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Ken Andrews is a Principal Architect with Arch11, Inc. Arch11 is a boutique architecture practice creating distinctive organic modern design through full architectural, planning, and commercial interior design services. Maintaining studios in Boulder and Denver, Colorado Arch11 practices throughout the Intermountain West. From its inception in 1993, Arch11 is recognized as a leader in design innovation and has the distinct advantage of understanding the regional subtleties of Colorado light, weather extremes, history and modern growth patterns. Our work mediates between the specifics of local sites and the influences of global culture.
Mr. Andrews brings a rigor to Arch11’s design leadership through directing project delivery and implementing new technology into the design and construction process. He is devoted to the belief that architecture should be a visceral, material and technological response to place and use. Ken pushes the practice to innovative project solutions that has led to numerous design awards.
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.
Ken Andrews is a registered architect in 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.
Principal | Facade Design Director
Will is a Principal and Façade Design Director at Studio NYL. As both architect and engineer; he has designed, realized, written, and presented on award-winning and high performance enclosures around the country and world.
Will is also an active member in numerous professional organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, an AIA National representative on ASHRAE’s 90.1 envelope subcommittee, Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council, and ASTM where he is a voting member on the E06 Performance of Buildings Committee. He is also the National Vice Chair of the Building Enclosure Council (BEC).
Brian Dale is a co-founder and Principal of Sort Studio, a Denver based, multidisciplinary design practice for innovative and environmentally responsive art, architecture, and design founded in 2016.
Brian was previously an Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects in London led by the late Zaha Hadid, Pritzker Prize and RIBA Gold Medal Laureate. At ZHA he led teams in the design of high profile projects in Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Azerbaijan, Spain and Turkey. Over nine years at ZHA Brian worked on 30 projects across all scales from urban design through architecture and product design. He was the Project Associate for the Sleuk Rith Institute, a genocide studies and leadership institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Project Architect for the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Brian also currently teaches design studios as a Lecturer at the University of Colorado Denver, College of Architecture and Planning. He has lectured at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and ETH Zurich and gave the keynote lecture at the 2015 GRCA Congress. He has been a Course Tutor at the Design Research Lab and Media Studies programs at the Architectural Association in London and a Visiting Seminar Tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
Brian holds a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association, London and a Bachelors of Environmental Design with Special Honors from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a Registered Architect in the state of Colorado and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Brian’s lifelong passion for nature and innate sense of place are evident in his environmentally responsive approach and his desire to improve the relationship between people and the built environment.
Darling is CEO and cofounder of The Architect’s Newspaper, celebrating its 12th year. The A|N media company consists of print and digital publications covering architecture and design news, as well as the Facades+ conferences. As A|N’s publisher, Darling won the AIA National Collaboration Award, Grassroots Preservation Award, and ASLA NY’s President’s Award. She began her publishing career as director of print production for The Gap’s European markets. She holds a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.
Sarah specializes in developing innovative practices for design, engineering, detailing and construction management. Her background is in architecture and design, and she has extensive experience with cutting-edge technologies and applications. Her primary interest is in the resolution of complex form into elegant and constructible systems.
After graduating from Yale University, she worked with Frank Gehry on various projects such as the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. She continued her pursuit of unique design challenges with Gehry Technologies (GT) where she helped to maintain design integrity and constructability via an intensive and customized virtual management and delivery process.
Founder & CEO
Dr. Doggett is the Founder & CEO of Built Environments, Inc., an architectural & building science consulting firm located in Stillwater, Minnesota. Dr. Doggett’s expertise combines advance building science and computational modeling with extensive field and design experience to help multi-stakeholders achieve resilient, high-performing buildings. He has served as the principal forensic investigator on hundreds of projects involving all markets and all building types. Dr. Doggett currently chairs the Minnesota chapter of the Building Enclosure Council.
Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer
Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer
As a Principal with twenty three years of experience in the field and nearly twenty years at Machado Silvetti, Stephanie has a diverse portfolio of cultural, educational and housing projects. She is the Project Director on Denver Art Museum’s North Building Project, which includes the extensive renovation of the 1971 Gio Ponti-designed North Towers and the design and construction of a new welcome center at the heart of the campus. Stephanie is also Project Director on the recently announced Alamo Museum and Visitor Center project, a signature piece of the broader redevelopment of the Alamo Plaza.
Stephanie has a wealth of experience managing complex projects throughout all phases of design and construction. Her most recent efforts have had a focus on master planning and programming for arts and cultural facilities as demonstrated through her work on projects such as the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy Andover, the MassArt Bakalar and Paine Galleries, the Kennedy Theatre and Studio Arts Building at Hamilton College and the McNay Art Museum.
Andrea Kalivas Fulton
Deputy Director & Chief Marketing Officer
Andrea Kalivas Fulton
Andrea Kalivas Fulton is deputy director and chief marketing officer for the Denver Art Museum (DAM). She is responsible for the Museum’s earned revenue strategies, including marketing and communications, as well as government affairs and strategic partnerships. She oversees the institution’s technology initiatives and is currently spearheading a master planning and renovation effort for the Museum’s 1971 Gio Ponti-designed North Building.
