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Nadel Architecture + Planning Expands Phoenix Studio with Eye on Growth in Senior Housing, Retail, and Grocery Sectors

In a series of moves targeting growth in the Southwest and beyond, Nadel Architecture + Planning is expanding its Phoenix, Ariz., studio with a key personnel move and strategic hiring in the senior housing sector.


A Los Angeles-based architecture and design firm with more than 50 successful years of delivering value to developers and brands, Nadel is proud to announce that Rick Redpath has been named Principal and Shareholder, said Greg Lyon, Nadel’s Chairman of the Board and Principal.


“Rick’s exceptional track record of market expansion in executing comprehensive design projects across all sectors, especially within the grocery industry, has taken Nadel to new heights,” Lyon said. “His ability to work with stakeholders and deliver forward-looking results has been proven time and again with hundreds of successful projects throughout his illustrious career. In his expanded role, Rick will use his 30 years of industry experience to maximize value to our clients in response to the changing behaviors and cultural needs of the communities we serve.”


The move comes amid a tipping point in the retail sector that poses great opportunities for brands and shopping center owners to capture business from increasing foot traffic amid an all-time high in national consumer spending.


“I am thrilled to accept this new leadership role at Nadel, and I look forward to growing our footprint both in the Phoenix region and nationally,” Redpath said. “It is a critical juncture for brands and developers as they launch new consumer-facing spaces and designs recalibrated for the changing marketplace. Our strategy remains set on partnering with these clients on all aspects of projects from optimizing designs to navigating the everchanging and complex entitlement process.”


In addition to elevating Redpath, Nadel has hired a senior housing expert to its Arizona-based team. New senior project manager Danielle Torres, a registered architect with 20 years of experience, will focus on this important strategy, which is facing heavy demand from senior housing developers and investors.


“High-quality senior housing has really taken center stage this year. It’s been identified as the single-greatest real estate asset class that investors want exposure to, but not all senior housing projects are the same. The success of these projects is very dependent on the way they are designed for the communities they serve as well as the cultural and behavioral needs of the residents,” Torres said. “With Nadel’s deep roster of talented architects, we expect senior housing to be a high-growth area where we can contribute a lot of value for all parties.”

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