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JANUARY 13, 2017


Rick Joy established Rick Joy Architects in in 1993 in Tucson, Arizona and has been offering award winning, high concept contemporary design combined with full traditional architectural and master planning services ever since. Joy received the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, and in 2004 won the prestigious National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institution/Cooper-Hewitt Museum. The firm has gained substantial international recognition, participated in multiple exhibitions, and has been featured in over 150 publications worldwide. Joy has lectured extensively throughout the United States and around the globe and is considered a vital contributor to the ongoing global discourse on modern architecture. He periodically serves as a visiting professor of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Rice University, University of Arizona, and M.I.T. In 2002, Joy’s first monograph was published under the title Desert Works, as the first in the Princeton Architectural Press/Graham Foundation invited New Voices in Architecture series.