Our Story


Kontexture was founded in 2013 by Daniel Istrate and Jorge Toscano, both graduates of the University of Arizona Architecture program.  Kontexture is derived from the marriage of context and architecture which is what drives the design philosophy of the studio.  

In its inception the firm focused primarily on residential architecture, but as the firm grew it diversified its body of work to include multifamily residential, restaurant and coffee shops, manufacture and senior care facilities.  Large or small, the design philosophy is carried through each of the project.   The firm’s exclusive use of BIM helps with early visualization, a better consultant coordination, more timely delivery of the projects and more consistent work from project to project.