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 Journal, Dwell, and Colorado’s 5280 magazine. She is the recipient of numerous American Institute of Architecture Awards, including a 2013 AIA Colorado Honor Award for Built Architecture.
Renée’s architectural vision has emerged from years of work with firms in the San Francisco Bay area and Colorado’s Front Range. She has designed homes in mountains and coastal landscapes, as well as wineries, community pool houses and public art. Renee’s work is also influenced by her design-build work around the globe in Cuba, Mexico, and Kenya.
Renée received a BA from the University of Michigan, and an MA in Architecture from the University of Washington. During graduate school, she gravitated towards social and environmental design and worked with the student design-build workshop known as BaSiC Inititative. She completed her thesis, the design of an expeditionary learning school, under Dave Miller of the Miller Hull Partnership in Seattle.
In the San Francisco Bay area, she worked with the design-build office of Leger Wanaselja Architecture, an ecological design firm known for their reuse of salvaged materials, and Backen Gillam Architects, a residential and winery design firm. In Colorado, she worked with Semple Brown Design, an award-winning Denver firm, on a variety of residential and public projects.
Renée is a licensed architect in Colorado and is LEED-accredited. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the U.S. Green Building Council's top certification for environmentally sustainable architecture. Renée is an active member of the Colorado chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and in 2014, won the AIA Colorado North Firm of the Year Award. She is also co-author, along with her husband Ross Wehner, of the travel guidebook Moon Handbooks Peru. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two children, Sebastian and Francesca.