We believe enduring architecture enhances community, elevates life experiences and restores our connection to the natural world. Embracing a modernist approach to the influences of region and culture, we have been guided by this vision for over 30 years – connecting people, nature and community with inspired architecture.


Using the most sophisticated tools available, collaboration is integral to our approach as we continue to develop client purpose, connections to site, regional influences and sustainability.  At CCY Architects creative exploration is a continuum, reinforcing the quality and enjoyment of both process and result. We investigate, evaluate and keep exploring until each design is an artful integration of all project factors. Each project begins with an on-site, client inclusive design charrette: an intense and exciting 3 day work session exploring innovative solutions. The essence is a ‘what if’ atmosphere, grounded in a thorough understanding of site, lifestyle objectives, and budget, with ongoing client feedback.


At CCY Architects, there are no closed-door offices – partners and interns alike share our design studio. From starting every project with our highly interactive design charrette to holding open project critique sessions for studio members, we believe that an open working culture makes our projects better.


Our philosophy promoting life-long learning keeps work meaningful and informed; we encourage all to explore the world and learn from other cultures. We commit our time and resources to the arts, education and the environment. Whether enjoying time with family and friends, or hosting lectures for the Rocky Mountain Institute, we believe in balance. During our lunch hour we can ski the Rio Grande Trail or bike up the Frying Pan Road. By embracing a lifestyle that nurtures mind, body and spirit we return to the studio inspired and prepared to deliver excellence.