Architecture Studio
Stefan kaiser, AIA

About Mikado

Mikado provides world-class architectural expertise with personalized customer service for each client. We strike the perfect balance of ingenuity and practicality, unique quality and cost-effectiveness. We are trusted advisors and partners in designing beautiful places for living and working.

  1. Our Values

  2. 1

    Our purpose is to create beautiful architecture that inspires individuals and fosters connection to community.

  3. 2

    We believe that the success of our projects is rooted in our attentiveness to the details from start to finish.

  4. 3

    We listen to our clients and seek opportunities to exceed expectations.

  5. 4

    We partner with builders because we are committed to the craftsmanship of construction and we operate proactively to overcome obstacles.

  6. 5

    Our approach empasizes sensitivity and diligence at every step in the process of bringing our designs to life.

Stefan Kaiser, AIA

Licenses + Certifications

  • American Institute of Architects, Member
  • USGBC LEED Green Associate
  • NCARB Certified
  • Licensed in Arizona + Washington


Stefan grew up in the high-desert of Reno, NV where he spent countless summers and winters doing outdoor activities at Lake Tahoe. Walking through the pine forests gave him an appreciation for the environment and arriving at log-cabins along the trail made him understand how to design places for people to live in harmony with nature. From a young age he was committed to becoming an architect. The intersection of rational and artistic potential with the ability to influence the way people live their lives. He traveled across the country with his family, spending time at places like the preserved homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the impressive civic museums of the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Early inspiration for public places and unique spaces for living.

Stefan graduated from Syracuse School of Architecture, earning multiple awards of distinction for his thesis project on diplomatic structures. He studied architectural history in Florence and apprenticed for a professor of architecture in Hamburg. During this time he also traveled extensively, sketched the churches and plazas he visited, and drank his fill of fine espresso. He is a passionate designer committed to providing excellent customer service in the pursuit of amazing buildings.

For a decade he has gained experience working on large and small projects at every phase of construction. Single family homes, apartment buildings, mixed-use towers, restaurants, and commercial office spaces to name a few. From inception to tenant occupation and throughout the life of a project, he enjoys navigating the complex challenges of designing, managing, and constructing architecture. He has proven himself a trusted advisor of his clients and an enthusiastic partner to the builders he's collaborated with.

Stefan is a member of the American Institute of Architects, LEED GA, licensed in Arizona and Washington, and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He resides in Tucson, AZ.


Mikado is a full-service architectural practice–meaning that we are experts in taking your project from an idea, putting that down to paper, and then getting it built.

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