Process

Arch11 is a dynamic design studio built upon collaboration, innovation and critical thinking. Our goal is an architecture that heightens the experience of the everyday. We pair innovative design solutions with unmatched client service to build projects where creative exploration is balanced with resource stewardship and respect for schedules.

An ethic of making drives our studio work. Sketching, physical models and computer visualization are employed as tools throughout our process. We believe in the power of the iterative process and tirelessly investigate options to uncover inventive design solutions. We remain actively engaged throughout the process with site, client, constructors and assemblies.

We are dedicated to revealing the commodity and craft of detail. From the manner in which a building meets the ground to the mating of materials, to the engagement of a handle to door we endeavor to develop delightful, durable detail.

We are committed to an architecture that last centuries, not just decades. We believe that the first step toward sustainability is durability and the conservation of resources. Many of our homes are LEED Gold standard and perform as net-zero energy users. Our commercial and institutional work seeks to meet the same standard.

Arch11 has always maintained close ties to the academic community. The founders met while teaching design studios and encourage participation as teachers and critics amongst the staff. It is no surprise that the studio remains committed to teaching, mentorship and community volunteerism.

Detail

We are makers. Our staff, while all trained as architects, additionally have backgrounds that connect them to the tradition of craft. Among us are cabinet makers, a boat builder, ceramic artist, digital fabricator, stone carver, photographer and baker. We believe that details can offer explanation of how materials work. There is an ethic of craftsmanship in how we join materials and consider their appropriate use. We firmly believe that precious material demands conscious details that allow them long lives and expressive qualities.

Arch11 — Boulder
3100 Carbon Place #100
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 546-6868

Arch11 — Denver
1200 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 546-6868