John E Sather

John E. Sather, AIA, AICP

Managing Partner

Professional Registration

Registered Architect

Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)


American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Planning Association (APA)
Taliesin School of Architecture (TSOA)


School of Architecture

University of Minnesota

Planning & Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Continuing Education Programs

Harvard University Graduate School of Design


Mr. Sather’s architectural involvements are centered on special case assignments where the goal is to create precedent-setting designs. Some of Mr. Sather’s most well-known projects include: the golf and resort/recreational community of Martis Camp; Bighorn Golf Clubhouse; Ascaya Clubhouse; the Chaparral Water Treatment facility and surrounding community park in Scottsdale, Arizona; the complete renovation of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel; the flagship station for Univision Television Group; both Forest Highlands Clubhouses; and some of the highest-end residences in the United States.

He has been involved in historic renovation work throughout his career, including the complete renovation of a historic hacienda in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, as well as one of Arizona’s most historic ranch compounds.  He has received both local and national awards for his residential, commercial, and community work, and has had numerous articles published about both his planning and architectural work.

Mr. Sather’s land planning involvements include some of the most environmentally sensitive projects in the western United States. He brings a perspective to every project that is extremely helpful in visioning, creating demand, and entitlement strategies.  He has been the principal community designer for large and small-scale projects throughout the United States, Mexico, Asia, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. His most notable involvements include: the Town of Kohler, Wisconsin; Kartchner Caverns State Park; The City of Sedona Community Plan; DC Ranch; Superstition Mountain; Talking Rock; Glenwild; Promontory; Kukui’ula; Martis Camp in Lake Tahoe; and expansion studies for Deer Valley, Utah. These projects represent primary and secondary home communities which span all market sectors. He has also authored the community design guidelines for the finest communities in Arizona, California, Texas, Hawaii, and North Carolina.