Rick Joy is a Tuscon, Arizona-based architect with an international reputation for designing timeless modern houses deeply grounded in place. He lectures widely and his work has been published around the world.
"Rick Joy started his practice in Tucson, Arizona, in 1993,
bringing a crafted, material approach to residential design.
Projects like the Desert Nomad House of 2006 were part of a
renaissance in desert building, delivering self-sufficiency,
simplicity and a light touch on the delicate desert environment
without compromising the purity of the scheme. The house was one of
the standout projects in Joy's first monograph, 'DesertWorks',
published in 2002. Now, on the occasion of the studio's 25th
anniversary, a new book has been published, 'Studio Joy Works',
which charts recent work, much of which is now far removed from his
Tucson stamping ground." -- Wallpaper*
"What makes Studio Joy Works an enticing read is the expression and development of this underlying philosophy: the understanding that architecture is both a physical and an existential phenomenon today. " -- Aesthetica