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

June 28, 2019|Leave a comment

It’s not uncommon to be working on a wide range of projects at any one time. So we felt it may be illuminating to shine a light into a...

May 29, 2019|Leave a comment

Ground is broken. We are extremely proud… no, privileged to announce that construction is underway on the new Sopris Lodge Assisted Living campus in Carbondale, Colorado. While we don’t...

April 24, 2019|Leave a comment

At Z-Group Architects, we have a great deal of respect for our clients. Whether we are designing a family home, multi-family development, health care facility, or a neighborhood recreation...

We aren’t the only ones who think we’re pretty fantastic

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