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About Us

Elk River Studio

Architect Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The Elk River Studio is a Multi-Disciplinary, Architectural Design Studio located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  We specialize in solving problems with creativity and imagination.  Architecture is about providing outstanding solutions for all stakeholders, in the most economical, possible way.  Of course, the aim of any good Architect is to create a beautiful work of Architecture.  The Architect should always address the intangible elements of design.  Bring stories of special moments, reactions to distant views, family meals, holidays, birthday parties and peaceful, quiet reflection; these will inspire any Architect.  Often, budget constraints do limit the size and scale of a scheme, this is when we, the Architects and Design professionals, must work harder.


Your Architect can employ creative solutions to streamline a structural system to reduce the weight of steel required to be purchased.  The Architect can organize nominal wood members into lightweight structural systems that gently float across an open floor plan.  A simple move to frame a pristine view or to capture the morning light across a bedroom ceiling gives the Architect the opportunity to transform a space into an experience.  Excellent planning assures there are no reasons project limitations will impact the work of the Architect or Interior  Designer.


Lawful constraints including Zoning Ordinances, Building Codes, Association Covenants, the Fair Housing Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act are present in some form on every project.  In fact, limitations drive Architecture in every way, the constraints will only strengthen the logic of the final solution.  The endurance to push on, to solve the problem and move on, never losing sight of the design intent, the importance, of the project is the work of your Architect and Design professionals.   


We provide complimentary initial sit-down consultations in our Steamboat Springs office.  Call to speak with an Architect today.

Architecture, Services of the Architect

Elk River Studio provides a full range of Architectural services including Architectural Design, Construction Documentation, Specifications, and Project Management.  Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Industrial project types are welcomed.  The firm currently holds registration as an Architect in Colorado and Arizona.  NCARB certification allows the Architect reciprocity to multiple states across the country as a client’s needs may dictate.  We are fully capable of handling Architectural projects ranging from small single family residential remodels to large scale Industrial Distribution Centers, Factories and Multi-family Apartment buildings.  As your Architect we will strive to bring value, efficiency, and refinement to your project.  Regardless of far along you are in your process, an Architect is here to advise your site selection, programming needs, budget requirements and conceptual design ideas.  The earlier an Architect is engaged, the more opportunity your giver them to find a comprehensive, possibly even poetic solution to your building project.  An Architect can assist in Design, Bidding, Contracting and Construction Management from initial concepts to final construction in the field.  

Urban Planning and the Architect

Urban Planning is an integral part of Architecture.  Beginning with the individual Site Plan, the Architect employs the planning process to solve legal constraints and organize the functional concepts of the development project.  Master Planning brings a sense of cohesion and thoughtfulness to well-planned cities, shopping centers and office complexes.  Regardless of the amount of property involved, the Architect’s creativity and understanding of functional process is important.  Vehicle movement, pedestrian safety, traffic patterns, public transportation, landscaping, water retention, snow removal, building setbacks, and a myriad of other issues become important.  Elk River Studio provides an Architect for Code Research, Site Planning, Yield Studies, Presentation Graphics and Site Analysis for Professional Development companies and individual investors alike.  Contact us for more information, or to schedule a meeting with an Architect in our Steamboat Springs Studio.

Interior Design Collaboration with the Architect

An Interior Designer and Architect working in collaboration are intimately related to the success of any building design project.  Tenant Improvements, Restaurants, Health Spas, Fitness Centers, and, of course, Custom Residential Homes benefit from fine Interior Design.  Elk River Studio is here to provide design professionals including Interior Designers and an Architect to assist in color choices, furnishings, textures, artwork, and custom millwork for your custom home design project.  Residential kitchen and bath remodels are always a welcomed challenge.  Model sale units, condominium properties and newly acquired residential homes can be quickly provisioned for lasting value through fine Interior Design services.  We look forward to serving your needs in creating an amazing interior for your next building design project. 

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