Design Directory: Architecture

Colorado Designers that we admire.

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Arch 11

Founded in 1993, Arch11 is recognized for precision, craft and a modern sensibility that anchors buildings to their sites; heightening the experience of materials and place. The firm designs solutions specific to place, purpose and client. Based in both Boulder and Denver, Arch11 is skilled at developing projects with ‘impossible’ sites, budgets and structural parameters, while meeting the goals of diverse clients. They’re uniquely able to work between the intimate scale of the bespoke home and the complexity of a corporate headquarters, bringing care and craft to each.

Arch 11 believes sustainable design principles and strong technical proficiency embedded into their projects sets them apart, not just the creative and functional environments they deliver.

www.Arch11.com

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BOSS.architecture

BOSS.architecture is a multi-disciplinary design firm, with a focus on full service architecture and interiors based in Denver, Colorado.

The firm focuses on crafting timeless, modern solutions that are project, client, and context specific.

They don’t claim to be specialists in specific project types, but rather specialists in a collaborative design process:
…in listening, synthesizing, and exploring…
…in identifying what is special about a project…
…in questioning conventional assumptions…
…and in recognizing the unexpected opportunities
hidden within constraints.

www.bossarch.com

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Built X Design

The name BUILT x DESIGN or ‘Built by Design’ came from the harsh reality that too many homes are constructed without enough thought given to their design. Even in the field of design build, many firms are led by the ‘build’ and not the ‘design’. BUILT x DESIGN is a design led design build practice, it might seem subtle but when each and every portion of a project is BUILT with the full DESIGN intent, the results are truly custom, entirely unique, and show the careful thought process behind every detail. Commitment to craft and a ‘we design everything’ approach is at the heart of their practice.

 

https://www.builtxdesign.com/

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ConstructDA

ConstructDA is a full service architecture and design firm based in Denver Colorado, specializing in retail and residential design. ConstructDA is an energetic group determined to find the most elegant and practical solutions for their client’s design opportunities. ConstructDA’s inspiration comes from natural materials and is committed to the sustainable use of natural resources. They are committed to using local contractors, fabricators and craftsmen to achieve the highest quality work to fit our client’s budget.

SLATE’s very own Caroline Wilding is the founding principal of ConstructDA. She is a licensed Architect in Arizona and Colorado with over 15 years of experience in retail and residential design. She has successfully managed many high-profile projects both national and international including the James Perse flagship store in Beverly Hills, Jenni Kayne’s family residence in Beverly Hills, Michael Stars stores in Atlanta/ Malibu/ El Segundo, and Forever 21 flagship stores/ roll-out concepts all over the world. Caroline believes that design excellence is achieved from mastering details and understanding materials.

 

www.constructda.com

 

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Davis Urban

Davis Urban is a boutique design firm that was founded in 2011. Davis Urban utilizes a modern, clean and innovative design aesthetic to create projects that not only meet client needs but also fit within its surrounding fabric. Davis Urban takes on challenging renovation and infill projects that have gone untouched for years. Our creative approach allows us to bring a renewed quality and aesthetic to a multitude of spaces. We use refined modern material pallets and eccentric concepts to make projects stand out and take on a timeless feel that will last for future generations.

www.davisurban.com

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HEFT Projects

Heft was founded by Daniel Katebini and is based in Boulder, CO and NYC. Daniel grew up hiking in the foothills of Colorado where he earned a B.ENVD at the University of Colorado. During summers, he earned money swinging a hammer on construction sites. Daniel earned an M.ARCH with honors at Washington University in St Louis. He has practiced at a number of prominent NYC firms including nArchitects, DDG Partners – a vertically integrated real-estate development firm – and Snøhetta. Daniel is licensed in CO, NY and is a LEED AP BD+C professional.

www.heftprojects.com

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Hunter Leggitt Studio

Hunter Leggitt Studio is a multi-disciplinary design studio with offices in Denver and Los Angeles providing clients with high-concept architectural design, experiential design and production, place-making real estate development, and turnkey project management. The studio has an extensive knowledge and background designing high-end custom residences, cutting-edge performance stages, large-scale, mixed-media artistic and experiential installations, event production and curation, and custom fabrication/engineering/construction. Armed with an extensive roster of global resources, the studio is capable of concepting and delivering even the wildest of concepts imaginable.

Hunter Leggitt believes that through challenging the pragmatic and homogenous conventions of the built environment with inspired design and curation, we not only enrich our lives and experience, we can positively influence the legacies of future generations to come.

www.hunterleggitt.com

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Meridian 105 Architecture

Meridian 105 Architecture works directly with the Owners and Principals of private development firms, guiding a process that includes evaluation, design, and construction administration of Commercial Mixed Use, Hospitality, and Multi-Family Residential projects.

Meridian 105 is a professional architecture and design studio based in Denver, Colorado USA. The firm was founded in 2010 by Chad Mitchell. Chad enjoys the influence that comes with working directly with Clients and the responsibility that comes with guiding their vision through the creative process. Under his direction, Meridian 105 pursues projects with a bold vision and the courage to step outside of the norm, delivering projects that are truly unique and one of a kind.

www.Meridian105.com

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Moment Design Studio

Moment Design Studio is a professional design studio committed to improving the quality, functionality, and beauty of the built environment, specializing in alteration and design of places and spaces to live.

Moment Design Studio was founded in 2016 by Aaron W. Long under the premise that good design is the result of a careful balance between imagination and logic, creativity and constructability.

www.momentdesignstudio.com

 

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Nest Architecture

Nest Architectural Design is an award-winning custom residential architecture firm founded by Scott Parker. After growing up in Denver Scott followed his dream to Boston to earn a professional degree in architecture from the Boston Architectural Center while working with acclaimed design firms Kallmann McKinnell & Wood and Royal Barry Wills.

Scott knew his heart was in Colorado with his family, so after graduating he and his wife packed up their Jeep and headed home. In 2002 he decided to start his own firm. After many hours at the dining table, a name was born. To him the nest is a symbol of simplicity and complexity, nothing can be removed without upsetting the composition, nothing is superfluous, it represents a perfect Place, safe and comforting, a place you want be.

www.nestarch.com

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Oz Architecture

CONNECT. COLLABORATE. CREATE.

Since the studios beginning in 1964, they’ve focused on these three actions to point the way. The firm’s design focus is one of innovation, pursued with a pervasive collaborative spirit in everything they do. At OZ, they value the diversity of every individual and seek to harness their unique skills in the pursuit of design excellence. They constantly cross-pollinate ideas, experience, and technology to create the best design solutions for their clients.

OZ’s work reflects a passion for the spirit of our age. Engaged in an iterative process of interaction, investigation, critique and evolution, they create elegant, timeless solutions that mature gracefully. In partnership with their clients, they design award-winning projects that make a lasting contribution to our communities.

www.ozarch.com

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Renée del Gaudio

Renée del Gaudio is a nationally-recognized architect for her buildings that convey a strong connection to place. Her work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street JournalDwell, and the new Thames & Hudson book Off the Grid: Houses for Escape. She is the recipient of eight prestigious American Institute of Architecture Awards, including a 2018 AIA Western Mountain Region Award.

 

Renée received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Architecture from the University of Washington. In the San Francisco Bay area, she worked with the ecological design firm of Leger Wanaselja Architecture, and the residential and winery design firm of Backen Gillam Architects. Before opening her own practice in 2011, she worked with Semple Brown Design in Denver, Colorado. Renee’s work is also influenced by her design-build work in Cuba, Mexico, and Kenya.

www.rdg-architecture.com

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