Ralph E. Parachek , AIA

Architect Ralph (Robert) E. Parachek, AIA


Not many people know who Ralph Edward Parachek, AIA was, but we at Twins & Co. Realty are here to change that. We had a homeowner reach out to us about listing his house, He sent us photos and we just knew his home was special. We vowed to the seller that we would do my best to find out who the architect was. Less than 12 hours later and we had the answer; Ralph E. Parachek.


Ralph was born in 1927 and died in 1980. After extensive searching through primary sources, we were able to piece together some of his architectural designs that are still standing in Phoenix, as well as a couple that has since been demolished.

Ralph Parachek wrote a book on architecture in 1967 called Desert Architecture.

Redemption Church Alhambra (formerly American Evangelical Lutheran Church)


1830 W. Glenrosa Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85015


Sovereign Grace Bible Church (formerly First Brethren Church)

2940 W. Bethany Home Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85017


Warehouse building (formerly All American Distributing Co. warehouse)


490 E. Pima St.

Phoenix, AZ 85004


Parr Arizona building


4407 N. 16th St.

Phoenix, AZ 85016

This building is still standing today. It was built in 1963 and features a unique arched wave roof and front patio..


The only 1950s Ralph Parachek home we have been able to successfully locate

Parachek residence #1

8236 N. 18th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85021

Ralph bought the land in Los Palmaritas in 1952 and built in home in 1953. He sold the home in 1968.


Another one of his residential designs:

Parachek residence #2


6535 E. Bluebird Ln.

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253