Adelante Healthcare in Goodyear, Arizona.

     PHOENIX, ARIZ.  (August 16, 2021) – Connect. Collaborate. Create. For the past 15 years, woman-owned triARC architecture & design has built upon those values, providing its clients with inspiring places and spaces.

As it celebrates its 15th anniversary, triARC boasts almost 1,200 projects and more than 2,000 space plans. TriARC specializes in healthcare and medical; multi-family and senior living; office and industrial; and restaurants and retail.


Owners (left to right) Marlene Brandemuehl and Jill Hamblen.

“It’s been 15 amazing years and the lessons keep coming,” said Jill Hamblen, AIA, one of the firm’s two owners. “Connections with teammates past and present give me joy. Collaborating with consultants, industry representatives and real estate professionals keep me expanding my vision for how we can grow. And helping clients create beautiful space brings purpose to my day. I am grateful each day for the gifts triARC has given me.”

Hamblen and partner Marlene Brandemuehl have grown the office to 25 professionals, including eight registered architects. For 15 years the triARC team has embraced the ability to build relationships first, which cultivates interactions and projects with which it is involved.

“From our inception 15 years ago, Jill and Marlene have led the practice with a vision consistent with what we now call ‘triARC Core Values’ to build a culture focused on people,” said Norio Tsuchiya, AIA, Creative Director, Senior Project Manager. “The next 15 years at triARC will be built upon this solid foundation to continue delivering thoughtful and consequential architecture and interior design, essential for thriving communities.”

Three signature projects that define triARC’s first 15 years:

Adelante Healthcare, Goodyear

      Nature of Project: Medical  

     By the numbers: 45,000 SF

     Location: Goodyear, Arizona

     Special triARC elements: Organic architecture was a main focus in this design. The importance of this concept to the project was to reflect not only the natural world of Arizona but to attempt to synthesize the calming and spiritual elements always found in nature to provide a measure of peace and reduce the stress that patients have when they contemplate a visit to the doctor. With over 45,000 usable square feet, triARC created cohesive design elements that flowed throughout every space of this healthcare center.

 The Retreat at Alameda

     Nature of Project: Multifamily / Senior Living

     By the numbers: 93,000 SF / 104 units

     Location: Phoenix, Arizona

     Special triARC elements: The Retreat at Alameda is an assisted living and memory care facility. The elegant exterior of limestone columns and a stacked stone base are what first catch the eye, but the focus on comfort and accessibility throughout The Retreat is what will provide peace of mind for residents and their families.

It offers 104 units including studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Through providing both architecture and interior design, triARC was able to inspire a sense of community. Amenities include an indoor and outdoor dining area, café/pub, theater, salon, lounges, fitness center and activity rooms.

UA Local 469

     Nature of Project: Office/Industrial

     By the numbers: 17,000 SF

     Location: Phoenix, Arizona

     Special triARC elements: UA Local 469 is an office space for the UA Plumbers and Pipefitters 469. With the use of eye-catching industrial elements, triARC was able to enhance the space with exposed ductwork and pipes, open workspaces, and unique interior finishes.

From polished concrete flooring to eccentric wallpaper this space provides the perfect backdrop for both work and gathering. The conference room boasts the pairing of industrial exposed conduit and lighting with rich-colored wood finishes. This is where beauty and functionality meet to create design elements that speak for themselves.

“Fifteen years in a job I love is a dream come true and rarely have I considered it ‘work,’” Brandemuehl said. “Striving daily to live and witness the triARC values of connect, create, collaborate is not hard either. The ‘dynamic duo’ partnership, amazing staff, strong relationships in the industry and open-minded repeat clients makes this easy. I remain thankful each and every day.”

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UA Local 469 in Phoenix.

The Retreat at Alameda in Phoenix.