Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano (AIA, LEED AP) are native Tucsonans, graduates of and adjunct lecturers at the University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. In 1999, they founded Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, and have since earned national recognition as one of Arizona's top design firms for their modern desert architecture. Their work has been published internationally and has received over fifty regional and national design awards.

Architecture is space. This is the basic premise of their work, and they are committed to the belief in the power of space to nurture and inspire. Luis and Teresa have been influenced by esteemed architects such as Glenn Murcutt, Judith Chafee and Luis Barragan, but also by vernacular builders who unassumingly surpassed basic necessity to achieve masterful work. They believe the goal of design is to create a structure that lasts, not just by the quality of its construction, but also by the timeless beauty of its design - an architecture that is informed by the past, responsive to the present and aware of the future.