John E. Sather AIA, AICP

Vernon D. Swaback, FAIA
John E. Sather, AIA
Jon C. Bernhard, AIA
John E. Sather AIA, AICP
University of Minnesota
Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
Harvard University Graduate School of Design Continuing Education Programs
Professional Registrations / Memberships
Registered Architect in Arizona, Texas, Hawaii and California
American Institute of Architects
American Institute of Certified Planners
American Planning Association
Urban Land Institute
Mr. Sather is a partner of the firm, and has been involved in virtually all of its award winning Community
Design and Architectural projects for over twenty-five years. He is a skilled strategist, manager, land
planner and architect.
His land planning involvements include some of the most environmentally sensitive projects in the western
United States. He has been involved in community design for both the public and private sectors. As such,
he brings a perspective to the project that is extremely helpful in visioning, creating demand, and
entitlement strategies. He has been the principal community designer for large and small-scale projects
throughout the United States, Mexico, Asia, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. His most notable involvements
include the Town of Kohler, Wisconsin; Karchtner Cavern State Park, The City of Sedona Community
Plan, DC Ranch, Forest Highlands Golf Community, Superstition Mountain, Talking Rock, Glenwild,
Promontory, Kukui’ula on the Island of Kauai, Martis Camp In Lake Tahoe, and expansion studies for Deer
Valley, Utah. These projects represent primary and secondary home communities that span virtually all
market sectors. Currently he is creating the community designs for the highest end communities in both the
North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii, and Arizona.
Mr. Sather’s Architectural involvements are centered on special case assignments where the goal of the
project is to create precedent setting design. His most well known projects include: the complete renovation
of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, the flagship station design for Univsion Television Group, both Forest
Highlands Clubhouse’s, the new golf and cultural community of Martis Camp in Lake Tahoe, hotels, spas,
restaurants, as well as many office buildings and some of the highest end residences in the United States.
He ha involved in historic renovation work throughout his career including the complete renovation of a
historic hacienda home in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico as well as one of Arizona’s most historic
ranch compound.
He has received awards for virtually all of his work, and has had numerous articles published about both his
planning and architectural work. He has traveled to virtually all parts of the world in his on going study of
architecture and community design.
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