smithARCHITECTS, inc. is a full service architectural firm based in Flagstaff, AZ. Since the late 1980's we have been providing Northern Arizona with outstanding architectural services. The firm was originally founded as Josh Barclay and Associates, Ltd. In 2001, Ryan Smith joined the team and helped create the partnership of Barclay-Smith Architects, Inc. Josh Barclay retired in 2005 and Ryan has forged ahead and established the name smithARCHITECTS, inc. Our work represents our commitment to providing the professional service, creative design solutions, and sustainable architecture that our clients expect and deserve.

We provide a wide range of architectural services, specifically:

  • Site and Master Planning
  • Architectural Design
  • Architectural Rendering and Digital Modeling
  • Interior Architectural Design
  • Construction Documentation
  • Bidding Assistance
  • Construction Administration


smithARCHITECTS approaches every project as a new opportunity to surpass expectations, incorporate new technologies and create functional, comfortable, and stimulating places. As responsible design professionals we are committed through sound design practices to incorporate environmentally conscious design strategies into each and every one of our projects. Our staff includes LEED Accredited Professionals who are knowledgeable and dedicated to producing high quality and energy efficient working and living spaces that respond to the unique climate of Northern Arizona. At the beginning stages of each project we employ a common sense approach to explore optimum building siting, desirable solar orientation, opportunities for passive ventilation, appropriate fenestration, efficient HVAC systems, and the utilization of locally available building materials.
We do not limit ourselves by specializing in only one project type; instead, we have extensive experience in several different project types. The following list identifies the project types of which we consider ourselves "specialists":
  • Commercial, Medical, and Dental Offices
  • Churches and Other Places of Worship
  • K-12 Schools and Higher Learing Institutions
  • Multi-Family Residential Facilities and Single-Family Custom Homes
  • Restaurants and Retail Businesses
  • Athletic and Recreational Facilities
  • Micro-Breweries and Industrial/Manufacturing Warehouses