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Green Architecture Meets Collaborative Design

The green architectural design process begins with careful consideration of earth, culture, and community. Over the course of 30 years working with clients locally and across the globe, we have refined an approach to collaborative modern design built on the values of inspiration, sustainability, community, and ecological responsibility. Through our work, our team of architects based in Boulder, Colorado and Managua, Nicaragua, strive to foster positive human relationships and a closer connection with nature.

Projects: We invite you to discover our work by exploring our design values below.

Inspire

We embrace architecture as a celebration of identity and purpose that moves beyond function to uplift the human spirit. Each design we create is shaped by how people will live, work and play in the space, and is also a creatively crafted response to the surrounding land, culture, climate and natural light. When these elements find harmony in a single structure, a sense of wonder and life as an artful experience emerges.

Salida, CO

Northern Slope Sanctuary

Crestone, CO

Strawbale Getaway

Las Cruces, NM

Desert Home

Boulder, CO

Gregory Creek House

Boulder, CO

Mountain Home

Boulder, CO

Shanidiin Organic Farm

Boulder, CO

Scotch Pine

Create Community

We engage and participate in the creation of dynamic communities. We master plan and design each structure to create an atmosphere that is conducive to exchange – taking into account the built, social, economic, and ecological context. Purposefully designed community areas, in balance with private areas, encourage interactions and strengthen communities. To better identify objectives and uphold the identity and values of the people we work with, we strongly value collaboration and community involvement throughout the design and building process.

Boulder, CO

Gettliffe Architecture Studio

La Paz Centro, Nicaragua

Center for Climate Change

Crestone, CO

Strawbale Getaway

Boulder, CO

Work Attic

Boulder, Colorado

Think Tank

Goehren, Germany

Goehren Community Development

Simplify

Through purposeful design, architecture can inspire a life that is clear, calm, and fluid. Whether for work, play, interaction, or reflection, well-tailored spaces that are thoughtfully linked to one another balance a sense of spaciousness with intimacy appropriate for each situation. With simplicity at the core to our approach to sustainable, functional, and artful design, our structures reflect those who use them and provide a framework to grow from. Making careful choices each step of the way, we can reduce our impact on the environment, simplify our lives, and live comfortably with what is at hand.

Salida, CO

Northern Slope Sanctuary

Boulder, CO

Mountain Home

Crestone, CO

Strawbale Getaway

Boulder, CO

Gettliffe Architecture Studio

Boulder, CO

Gregory Creek House

Las Cruces, NM

Desert Home

Boulder, CO

Juicy Berry Farm

Boulder, CO

Shanidiin Organic Farm

Connect to Nature

Through architecture, we strive to connect people with their environment to create a sense of belonging. Simultaneously, we use sustainable and green design techniques to minimize the impact of our projects on the planet. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we integrate new structures within the existing landscape by embracing natural site features. We also carefully consider the siting and orientation of each building, which is key to regulating natural heating and cooling, along with other green building approaches.

Salida, CO

Northern Slope Sanctuary

Boulder, CO

Scotch Pine

Crestone, CO

Strawbale Getaway

Boulder, CO

Gregory Creek House

Boulder, CO

Shanidiin Organic Farm

Boulder, CO

Open Town Living

Boulder, CO

Family Home Transformation

Boulder, CO

Juicy Berry Farm

Boulder, CO

Mountain Home

La Paz Centro, Nicaragua

Center for Climate Change

In The Making

Architecture is a process of discovery. Applying our experience, values, and high standards of design, quality and sustainability, our team of architects and extended network of consultants approach each project with flexibility and enthusiasm for the unique progression of each one-of-a-kind project.

Boulder, CO

Gregory Creek House

Boulder, CO

Shanidiin Organic Farm

Boulder, CO

Juicy Berry Farm

Boulder, CO

Work Attic

Goehren, Germany

Goehren Community Development

Boulder, Colorado

Think Tank

About Our Design Process

Phase I: Schematic Design

Phase I begins our co-creation of a vision, and story, for the project. Through the steps, this vision is elaborated in graphic and physical form.

Phase II: Construction Documents

Phase II “zooms in” to the design, elaborating the project into hardline CAD drawings. Precise materials are determined in collaboration with the client and with specialty consultants.

Phase III: Construction

Phase III is defined by our Contract Administration service. During this stage our team serves as a liaison between client and consultants, oversees construction progress, and remains available to respond, with additional clarification and documents, to issues and questions that may arise.

Our Team

Our multicultural team of Boulder, Colorado-based and international architects is committed to contributing to the world through green architectural design, and is motivated by the desire to inspire and uplift the people we work with through fluid and kinesthetic experiences of space. We know how essential great relationships are to successful design, and intentionally nurture upbeat, collaborative partnerships with our clients, consultants, contractors, and each other.

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