John S. Szafran, AIA

John Szafran

john s. szafran, aia, ncarb, leed ap


Mr. Szafran has been principal / owner in the firm of DPA Architects since 1992.  Born and raised in Arizona, Mr. Szafran has witnessed the growth and development of the state from a unique perspective.  Mr. Szafran attended Arizona State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Design and Masters of Architecture degree as well as a Science degree in Criminal Justice.  His interests include raising his two sons, Treavor and Trent, with his wife Jeanette, travel, and reading.  Acting as Lead Designer, Mr. Szafran directs and coordinates all aspects of design from start to finish and actively participates in all meetings.  His design, leadership, and technical skills play an important role in the success of DPA Architects.  Mr. Szafran has been involved in various educational, religious, hospitality, advanced technology, public, retail, financial and corporate facilities throughout his career and has extensive background and experience in a variety of market sectors.


Arizona State University: Master of Architecture
Arizona State University: Bachelor of Science in Design
Arizona State University: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice


NCARB Certified
State of Arizona and 16 other US State jurisdictions
LEED Accredited Professional


American Institute of Architects: National Chapter
American Institute of Architects: Arizona Society Central Arizona Chapter


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