The DAC is a vital community of individuals who have joined their intellectual resources to explore, enhance and promote their practice of architecture.
Ron’s award-winning designs reflect his unique blend of academic rigor and hands-on experience in making buildings.
Ron holds a degree in Architecture from North Dakota State University and masters degrees from Harvard University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Balancing his knowledge of architectural history and theory, Ron has 31 years of design experience in the building industry, including extensive experience in working in the field doing: structural systems, carpentry, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and finish work. As a result, his designs are informed by current and historical technologies and trends, reflecting Ron’s rigorous education and wide-ranging office and field experience.
Ron believes the architect has an obligation to specifically meet the client’s needs and budget, while at the same time offering an expanded context for architectural decision making. A context which can enhance the satisfaction of the client’s needs and the enjoyment of both the building and the building experience.
"I travel around the world to witness and document life on the streets. For me this is a combination of two passions: traveling & street photography. This is not about cameras, settings or lcations. It's about the eye, talent, the right moment and having fun. I use a Lumix GX1 with a 20mm pancake lens for most of my photos.
James Smith has over 17
years of experience in architecture and community development. He was the
founding member and principal of Smiths LLC, and was co-founder of Agency for
Architecture in 1997. His previous experience includes roles as project
manager, job captain and designer with David Owen Tryba Architects; Davis
Partnership Architects, P.C.; Michael Brendle Architects; and the Colorado
Center for Community Development. Mr. Smith has a broad range of experience in
projects: office, historic preservation, commercial and residential. He has
served on the faculty at the University of Colorado at Denver Master of
Architecture Program, and remains active with the university as a critic.
Lubowicki Architecture is a collaborative
design studio focused on the delivery of exceptional architecture and design.
Our team of design professionals is encouraged to inquire and innovate,
ensuring that every project is unique to its own circumstances. Our design
concepts are never preconceived, ensuring that we continue to deliver site
sensitive architecture which engages with local climatic conditions and adapts
to the surrounding neighborhood.
Our work ranges greatly in scale and
complexity. We have worked on interior office renovations, new-built commercial
facilities, retail shops, non-profit organizations, multi-family housing,
single-family homes and other residential additions. We do not specialize in
any one building type, rather our strength lies in finding each project’s ideal
resolution through our process of discovery.
We see our projects not just as buildings,
but as a means through which our client’s identity and business proclivity can
be enhanced. We take stewardship of our client’s needs and financial abilities
to deliver cost-effective solutions on time and within budget. With the budget
forefront in our mind, we have developed efficiencies to carve out the time
from the schedule that is crucial to create exceptional design, investigating
the specifics of each project, and understanding our client’s agenda
Design History spans 30 years and includes: Architectural and Interiors: Corporate Office, Medical Office,Retail, Industrial, Auto Sales and Service, Distribution, Restaurant, Hospitality, Custom Single Family Residential, Multi-Family, Education, Child-Care, Building Code Analysis, Site Anaylsis, Historic Renovation as well as Adaptive Reuse.
Specialties:Corporate and Medical Office, Adult Education, Child Care, Auto Sales and Service, Single Family Residential
Rebeca has been the Project Manager on Commerical Projects, Government Projects, Educational, Corporate Interior Architectural Projects, Corporate International Projects, Health Care Projects, and Residential Projects.
EDUCATION: DProject Manager Program, Harvard University Bachelor of Degree, Architecture, Piloto University - Bogota, Colombia
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: Sandstrom Associates Architecture, P.C. - Currently OZ Architecture April 2007 - October 2008 Barone Design/Sikes Group Architects, Inc. Partnerships - January 2000 - March 2007 Ploti Arte Architects June 1994 - January 2000
LICENSES: Licensed Architect in Colombia and Colorado
“Architecture is a profoundly optimistic wager that our aspirations today will be inspiring tomorrow, that our enduring expressions will reach toward others.” – Sir. Edward Lovett Pearce
Jorge Eguiarte is the founding Principal of the Denver, Colorado-based architectural firm EG Studio for Architecture. Launched in 2010, the firm has already established itself in the Denver region as a leader in groundbreaking design concepts. Its reputation for overall design excellence and ability to balance aesthetic creativity with functionality has been a key factor in developing its rapidly growing client portfolio including single and multi-family homes, cafés, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs in the Denver area. A visit to one of the firm’s local clients such as the Cozy Book Bar, the trendy View House, or Highland Cork & Café is recommended to anyone interested in seeing why EG Studio for Architecture stands out from the rest.
Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Mr. Eguiarte graduated from the University of Guadalajara’s school of architectural design in 2000. Following graduation he worked for Credito & Casa, a company funded by the Mexican government to design and construct low income housing. At Credito & Casa Mr. Eguiarte was directly involved with design quality initiatives including sustainability and technical delivery. Following his work with Credito & Casa, Mr. Eguiarte was contracted by Bimbo S.A. C.V., a Mexican bakery and confection company, to design a successful range of projects including high-end corporate offices, manufacturing facilities, and wholesale outlets. In 2005 Mr. Eguiarte moved to Denver, Colorado where he worked for Agency for Architecture and CTA Architects until 2010 when he set out to form EG Studio for Architecture. EG Studio is guided by a simple architectural philosophy that Mr. Eguiarte and his associates apply to every project they undertake.
A studio’s guiding principal is to understand the cultural and practical needs of its clients in order to develop design solutions that bring clear identity to the project while remaining highly functional with an enduring and positive impact on its environment.
By applying this philosophy EG Studio is able to achieve the best possible design, one that not only meets the immediate needs and wants of the client but also anticipates future possibilities and the concerns of the people who will ultimately use the buildings. Each project begins by assessing the basic elements of a building program such as physical size and functional purpose taking into account the tastes, preferences, and interests of the client. The synthesis of psychological as well as more tangible components imbues a structure with greater depth of perception. By engaging this broader scope, Mr. Eguiarte leads his clients and colleagues in rich collaborations that produce dynamic, unexpected solutions informed by the program, site, and culture of the client where the life of the building takes on greater satisfaction for all who use it.
Mr. Eguiarte is an active participant in the local Denver community working regularly with Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide sustainable development to underserved communities. He is currently working with Museo de las Americas, a local Museum/gallery space that regularly showcases Latin American art to the community, to design a space to host its summer children's program.
EG Studio for Architecture is proud to continue to serve the Denver area by creating elegant and pragmatic designs for its clients, designs that are met first not by shelter or solidity, proportion or magnitude, but by the highest ambitions of the client and the enduring will of the architect to serve them.
Tim Jacques, Principal of Double Aught Architecture, LLC, is a Colorado Licensed Architect. A transplant from the East Coast, Tim studied Architecture at The Catholic University of America inWashington, D.C., before moving to Denver to earn a Masters of Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Tim's experience in Architecture includes 10 years working as designer and project manager with Agency for Architecture, Smiths Architects, Cushing Terrell Architects, and finally Double AughtArchitecture. He has experience on projects including single family and multifamily residential, restaurant, commercial, retail, office, and institutional.
A firm believer that good design is not contingent upon expensive materials, the direction of Double Aught Architecture is to make architecture more accessible to more of the population than the elite few by directing more of the budget to ideas instead of finishes. Some design strategies include using common building materials in uncommon ways, reusing and re-purposing materials, and selecting when and where to execute custom solutions. Attention to natural lighting, spatial arrangements, and details allows for a space where high-end finishes aren't necessary.
As a proponent of the DIY and maker movements, Tim is a fan of working with his hands and learning home improvement skills. A true generalist, he has experience with carpentry, tiling, plumbing, electrical work, HVAC, welding, electronics, and auto repair. It's only when we can alter or fix our possessions as we want that we truly own them.
Tim Pickard, Principal and Owner of Monopole Design, is a
Colorado Licensed Architect, and Denver Licensed Residential General
Contractor. Tim has been practicing since 1995 as the owner of Monopole Design.
He received a Masters of Architecture degree from University of Oregon in 1990.
His love of other cultures has led him to travel extensively, and live in many
different countries, which has greatly influenced his architecture.
Architecture is a reflection of life, life cycles of the sun and seasons, cycles of birth, growth, and decline, all are reflected and hopefully enhanced by the spaces we inhabit. It is our desire to provide for our clients the architecture that enhances their lives, that provides for a life experience that is truly exceptional, fulfilling, and wonderful. Life as art.
Jeff Lakey graduated with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard university Graduate School of Design (GSD), and with a BS in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Landscape Architecture from Oregon State University. He has held senior roles in several practices including Sasaki Associates in Boston, Child Associates in Cambridge, the Perron Collaborative in Portland, and RNL in Denver. Jeff has also worked in academic practice as a lecturer at the Harvard GSD, and also attained tenure with the landscape architecture faculty in the nationally ranked Colorado State University program. His public practice includes the conservation, planning and development superintendent position in the municipal parks system in Boulder, Colorado. To better understand and apply concepts of form, meaning, and nature in his projects, Jeff has traveled extensively in Italy, France, England, the Middle East and the US, where he documented historic sites, cities, Renaissance villas and gardens, parks, streets and plazas. He is a full member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is registered as a landscape architect in Colorado, is CLARB certified and recently served on the Alumni Council of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.