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McNeal 020 celebrated internationally

Three years ago, PureBuild completed construction of the cast-in-place concrete inverted pyramid pavilion, McNeal 020, designed by Paris-based architect David Telerman.  In the ensuing years, this remarkable architectural sculpture set in the stark beauty of the Cochise County Sonoran Desert valley of the Chiricahua Mountains…

PureBuild client fireplace featured in Houzz Ideabook.

A kiva fireplace located in an “outdoor room” in our clients’ home was featured in Houzz’s 20 Feel-Good Fireplaces Warm Your Spirits Ideabook (scroll down to number 18). Other photos of this charming, Southwestern-style Mercado house can be seen on our gallery page. Houzz is…

PureBuild video

Check out the video that Cox Media put together about us in honor of Tom Wuelpern being a Copper Cactus Small Business Leader of the Year finalist. The nomination highlighted Tom’s commitment to enhancing communities, such as the Mercado District and Barrio Santa Rosa, as…

Purebuild named in top Tucson Home Builder List

PureBuild appears in Home Builders Digest’s list of the 15 best custom home builders in Tucson!  They represented our work with a photo of a two story rammed earth house we built near Rio Rico, Arizona.

NY Times travel article recommends Mercado San Agustin

The New York Times recommended the Mercado San Agustin and Mission Garden in their “36 Hours In…” feature on Tucson this Sunday.   These destinations are among the Mercado District attractions – easy walking distance from our Mercado District homes.

Houzz features PureBuild in photo flip (a website devoted to design and building ideas) included a home we built in the Mercado District in their “50 Festive Holiday Doors” photo flip.  Scroll down to #33 to see how our client celebrated the season with chili pepper wreaths – a classic…

Tucsontopia extols our Mercado architectural style

Tucsontopia, a website dedicated to showcasing the best of Tucson, extols the colorful architecture of the Mercado District in their “45 Reasons to Move to Tucson“.  (#43 on their list of great reasons to live in Tucson).  

PureBuild profiled in AZ Daily Star

PureBuild was profiled in the Arizona Daily Star last month.  The article by Gabriela Rico reports on PureBuild’s history, projects and design ethos.  Thank you Gabriela for your splendid article.  We are proud to be contributing to the architectural landscape of Tucson.

Rammed earth desert home in West Elm catalog

West Elm, a furniture and home decorating company that specializes in sustainable, handcrafted manufacturing, selected a custom home with rammed earth walls by PureBuild as the backdrop for their April catalog.  PureBuild Inc collaborated with the Dust group of architects to help produce their modernist…

US Airways celebrates Tucson

US Airways in-flight magazine celebrates Tucson in its December Issue.  PureBuild is among the area businesses featured (page 103), with special emphasis on our work in the Mercado District.  Other local businesses spotlighted include the Green Valley Pecan Company, the Madaras Gallery, the Miraval Resort…

Tucson Lifestyle features PureBuild house

The November 2012 issue of the Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden spotlights a PureBuild house in their Custom Homes Idea Guide (page 42).  In this Tucson mountain residence, our clients’ extensive collection of books and indigenous art was taken into account during the design process. …

Tom Wuelpern discusses positive trends in real estate on Money Matters.

Tom Wuelpern was a featured guest on KNST’s Money Matters. Tom discusses surviving the economic downturn, positive trends in the real estate market and how our Mercado District project is benefiting from renewed interest downtown Tucson. Tom’s interview begins 48 minutes into the program.

Rammed Earth Development is now PureBuild

We are excited to announce our new company name, “PureBuild.” We incorporated in 1994 as Rammed Earth Development Inc. and have been privileged to collaborate with our clients. We create homes of enduring beauty in harmony with our unique climate, culture and architectural heritage. To…

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