Principal Architect, Ken Andrews brings a rigor to Arch11’s design leadership through directing project delivery and implementing new technology into the design process. He is devoted to the belief that architecture should be a visceral, material and technological response to place and use. Kens vigorous nature pushes the practice to innovative project solutions that has led to multiple design awards.
While aspiring to be a professional snowboarder, Ken worked in numerous construction trades in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. Through this experience, he discovered a deep passion for building that eventually led to a keen understanding of the processes and challenges within the construction industry.
Upon completion of a Bachelor of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado, Ken continued his studies at Rice University earning a Master of Architecture degree in 2003. His graduate research focused on developing innovative building systems and project delivery methods for which he was awarded the Pitman Prize.
Along with his practice in architecture, Ken is committed to teaching and mentoring students and staff. While on the faculty at the University of Colorado’s College of Architecture and Planning, where he taught for eleven years, Ken was named AIA Colorado’s Instructor of the Year in 2007 and received AIA Colorado’s Mentor of the Year in 2013. Ken continues to engage the academic community through regular lectures, design juries, advisory positions and mentorships.
When not at work, Ken is exploring his native Colorado with his wife and daughter. As an amateur racer he enjoys endurance mountain bike events and sponsoring the Arch11 Cyclocross race team. While he is admittedly not the fastest, he may be having the most fun.
Ken Andrews is a registered architect in the states of Colorado, Utah, Missouri and Ohio and an active member of the American Institute of Architects. In 2011, Ken was named both AIA Colorado Young Architect of the Year and AIA Western Mountain Region Young Architect. He was honored by the AIA College of Fellows with a AIA National Young Architects Honor Award in 2020, recognizing practitioners who have made substantial contributions to the profession and community early in their careers.