VERNON D SWABACK FAIA,FAICP | FOUNDING PARTNER

 
John E Sather AIA, AICP

JOHN E SATHER AIA,AICP | MANAGING PARTNER

CONTACT: jesather@swaback.com

 
Jon C Bernhard, AIA

JON C BERNHARD AIA | SENIOR PARTNER

CONTACT: jonb@swaback.com

 
Michael D Wetzel AIA

MICHAEL D WETZEL AIA | PARTNER

CONTACT: mwetzel@swaback.com

 
Jeffery M Denzak APA, ASLA

JEFFREY M DENZAK APA,ASLA | PARTNER

CONTACT: jdenzak@swaback.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN PARTNERS

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

BRENT HARRIS AIA, LEED AP

Brent has been with the firm for over 12 years, and has worked on a wide variety of project types including, hospitality, residential, municipal and educational. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the United States Green Building Council, and the Construction Specification Institute.

Brent's architectural portfolio includes a focus in the specific area of sustainability and building performance. SWABACK'S vision of sustainability extends to ecological, social, and economic concerns and Brent is an integral part of the on-going pursuit of combining enduring quality with operational performance and aesthetic value.

Master of Architecture | Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science in Design | Arizona State University

 

DAVID BLANCO

David serves as Landscape Design Project Manager and Landscape Designer for all aspects of projects relating to Master Planned Communities. Specializing in Desert Landscaping, David's skills range from conceptual physical planning to the detailed demands associated with matters of creating planned zoning and master plan documentation. He is well versed in lush desert and restoration design, having been responsible as Senior Planner for projects in Hawaii, Arizona, California, Mexico and the Middle East. He has extensive experience with managing multi-disciplinary teams.

Additionally, David is routinely engaged in golf course scouting and golf clubhouse siting. Over the last several years, David has travelled extensively to Kauai, Hawaii for his work on the 1,005 acre (407 hectare) Kukui’ula project, as well as Martis Camp, in Lake Tahoe; Sopri Ranch in Tubac, AZ.; Genesis Pointe, Savannah, GA; and Laguna Del Mar in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. He is consistently successful in reaching consensus between planning objectives and the best interest of his clients. 

Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning | Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture | Arizona State University

 

MARK SODEN

Mark Soden is a land planner, urban designer and landscape architect whose focus is the design of new communities that are innovative, environmentally sensitive and economically viable. He has over twenty-five years of professional experience advising and working with private developers and public agencies on the creation of master-planned communities, mixed-use urban infill and resort developments. Mark has worked on projects throughout Arizona and the desert southwest and they have ranged in scale from regional plans to project site design and construction detailing. Several of Mark’s projects have won awards from the Urban Land Institute, American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association. Mark also has experience as an associate member of the Planning and Landscape Architecture faculty at Arizona State University where he taught courses in site design, ecological planning, and land use ethics. In addition, he is a former member of the City of Scottsdale’s Development Review Board.

 

Master of Landscape Architecture | Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture | University of Washington

 

 

 

LEE FINCH

As a Design Partner, Lee is in charge of the firm's largest architectural projects. With over 20 years of experience, he is a skilled designer, technical detailer, and highly proficient project manager. He has extensive experience in residential, multi-family, office, mixed-use, hospitality, and both private and public clubhouse projects.

Lee coordinates and oversees many large, multi-disciplinary engineering teams who perform as subconsultants to the firm in the design of several large-scale projects. He is dedicated to the details that make buildings go together, while minimizing construction issues. His excellent communication skills add to the smooth implementation of projects.

Currently, Lee leads a team designing and constructing one of the largest private resort/residential projects underway in California. He is also the Project Manager of several high-end residential projects, and other private clubs throughout the United States.

 

Bachelor of Science in Architecture | Lawerence Technological University

 
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