By Melissa Larsen | Arizona Foothills Magazine
Get to know Brent Kendle of Kendle Design Collaborative (@kendledesign) and his inspiration, favorite projects and thoughts on today’s most popular design trend.
How did you get started in the design/build industry?
Was inspired at an early age, around 10, by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Was raised in a creative household designed and built by my parents. My mother was a designer and artist and my father an engineer who built much of what my mother designed, be it structures, furnishings and even large-scale public sculptures. As a child, I visited Wright’s work in the Chicago area as well as Wisconsin often. After graduating from ASU with a degree in architecture, I worked for and became a partner with a large multi-discipline design firm for 20 years before founding Kendle Design Collaborative in 2002.
What is your favorite project in Arizona?
It might be a tie between the David and Gladys Wright home in Arcadia and the Price House in Paradise Valley, both by Frank Lloyd Wright. Both homes are a design response to nature, the attributes of their specific sites and the unique lifestyles of their inhabitants.