Denver, Colorado – May 7, 2015 – Mat Brundage, Anna Huey, Brett Fast and Kate Swasey recently joined the offices of Boulder and Denver-based architecture firm Arch11, announced Arch11 Principal E.J. Meade. The four new staff members have the kind of diverse backgrounds that incorporate the combination of hands-on creativity, proven knowledge of sustainable practices, and ongoing education and leadership experience that the award-winning firm looks for in its designers.
Mat Brundage, a LEED Accredited Professional, has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado at Denver. An intern architect at Arch11 while he finished his degree, Brundage experienced a broad range of project responsibilities including developing presentation materials and Revit models. His current work includes residential site-planning, the remodel of the firm’s Boulder office and the design for a coffee shop within a historic building. Prior to receiving his architecture degree, he earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he spent a term at the University of New South Wales in Australia studying sustainable design.
A LEED Green Associate with dual Masters Degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver, Kate Swasey joined Arch11 from Denver-based Civitas, where she specialized in landscape architecture and urban design. Her extensive travel and international studies fueled Swasey’s ongoing interest in the intersection of buildings and landscapes. Her recent projects in Arch11’s Denver office include the design for a new home in Boulder. She is currently preparing for her LEED accredited professional (AP) designation and also enjoys fabricating jewelry in her metal smith studio and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. She is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Brett Fast received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining Arch11, Fast worked as an intern at Landmark Architects in Hutchinson, Kansas where he was exposed to the design process and helped produce construction documents. His current work in Arch11’s Denver office includes modeling on-the-boards residential projects and designing and producing fabrication drawings for custom displays in the firm’s commercial projects. Outside of the office he enjoys graphic design and recently enrolled in an improv class, which he says “helps me think on my feet and find opportunities that may not be immediately recognizable.”
A recent graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver with a Masters of Architecture degree, Anna Huey participated in the university’s nationally recognized Design Build program where she designed and constructed an 800-square-foot home in Bluff, Utah for a Navajo couple. Her recent projects in Arch11’s Denver office include the design development of a “house as ecosystem” concept for a new home in Boulder and a remodel and addition to a Denver residence. She is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is currently taking her Architecture Registration Exams. In her free time she enjoys building furniture, practicing yoga and spending time outdoors hiking and snowboarding.
“We are pleased to have these dynamic new additions to our staff,” says Meade. “Their varied backgrounds, including technical and graphic expertise, landscape design, hands-on building and commitment to sustainable practices make them all a good fit for our firm.”