Stair rail as design opportunity

After taking care of the code requirements for basic safety, go ahead and use the stair rails as a canvas for design. In the projects below, Boulder architect Juana Gómez creates unique pieces for… Continue reading

What does Green look like?

Every new house and remodel can be Green. Don’t hesitate to add sustainable features to your project. Green comes in every shade and style. Enhanced by clerestory day-lighting throughout, this house earns 5… Continue reading

Function in a dream kitchen

We’re Featured on Houzz (click for link)! Today Houzz.com features a project by Lawrence and Gomez Architects. Their article about 9 features to consider for your dream kitchen includes Functional task stations. Anything… Continue reading

Sepia in color

Window in newly recreated Fort Lupton Winters can be long and cold along the banks of the Platte River on the Colorado prairie. In the early 19th century, non-native traders built several solid… Continue reading

Black and white in color

Early winter paints eastern Colorado in grays and browns Grain elevator and water tower of La Salle, Colorado Tracks and train cars The faint November sun enters this pioneer window.

Golden Leaves Falling

Golden leaves falling on freshly finished concrete patio Pouring a slab isn’t as easy as pouring a slab. For best results, a concrete slab should be planned, designed, and engineered. “It can be… Continue reading

Schools As Civic Architecture

This Guest Opinion by Juana Gómez of Lawrence and Gómez Architects  appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera on September 25, 2011 Excerpt: A few days into this school year, the Citizens’ Bond Oversight… Continue reading

A Patient Search

In 1960 at age 71, architect Le Corbusier summarized his career in a monograph titled Creation is a patient search. That would also be a fitting sub-title for Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas… Continue reading

Summer Sun and the MidMod Renewal

Colorado’s high-altitude summer sun ripens our gardens’ tomatoes and orchard peaches. The dry air and cool evenings help bring these to plump perfection in August. But unless it is properly controlled, the abundant… Continue reading

Architectural pairings – Beach Holiday

Bright blue aluminum chairs can evoke the seaside by their simple juxtaposition against galvanized corrugated metal and weathered wood decking. Our firm designed the addition to this house in Colorado, contrasting the existing… Continue reading