With over 800 high-value commercial building projects in our portfolio, Cawley Architects is one of the most prolific commercial architectural firms in Arizona. For more than 25 years, we have been applying our uniquely collaborative approach to project management in order to create commercial buildings of superior form, function and value. During that time it has been our privilege to participate in some of the top commercial building projects throughout the Valley along with an exceptional group of clients, contractors, and design professionals.
We are knowledgeable in the specialized architectural requirements, technologies and trends of many building types. This includes Industrial, Manufacturing, Distribution, Healthcare, Bioscience, Retail, Restaurant, Entertainment, Office, Automotive, Aerospace, and Multi-Family. From small neighborhood bistros to large biotech laboratories, we have the expertise, resources, and connections to serve your needs and execute your plan — and provide you with unsurpassed value.
Cawley Architects is celebrating its 25th anniversary by naming four new partners! I am very grateful for the opportunities that have come my way since creating Cawley Architects 25 years ago. Over the years, we have applied our uniquely collaborative approach to creating over 800 buildings of superior form, function, and value. My partner Paul Devers and I have built an exceptional team, and we have been fortunate to win many honors, awards, and accolades through the efforts of our most important asset – our staff.
As we move forward, we are thrilled to announce our new partners: Lynette Dreitz, Kevin Fawcett, David Fulk, and Rafael Macias. Each brings their unique set of skills to those that we developed and fostered during the first 25 years. As Paul and I look forward to our futures at Cawley Architects, we’re committed to working with you and our new partners. We know that “The Next Generation” will continue to promote our values, high standards, and exemplary customer service.
Cawley Architects continues to hone the firm’s leadership skills and professional growth with the promotion of three senior project managers to the title of Associate. Earning the new appointment are RoseAnn Linsmeyer, Justen Cassidy, and Gordon DuSell.
Our Associates are our future leaders in management and innovation, and we look to them to become role models by promoting mentorship, fellowship, advocacy, and service, as well as possessing excellent architectural skills. Our Associates are senior-level project architects or managers that we recognize for their exceptional value and contribution, not only to the firm but also to the architectural profession and the community. Associates are respected and admired in their ability to perform unique functions in our organization and are regarded as integral to our companies’ long-term success.
A native Arizonan, Sherman Cawley has practiced architecture in Phoenix for 40 years, primarily in the design-build commercial arena. Sherm graduated from Cornell University with a degree in architecture, and returned to Arizona in 1979. After perfecting his craft in a small design studio for 13 years, he founded Cawley Architects in 1994. By collaborating with many of the Valley’s foremost builders, Cawley Architects quickly became one of the premier design-build architectural firms in Arizona. Sherm is responsible for corporate management and client development and has designed hundreds of buildings, comprising millions of square feet of commercial and industrial space since the inception of the firm. Among clients, Sherm is known for his optimistic outlook, attention to detail, and architectural leadership.
Paul Devers, Jr. is the Vice President of Cawley Architects and has been with the company since 1999. As the Design Director for the firm, he is actively involved with the management and development of the creative process and signature designs of the firm. In addition, he is active in the ongoing management of the company. Mr. Devers received his Bachelors of Architecture from Texas Tech University in 1974 and currently holds professional registrations in Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. He is also a member of the National Council of Registration Board. He has practiced as an Architect since 1977 and has lived in Phoenix since 1990. During his 42-year career, he has provided architectural services for a variety of project types including office, retail, industrial, banking, corporate, hospitality, medical, and high technologies ranging from renovations to multimillion-dollar facilities. Paul and his wife also enjoy traveling, including getting the most out of their second home in Rocky Point.
Kevin Fawcett is a Project Director with Cawley Architects. He has 20 years of experience as an Architect in Arizona. Most recently he was the Director of Southwest Operations for a mid-sized architectural firm in Phoenix, where he was responsible for day to day operations and design. Kevin is a dedicated director, and excels in mentoring his staff. He received his Master of Architecture (Davis Scholarship) as well as a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University. Kevin has extensive experience in projects for the banking, healthcare, office, hospitality, retail and commercial arenas. He has also contributed to improving the firm’s contract administration resources and procedures. Kevin is also an avid outdoorsman. He recently led a rim to rim hike through the Grand Canyon that required crossing the Colorado River in one-man inflatable rafts.