From 2001 to 2006, Fulton led the communications effort for the museum’s Daniel Libeskind-designed expansion project including local, national and international media relations, marketing and community programs. Following the opening of the Hamilton Building, Fulton led marketing and communications for the new campus, building the museum’s brand identity and visitor participation to new highs. Fulton became deputy director and chief marketing officer in 2012, taking on additional functions including membership, events, retail and guest services.
Prior to joining the DAM, Fulton worked in public relations at both local and national agencies. Fulton was an inaugural member of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Emerging Leaders program and a graduate of 2015 class of Leadership Denver. She was named a Livingston Fellow by the Bonfils Stanton Foundation in May 2016. She is the Board Chair for the Colorado Tourism Office and serves on the board of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. She is a member of the Leadership Advisory Committee for the Colorado Nonprofit Association and the Advisory Board for Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.
Senior Project Architect Stantec Architecture & Chair of COBEC
Alastair Huber is an architect who has been working in Denver the past 18 years. Educated in Halifax, he has also lived and worked in Boston, Chicago, and Boulder. He has been active in promoting the Building Enclosure Council the past 10 years and is currently the president of COBEC, the Colorado Chapter of the BEC which is now a non-profit organization. Alastair believes in free access to information critical to the building industry and advocates for detailing and constructing competently.
Todd Kennedy is a Principal with CCY Architects – a nationally-acclaimed design firm known for solutions rooted in place. There he has led a variety of commercial and residential projects throughout the Intermountain West. Currently, Todd is involved in the design of custom residences in Aspen, Telluride and Lake Tahoe; along with various mixed-use and hospitality projects. Todd’s work has been recognized with over a dozen AIA awards. He was recently recognized for his design leadership by the AIA Western Mountain Region council as the recipient of the 2018 AIA10 award. Todd also stays engaged with his community and practice, serving on the board of the Tenth Mountain Hut Association and as a member of the Urban Land Institute-Colorado: Resort, Entertainment, Tourism and Leisure Council.
Technical Design Director
Mr. Kirschbaum’s career spans more than 40 years during which time he has distinguished himself as an expert in Project Team Leadership, Project Execution, High-Performance Building Envelope Design, Building Materials Specification, and Sustainable Design. He has served as Project Director for all 8 of Fentress Architects’ high-rise buildings in the Arabian Gulf. Ned was the founding Chairman of the Building Enclosure Council—Colorado and served as an Advisory Group member on the National AIA Building Science Knowledge Community. As Technical Design Director at Fentress Architect, Ned is responsible for the development of the firm’s cutting-edge facades.
Mike P. McGrath
Mike P. McGrath
Mike P. McGrath serves as President for MG McGrath. Crediting his father as his mentor, Mike began his career with MG McGrath sweeping warehouse floors at a young age. He eventually grew with the family business as an Apprentice, a Journeyman, a Foreman, and then a Project Manager, before assuming his responsibilities as President of Operations and the company’s visionary. As President of MG McGrath, Mike P. McGrath is responsible for all aspects of the business. With over 20 years of hands-on experience, he is a transformational leader. His deft understanding of architectural metal, glass and glazing, building envelope design, and high volume operations has helped grow and develop MG McGrath’s teams and technologies in order to be able to take on bigger and more architecturally complex projects than ever before. With projects in motion from New York to Los Angeles, and in-between, Mike works closely with architects, contractors and clients, armed with the company’s belief that with great people you will get amazing results.
Chad Mitchell is the founding principal of Meridian 105 Architecture based in Denver, Colorado. Chad was born in Albany, NY but moved to Florida at a young age, growing up on the beaches of the West coast before studying at the University of Florida (Bachelor of Design 1996, Master of Arch 1998) in Gainesville. After graduate school, Chad worked as a designer and Project Architect at Helmut Jahn's office in Chicago for 6 years, providing professional services for several large scale commercial and residential developments in the US, Germany, and Asia. At Jahn's office, Chad was the Project Architect in charge of the State Street Village student dorms at the campus of IIT. In 2005, Chad relocated to Denver, where he practiced as an Associate with OZ Architecture, working with corporate and private developers in the design of mid-to-large scale Residential and Commercial Mixed-Use projects.
In 2010, Chad broke out and started Meridian 105. In this role Chad enjoys the influence that comes with working directly with Clients and the responsibility that comes with guiding their vision through the creative process. Under his direction, Meridian 105 pursues projects with a bold vision and the courage to step outside of the norm, delivering projects that are truly unique and one of a kind.
Yushiro Okamoto joined Diller Scofiodio + Renfro in 2012 and has worked predominantly on academic and cultural projects, including the Museum of Modern Art Expansion, NY (2019), Tianjin Juilliard School, Tianjin, China (2019) and the University of Sydney Susan Wakil Health Building, Sydney, Australia (2020). He is currently leading the design, facade development and DS+R construction administration efforts for the US Olympic Museum, Colorado Springs, CO (2020). Originally from Japan, Okamoto received his M.Arch from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with The Arthur Rotch Prize and B.A. from Keio University with The Shigeru Ito Award.
O’Hara is facade director for the Skins Group, a division of Studio NYL, established to provide full service facade design specializing in thermal modeling, moisture/condensation analysis, and in-depth detailing. Although Studio NYL is recognized for its skins work with cutting-edge glass and glazing, their team also specializes in digitally fabricated metal skins, GFRC, reinforced polymers, stone, ultra high performance concrete, terra cotta, and traditional precast. O’Hara is currently working on multiple projects in the Boston area.