About

We solve problems. 
When you need creative solutions to your development challenges, Motley Design Group can provide practical answers.  Our experience with troubled sites and older and historic buildings will make your project a success - functional, beautiful, and cost-effective.​ We design new buildings and rework old ones. Our emphasis is on making the best fit to the circumstances at hand, not in serving our own egos. 
Robert (Bob) Graham AIA NCARB
Principal Architect

Bob's 30+ years of experience in architecture has focused on historic preservation, urban infill and rehabilitation projects. He is a native Phoenician and the product of Arizona schools, receiving his B. Arch from ASU in 1985.


Bob is a leader in the historic preservation field. He has many significant rehabilitation projects and historical studies to his credit. In addition, he has been deeply involved with the preservation of Arizona’s heritage as a private advocate as well as through his involvement with preservation groups. As a downtown resident he has been active in promoting the sensible redevelopment of central Phoenix. 

  •  President, Arizona Preservation Foundation 1990-2

  •  APF President’s Award, 1996

  •  Young Architect Citation, AIA Arizona 1997

  •  Arizona Heritage Preservation Award, 1999

  •  Phoenix Central City Village Planning Committee (2013-2014 Chair)

  •  Member, Phoenix Design Review Committee

  •  President/Founder, Grand Avenue Rail Project

  •  President, Grand Avenue Members Association

  •  Secretary, Arizona Street Railway Museum 2014-19

Tazmine (Taz) Khatri, NCARB
Senior Architect/Marketing Director

Taz is an architect, writer, and advocate for sustainable building practices and community-oriented design.  She has over 20 years of experience in architectural design, planning and project management . Taz' work background is varied - from single family homes and cohousing developments to commercial and healthcare projects. She has worked for a variety of firms  from Pittsburgh to San Francisco,  and is licensed in the states of Arizona, California, and Oregon. 


Taz 's interest in urban design issues and the impacts of architecture on society led her on a journey of discovery taking her through Portland and San Francisco, and now back to her home town of Phoenix.  Her deepest interest lies in how the built environment – cities, buildings, and spaces – can ultimately be used to cultivate community and human connection.
You can read Taz's work in articles on Redshift and her personal blog, Blooming Rock.

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