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Interior and Landscape Architecture

Our “design from the inside out” philosophy is much more than providing interior and landscape architectural services. It is cutting edge, innovation and creativity that helps our clients define their companies.

Founded in 1994, Pinnacle Design is a multi-disciplinary design firm providing interior architecture and landscape architecture services.

We base our work upon a philosophy of providing the best possible service to our clients by combining responsiveness, reliability, and thoroughness with exceptional and creative design skills. Our ability to integrate building or site components, functional requirements, aesthetic considerations and budget constraints has established the firm as a valued team member with clients and contractors alike.

Pinnacle Design, Inc. is owned by Christopher Connelly. Mr. Connelly has over 35 years experience in the Phoenix marketplace. Chris takes pride in being personally involved in the firms design process. With over 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley and the Phoenix marketplace, John McKelvey leads the interior architecture studio. The landscape architecture studio is directed by Ed Lorden. Mr. Lorden has over 20 years of experience in the southwest region of the country.

Pinnacle Design, Inc. will assist our clients by maximizing the value of the design team. Through our “Design from the Inside Out” philosophy, we create efficient, effective space that is not only attractive but reflects the tenants’ company goals and culture.

We take care of the planning and design process so you can focus on the overall project scope. Our client service goes beyond assisting you through the design process; we will be available for any of your needs throughout the process.

Our Team

Chris Connelly - Principal - Pinnacle Design, Inc.Find on

Chris Connelly


John McKelvey - Director of Interiors - Pinnacle Design, Inc.Find on

John McKelvey

Director of Interiors

Ed Lorden - Director of Landscape Architecture - Pinnacle Design, Inc.Find on

Ed Lorden

Director of Landscape

Lori Lemanski - Project Manager - Pinnacle Design, Inc.Find on

Lori Lemanski

Project Manager

Wren Visser - Project Manager - Pinnacle Design, Inc.Find on

Wren Visser

Project Manager

Melissa Alvarado - Senior Designer - Pinnacle Design, Inc.Find on

Melissa Alvarado

Senior Designer

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Cole Bruno


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Emmaly Britton

Interior Designer

What We Do

Interior Architecture

Space Planning

Landscape Architecture

Land Planning