867 East Windsor
In 1971, Luis A. Salazar joined the Peace Corps upon receipt of his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Arizona State University. He served as Area Architect in Eastern Province, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Such fundamental changes in geography had a lasting effect on his career - always aware of the environment, sensitive to people's needs, and integrating materials with the local environment whenever possible. His experience in Europe serves as a reminder that there is more than one interpretation to a set of circumstances, and numerous approaches in solving any given problem.
Upon returning to the United States, Mr. Salazar settled in the Phoenix area and worked for local architectural firms, which provided him with further experience in the various aspects of architecture. He was the project architect for a variety of projects including commercial and governmental facilities. With this knowledge and personal experience, Luis Salazar opened his private practice in 1977. Since that time, Salazar Associates Architects, Ltd. has successfully completed a variety of projects in the areas of residential, commercial, and industrial, as well as environmental architecture.
Mr. Salazar is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards for the states of Arizona and California. Professional membership with the American Institute of Architects provides him the opportunity to discuss professional issues and explore technological advancements.
Mr. Salazar's community activities included serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Arizona State University Art Museum, the Phoenix Memorial Hospital "Terraco," Community Behavioral Services, on various boards of the Central Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and a a member of the City of Phoenix Visual Improvement Award Committee.