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The ML List: Top Mountain Architects 2022

Updated: Sep 30, 2022

Our guide to the best in the West

January 13, 2022 ML Staff


The 2022 ML List, compiled by the editors of Mountain Living, is different from past years.

We have broken the list into two parts: you will find our list of Top Mountain Architects here.


Interior Designers will have their own list appearing in the M/J 2022 issue. As the number of interior designers and architects working in the Rocky Mountain West has grown, so has the number of firms on the list. So we felt it was important to create two lists to give them the attention they deserve.


These architects in mountain territories have worked hard to become top in their professions, and we’ve taken note of their work, along with receiving recommendations from their clients, vendors, professional organizations and readers.


Keeping our readers in mind, we’ve organized the list to be user friendly. You’ll find architects listed by state and town; some architects have more than one office location, and we have listed only their main corporate location.


Those who were featured in Mountain Living during the past two years receive a special highlight that mentions their most recent projects in the magazine as of January/February 2022. Architects who have been featured during the past two years but are located in an area outside of Mountain Living’s territory are grouped together at the end of the list.


This year’s list is illustrated with a few of our favorite high-country spaces featured in the pages of Mountain Living over the past year.



COLORADO

Aspen/Basalt/Carbondale/Glenwood Springs/Snowmass


Brewster McLeod Architects 970-544-0130


Charles Cunniffe Architects 970-925-5590 Legacy Award Winner Women in Architecture May/June 2020, page 39 or 2020 Women in Architecture: Erica Delak Sept./Oct. 2021, page 144 or 7 Powder Rooms With Pow: Refined by Design


CCY Architects 970-927-4925 March/April 2021, page 88 or Into the Woods: 4 Stunning Open Kitchens: Au Naturel Nov./Dec. 2021, page 84 or Connecting People With Nature Through Architecture


DJArchitects 970-925-3444, July/Aug. 2021, page 200 or An Aspen Home With Magnificent Views


Demesne Architects 970-920-3331 Nov./Dec. 2020, page 126 or A Luxe Log Cabin With Never-Ending Views


Eigelberger Architecture and Design 970-300-3423 July/Aug. 2021, page 180 or This Home Sits in an Aspen Forest


Forum Phi 970-279-4157 2021 HOME OF THE YEAR Nov./Dec. 2021, page 154 or 2021 Home of the Year: Pure Poetry


Galambos Architects 970-429-1286 July/Aug. 2021, page 110 or A Sublime Alpine Backyard Makeover


Green Line Architects 970-963-6689 Nov./Dec. 2021, page 180 or A Charming Aspen Home With Mountain Views


Hagman Architects 970-379-5521


Harry Teague Architects 970-927-4862


KA Designworks 970-948-9510


Lea Sisson Architect 970-925-1224


Lipkin Warner 970-927-8473


Manchester Architects 970-923-4411


Mata Design Company 970-274-6011


Menendez Architects 970-544-4851


MHK Architecture & Planning 970-710-2813


Michael Fuller Architects 970-927-6620


Poss Architecture & Planning 970-925-4755 Legacy Award Winner 2020 Home of the Year Nov./Dec. 2020, page 112 or 2020 Home of the Year: Dazzle Us


Sinclair Building Architecture Design 970-925-4269


Rowland + Broughton Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design 970-544-9006 Women in Architecture August 2020, page 92 or 2020 Women in Architecture: Sarah Broughton


Studio B Architecture + Interiors 970-920-9428


Theodore K. Guy Associates 970-927-3167


Z Group Architects 970-925-1371 Nov./Dec. 2019, page 154 or A Home That Melds With its Stunning Mountain Backdrop


Zone 4 Architects 970-429-8470


Boulder/Louisville


Arch11 303-546-6868


Barrett Studio Architects 303-449-1141


David A. Beal & Associates


Fänas Architecture 303-444-5380


Folwell Studios Architecture 720-334-1168


Gettliffe Architecture 303-449-9155


HMH Architecture + Interiors 303-444-8488 March/April 2021, page 82 or Into the Woods: 4 Stunning Open Kitchens: In Plain Sight


KGA Studio Architects 303-442-5882


Mosaic Architects & Interiors 303-247-1100


MQ Architecture & Design 720-565-3929


Stillwater Architecture 720-441-7460


Breckenridge/Copper/ Frisco/Keystone


Allen-Guerra Architecture 970-453-7002


Arapahoe Architects 970-453-8474


BHH Partners Planners/Architects 970-453-6880


Stais Architecture & Interiors 970-453-0444


Crested Butte


Coburn Partners 970-349-1366 July 2019, page 106 or A Crested Butte Home on the River


