Welcome to our Denver studio

If we had to choose one word to describe our Denver studio, it would be active. Our lifestyles are active (many of us bike to work, no matter the weather). Our workplace is active (as a dog-friendly bunch, there’s boundless canine energy coursing through the halls). And our practice is active (most of our work is for Sports, Recreation and Entertainment clients). We’re also actively involved in carrying out our firm’s commitment to well-being: we design transformative places that enliven downtowns, foster social connections, and promote physical fitness.

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475 Lincoln Street
Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80203

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“Our studio is the ‘Human’s Best Friend Studio,’ known for the therapeutic presence of our beloved four-legged colleagues.”

—Sheridan Staats, Architect

2 of denver's office dogs
Some of our most frequent visitors: Charlie (left) and Solo (right).
Colorado School of Mines Frontiers Building
Colorado School of Mines
Frontiers Building
On the boards!
We have some exciting projects in the works – stay tuned!
denver office ski trip 2019
One of many studio ski trips—this one to Arapahoe Basin Ski & Snowboard Area.
Fun Fact
Our studio is within an hour’s drive of the nearest ski resort, making it easy to hit the slopes as often as possible. Skiiers and snowboarders both are welcome!
denver office CAL program
We believe in early childhood mentoring.

Every year, architects in our studio participate in the Cleworth Architectural Legacy (CAL) Project to introduce diverse groups of young students to the world of architecture. We get kids excited about design by telling the story of architecture and engaging them in hands-on activities.

denver office thanksgiving lunch
Our annual “Taste of the World” Thanksgiving potluck.
Everyone brings an item that represent their family history, background, or even a favorite dish that has been passed down through generations.
denver studio group bike ride trip
Mountain bike trails are only 30 minutes from the office, which makes for plenty of after-work sunset rides.
original rainbow ballroom historical photograph
Studio History

Our studio is housed in a 1927 building originally designed as an arena and amusement hall. In 1933, it was renovated into the Rainbow Ballroom, known for decades as one of best dance halls west of the Mississippi River. The dance hall stayed in business for 28 years, closing in 1961.

By 2002, we had purchased the building, and it was during our renovation that we unearthed a treasure: a series of original Rainbow Ballroom posters promoting some of the greatest musical performers of all time, including Louis Armstrong, Lawrence Welk, Duke Ellington, Fats Domino, Nat King Cole, and Chuck Berry. Today, many of those posters are on display in our lobby for all to enjoy.

Have a marketing inquiry?
Contact our Marketing Director Jenny Stephens

People in Denver

Andy Barnard
Managing Director
Ernest Joyner
Operations Director
Robin Ault
Design Director
Don Dethlefs
Sports, Recreation and Entertainment
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Joseph Dyer
Michael Harvey
Chris Kastelic
Jennifer Stephens
Lee Sterrett

Work by Denver

exterior of bell mts place
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
exterior of bison ridge
Bison Ridge Recreation Center
Commerce City, Colorado
Northern Arizona University Aquatic and Tennis Center
Flagstaff, Arizona
Portland State Unviersity Stairs
Portland State University Viking Pavilion/Stott Center Renovation
Portland, Oregon
University of Michigan Crisler Center Renovation and Player Development Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Colorado State University Lory Student Center
Fort Collins, Colorado
main stage
Dillon Amphitheater
Dillon, Colorado
full bowl
Ülker Arena
Istanbul, Turkey
lexus club tables
Pepsi Center Club Lexus
Denver, Colorado
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Fertitta Football Complex
Las Vegas, Nevada

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