Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video – AZPM’s Favorite Places: San Rafael Valley by Jesus Robles. Producer/Editor/Videographer – David Fenster

Rocky Mountain Valley Emmy for best Photographer Short/Long Form – AZPM’s Favorite Places: San Rafael Valley by Jesus Robles. Producer/Editor – David Fenster. Videography – David Fenster, Jandro Davalos


AIA National 2022 Small Project Award – Marfa Suite

Architect Magazine 2022 Residential Architect Design Awards – Marfa Suite

AIA Arizona 2022 Citation Award – Distinguished Building, Marfa Suite

Texas Society of Architects- 2022 Design Awards; Marfa Suite

Texas Tech University College of Architecture 2022 Design Merit Award – Marfa Suite


Architectural review- AR House Award Shortlist 2021: Marfa Suite

AN Interior Top 50 Architects 2021 Best in Class – DUST

2021 Jeff Harnar Award – Top Prize for Contemporary Architecture in the Southwest – Casa Caldera

Tau Sigma Delta Upsilon Chapter (Texas Tech University) – 2019 Silver Medals for Distinction in Design- Cade Hayes and Jesús Robles

Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award 2019

AIA Arizona 2018 Merit Award – Component Design, Wildlife Pavilion

AIA Southern Arizona 2018 Honor Award – Component Design, Wildlife Pavilion

AIA Western Mountain Region 2018 Honor Award – Design Excellence, Casa Caldera

AIA Western Mountain Region 2018 Merit Award – Design Excellence, Tucson Mountain Retreat

AIA Western Mountain Region 2018 Citation Award – Design Excellence, Wildlife Pavilion

AIA Arizona 2017 Honor Award – Distinguished Building, Tucson Mountain Retreat

AIA Arizona 2017 Merit Award – Distinguished Building, Casa Caldera

Roy P. Drachman Award for Excellence in Architecture – Casa Caldera, Tucson Arizona, 2017.

World Architecture News. WAN House of the Year 2016 for Casa Caldera

Architectural Review. AR House 2016 finalist: Casa Caldera by DUST

Casa Caldera selected as one of six finalists in the Individual Housing Category for the 2016 Terra Awards first International Prize for Contemporary Earthen Architecture.

Record Houses 2016. Casa Caldera. Architectural Record, April 2016

Casa Caldera selected as one of 40 finalists for the Terra Award for Earthen Architecture.

Wallpaper Magazine selects DUST as one the firms in their annual Architects Directory for 2015 which spotlights the rising stars and breakthrough practices from around the globe.

Architectural Digest names DUST one of 10 emerging firms to watch in 2015.

Archdaily selects DUST: Tucson Mountain Retreat as one of their favorite projects in the USA, July, 04 2014.

Tucson Mountain Retreat, nominated for consideration for the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for Emerging Architecture. February 2014.

Editors’ Picks: Best of 2013: Best Firm Making Its Debut in Architectural Record.

Record Houses 2013. Tucson Mountain Retreat. Architectural Record, April 2013.

Grand Award. Tucson Mountain Retreat. 2013 Builders Choice & Custom Home Design Awards.

2012 Southern Arizona Chapter AIA Awards: Honorable Mention for theTucson Mountain Retreat

Roy P. Drachman Award for Excellence in Architecture. Tucson, Arizona, 2012.

Publications / Media


OZ Journal, Vol. 45, 2023. Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning, and Design Student Journal. Cade Hayes and Jesus Robles, “Sombra de Santa Fe”.

Architectural Record’s Design:ED podcast. Jesus & Cade. Hosted by Aaron Prinz.  Recording


Arizona Public Media’s Arizona Illustrated: Favorite Places: San Rafael Valley by Jesus Robles. Producer/Editor David Fenster. Videography by David Fenster and Jandro Davalos. October 2022 Watch Online.

Lerner, Michele “Ancient Appeal” Penta Magazine, March 2022, pp20-21

CROP: Shed, Texas Tech University School of Architecture Student Journal.

Volner, Ian “Marfa Suite- Residential Architect Design Awards” Architect Magazine- December 2022, pp 56-58

Imber, Michael “Mi Tierra” Texas Architect- July 2022, pp 52-57

Deaver, Jes “Unearthed” Texas Architect- July 2022, pp 42-47

Boodro, Michael “Desert Light” HIVE- Summer Issue 2022, pp 46-51


Cavallaro, Gianluca “AR House Award Shortlist 2021- Marfa Suite” The Architectural Review- December 2021 Issue, pp 64-65

Adrian Ramsay Talk Design Podcast October 2021

Michelangelo Pivetta, 30 Houses. A Plausible Atlas 88-18, Casa Caldera, pp 326-335

Seward, Aaron “DUST’s Marfa Suite is a sprightly counterpoint to an existing modern adobe house” The Architect’s Newspaper- October 2021, pp 28-33

Gallow, Lauren “A West Texas Couple get a Rammed-Earth Addition that Syncs with the Landscape” Dwell Magazine, September 2021

McKeough, Tim. “How Do You Add On to the Perfect Small House?  You Don’t.” The New York Times. Real Estate: Online August 2021. 

