ALAN FORD, FAIA
Alan Ford established Alan Ford Architects P.C. on June 1, 2007. Previously, Alan was a design and managing partner with Hutton Ford Architects P.C. from 1993 to May 2007. A licensed architect with over 35 years of experience, Alan has a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado. Prior to 1993, Alan worked with W.C. Muchow and Partners in Denver, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects and John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson in New York. Alan has served on the editorial board of the award-winning AIA magazine, Architect Colorado, and as an honorarium professor and guest critic at the University of Colorado, School of Architecture. He is a former member of the national AIA Soloso (now Architect's Knowledge Resource) Editorial Content Review Board and former subject matter expert for the website's design content. Alan's passion is participating in and promoting quality, high-performance, sustainable architecture, with an emphasis on green schools. He is author of the recent book Designing the Sustainable School and co-author with Paul Hutton on the book A Sense of Entry. Alan has published articles in Architect Colorado and on WorldArchitectureNews.com.
KATHY FORD, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Kathy Ford is a principal with Alan Ford Architects. She is a licensed architect in New York and Colorado. Her 25+ years of experience in commercial project types including large retail projects, inline retail, tenant finish improvements, space planning, office and industrial projects complements her broad base of knowledge. She excels in project development during all phases from conceptual planning stage to construction closeout. Responsibilities include research and programming, construction documentation, code studies, specifications, implementation of architectural design intent and quality control, management of the consultant team, contract administration and closeout. She works closely with the client, design team, and contractors throughout the project to ensure project goals, budgets and schedules are met.
TYLER MICHIELI, AIA Tyler Michieli is a licensed Architect in Colorado and has 10 years of project experience in higher education, PK-12, large residential, and an assortment of other unique projects. A graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon with an emphasis in urban design. He enjoys working on a variety of project types and sizes from ground up construction, to renovations of historic buildings, to master planning. He believes that his varied experience brings a wide breath of knowledge that is useful to any project. Tyler is strong advocate of using BIM to develop a document set that is accurate and detailed to reduce any potential schedule or cost impacts during the construction of his projects. He is passionate about sustainable lasting design and solutions that give value to the client beyond what's tangible. Tyler brings his passion for design and detailing to the University of Colorado Denver Architecture School where he has taught design studio for the last several semesters.
HEATHER MORROW, ASSOCIATE AIA Heather Morrow has 10 years' experience and has worked on a number of diverse project types including healthcare, commercial, religious, and commercial interiors. Heather is a graduate of University of Colorado - Denver, where she got her Master of Architecture degree. Her success lies in her excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills. Her experience includes planning/design; programming; demolition/renovation/additions; new construction; and SD/DD/CD development. Her wide range of skills have allowed her to successfully manage a project from programming, through design, and into construction administration.
MERCEDES CHAPARRO Mercedes is a registered architect in the District of Columbia. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Architecture and a minor in Architectural History. She has six years of project experience in higher education, mixed-use, residential, museum, institutional and a variety of other building types. She has professional experience in taking projects from schematic design through construction administration. Mercedes also enjoys getting into the details of a design and learning about new building materials and construction techniques, and is a strong advocate of using BIM on projects to streamline the design process and facilitate coordination.
BRYAN SAPP Bryan has three years of architectural experience, working on a range of project types such as commercial, hospitality, and residential. His professional experience includes architectural design, planning, construction document development, construction administration, and graphic design.
GABE ROBINSON Gabe recently graduated from the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Colorado – Denver. He holds an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Kentucky, and worked for several years in the business field before deciding to pursue a career in architecture. Gabe uses a wide range of graphic skills to explore the possibilities of a project—from research and conceptualization to design development and detailing.
ANSHU DARBARI Anshu is enrolled in the Master of Urban Design program at the University of Colorado-Denver and holds an undergraduate degree in architecture. She has four years of professional experience as a registered architect in India and has been involved in various projects from conceptual development to designing and detailing.