We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects' Firm Award for "a distinguished body of work" and numerous local, regional and national design awards.
We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.
Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site's unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.
Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
David C. Pfeifer, AIA
Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
John D. Graham, AIA
John D. Anderson, FAIA 1926-2017
Ronald L. Mason, FAIA Emeritus
Curt F. Dale, FAIA 1945-2003
Cathy Bellem, AIA
Ben Blanchard, AIA
John Everin, AIA
Erin Hillhouse, AIA
David E. Houston, AIA
James R. Taylor, AIA
Dan Bishop, AIA
Peter Koehler, AIA
Pamela J. Loomis, SDA/C
Ryan Lutz, AIA
Kristin O'Connell, Assoc AIA
Jenna Michieli, AIA
Suzanne Minear, AIA
Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
Todd Swarts, AIA
Kristina Winn, AIA
Julie Zurakowski, AIA
Denver Colorado 80211
303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762
- 275,000 SF
- 2010 Citation Award
- American Institute of Architects
- Denver Chapter
- 2009 Building of America Award
- Real Estate & Construction Review
- 2008 Citation Award
- American Institute of Architects
- Colorado Chapter
- 2007 Award for Construction Excellence
- Project of the Year $30-$60 Million
- Associated General Contractors of Colorado
The project delineates the eastern edge of the new Education Quadrangle at UCD's Anschutz Medical Campus. It includes two 5-story buildings connected by a bridge lounge that shares the eastern gateway to the campus.
The program plan modeled a building with rich and diverse administrative and teaching spaces. Developing a strong sense of community was a key program goal that is now manifested in the finished building.
The lower two floors of the buildings house classroom space, lecture halls, student community spaces and a 600 seat auditorium with a balcony.
The upper three floors house academic offices and appropriate support space including dramatic 2-story circulation spine spaces that create opportunities for interaction and link inhabitants to the landscape of the Education Quadrangle below.
The brick and stone masonry and metal panels, windows and sunshades help to define this as a part of a dynamic new health sciences center connected to the traditions of the University of Colorado system.
The program includes major student service components for the University of Colorado Nursing School and Medical School.