in 1985 and became president of the company in 1992. Phil’s special contributions to a project are achieving consensus and shared vision among diverse user groups, incorporating innovative design into every building, and maintaining close personal supervision over every detail from programming to construction. In addition, Phil has extensive experience developing partnerships between public entities.

Highlighted Projects

Rio Nuevo – TCC Renovations
Project Manager and Owners representative for $65m renovations of the Tucson Convention Center, Music Hall, Leo Rich Theater, and restoration of the Eckbo Landscape.

75 E Broadway
$84 Million, 18 Story, Multi-Use Building includes One Retail Floor, Seven Parking Levels consisting of 500 Spaces and Five 30,000 GSF Class A Office Levels, Four Residential Levels with 120 Apartments and a Roof Level Restaurant and Terraces

Mica Mountain High School
$49.3 Million, 168,000 SF, New Comprehensive High School for 1,000 Students and Master Planned for 2,000, Flexible Collaboration Spaces, Multiple Construction Types including Pre-engineered Metal Building Systems, SFB and Bond Funding

World View
$12.3 Million, 140,000 SF, Headquarters and Manufacturing

Raytheon Missile Systems
South Entrance and Badging Center

Caterpillar Surface Mining and Technology
40,000 SF, Tenant Improvement, Project Manager for New 150,000 SF Headquarters

Unisource Energy Headquarters
$60 Million, 270,000 SF, 9-Story Office Building with 360,000 SF, 3-Story Underground Parking Garage.  In collaboration with Davis Architects.

Andrada Polytechnic and Pantano High Schools
85,000 SF Campus, 395 kW Solar System, LEED Silver

Kino Soccer Stadium
$2.4 Million, 2,200 Seat Soccer Stadium

American International School – Kingston, Jamaica
K-12, Green, “E” School

Speedtano Office Building
27,000 SF Office Complex

University of Arizona Highland District Master Plan
700,000 SF, Health Care, Dormitories, Classrooms, Retail

Museum of Miniatures
$6 Million, 15,000 SF, Offices, Workroom, Classrooms, Exhibit Halls

Cienega High School
221,000 SF, Vail School District, Pima Community College, Pima County

Sporting Chance Center at Curtis Park
$4.2 Million, 43,000 SF, 5 Basketball and 8 Volleyball Courts, LEED Gold

Empire High School
100,500 SF, 750 Student, All Laptop “E” School

Robins Elementary School
AIA Design Award

Brandi Fenton Memorial Park
68 Acres, Historic Preservation

Reid Park Zoo Conservation Learning Center
LEED Platinum

El Pueblo Activity Center, Adult Education, Clinic, Pool and Park
$7.3 Million, 35 Acres

El Rio Neighborhood Center
Adult Learning Center, Child Care, Library, Recreation, Social Services

Mt. Lemmon Village Center
Community Center, Lodge, Restaurant, Condominiums

Pima Air and Space Museum
Challenger Learning Center

Reid Park Zoo South American Habitat
12 Animal Exhibits

Titan Missile Museum
Visitor Center

Washita Battlefield Visitor Center
15,000 SF, Cheyenne, Oklahoma, LEED Compatible

Davis-Monthan AFB Dormitory Area Plan
55 Acres, Design Award

Fort Lowell Office Building
16,000 SF

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