PROTEGES OF DISTINCTION
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) created some of the most innovative residential spaces in the United States. With a career that spanned over seven decades, Wright’s visionary work granted him the title as the American Institute of Architects’ "greatest American architect of all time."
Vernon Swaback began his training at the University of Illinois before moving to Arizona in 1957 to become Frank Lloyd Wright’s youngest apprentice. Vernon founded Swaback Architects in 1978 and has achieved tremendous success designing residential and commercial spaces in the greater Phoenix area. At first glance, Vernon fell in love with Crown Canyon. Noting its natural beauty, seclusion, and serenity - the idea of creating a Frank Llyod Wright-inspired community was born. Mike Wetzel, a partner with Swaback Architecture carrys on this idea with his signature work in Crown Canyon. Mr. Wetzel, whose 29 years of dedicated service to the firm is a testament to his passion for design excellence. Throughout his distinguished career , he has been instrumental in creating some of the most unique and exquisite high-end custom homes that have graced the firm’s impressive portfolio. C.P. Drewett, started the recognized architecture firm Drewett Works in 2001 focusing on luxury residential, hospitality and commercial projects. As a former co-worker of Vernon Swaback, C.P. celebrates the desert lifestyle through a seamless indoor-outdoor living design. His material selections for Onyx and Jade in Crown Canyon including glass, metal and stone speak directly to the harmonious design approach greatly valued by Frank Lloyd Wright. Stratton Andrews, who worked for CP Drewett for almost 4 years, continues this impressive lineage of Frank Lloyd Wright world renown protégés. With a renewed perspective on Sonoran Contemporary Architecture, Stratton’s innovative approach to architectural design is mesmerizing. His Crown Canyon designs lead with a sophisticated appearance and are supplemented by an array of characteristic features. In addition to groundbreaking design, his livable floorplans have become a beloved highlight amongst his discerning clients.
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