Darci Hazelbaker joined the UA School of Architecture faculty in the Fall of 2007, teaching in the Foundation Design Studios.  She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture from the University of New Mexico where she graduated with top honors.

She established her own architecture and design studio, Hazelbaker Rush with her partner in 2009. They both share a strong passion for the act of crafting objects and spaces through the use and re-use of materials, while distilling the ideas behind this act to its simplest and most pure form.  In the making of space they believe that the evolution of ideas and methods takes place within a process that is continually evolving to engage the client, the user, the craftsman, and the environment. They feel the success of any design can be measured by the integrity found within this process, as well as, the experiences created by it.

Collectively their work has been published in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, Architectural Record, Architectural Review,  Metropolis, Monocle and the Phaidon Atlas for Contemporary World Architecture.


  • The Franklin House by HA | RU—SoA Lecturer Darci Hazelbaker and husband/partner Dale Rush—is featured on the... Read More
  • A project by hazelbaker rush, a firm run by Lecturer Darci Hazelbaker and her spouse/partner Dale Rush, was recently... Read More
  •  A project featuring a collaboration between SoA Adjunct Lecturer Bob Vint (Urban Design - History and Theory)... Read More
  • Darci Hazelbaker (Arch 401) and her husband and business partner, Dale Rush, have been featured in an article in... Read More
  • The home of SoA Lecturer Darci Hazelbaker and her husband (and HA|RU partner) Dale Rush is featured... Read More
  • An interior remodel by SoA Adjunct Lecturer Darci Hazelbaker's firm HA|RU is featured in the December issue of Zocalo... Read More
  • CALA had a very good showing at this year’s awards! Check out the feature in Tucson Lifestyle and you’ll see... Read More
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