Daniel J. Murphy Architect 970-349-1200 Sept./Oct. 2021, page 146 or 7 Powder Rooms With Pow: Smoke and Mirrors


SHM Architects 970-713-0700


Sunlit Architecture 970-349-5311


Denver Area


Architectural Workshop 303-788-1717


Blueline Architects 970-376-2052


Earl Anderson Architects 720-529-8828


Mandil 303-892-5805 March/April 2021, page 86


Michael Perez Architect 303-688-7948


OZ Architecture 303-861-5704


Ruggles Mabe Studio 303-355-2460


Tomecek Studio Architecture 303-955-0562 July 2020, page 63 or At Home in a Helicopter Studio


Evergreen



Outpost Architects 720-505-5989


Tucker Johnson Architects 720-512-5922


Durango



Feather & Gill Architects 970-375-2195


Steve Gates Architect 970-259-0726


Golden


TKP Architects 303-278-8840


Kremmling


Eggers Architecture 970-724-3411 July 2020, page 122 or A Reconfigured and Sophisticated Edwards Home


Steamboat Springs/Hayden


Axial Arts Architecture 970-276-7295 Sept./Oct. 2019, page 144 or Endless Summer


Gerber Berend Design Build 970-879-1725 Nov./Dec. 2020, page 142 orA Vintage A-Frame, Reimagined


Kelly & Stone Architects 970-875-0590 July 2020, page 114 or A Modern Mountain Homes With a Bit of Glam


Michael J.K. Olsen, Architects 970-870-1584


Steamboat Architectural Associates 970-879-0819


Vertical Arts Architecture 970-871-0056 Women in Architecture August 2020, page 120 or 2020 Women in Architecture: Sarah Tiedeken O’Brien


Wagner Design Studios 970-846-0905

workshopL Architecture 970 875 4512


Telluride/Pagosa Springs


Bercovitz Design Architects 970-728-4555


Courtney King Studios 970-946-9410 Sept./Oct. 2020, page 122 or A Rustic Colorado Ranch, Reborn


E Cummings Architect 970-728-8177


FUSE Architecture & Interior 970-728-0841


Narcis Tudor Architects 970-708-4983


One Architects 970-728-8877


Sante Architects 970-728-6102


Tommy Hein Architects 970-728-1220 March/April 2019, page 110 or A Historic Telluride Victorian is Reinvented Sept./Oct. 2021, page 142 or 7 Powder Rooms With Pow: Set in Stone

Trulinea Architects 970-708-1445


Winter Park/Granby


Munn Architecture 970-887-9366


Vail/Beaver Creek/ Avon/Edwards/Eagle


Berglund Architects 970-926-4301


Current Architects 970-331-6345


Gies Architects 970-328-9280


Judge + Associates 970-949-7034 Nov./Dec. 2019, page 162 or This Dog-Friendly Home Is Elegant & Fun


K.H. Webb Architects 970-477-2990 Nov./Dec. 2020, page 134 or This Vail Home is Both Glam & Masculine


Martin Manley Architects 970-328-5151 May/June 2020, page 86 or A Colorado Mountain Home With Farmhouse Flavor


Pierce Architects 970-476-6342


RKD Architects 970-926-2622 Women in Architecture August 2020, page 88 or 2020 Women in Architecture: Sally Brainerd


RMT Architects 970-949-0916


Segerberg Mayhew Architects 970-476-4433


Shepherd Resources 970-949-3302


Sipes Architects 970-236-1519


Tom Cole Architecture 970-401-3066 August 2020, page 108 or A Colorado Mountain Home Makeover


Suman Architects 970-479-7502


TAB Associates 970-766-1470


Zehren & Associates 970-949-0257


IDAHO

Coeur d’Alene


Eric Hedlund Design 208-755-7910 May/June 2021, page 130 or A Modern Farmhouse Overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene


Sun Valley/Hailey/Ketchum


Anderson Architecture 208-726-6054


Architect Susan Desko 208-726-0155


De Reus Architects 208-928-7750


Jarvis Group 208-726-4031


Mark Pynn Architect 208-622-4656


McLaughlin & Associates Architects 208-726-9392 Legacy Award Winner May/June 2019, page 138 or Set in Stone


Michael Doty Associates, Architects 208-726-4228


RLB Architectura 208-726-5608


Scape Design Studio 208-720-9714


Williams Partners Architects 208-726-0020


Sandpoint


Hendricks Architecture 208-265-4001


Sayler Owens Kerr Design Studio 208-265-9160

Designed as a “kind of glass house,” this Big Sky home offers incredible views of Lone Peak, Spanish Peaks and the Pioneer Mountains. Locati Architects oriented the rustic-yet-refined home to capture the multiple mountain views from as many rooms as possible. The resulting retreat offers endless vistas and ample room for visiting friends and family. | Photo by Gibeon Photography


