Laurels
Best Architects
in Denver
2017

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best architects in Denver, CO.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

ArcWest Architects

Founded in 2006, Denver-based ArcWest Architects offer full service design and architectural services for a broad range of clients and building types, including multi-use, commercial, and residential. ArcWest Architects' portfolio includes main street redevelopment, restaurants, brew pubs, warehouses, print facilities, and corporate offices. ArcWest Architects partner Kevin Anderson received the 2015 Mayor’s Design Award for the redevelopment and adaptive reuse of an older single family home for a new business office.

Denver, CO(303) 455-7741

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Christopher Herr Architects

Christopher Herr founded Christopher Herr Architects in 2013 in Denver. Christopher Herr Architects design services include residential, commercial, retail and restaurants, and corporate offices. Christopher Herr received the 2011 AIA National Young Architect Award, and the firm has received multiple AIA Denver Citation Awards for its designs.

Boulder, CO(303) 247-0405

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Craine Architecture

Craine Architecture is a Denver architectural and design firm. Craine Architecture's projects include commercial, hospitality and resort, multifamily communities, and single family residential. The company also designs mixed-use, urban infill, and religious structures. Craine Architecture's service approach is a partnership with clients through the entire design and construction process. The Robb Report and Better Homes and Gardens have featured Craine Architecture's work.

Denver, CO(720) 457-2012

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Doerr Architecture

Doerr Architecture is a full-service design firm in Boulder that specializes in comprehensive green designs. Doerr Architecture services include passive solar building designs, historic renovations, urban infill development projects, and net-zero energy homes. Thomas Doerr is past chair of the Colorado chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment. Mr. Doerr also authored the Green Architecture Checklist for residences and edited the commercial checklist. Doerr Architecture's Finch House won the Denver Mayor's Design Award.

Boulder, CO(303) 544-0209

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Faleide Architecture

Faleide Architecture is a full-service design firm in Denver with more than 30 years of experience designing a wide variety of structures. Ron Faleide's portfolio includes commercial, community, multi-family, and single-family designs. AIA Denver recognized Ron Faleide with its 2011 Citation Award for the project PeeVee’s Playhouse, a child care facility that provides a safe and playful environment for learning.

Denver, CO(303) 573-6578

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GMH By Design

Founded in 2010, GMH By Design is a Denver architectural design firm specializing in commercial, civic, religious, and residential projects. GMH By Design's services address project direction and feasibility, programming, master planning (including campus planning and urban renewal), and project management. GMH By Design works closely with clients throughout the process from conceptual design and design development to construction documentation and bids and permits to contract administration.

Denver, CO(303) 868-1808

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HMH Architecture + Interiors

Established in 1989, the award-winning Boulder-based HMH Architecture + Interiors specializes in designs for custom homes, remodels, multi-family projects, mixed-use loft projects, commercial, retail, and interior design. HMH Architecture + Interiors focuses on innovative, energy efficient homes with clean, modern aesthetics. LEED Accredited staff assist clients with integrating green technology for sustainable design solutions. HMM Architecture + Interiors won the 2015 Best of Houzz Design & Customer Satisfaction and was a 2015 Houzz Influencer. In 2013, AIA recognized HMM Architecture + Interiors as the Colorado North Chapter Firm of the Year.

Boulder, CO(303) 444-8488

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Humphries Poli Architects

Humphries Poli Architects, P.C., in Denver, founded in 1994, is an innovative design and planning architectural firm. Humphries Poli Architects' expertise includes the private and public sector, new structures and adaptive reuse, master planning and interior design, and reuse and conservation of historic facilities. Humphries Poli Architects has won nearly 100 awards for excellence in design, including the AIA Colorado Merit Award, AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year, AIA Colorado Firm of the Year, and the AIA Denver Firm of the Year.

Denver, CO(303) 607-0040

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KEPHART

KEPHART has been providing quality residential architectural services in Denver since 1974. KEPHART designs for clients throughout Colorado as well as major metro areas across the U.S., including Phoenix, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington D.C., Orlando, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Columbus. KEPHART has designed more than 400,000 homes, from apartment buildings to single family homes to urban infill designs. KEPHART's services cover every stage of the design process from land planning to graphic illustration and construction administration. KEPHART has won more than 40 local and national design awards in the past six years and was named 2012 Architect of the Year by Builder and Developer magazine.

