Summit Studio Architects specialize in Colorado custom homes including: mountain homes, front range custom homes, remodels and developer spec homes, featuring green building and energy efficienct construction. Summit Studio uses techniques inspired by old-fashioned timber frame and log home construction combined with energy-efficient green building techniques to create beautifully appropriate mountain architecture.
Sensible Mountain Architecture
We understand the unique challenges inherent in mountain architecture. From snow and ice loads to extreme daily temperature fluctuations mountain home owners experience difficult challenges. Colorado's extreme climate makes energy efficiency important for comfort and saving money on utilities.
Many mountain homes are in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) where they are particularly vulnerable to wildfire. While few structures can withstand the kind of raging infernos recently experienced in Colorado, a lot can be done to make a mountain home more fire resistive. Many of the homes lost in Colorado in the last few years were burned by flying embers or radiant heat...not direct contact with flames. Patrick can help homeowners to maximize a home's ability to survive a fire by employing fire resistive construction and lot clearing and landscaping principals promoted by Firewise™ the Colorado Forest Service and the US Forest Service.
Boulder and Summit County Architecture
While primarily active in Boulder and Summit Counties, we work with clients all across Colorado. We have designed many Summit County custom homes in Keystone, Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, and Silverthorne, and our Front Range clients have built beautiful dream homes in Boulder, Longmont, Denver, Genesee, and many other Front Range locations. Our designs have won Parade of Homes awards in Denver and Summit County.
Summit Studio teams up with the best general contractors, interior designers, landscape architects, planners and structural engineers to deliver your Colorado dream home.
Remodel Architectural Services
Homeowners looking for a Colorado remodel architect should contact Summit Studio. That tired 1970’s split-level ranch house might be the basis for an inspiring remodel project that makes your house the envy of the neighborhood. We can analyze the strengths and benefits of your existing structure and design a remodel project that will maximize benefits and keep your costs in line.
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