501 Rio Grande Place
Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970 920 9428
Studio B creates artfully crafted modern architecture. The firm's engaging concept‐based design process reflects a culture of exploration, inquiry and collaboration, and it encourages clients to see themselves in a different light ‐ to view architecture and spaces in new, unexpected ways. By distilling the very best ideas, Studio B's curated designs are responsive to the needs and vision of our clients and community.
Rooted in a strong modernist aesthetic, Studio B's fresh, minimalist design, elegant site integration and seamless interplay between architecture, interiors and nature have garnered increasing national attention since the firm's founding in Aspen, Colorado in 1991. Expansion to the Boulder & Denver markets with the opening of a new studio in Boulder in 2014 better serves our expanding clientele in the Front Range. With numerous design awards received over the last decade, and recognition by the American Institute of Architects/Colorado as the organization's '2009 Firm of the Year', Studio B's influence and growing portfolio of modernist work have continued to draw attention far beyond the Rocky Mountain West.
At Studio B, it’s all about taking a journey together—a journey defined by discovery of oneself, one’s lifestyle and one’s view of the world. We ‘live’ creativity, art, design and all that is associated with ideas that enlighten and open our minds.
Studio B is about a lifestyle of innovation—a never-ending search for great design that reaches beyond the mundane. An extraordinary sensitivity to the environment and the materials selected drives our design process. The intent is to create spaces and projects quietly bound to their surroundings rather than shouting their presence. Creating simple design parti’s which respond to the unique qualities of each individual site results in a “quiet”, but powerful architecture that is respectful to the landscape. Juxtapositions of rich, textured surface materials and attention to design details, used minimally and modestly, is a design signature used by Studio B to give a deep meaning and relationship between spaces to each project. By exploiting variation in the properties of each material to the greatest degree—through the use of pattern, light, repetition, texture and more—beautiful, detailed palettes are expressed and articulated. The seamless integration of sustainable concepts—understanding how place and environment impact each building through light, views, site, orientation and new technologies—completes the singular modern aesthetic.
The firm's work—set in diverse residential and civic environs across the United States, draws innovators, art collectors and design-sensitive clients who want to live and work within spaces that inspire others to follow. Studio B's designers continue to raise the bar through rigorous exploration into sustainable approaches, innovative use of materials, and openness to new building technologies. As a result, their rich design solutions bring unexpected delights to those who inhabit, frequent or work within the homes, churches, schools and community buildings they create.
Immersed in a culture of exploration and collaboration, the firm is known for producing inspired modern design that encourages clients to see themselves in a different light—to view architecture and space in new ways. A passion for modernism, innovative process, and sense of adventure allow the very best ideas to incubate and thrive. High energy, focused teams, weekly pinups, rigorous research and an abundance of passion drive the design process from beginning to end. Collaboration, and the integration and formation of ideas among clients and peers undergird an intense environment fueled by pure possibility communicated through sketches, physical model building, and the creation of computer-generated 3D rendering.
Discerning clients—drawn to the firm's visually evocative yet highly functional architecture, detailed service and active engagement of the client—find that Studio B's inventive approach not only exceeds expectations, but elevates and enriches one's life experience overall. The resultant inclusive design process—known for genuinely valuing client and community input and ideas—brings an added intimate dimension to the team's evolving conversation of intellectual inquiry, exploration and discovery.
We do not recognize any boundary between architecture and interior design. The interior design work of Studio B seamlessly integrates the design of the interior spaces with the finer details of materials, textures and furnishings. We often collaborate with a multitude of talented artisans, craftsman and design consultants to create custom pieces of artful furnishings, finishes and accessories to enrich the interior spaces. Our interiors often employ an element of contrast to bring our clients unique personalities to the design. We draw upon a design ethos of timeless design and furniture pieces which explore the rich textural qualities of naturally found materials.