Scouted Architects You Should Know About

BY THE SCOUT GUIDE March 07, 2023

For those that live in the west who might be thinking about transforming their home (or business) into something more beautiful and functional—or even creating a new structure from scratch—we asked our editors in the western portion of the country to recommend professionals in their areas who can help turn clients’ dreams into a design reality. Looking for a scouted architect in your area? Find one in The Scout Guide Directory.

Photography courtesy of Ryan Street Architects.

ARCHITECT: Ryan Street Architects
LOCATION: Austin and Dallas, Texas
WHAT THEY DO: The level of beauty and detail in Ryan Street’s work is truly unmatched. Their philosophy of “architecture that does not occupy a space, but emerges from it,” shines in each of their special projects.

Photography by Jason Kindig.

ARCHITECT: Brent Hull, Hull Works
LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas
WHAT THEY DO: Brent Hull has mastered the craft of architectural millwork, residential construction, and historic restoration. He is an author, magazine columnist, teacher, blogger, consultant, and expert on historic architectural millwork. He lectures widely about architectural style, craftsmanship, historic preservation, and things well made. Hull also founded the 100 Year Window by Hull Millwork, windows that are built the way they used to be, with superior materials and construction methods, but with new details for better efficiency.

Photography by Jennifer Olson.

ARCHITECT: Ruggles Mabe Studio
LOCATION: Denver, Colorado
WHAT THEY DO: A full-service architecture and interior design firm, Ruggles Mabe Studio has established a reputation for elegant design and thoughtful, high-quality construction. With over 1,000 designs in more than 16 states and 8 countries, this experienced group of creatives has a vast portfolio of both residential and commercial projects.

Photography by Gabriella Santos.

ARCHITECT: Studio Moxie Architects
LOCATION: Park City, Utah
WHAT THEY DO: Studio Moxie excels at mountain architecture at its finest. The partners have diverse backgrounds and a keen knowledge which imparts innovative design in luxury custom homes, townhomes, landscape design, and renovations. They are driven by a design philosophy that combines function and form to pursue true architectural design to enhance every client’s lifestyle.

Photography by Carl Schultz.

ARCHITECT: Erik Peterson, PHX Architecture
LOCATION: Scottsdale, Arizona, and Los Angeles, California
WHAT THEY DO: PHX Architecture specializes in luxury residential, golf clubhouse, and hospitality design. Their team defines “Living Architecture” as a space that harmoniously combines site, form, functionality, and the human scale, creating the connective link between the surrounding environment and the client’s goals and vision.

Photography by Lilianna Story.

ARCHITECT: Mustard Design Architects
LOCATION: Fredericksburg, Texas
WHAT THEY DO: Innovative architecture comes out of this talented team in Texas Hill Country, their clients ranging from wineries and restaurants to custom residential homes and office buildings.

Photography by Lauren Brown Photography.

ARCHITECT: Love Schack Architecture
LOCATION: Bozeman, Montana, and Driggs, Idaho
WHAT THEY DO: Love Schack Architecture strives to always create unique projects that will live in harmony with nature. The team’s goal is to always integrate beautiful aesthetics, natural materials, and luxurious spaces that weave into the surrounding landscape.

Photography by Sarah Averill.

ARCHITECT: A43 Architecture
LOCATION: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
WHAT THEY DO: This boutique-sized firm provides a personal connection with each client which is crucial in the world of custom architecture. A43 prides themselves on their collaborative approach to every project, whether it be a new luxury home in the mountains or a commercial remodel in downtown Jackson.