Scottsdale AZ / Port Angeles WA (pending)


VINSONSTUDIO is pleased to announce the listing of the McKemy-Riggs House on the Tempe Historic Property Register.  VINSONSTUDIO prepared all nomination materials and represented the owner throughout the process.

VINSONSTUDIO is pleased to announce the location of a future summer office in Port Angeles WA while still providing full services year-round through the Scottsdale AZ office.

VINSONSTUDIO is honored to have been selected for the State of Arizona On-Call list for Historic Architectural Services.  In addition, VINSONSTUDIO has been selected as the only architectural firm for the City of Tempe On-Call Consultant list for Historic Preservation for 2024-26. 


VINSONSTUDIO is committed to devoting personal attention to clients and their projects, small or large.  Believing that the direct connection of pen, hand and mind results in designs more intricately attuned to the needs of and influences on clients and their projects, VINSONSTUDIO develops all design concepts through hand sketches, diagrams and renderings, toward the creation of distinctive places, whether new or rehabilitated, which enhance everyday life.  VINSONSTUDIO draws upon the natural environment (climate, vegetation, topography, geology) of the site, as well as cultural and historical influences of the region, to inform the design process, with the ultimate goal of addressing the needs and aspirations of each client.

VINSONSTUDIO offers services, solely or collaboratively, within four related disciplines:

Distinctive Living Spaces
Expressions of Faith
Civic/Cultural/Recreational Facilities


Site Planning / Urban Design

Residential/Commercial/Recreational Site Development

Adaptive Rehabilitation / Focused Restoration
Historic District Survey/Inventory/Guidelines
Building Condition Assessment Reports

National Register Nominations


Mark is a Registered Architect and Certified Planner, holding bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Arizona State University.  He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and a recipient of the Arizona Architects' Medal, Governor’s Honor Award for Heritage Preservation, Arizona Preservation Foundation President's Award and Alumni Service Award from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at ASU.  In addition to his private-practice experience, Mark was the City of Tempe’s founding Historic Preservation Officer and served as Tempe’s City Architect and a principal planner for many years.  He has also been a Faculty Associate in ASU’s Housing & Urban Development and History programs.

Mark co-authored the award-winning Arizona Highways book, Landmark Buildings:  Arizona’s Architectural Heritage and has now published And TiKo-Tu? The Midcentury Architecture of Greater Phoenix’ East Valley.  He is a native of Arizona’s historic Clifton-Morenci mining district and has presented to local, state and national organizations on Arizona history and architecture.

Works depicted on this and previous page include collaborative efforts with Architects' Design Group, Brown Studio, Devenney Group, Motley Design Group, MWK Architects/Planners, Roberts/Jones with Idea, Inc. and Stantec Architects/Engineers.