Thorton, Jenn “The Natural Rhythm of DUST’s Tucson Mountain Retreat” Digs Magazine – May 2021

Phaidon Press Limited 2021. Living In Nature, pp 182-187

AnotherArchitecturePodcast: Episode 22, Tucson Mountain Retreat  Hosted by George Bradley. 


Phaidon Press Limited 2020. Living In the Mountains, pp 134-137

Stocker, Ed. “Hot Property” Monocle Magazine No. 137, pp99-105, Fall 2020

Architectural Record’s Design:ED podcast. Jesus Robles. Hosted by Aaron Prinz.  Recording

Mola, Francesc Zamora. “150 Best New Cottage and Cabin Ideas” Harper Design, pp437-445. Summer 2020

Curiosity Stream Network. History of Home. Series 1. Episode 1. DUST studio and Casa Caldera.


Nicolas Norero Podcast, e01-s02.  

Bradbury, Dominic. “OFF” German Publication, Casa Caldera Cover Photo. Prestel. Fall 2019. 

Bradbury, Dominic. “Off the Grid : Houses for Escape”.  Thames and Hudson, March 2019.

tête-à-tête Rice Architecture Podcast, February 2019. 


Rice, Eleanor. “Smooth Operator” Enki Magazine, Vol. 5. September 2018, 68-69. 

Glenn, Deborah. “The Future of Practice: Small Firms” Architectural Record, June 2018. 


Robles, Jr, Jesús Edmundo. “Origins: The Sacred Ground”, Platform: Convergent Voices. 2017 UT SoA press. 12-13

“Radar: Draft Picks.” Luxe Interiors and Design. May/June 2017, 118-121.

BBC. World’s Most Extraordinary Homes. Series 1. Episode 1. Tucson Mountain Retreat.


O’Neill, Lisa. “A Place of Refuge.” Territory Magazine. No. 1. 2016, 12-25.

Li, Jane. “Casa Caldera.” Art Power Creative Space Magazine, N.15. Nov. 2016, 50-53.

Felix-Faure, Jacques. “Casa Caldera.” Home is…, Magazine #6. Fall 2016, 19-36.

Stapleton, Judith. “Footprints in the DUST.” Clear Life Magazine #4, Fall 2016, 8-15.

“Caldera House: Dust.” C3: No. 384, Retreats and Escapes. Korea. August 2016. 68-75.

Raskin, Laura. “AR House: Heat and Dust – Finalist.” The Architectural Review, 1433, CCXL. London. July/August 2016. 20-25. Online

Sturges, Sara. “Desert Queen: A Tucson Mountain Retreat blends Into the Arizona Landscape.” Wallpaper*, Online. August 2016.

Lentz,Linda. “Record Houses: Into the Wild.” Architectural Record, April 2016, 11, 76-79. Online

Martinez de la Vega, Andrea. “Materiales Endemicos: En Comunion con Desierto.” Reforma: Entre Muros, N. 237, Mexico, May 2016 52-54.

Fuchs, Matthieu. “Refuge de Terre.” Ecologik 50: Architecture en Terre: Une Renaissance Creative. May-June-July 2016. 42-47.


Yeang, Lily. “Rammed Home.” Scoop Home sand Art, #44., Perth, Australia. Autumn 2015, 182-186.

Stathaki, Ellie and Jonathan Bell. “Architects Directory 2015: DUST.” Wallpaper Magazine 2015. Online

Murphy, Jack. Assoc. AIA. “Desert Refuge.” Texas Architect, July/August 2015, 60-65. Online

Arango, Jorge S. “Desert Blooms.” Luxury Magazine, Spring 2015, 122-125.

Jimenez,Ulises. “Tucson Mountain Retreat.” Mexico Design #36. Spring 2015, 181-187.

Premier, Alessandro.Innovazione sostenibile per l’architettura: materiali tecnologie e prodotti.(Italy: Maggioli, 2015), 146-147.

Cossio, Fernando Vela.“Constructing with Rammed Earth: Casa En Tucson, Arizona. Arquitectura Viva N. 179. November 2015,74-75.


“Tucson Mountain Retreat.” IW Magazine: Detail ’14 Special Issue, China, 2014, 42,60-63.

Liu, Rowena, “Tucson Mountain Retreat.” Scope: IW Magazine, China. January 2014, Vol. 95, 52-59.

Moore, Arianne. “Bringing the Outside In.” Natural Child World Magazine #17. Spring 2014, 26-29

Bradbury, Dominic. Mountain Modern: Tucson Mountain Retreat. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2014, 68-73.

“Tucson Mountain Retreat.” Louis Magazine. Bergau, Germany. February 2015, 5

Bradbury, Dominic. “Earth Houses: HowTo Spend it.” Financial Times. April 2014.


Pearson, Clifford. “Record Houses: Beneath the Sheltering Sky.” Architectural Record, April 2013, 32, 72-77. Online

Martin, Jean Marie. “Nel Deserto Di Sonora: CadeHayes + Jesús Robles – DUST.” Casabella, 827-828, Luglio/Agosto 2013, 22-33.