Denver, CO(303) 832-4474

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KGA Studio Architects

Founded in 1977, KGA Studio Architects, PC (formerly Knudson Gloss Architects) in Louisville is a nationally recognized architectural studio specializing in residential design. KGA has two design studios, one specializing in custom homes and whole house remodels and one focusing on production housing, which uses the Considered Design process. KGA is a nationally recognized firm and recently won the Best on the Boards Community 2016 Nationals Silver Award and the Gold Nugget Award of Merit.

Louisville, CO(303) 442-5882

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Kirk Stathes Architecture

Architect Kirk Stathes is based in Parker and provides architectural services throughout Colorado as well as for clients in Hawaii, California, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, and Virginia. Kirk Stathes's expertise includes single family homes, commercial spaces, remodels, and interior design and details.

Parker, CO(720) 219-2955

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OZ Architecture

OZ Architecture in Denver has more than 50 years of experience in architecture, urban design, and interior design. OZ Architecture's goal is to create beautiful places with lasting value for the communities they serve. OZ Architecture's portfolio includes education, health, government, retail/restaurant, hospitality/resorts, energy/technology, urban living, and workplace. ENR named OZ Architecture the 2016 Design Firm of the Year, and CoBiz awarded OZ the 2016 Best Architecture Firm in Colorado.

Boulder, CO(303) 861-5704

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Robert R. Larsen, A.I.A.

Robert R. Larsen, A.I.A., is a boutique Denver architectural firm that has been in practice since 1987. Robert R. Larsen, A.I.A., specialty is interior design including residential design, both new and remodel, health care, interior architecture, woodwork design, and lighting design. Robert R. Larsen, A.I.A., services include programming, space planning, and site analysis. Services also include schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction administration, and post construction services. In 2014, Robert R. Larsen, A.I.A., won the Homebuilder's Association of Metro Denver Colorado Award for Remodeling.

Denver, CO(303) 620-9911

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Root Architecture and Development, LLC

Root Architecture and Development in Denver is a modern architecture design and boutique development firm. Root Architecture offers a single point for design, construction management, and investment opportunities. Root Architecture uses a Design-Build process and focuses on modern, sustainable Colorado homes. The staff includes LEED Accredited Professionals.

Denver, CO(720) 498-1925

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Roth Sheppard Architects

Roth Sheppard Architects, founded in 1983 in Denver, is a nationally recognized architectural firm. Roth Sheppard designs elegant, functional public safety structures and innovative restaurant, retail, and entertainment spaces. Roth Sheppard's portfolio also includes residential designs. Roth Sheppard has more than 65 awards from the AIA, ASID, IIDA, and other design associations, and in 2010, Roth Sheppard won the AIA Architecture Firm of the Year awards for both Denver and the State of Colorado.

Boulder, CO(303) 534-7007

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Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects

Shears Adkins Rockmore (SA+R) in Denver specializes in the design of urban projects. SA+R's team of professionals plan, design, and execute urban infill, mixed-use projects across the country. SA+R's portfolio includes residential, commercial, interior design, adaptive reuse, parking, and education. Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects received the 2013 AIA Colorado Firm of the Year Award.

Denver, CO(303) 436-9551

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Tomecek Studio Architecture

Tomecek Studio Architecture in Denver designs unique spaces for residential, commercial, parks and recreation, and non-profits. Tomecek Studio Architecture's services include architecture, design, interiors, and planning. Tomecek Studio Architecture also provides design services for sustainable prefabrication and has created structures using shipping containers, wood-frame boxes, and panelized prefabricated units. Tomecek Studio Architecture received the 2015 AIA Colorado Innovative Practice Award, and founder Brad Tomecek was the 2012 AIA National Young Architect.

Denver, CO(303) 955-0562

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Tryba Architects

Tryba Architects is a Denver architecture firm nationally recognized for transforming buildings and sites into active and vibrant areas. Tryba Architects develop and create new urban places and structures and has designed, restored, and preserved over $3 billion worth of projects in almost every sector. Tryba Architects' portfolio includes Denver Union Station and the Crawford Hotel, the Google Boulder Campus, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and others. Tryba Architects was the AIA Western Mountain Firm of the Year and received the ULI Global Award for Excellence for the Denver Union Station design.

Denver, CO(303) 831-4010

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Venture Architecture

Established in 2006, Venture Architecture is a Denver architectural design firm that provides a full suite of architecture and interior design services on a variety of commercial project types. General project types include tenant improvement projects, repositioning existing buildings for adapted uses, and new buildings from the ground up. Venture Architecture's specific focus areas include corporate headquarters, professional service spaces, speculative suites and buildings, medical suites, and select landlord-driven projects. Architect/Partner Martin Goldstein holds AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, as well as licenses to practice architecture in multiple states.

Denver, CO(303) 722-9988

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