MONTANA

Big Sky/Bozeman/ Livingston/Billings


45 Architecture 406-577-2345 March/April 2021, page 142 or An Empty Nester’s Bozeman Abode


Bitnar Architects 406-587-1983


Brechbuhler Architects 406-522-0369 May/June 2018, page 96 or A Mountain House With a Veterinarian Twist


Centre Sky Architecture 406-995-7572 Jan./Feb. 2019, page 150 or Slope-Side Living in Montana Jan./Feb. 2022, page 190


Cushing Terrell (formerly CTA Architects) 406-248-7455 July 2019, page 138 or Down by the River


Dan Joseph Architects 406-600-2284


Design Partnership 406-587-3434


Ensitio Design & Architecture 406-209-8330


Faure Halvorsen Architects 406-587-1204 Jan./Feb. 2020, page 180 or A Hillside Aerie Just Outside of Bozeman


High Plains Architects 406-896-0250


JLF Architects 406-587-8888 Legacy Award Winner Women in Architecture Jan./Feb. 2020, page 128 or A Wyoming Vacation Home With Custom Upgrades Sept./Oct. 2021, page 98 or Taking Root in a Home Along the Snake River Jan./Feb. 2022, page 190


Jonathan Foote Architect 406-223-7899 Sept./Oct. 2021, page 160 or An Old-World Homestead Built for Modern-Day Entertaining


Locati Architects 406-587-1139 Legacy Award Winner Jan./Feb. 2021, page 136 or A Serene Montana Retreat Made for Aprés-Ski


LTS Architecture 406-333-0533


Miller-Roodell Architects 406-551-6950 Legacy Award Winner Jan./Feb. 2020, page 172 or Happy Trails Sept./Oct. 2021, page 190 or An Elegant and Rustic Montana Home


Pearson Design Group 406-587-1997 2019 Home of the Year Nov./Dec. 2019, page 132 or 2019 Home of the Year: Alpine Chalet Chic July/Aug. 2021, page 190 or A Mountainside Aerie Near Red Lodge, Montana Sept./Oct. 2021, page 170 or Three Generations Come Together in a Rustic Montana Home


Reid Smith Architects 406-587-2597 Jan./Feb. 2020, page 156 or A Cozy, Minimalist Home in Big Sky


SMA Architects 406-219-2216 August 2020, page 116 or The Rustic Farmhouse of Their Dreams


Studio Architects 406-586-4777


Studio H Design 406-587-9968 July 2019, page 122 or Upcycle Chic March/April 2021, page 84 or Into the Woods: 4 Stunning Open Kitchens: Transitional & Textural Sept./Oct. 2021, page 136 or 7 Powder Rooms With Pow: A Room With a View


Studio Ryker 406-220-1099 Women in Architecture August 2020, page 90 or 2020 Women in Architecture: Lori Ryker


Yellowstone Architects 406-579-8450


Kalispell/Whitefish


Altius Design Group 406-862-7373 March/April 2021, page 124 or A Modern Mountain Masterpiece in Whitefish


Fullerton Architects 406-837-1550 Jan./Feb. 2020, page 164 or Montana High Style July/Aug. 2021, page 120 or A Lakeside Pavilion Perfect for a Party


Phillips Architecture & Planning 406-407-0247


Missoula/Columbia Falls


MMW Architects 406-543-5800 May/June 2019, page 130 or Redux Farmhouse


Paradigm 3 Architecture 406-549-6120

The Copper Mountain home with agrarian roots and industrial touches was designed by PLAAD for a family of ski racers. The architects tackled the land’s trapezium shape by creating a barn-shaped structure and breaking it in half. Wood and stone give the house warmth. | Photo by Vondelinde


NEVADA / CALIFORNIA

Lake Tahoe/Truckee


Dale Cox Architects 530-550-9144


Dennis E. Zirbel Architect 530-582-8979 May/June 2020, page 112 or A Historic Lake Tahoe Home, Restored


Faulkner Architects 530-582-7400


JLS Design 530-587-5232


Marsden Architects 970-846-0321


Nicholas J. Kromydas, Architect 530-525-5831


Ryan Group Architects 530-587-3800 July 2019, page 114 of The Ultimate Mountain Home for a Bay Area Family


The Sandbox Studio 530-583-8822 August 2019, page 138 or A Home With Lakeside Allure March/April 2021, page 135 or A Roomy Vacation Home Built for Family Gatherings


Todd Gordon Mather Architect 530-414-4662 August 2020, page 52 or At Home in an A-Frame


