Jack DeBartolo 3 AIA is principal and design leader of debartolo architects, graduated from The University of Arizona College of Architecture and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1996, DeBartolo joined his father, forming the studio of debartolo architects, where for 12 years they collaborated in making significant architecture in the academic, religious and residential markets. Dedicated to architectural excellence, the studio has gained a reputation for creating potent architecture through the innovative use of common materials within the discipline of restraint and simplicity, shaping space with light and material. Today, DeBartolo passionately leads debartolo architects with energy and experience into the next realm of work. Striving for 'excellence' at every scale, the practice is focused on rigorous sensitivity and rationalism, orchestrating complex sites, programs and challenges with simplicity and order that are specific to place, site and function for a particular people and time. www.debartoloarchitects.com
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