Mark Candelaria, AIA started the firm in 1999 after an 18-year career as one of the founding partners of CCBG Architects in Phoenix. The firm has grown since 1999 and along the way Mark has carefully assembled a team very dedicated to the values that act as the soul of Candelaria Design. Named a Master of the Southwest in 2005 by Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, Mark and his team all share the passion of good design coupled with warm and friendly personal service. From his tours to Italy to cooking for his clients upon the completion of their home, the process of designing a home means so much more than just producing a set of plans to our team - the process of designing a home means the creation of a whole new way of living that accentuates and celebrates every aspect of living in a home.