Walton Architecture + Engineering 530-583-3690 Women in Architecture July 2020, page 104 or Rooms With a View


Ward-Young Architecture & Planning 530-587-3859 Jan./Feb. 2021, page 152 or Before: Pure Cowboy | After: Urbane Contemporary

The homeowners of this Lake Tahoe getaway believe “the more, the merrier,” so they asked Architecture Allure to create a home that would comfortably accommodate visiting family and friends. The result is a roomy, classic Tahoe-style home with a modern twist: two steep-pitched gable forms as organizing features and a natural materials palette of cedar and stone. | Photo by Lindsay Salazar


UTAH

Park City/Deer Valley/Salt Lake City


Bridgwater Consulting Group 435-333-4580


Costantino Grandjacquet Architect 435-655-3811


Denton House 801-333-8156


Design Collective West 385-233-0591


Jaffa Group 435-615-6873


Lacroix Design 435-602-9014


Lloyd Architects 801-328-3245


Otto/Walker Architects 435-649-6373


Park City Architecture 435-649-7601


Sparano + Mooney Architecture 801-746-0234 Women in Architecture August 2020, page 84 or 2020 Women in Architecture: Anne Mooney May/June 2021, page 86 or A Modern Take on the Iconic American Farmhouse


Upwall Design Architects 801-485-0708


WASHINGTON

Seattle


Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 206-256-0862


Cutler Anderson Architects 206-842-4710


Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture 425-828-3081


Hoedemaker Pfeiffer (formerly Bosworth Hoedemaker) 206-545-8434


Krannitz Gehl Architects 206-547-823


Miller Hull Partnership 206-682-6837


MW Works Architecture & Design 206-352-7319


Olson Kundig Architects 206-624-5670


Prentice + Balance + Wickline Architects 206-283-9930


SHED 206-320-8700


Stephenson Design Collective 206-632-7703


Studio Zerbey Architecture + Design 206-930-5147


Suyama Peterson Deguchi 206-256-0809


Spokane


Uptic Studios 509-850-3698 March/April 2021, page 59 or A Retreat Perched on the Shore of Whitefish Lake

This Jackson home was created from a 19th-century barn, shipped from upstate New York’s Mohawk River Valley. Goss says of the homeowner’s request, “Fundamentally he was asking me to take a 200-year-old barn and create his family home around it.” The exterior is 100-percent reclaimed hemlock and pine, and the home overlooks a pond that holds water year-round. | Photo by Tuck Fauntleroy


WYOMING

Jackson/Teton Village


A43 Architecture 307-200-1790 March/April 2020, page 140 or A Cozy Home Inspired by Love at First Sight


Berlin Architects 307-733-5697


CLB Architects 307-733-4000 2018 Home of the Year July 2020, page 94 or A Destination for Friends & Family at the Base of the Grand Tetons May/June 2021, page 138 or This Jackson Hole Home is Cozy and Colorful Sept./Oct. 2021, page 62 or Homes That are In Tune With Nature Sept./Oct. 2021, page 138 or 7 Powder Rooms With Pow: Pretty Smart


Design Associates Architects 307-733-3600


Dubbe Moulder Architects 307-733-9551


Dynia Architects 307-733-3766


Eliot Goss Architect 307-413-6837 Sept./Oct. 2021, page 182 or A Rustic, 19th-Century Hay Barn—Revived


Farmer Payne Architects 307-264-0080


Hawtin Jorgensen Architects 307-733-4364


Northworks 307-201-5324 August 2019, page 152 or A Custom Home in Jackson With Roots in the Past


Vera Iconica Architecture 307-201-1642 Nov./Dec. 2021, page 168 or A Jackson Home Transformed Into a Regal Retreat


Ward + Blake Architects 307-733-6867 Sept./Oct. 2021, page 87


Sheridan


Dan Stalker Architect 307-752-9708 Sept./Oct 2019 page 128 or Bunkhouse Style


Defined by materials like stucco, cedar and porcelain, the modernist duplex by Brandon Architects features cantilevered forms that hover over the picturesque property along the White River National Forest in Vail, Colorado. At night the home glows like a lantern. | Photo by Katie Harmon


Additional Top Architects with Work in Mountain Territories

CALIFORNIA

Costa Mesa


Brandon Architects 714-754-4040 Jan./Feb. 2021, page 144 or A Sleek and Modern Ski Retreat in Vail


Oakland Mark Becker 510-658-6889 Jan./Feb. 2022, page 182


San Francisco


Architecture Allure 650-208-1204 August 2019, page 130 or A Family-Oriented Tahoe Home


MINNESOTA

Minneapolis


PLAAD 651-336-1393 May/June 2019, page 146 or An Interior Designer’s Colorful Jackson Home


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