Z-Group Architects has been an integral part of the architectural landscape of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley for over 65 years.

 The firm was originally founded by Samuel J. Caudill FAIA, who was honored with the American Institute of Architects for his lifetime of architectural achievement. As a direct outgrowth of Caudill Gustafson and Associates, Z-Group Architects’ reputation as go-to, practical architects is realized through cost-effective, efficient, durable, functional, and attractive designs.

Currently led by James A. Gustafson NCARB and Seth Hmielowski AIA. Our continued commitment to community and client satisfaction can be seen in our collaborative spirit, energetic staff, and open work environment.

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OUR EXPERTISE

ARCHITECTURE

“In a strange way, architecture is really an unfinished thing, because even though the building is finished, it takes on a new life. It becomes part of a new dynamic: how people will occupy it, use it, think about it.” – Daniel Libeskind

PLANNING

“A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured.” – Louis Kahn

INTERIORS

“As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” – Norman Foster

On the boards and in the field

November 11, 2019|Leave a comment

This past June, we shared construction updates on four projects that are currently in-progress. This month, we update on their progress and share a fifth project under construction. If...

September 29, 2019|Leave a comment

  This is the final of a three part interview series discussing kitchens. The interview for this month’s topic covers both residential and commercial kitchens and has been conducted...

September 1, 2019|Leave a comment

  In this multi-part interview series, we are discussing kitchens, both commercial and residential. The Interview for this month’s topic covers residential kitchens and have been conducted with our...

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OUR Crew

Gus
President, Architect

Gus

Seth
Principal, Architect

Seth

Melanie
Project Manager, Architectural Designer

Melanie

Randy
Project Manager, Architect

Randy

Rich
Senior Architect

Rich

Katie
Architectural Designer

Katie