The ML List: Top Mountain Architects 2022

Our guide to the best in the West
List Red Lodge

A home by Pearson Design Group emerges from the mountainside outside Red Lodge, Montana. Rugged materials of regional stone and natural weathered wood speaks to the surroundings. The custom entry door is reclaimed wide-plank oak. | Photo by Audrey Hall

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.

Dallas & Harris Architectural Photography

Built on a ridge on Red Mountain, this Aspen home feels light and airy. Vast expanses of glass optimize the straight-on views of Ajax and Highlands ski mountains. Architect David Johnston says, “bringing the whole environment into the house was the key objective.” | Photo by Dallas & Harris Photography

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
970-471-7627
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

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 Home Inspired by Craftsman-Style Architecture With a Mountain Twist

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

List Big Sky

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

List Copper

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

List Tahoe

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

List Holland

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

List Vail

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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