Rafael Macias is the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Director for the firm. His role is a cornerstone of the office’s services, insuring the coordination and confirmation of every drawing package the office produces. His role also includes maintaining and improving our documentation process, and includes all contract administration follow through. Rafael’s expertise includes more than 20 years of project management, construction administration, QA/QC review and business development in the Valley. His experience includes multi-family commercial high rise, office and medical condominiums and millions of square feet of commercial projects. On the weekends, Rafael can often be found taking his Harley Davidson out for a spin.
David Fulk is an Architectural Project Director at Cawley Architects. He is responsible for the design and documentation of projects focusing on collaboration with the clients, the construction team and governing municipalities. David received his Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University and his Masters Degree of Architecture with Distinction from the University of New Mexico. Prior to joining Cawley Architects, David was founder and principal of a boutique design firm located in Scottsdale working with Phoenix’s premier community developers. David’s design experience extends to Asia, South America, and Mexico. He has over 20 years of experience of project management and design, as well as extensive experience as a Principal and Senior Architectural Designer of civic, commercial, educational, recreational and residential projects. David is also a die-hard ASU fan, so you can catch him always cheering on the Sun Devils with his dog, Sparky.
Immediately after joining Cawley Architects as our Accounting Manager in 2013, Lynette introduced us to new accounting software and project management procedures that have increased our efficiency and improved our production. As a long time member of the design community in Phoenix in various roles as a Finance Director, Controller and Office Manager, she is an invaluable resource to the Cawley team. Lynette hosts a Deltek Ajera Users Group (accounting software) here at Cawley Architects for the benefit of other design and engineering offices that share the same accounting and project management interests. She enjoys the Arizona sun and taking in a sporting event on her free time.
RoseAnn Linsmeyer is Cawley Architects longest tenured Project Manager, and has over the years developed a following among our clients. Her career started with Cawley Architects in 2006 when she relocated to Arizona from Wisconsin after graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture. With her precise drawings and extensive coordination skills, and interior design talents, RoseAnn has grown to be responsible for creating and coordinating the drawing packages for our largest and most complicated projects. RoseAnn believes each new project is an opportunity to learn new things, discover new solutions, and excel at something she has never done before. As a new Associate, RoseAnn demonstrates exceptional potential to grow professionally and provide future leadership capability for the company. She is an IIDA Associate also, and is establishing an Interior Design Division and Studio at Cawley Architects. She continues to grow in her capabilities, and has become the office’s drawing package resource for the entire staff. On her free time RoseAnn enjoys baking goodies for the office, watching Packer football, camping and spending time with friends and family.
Gordon has been with Cawley Architects for 4 years and is a new Associate in the firm. He is our Construction Administration Manger and he is responsible for promoting and maintaining the highest levels of architectural design quality and innovation. He supports the Directors in project management by consistently advancing the firm’s technical and professional proficiency while providing direction on design and construction management. With his ability to analyze every project, he is rewarded when our clients accomplish their projects as intended, and often, with even better than expected outcomes. Born in Illinois and raised in the Syracuse, New York area, Gordon attended the Tulane School of Architecture where he received an M. Arch degree. In his free time, Gordon enjoys Bible study, painting, sculpture, vehicle restoration/modification, fitness training and hiking.
Justen has been with Cawley Architects for 5 years and is a new Associate in the firm. In his role as Senior Project Manager, he is responsible for coordinating and documenting an entire building package from start to finish with little or no direction. Justen was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Justen recently became our newest registered architect, a dream he’s had since he was 16 years old. His determination, eagerness to learn, and ability to connect with his clients are what we appreciate about him the most. Justen demonstrates an exceptional attitude and an ability to connect with his clients to create superior projects. In his free time he can be found off-roading, or spending time playing video games, reading or doing puzzles.
Tisha joined Cawley Architects in November 2016. She has been a crucial asset to the office and has since then been promoted to Office Administrator. Tisha has had 10 years of experience as an office administrator and has proven herself to be a valuable asset. She is an integral part of the Finance team and ensures accurate project setup and billing. She greets every client and visitor to make them feel welcome when visiting and calling our office, manages meetings for the entire team, and keeps the office and team organized. On her weekends, she can be found spending time watching a football game and spending time with her family.
Billie joined Cawley Architects in October 2018 as our Executive Assistant. As a former teacher and social services executive, she brings many organizational and executive-level skills to the firm. Most importantly, she assists the team in completing administrative and corporate projects as well as public relations, marketing, and sales functions. She and Sherm enjoy traveling, photography, reading, cooking, and family events and are looking forward to “real” retirement.