“The Good Life: Going Green the Golden Way.” Sur La Terre N. 27. Summer 2013. Qatar,70.

Weber, Cheryl. “Grand Award: Tucson Mountain Retreat.” Custom Home Magazine. Fall 2013, 42-44.

“In the Modern World: Makers in the USA. DUST.” Dwell. July/August 2013, 40.

“Style Makers: From the DUST, Cade Hayes.” Luxe Interiors + Design, 2013, Summer 2013,159.

“Tucson Mountain Retreat.” Architecture and Art, Vol. 33 No. 8., China, 2013, 17-20.

“Tucson Mountain Retreat.” INTERIORS, No. 324. Korea, September 2013, 234-241.

Thompson, Arthur. “Tucson Mountain Retreat.” Icon, N. 124, London. October 2012, 66-67.

Adami, Kelly. “Design Solutions: Tucson Mountain Retreat.” Conde Nast House & Garden, South Africa. September 2013, 44.

“ÀL’image Du Désert.“ Architecture D’Interieur, Paris. Winter 2013, 3,6, 96-105.

“Proceedings: Earth USA 2013.” 7th International Earthbuilding Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

“Casa De Descanso En LaMontana.” Muros Magazine. Numero 6, Edicion de Aniversario., Mexico. Aug/Sept 2013, 26-36.

Ribiero, Marina. “Terra Sagrada: Tucson Mountain Retreat EAU.” Lux, Portugal. November 2013, 30-41.

Bareuther, Carol. “Intelligent Acquisitions:No Boundary to Design.” Fraser Magazine: Edition IX, London, 48-49.

Gay, Gerald M., “Sitting pretty on Custom Made Chairs.” Arizona Daily Star. Dec. 01, 2013.


“AIA Homes of the Year 2012: DUST.” Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden, September, 2012, 23.


“Style Makers.” Luxe Interiors and Design. Vol. 9 issue 1, Winter 2011, 127.


“Et Cetera.” Tucson Home, Summer 2010, 14.

Speaking Engagements


Design Leadership Alliance TTU, 2023 Design Awards Juror – Cade Hayes

Buildner Competitions – Rammed Earth Pavilion Juror 2023 – Jesus Robles

DUST Keynote Speaker – Texas Society of Architects Conference, El Paso Texas, October 2022

DUST Architects Interview on Creative Mornings, June 2022. Watch Online

DUST Lecture- American University of Sharjah in Dubai, March 23. Watch Online

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture – Troy New York, February 2022, Lecture Recording

Sedona Summit- Design Leadership Network, November 2021

Omaha Nebraska Chapter AIA Lecture, December 2021 

Earthen Construction Initiative. Virtual, September 2021

2021 TXA Design Conference – Shelter in Place

UNLV AIAS Off the Clock w/ Jesús Robles, Virtual, November 2020

Jesús Robles juror for The Architect’s Newspaper 2020 Best of Design Awards. Online

Southern Arizona AIA Virtual Home Tour, Casa Caldera, June 2020

Dallas AIA Unbuilt Awards Juror, Jesús Robles, May 2020.  Fellow Jurors – Jen Maigret, Inanc Eray

Escuela Libre de Architectura, Virtual, April 2020

AIA Arizona 2019 Awards Chairs – Cade Hayes, Jesús Robles

CRAN 2019 Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ. Sept 12-15 2019

Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Tau Sigma Delta, Silver Medal Award Lecture. April 15 2019

2019 Lyceum Fellowship Juror – Cade Hayes, March 2019.  Fellow Jurors – Joshua Aidlin, David Darling, Ronald Rael, Brigitte Shim

Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award, Houston Texas, Mies Van De Rohe addition to MFA. February 19. Interview

The School of Architecture at Taliesin, Taliesin West March 28, 2018

Penn State Stuckemen School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. October 2017

AIA Dallas : Design Matters, Dallas, Texas, September 18 2017

University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, Texas September 18 2017

Cade participated as a juror for the 2017 Austin AIA Design Awards in April 2017

Mississippi State University, Starkville Mississippi. November 11 2016

Latinos in Architecture of AIA San Antonio / San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas. September 16 2016

AIA Redwood Empire Chapter, Sonoma, California. October 2016.

Architectural Record Innovation Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 2016

Texas Society of Architects. TxA Design Conference: Designing + Building, Amarillo Texas, February 2016

Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Lubbock Texas, February 2016.

Marfa Architecture and Design Symposium, September 2015.

ArchDaily Interviews: Jesús Robles/DUST. May 2014.

AIGA Speaker Symposium on Design Inspiration. Tucson, Arizona, September 2014.

Morgan State University. February 2013.

Maryland Institute College of Art, (MICA) – Baltimore Maryland, February 2012.

University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona, May 2012.

Marfa Architecture and Design Symposium, November 2012.

Dallas Chapter AIA – Unbuilt Jury Awards. August 2011.

Morgan State University – Baltimore, Maryland. February 2011.

Maryland Institute College of Art, (MICA) – Baltimore, Maryland. February 2011.