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Thank you for a very complete and accurate project. This is an absolutely beautiful home that nestles seamlessly into the natural desert. Well done!! Extremely well done!

JT Elbracht
Design Review Architect – Desert Mountain


In each room of both our house and our cabin, we are constantly in awe as to how you are able to perfectly design each space to scale, and how you are able to know that each stroke of your magic pencil reveals something amazing. The flow of each home is an inspirational journey. There is not one single thing we would change with either design, nor is there a one single thing we can think of that would improve either home. Your designs truly bring life to a home. Genius.

Both homes were completed on budget, which is a testament to the quality of your drawings and the responsiveness of you and your team to the endless questions from us and typical details, elevations required by the contractors. There was NEVER a time when we were ever waiting on UDA for a drawing, a site review, a decision, or a phone call to just catch up. What was also unique during the construction of each home was that you inspired each person that became a part of the process to perform their respective jobs to a level that would only add to the beauty of the design. Genius.

John Pappas


Lee and his team produced an excellent set of construction documents and provided a service which was professional and without a single issue. This particular home won two awards.

This home would not have been achievable without Lee and his superb attention to detail and incredible creative design skills. I would without hesitation work with Lee again and would highly recommend this award-winning architect to anyone seeking to create a home of distinction and quality.

Charles Sidi
Arizona Custom Home Builders, LLC


I really loved the combination of modern and old world, the wood ceilings and walls with the steel running through it, really created a wonderful harmony throughout the home, and its something that I haven’t seen before, bottom line it’s gorgeous!

Beth Trefil
The Phil Nichols Company


Urban Design Associates and Lee’s attention to detail is second to none. The attention to detail and the follow through makes building a UDA home a pleasure.

Urban Design Associates’ business continues to flourish in these hard times while other architectural firms are failing. This only happens because of hard work and dedication and years of doing the job right the first time.

Jim Manship
Owner/President, Manship Builders, Inc.


Not only is the house a work of art, but also it is perfectly situated to maximize the beautiful mountain and desert views, as well as great sunrises and sunsets.

Many of our friends at Desert Mountain have seen our home, and are now aware of the breadth of your architectural expertise – from your famous “Tuscan” and “Organic Pueblo” homes to our “Minimalist Contemporary”. Their glowing comments make us feel proud.

Lee – we thank you for the time and effort, the passion you showed in creating and realizing this “Gem in the Desert”. It was a real pleasure working with you.

June Cohen and Kenneth Naiff

We want to thank you for the outstanding job you did in making our dream home a reality. You did an incredible job of putting our wishes on paper which resulted in the incredible home you presented to us.

Lynn and Kevin Veale

We want to thank you for your calm and guiding patience, your thoughtful and insightful consideration of every detail from views to layout, from aesthetics to ease of living. You took every thought and question we had seriously and gave each one your time and energy. You made us a welcome part of the team. The whole process was fun and exciting for us as we looked forward to every meeting, every discussion and the wonderful changes taking place with each passing week.

The phrase used most often is “work of art”. But more than that, our home offers a warm and comfortable atmosphere, easy to live in and yet wonderful for entertaining.

Mike and Linda Weitzman


We reached an early comfort level with Lee as he guided us through the process of defining our preferences for floor plan, features and style. Our comfort quickly transformed to enthusiasm once we saw Lee’s design and the way he creatively captured every priority we had established as well as perfectly locating the home on the lot.

Lee’s attention to detail is coming to life for us now as we see the home being built and how the views are maximized, the space is utilized and our desired lifestyle is captured. We look forward to every trip to the construction site to further appreciate the details Lee has already thought about and incorporated into the design.

Rich and Sharon Allen


Thank you for a very complete and accurate project.  This is an absolutely beautiful home that nestles seamlessly into the natural desert.  Well done!! Extremely well done!

JT Elbracht
Design Review Architect – Desert Mountain


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