An award-winning luxury architectural firm based out of Scottsdale, AZ designs custom homes and boutique spaces nationwide as its 23rd year anniversary arrives this summer. Candelaria Design Associates has been called upon by the likes of NFL player Larry Fitzgerald Jr. and former NBA owner Jerry Colangelo to design the home of their dreams. With much to celebrate, Candelaria Design sets its sights on providing new lifestyle opportunities for its devoted clientele from coast to coast.

While the firm designs dream homes, its staff members also create one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences for clients to be a part of. Explore Italy, France, Spain or Oregon Wine Country on a Candelaria Design Tour or attend live cooking classes led by Mark Candelaria and local chefs. Take an inside look at the creation of 12 pivotal CDA homes paired with a corresponding recipe in the upcoming Schiffer Publishing book “Mark Candelaria, Homes: Designs for Inspired Living.” Or, listen in to Mark’s podcast titled “Inspiring Living” to hear from a gamut of wonderful guests set to motivate you every day.


The Candelaria Design leadership includes Mark Candelaria (Founder), Evelyn Jung (CFO), and Principal Architects Meredith Thomson and Tim Mathewson, who are successfully streamlining a seamless home design process for clients nationwide. A Notre Dame graduate in architecture, Meredith Thompson (AIA) has worked in residential architecture in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco before moving back to her hometown Phoenix, joining the Candelaria team as Director of Architecture Design & Production. Fellow principal architect Tim Mathewson received his Architecture degree from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and discovered his love for classic design while studying in Turkey before moving to Phoenix to join Candelaria in 2006. From project manager to team director, Tim brings his commercial and residential architecture experience to provide clients an enhanced way of life. To date, the luxury architectural firm has designed over 1,000 customized homes and residential based projects extending into Jamaica, Canada and Mexico.

Committed to building the highest quality designs, Candelaria Design aims to make the experience of designing a home one that inspires and elevates all aspects of a client’s lifestyle. The firm’s sharp attention to detail coupled with building long lasting relationships with whom its architects serve has made the firm’s stellar industry reputation concrete. Receiving awards such as Master of the Southwest, Gold Nugget Home of the Year by Pacific Builders Council in addition to multiple Luxe Red and Masonry Council Awards, Candelaria Design possesses a diversity in style and service that is unmatched.


Candelaria Design aims to not only build your forever home, but to build an enhanced and inspired way of life, visit