About Us
Rick Bright AIA, LEED AP, founder of Bright Design Associates PLC, has called Tucson home for over 25 years, and has been a licensed architect and principal since 1986. Rick is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Arizona Builders Alliance and winner of the 2005 Cornerstone Architect of the Year. Currently Bright Design Associates includes 2 design professionals who value design and provide exceptional service. The firmís experience and expertise is valued and they are often retained by their clients for repeat projects. The practice is located in central Tucson and serves Tucson and Arizona. We have successfully completed projects in Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Sierra Vista, Benson, Safford, Flagstaff, and the Phoenix Valley. We have a wealth of experience in projects of all types, from the first time tenant improvement to ground up industrial, ecclesiastical and commercial buildings.

The staff at Bright Design Associates has a broad range of knowledge and expertise. Because of this we are able to work with engineers contractors and clients to facilitate a successful project. In addition to the firms broad design capabilities we have additional resources in Building Information Modeling (BIM). This capability allows staff to build your project virtually. We are then not only able to provide the client with 3-D visualization of the project but analyze the design to resolve coordination issues, energy analysis etc. This permits clients to make more informed decisions during the design process. Bright Design Associates is not new to this technology and has been utilizing it for over five years.

The firm operates with these core values:

The end is to build well

Work together with the client, contractor, subcontractors and consultants for a successful project

Work with the client to build in an environmentally responsible way.

Accept responsibility and ownership of results

Bright Design Associates engages in the exploration of architectural concepts for visionary development.