Guaranty Bank changes hands

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the new Baseline Guaranty Bank building. It is now Key Bank at the south end of the new pedestrian underpass at Baseline and Broadway. Happy Anniversary!… Continue reading

Take a look at new LEED web site

The design team anticipates a rating of LEED Platinum for this new house under construction at 420 Spruce Street in Boulder, Colorado.  LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system for buildings.… Continue reading

………….Tiny House Summer

Gently placed in a mature aspen grove among the columbines, a little mountain getaway provides year-round comfort for two families. Who knew when this little cabin was built, that Tiny House would become… Continue reading

Ancient passive house construction

About one thousand years ago, the Taos Pueblo established a town using massive adobe masonry walls. Nowadays, one-hundred fifty people still live here, twenty of them year-round. Cooling comes from keeping the heat… Continue reading

Give me that Mid.Mod religion

Chapels, small churches, and additions scattered throughout Boulder reflect a town population growing in the mid-century. Concrete structures Folded roofs Unique shapes Abstract art in traditional stained glass New materials

Modern as The Greenest Building

The Mid-century Modern addition and restoration continues this summer. We are investigating the possibility and relative merits of a thermal solar system and/or a photovoltaic array. This house was also featured recently in… Continue reading

Hard bid, the best price for your project?

How do you get the best price for your project? It might seem that a “hard bid” or “fixed cost” will give you the best deal, but this method comes with many caveats.… Continue reading

Lawrence and Gomez awarded Best of Houzz 2014

Lawrence and Gómez Architects of Boulder, Colorado has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” in two categories by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The architectural and green design firm was… Continue reading

Warmth of wood-burning fireplaces

Fall and winter get us thinking about evenings curled up with a book or playing a game of Pictionary with the family. Pair these activities with the crackle of a fire. You won’t… Continue reading