Historic Work

   Rehabilitation Work

  New Work

  Preservation Study

  In Design

Our project experience is wide and deep.

We are well known for our work in historic preservation planning and design, as well as our considerable experience in remodel and rehabilitation work of all types,  offices, industrial and aircraft facilities, housing, parks and recreation, museums, performing arts, and projects for Native American clients.

In addition to typical architectural design services, we have a wealth of experience in planning studies including building condition assessments, site master planning, and feasibility studies.

Motley Design Group's portfolio is a balance of new construction designs and building remodel and rehabilitation. Click on the tabs above highlighting these project categories.

Historic Preservation


Motley Design Group is regionally recognized for our expertise in historic preservation.  Clients have found that our knowledge of  local architectural history, of construction materials and techniques, and of the application of modern codes to historic buildings  is indispensable for preservation projects.


Our team has the capability to provide restoration and rehabilitation design for projects large or small. In addition to design work, we offer experience in an array of related services including historic preservation tax credit application, preservation agency approvals, and energy optimization / LEED certification.

Remodel, Adaptive Reuse, and Building Additions


Few architectural firms in the Valley possess our level of experience working within the limitations of existing conditions. The design of additions to existing buildings that are compatible, weather tight, and cost effective is an architectural sub-specialty that is an art unto itself.


Key to our successful approach is to gain as complete and understanding of existing conditions as possible, and then with with them rather than against them.

New construction

The Motley Design team has experience in a wide range of new construction projects. With a combined 90 years of experience in varied aspects of architectural practice, we have particular expertise in:


• Industrial manufacturing

• Aviation - hangar/FBO

• Commercial office

• Housing

• Tenant improvements

• Retail centers

• Museums

• Performing arts

• Community centers

Preservation Planning


Most historic preservation projects start with a study of one type or another.  We have broad experience in the study of existing buildings and historic districts,  the application of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards, and the exacting identification and documentation requirements of the National Park Service. Many firms claim "historic preservation" experience, but few have the depth of understanding of the historic preservation process necessary to negotiate the various standards and regulations that may apply.


• Historic Resource Surveys

• National Register Nominations

• Preservation Master Plans

• Building Analysis Reports

• HABS/HAER Documentation

In Design


We are always working on something new - check back to see some projects in progress!

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