The following are testimonials from clients and other people Lizard Rock Designs have built a relationship with over past projects.


Casitas on East Broadway

"Tom McQuillen and Lizard Rock Designs were the only architect we considered. He has proven time and again that not only are his designs stellar, he is able to work miracles with neighborhood associations and nonprofit owners alike… Needless to say, we are pleased with the architectural design and professional services provided on previous projects and welcome the opportunity to work with the LRD team again."

Joy D. Taylor
Treasurer, Casitas on East Broadway


Children's Clinics

"I want to thank you for the collaborative work experience we have enjoyed with you and the Lizard Rock staff throughout our remodel project. In addition to the expertise your firm offers, you have all shown a real joy in bringing our vision for the clinic to life.

And look at the results! We now have children smiling and happy to be here and reluctant to leave. Our clinic decor is beautiful, functional and safe, and our staff morale is improved because they are happy with their surroundings. We couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you again for all you and your staff have done to help improve Children’s Clinics."

Jill Bemis
Chief Executive Officer, Children's Clinics


La Posada

"Tom has excellent experience in the area of master planning and with his talent and knowledge was able to engage our board and senior management team in the process… The team is competent, organized, efficient, creative, thorough, and uses technology to illustrate options.

Our team and board are very excited about the master plan results provided by Tom and his group and would strongly recommend him to any organization embarking on a master-planning project."

Joni Condit
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, La Posada


UAMC Cardiac Cath Lab

"Lizard Rock Designs are outstanding in communicating their ideas. UAMC projects are subject to review from various departmental user groups, University of Arizona Medical staff, as well as UAMC senior administration. LRD produced several outstanding presentations that included a visual walk through of the new Catheter Lab which was effective In communicating the design and phasing. Since the Cardiac Catheter lab project we have used LRD successfully on several renovation projects with the same level of professionalism."

Rodney Casebier
Project Manager, UMC Capital Planning


Herroz QuirozCommunity Center

"Lizard Rock Designs has held four open-ended contracts for architectural services with the City of Tucson since 2004.

The project that I have personally been responsible for is the new basketball court and steel shade structure at Herrera Quiroz Park. Throughout the planning phases, design and detailed development of the construction plans, Mr. McQuillen, and his staff, have spent the time and energy necessary to learn about what the city’s requirements were and how best to fit this structure in with the character and needs of the end users…. The result, which is now nearly complete, will be a facility that improves the quality and quantity of recreational opportunities for all that use this park.

Working with LRD has been a pleasant experience for me and because Tom and his team have done a great job for us, I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. McQuillen and his firm to other potential clients."

Kevin McElheny
City of Tucson Parks & Recreation Capital Planning & Development


Tohono O'odham Assisted Living

"We have found that LRD has met all of the criteria we had established (for the design of the project). Importantly, they have taken the elders, staff and board ideas, suggestions and comments and have creatively incorporated them into their design recommendations. They have shown themselves to patient, thoughtful and respectful in their work with the O’odham tribal members.

LRD has produced for Archie Hendricks several excellent design concepts and preliminary plans. These designs have creatively addressed the most significant challenges we felt had to be addressed in this process. As they say, these folks got it right!"

Lee Olitzky
Administrator, Archie Hendricks, Sr. Skilled Nursing Facility
Tohono O’odham Nation

Hospice of the Valley Admin Building


"I worked with Tom and his staff at Lizard Rock Designs from design through construction to completion on the Administration Offices & Parking Garage project… for Hospice of the Valley.

The project had many challenges; the site was small, limited access – being right next to Hospice’s existing administrative offices building, the Parking Garage is 4 levels – 50′ deep below grade, to name a few. There was a great need for a team effort between the Owner, Architect and Construction groups. Tom and LRD excelled in being a part of, maintaining and coordinating this team to work through the many challenges in the scheduling, construction and documents required to meet the requirements of the City of Phoenix and other governing entities to allow this difficult project to be completed sooner than scheduled and under budget.

My experience with Tom and the staff at Lizard Rock Designs has been very good and I would certainly recommend Tom and LRD to other potential clients."

Larry Hart Project
Manager, Art Porter Construction