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 building 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.