Our Team

john-douglas-architects-az-architectureThe Architect, John Douglas, FAIA
Celebrated architect John Douglas’ has made a career based on his passion for building and site design. His projects include the Heard Museum, Desert Botanical Garden, the New Times Building, Arizona State University’s Old Main renovation, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts renovation, and many others. Both the Discovery Channel, and HGTV, have produced nationally televised documentaries on John’s projects in Arizona. Over the course of his illustrious career, his work has earned him the honor of “…notable achievements in architecture that have brought positive national attention to Arizona” by US Senate. Douglas has received 85 design awards, with over 20 of those from AIA components. His work has been well published, appearing in over 300 books, journals, and newspaper articles. Notable national publications include Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, Places, Preservation, as well as books such as ‘Under the Sun’, and ‘Designing the Future’. For more, visit www.DouglasArchitects.com

Venue Projects

The Builders
Venue Builders is an artisan construction management, general contracting and consulting firm, specializing in the leadership and delivery of unique, inspired and complex custom building projects. The principals are among the most experienced custom building teams in the Southwestern Region, with over 90 years of collective experience constructing award-winning environments. Venue Builders’ commercial work is focused on cultural mixed-use and hospitality projects, while their residential expertise is centered on legacy custom homes & inspired multi-family environments, sharing a common thread of artistic environments for people to enjoy. www.VenueBuilders.com

Venue Projects

The Developers
Venue Projects is an entrepreneurial real estate development and redevelopment practice established in 2008, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Jon Kitchell and Lorenzo Perez, Venue Projects co-founding principals and executive directors, are joined in the firm by Jon’s wife, Leatrice Kitchell, Principal and Director of Operations.

Bringing their extensive expertise to The Douglas Scottsdale, Venue Projects has a passion for revitalization & transformation. The team focuses on finding creative solutions for urban infill, adaptive reuse and custom renovation projects that serve the community. The firm specializes in acquiring and re-positioning unique, vintage & distressed properties into dynamic indoor / outdoor, live, work, shop and hospitality destinations that reflect a distinctive sense of place & culture. Venue Projects has been at the helm of a number of charming and unique residential & commercial redevelopment projects in metro Phoenix, notably The Oasis Twenty mid century garden apartments to The Orchard Phx (Former Ralph’s Citrus Nursery), The Newton Phx (Former Iconic Beefeater Restaurant) and Windsor+Churn mixed use retail & dining redevelopments. www.VenueProjects.com


Chimera-Logo_medThe Designer, Valerie Borden, Chimera Interior Design
Founded in 1996 in Scottsdale with the intention of bringing original design themes and five star services to a broad spectrum of clients, today Chimera Interior Design has a large portfolio of local and national clients. Valerie’s creative work has been featured on HGTV as well as highlighted in numerous publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Phoenix Home & Garden, Design & Architecture and House & Style Magazine. Valerie sees each project as an opportunity for innovation, using fresh, unique approaches. www.chimerainteriordesign.com

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The Sales & Marketing Team

Founded in 1994, Cambridge Properties is recognized as one of the Valley’s premier Brokers for luxury residential living. Most notably, since 2003 Cambridge Properties has closed over one billion dollars in new home sales of urban-lifestyle developments as well as new single-family homes in Metro Phoenix. Broker Keith Mishkin directly oversees all aspects of the sales and marketing of each community from inception through completion.  With nearly 10,000 homes sold in all price points, the Cambridge team understands buyer needs and assisting developers in creating a highly desirable community and with award winning floor plans and design. Cambridge Properties, Inc, Keith Mishkin, Broker. www.CambridgeProperties.com