Rick Joy is Principal of Rick Joy Architects, a 20 person architecture and planning firm established in 1993 in Tucson, Arizona. From the beginning, each of RJA’s works has been exhibited and published extensively and have won numerous awards. Joy received the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture and in 2004 won the prestigious National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institute/Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He periodically serves as a visiting professor and he lectures extensively on the firm’s work throughout the world.
RJA has realized architectural works throughout North America with extensive experience with lifestyle based projects from numerous single family residences to an ultra-lux resort and large scale master-plans. The office has several active residential commissions in Miami, New York City, Turks and Caicos, Malibu, San Fransisco, Long Island and a 600K square foot mixed-use development in Tucson. RJA is currently completing the prestigious commission of the new Train Station and Campus Gateway Buildings to Princeton University, a luxury resort hotel with private compounds in Mexico, and an apartment building in Mexico.