Jesús Edmundo Robles, Jr
Founding Principal
Associate AIA
Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Arizona College of Architecture
Contracting Licenses: AZ ROC 266829, 277848


Originally from the Southwestern United States, Jesús spent much of his youth traveling the landscapes between Southern California and Texas.  Jesús studied architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, earning his Masters of Architecture in 2003.  Upon departure, he cut a unique path to expand and hone his craft gaining over 15 years of architectural design, project management, construction, and construction management experience.

This experience covers a spectrum of scales varying from intimate private residences to health care and aviation.  Jesus has worked on the completion of Desert Nomad House (casa jax, 2005), and Adobe Canyon House (2005) for Studio Rick Joy, and collaborated on a multi-family development, SIX, for Sebastian Mariscal Studio (2006).

Established in 2007, Jesús has been one of the founding/managing principals of D U S T ®, providing full service Architecture, Planning, and Construction.   

Each of the works shows an investigation into sustainable material development, articulation of craft throughout the design and build processes, and contributes to the discourse of phenomenology and place in architecture. 

In addition to practice, Jesus has contributed to Platform, a publication of the University of Texas at Austin, has been an instructor at the University of Arizona teaching design studios and Material Fabrication.

Notable Project Experience

·        Tucson Mountain Retreat – Tucson, Arizona
·        Casa Caldera – San Rafael Valley, Arizona
·        Wildlife Pavilion – Patagonia, Arizona
·        Lava House – Tucson, Arizona (under Paul Weiner | Design-Build Collaborative, Inc.)
·        Desert Nomad House – Tucson, Arizona  (under Studio Rick Joy)
·        Adobe Canyon House – Sonoita, Arizona   (under Studio Rick Joy)
·        SIX – San Diego, California   (under Sebastian Mariscal Studio)
·        Western Maryland Regional Hospital - Cumberland, Maryland   (under Hord|Coplan|Macht)
·        DFW International Terminal D   (under Corgan Associates)