Recent Work

Design Philosophy

Authentic (‘au then tic’) 1. of undisputed origin; genuine. 2. representing one’s true nature or beliefs.

My ambition as an architect is to connect architecture to place.  I study the climate, landscape, and history of the Rocky Mountain region for design inspiration. For me, authenticity is found when a building emerges so strongly from its place that you can no longer imagine it anywhere else.

I strive for clarity in planning by placing simple forms in a direct relationship with their habitat. I take a rigorous approach to design and believe that floor plans should be concise and efficient. I create a maximum experience with a minimum footprint.

I am drawn to basic, unpretentious materials that weather naturally with time. I look to local vernacular architecture for material and form inspiration. I often expose the structural framework in my designs, giving clarity to the architectural statement.

I strive to create an architecture of authenticity.