Architect Clint Miller has been considering this question for over a decade. His work reflects an intricate balance of delicate detail and bold composition, melding traditional techniques and materials with contemporary design and application, resulting in the creation of some the most graceful, unique and innovative residences in the American Southwest.

Clint draws inspiration from people who value the art of design in accordance with functional living space. The passion in his process is evident throughout the evolution of a project, from the first design sketches to the completed home.

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Clint’s mission is to provide the highest quality design while maintaining respect for your needs, time and budget. His design experience is diverse, from formal Mediterranean to Contemporary, and he works with an extensive variety of building materials ranging from conventional frame to the latest high-tech blocks, including the traditional materials of adobe and rammed earth. Clint subtly combines all of these elements and experiences to create homes that redefine the common perception of livable space.

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Clint Miller, organic architect, wanted  a home growing out of the Sonoran Desert, one which used simple and indigenous materials as well as reflected his love for the simplicity of European village architecture. Thus, he designed and built the home to harmoniously combine a sense of timelessness with a natural expression of the upper Sonoran desert.

This home looks as though it has been on the Sornoran site for many generations. It is made of exposed Adobe; it is buil from the earth; and it’s thick, mud walls contain a metaphor of the desert and recall a living history of the region.

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Sturr Residence Archway

The Sturr Residence is a load-bearing, sun-dried earthen adobe structure in the Scottsdale-Arcadia neighborhood. This residence was featured in Phoenix Home & Gardens’ Masters of the Southwest 2010 Edition, and was described as understated, sophisticated desert living.

The main room features exposed load-bearing beams and corbels which form the structure.  This house is settled into it’s site with foundation plantings consisting of various succulents, such as totem pole, twisted Cereus, night-blooming Cereus, agave’s, and other accent plantings.

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The Finchams desired a home to adorn the Arcadia neighborhood in a subtle manor. They wanted it to echo the original ranch home of its surroundings. The architectural influences are similar to Ranch Hacienda and Rural Mediterranean.

The Ranch Hacienda architecture is reflective of historical ranch heritage from rural Arizona and traditional Spanish Hacienda style homes. It is distinguishable by the prominent use of two primary building materials- stone and exterior plaster. This style projects casual informality characterized by the use of traditional clay tile roofs, timbers and exposed rafter tails.

Informal and asymmetrical rectilinear forms characterize the Rural Mediterranean style. Gable shed roofs create a charming country appearance similar to the old world vineyards. The primary façade and entry creates a friendly and inviting atmosphere.

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