Our approach to an enlightened architectural experience, is inspired by UI/UX design for digital environments. UX design refers to User Experience design, while UI design stands for User Interface design. Similarly we feel the architectural process can be separated into AI and AX design, despite being very integral to each other, they each have their own qualities.
At a basic level, the Architecture Interface (AI) is the layout, aesthetics and branding of a space that people interact within a building. A good architecture interface design makes the building enjoyable and intuitive for people to use. Architectural Experience (AX), is rooted in functionality, as well as the process behind designing buildings that provide a seamless experience for the people who use them. This includes the process of working with the architect. Both AI and AX need to more than just great individually, it is only when they blend together seamlessly does the building become great!
AIA Founding Principal
As an architect with fifteen years of experience I have tremendous pride for the profession and continually strive to improve. From my time spent at school to the present I have looked for ways to be involved, assume leadership positions, and participate in industry organizations. I am passionate about technology within architecture and educating the public about design.
Throughout my experience the most important thing I have learned, is that there is always more to learn when it comes to field of architecture. Architecture is a profession that can be equally rewarding as it is humbling. I firmly believe in the power of design to resonate with people beyond just architects. I feel the best buildings inspire both the architect and everyday person a like. At the core of a good design solution is the story. The stronger we can communicate this, the more effective our design can be. It is important for architects to rely on each other and foster a strong reliance on each other for knowledge. For this reason I actively participate in AIA committees as well as look for opportunities to partner with the larger development and engineering community.
Outside of architecture, my biggest joy is adventuring with my wife, daughter and dog. My personal motto is “the road less traveled”, as I always am looking to be challenged physically and mentally.
I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Interior Architecture and Design, and during my time there I was able to learn about commercial and residential design as well as design thinking. In this field, I am constantly learning and that is one of the reasons I continue to pursue it. Throughout my schooling, I was always looking for new creative views and ideas for the projects and am now able to bring those same type of ideas into the world. What I love most about interior design and architect work is that any space has the potential to be transformed, and I get to help it along. While creating a new design for a space, I get to imagine all the different scenarios that could happen in it and make sure there is suitable space for each one.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, live music, and shopping. One day I hope to adventure in Greece to see the Parthenon and many other ancient temples.
Our primary services include design, preparation of construction documents, and construction administration. We also offer a variety of additional services including feasibility studies, architectural programming and assistance with promotional materials.
What To Expect
The planning of your project starts here. Working together with Enlight10, we will outline your project needs, vision and goals.
During this phase we prepare preliminary design sketches based on your project requirements and budget. Multiple options are developed for consideration. We review these options with you, pointing out the qualities and responding to your input.
After design concepts have been decided, we prepare working drawings and specifications. These are necessary to obtain building permits and bids, and to guide the contractor during construction.
Bidding & Permitting
Enlight10 Architecture can advise you on your choice of contractor. We can assist in reviewing bids, selecting the contractor, and preparing the contract between you and the contractor.
Construction and Contract Administration
We will be your advocate during construction. On-site visits will determine if construction is proceeding in general accordance with the contract, and that the design, materials, and workmanship meet with acceptable standards.