Design Icon – Architect
Phil Weddle met Michael Gilmore when they were in architecture school at ASU. They fit well together, loved architecture, and imagined a time when they could open a practice together. Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio started in 1999 and the Scottsdale-based practice has built a diverse portfolio of modern structures. The research-based practice focuses on finding the unique interaction of place, people and culture. Finding meaning in the site, history, natural inhabitation and cultural relevance of the project. Creating spaces that connect people and place in a meaningful way. Their portfolio of municipal, university, public and private residential projects shows their significant range of abilities and accomplishments. With decades of experience in understanding the desert environment, their work has now expanded to other regions, with work in New York, Texas and California. Weddle and Gilmore continue to expand their knowledge and abilities, but stay focused on place, people and culture.