Vanessa Rief

Vanessa Rief

Asso­ciate AIA, LEED GA

Asso­ciate III

Vanessa is an Asso­ciate mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Archi­tects and a for­mer board mem­ber for the AIA Col­orado chap­ter. Vanessa was born and raised in Col­orado and received her degree from Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado at Boul­der. While in school, Vanessa became pres­i­dent of the stu­dent AIA Chap­ter as well as a mem­ber of the local AIA board.

Vanessa started work­ing two years into col­lege at a small design-​build firm in Boul­der, Col­orado design­ing cus­tom green homes. After grad­u­a­tion she moved to Phoenix and worked for a year devel­op­ing multi-​family com­mu­ni­ties around the val­ley. After that, she moved to New­port Beach to work for a large scale com­mer­cial archi­tec­ture firm. In order to con­tinue doing what she loves the most, cus­tom res­i­den­tial projects, Vanessa moved back to the Val­ley of the Sun and started work­ing at PHX Archi­tec­ture in early 2017. Here she has worked on the Par­adise Val­ley Ritz project and many other cus­tom homes.

Vanessa loves all things out­doors, espe­cially hik­ing and camp­ing. She also enjoys week­end BBQ’s, knitting/​cro­chet­ing and spend­ing time with her dog Cruiser.