Colorado is an exceptional place to call home, offering a unique combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, a thriving economy, and welcoming communities. Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the state boasts majestic peaks, breathtaking landscapes, and abundant opportunities for hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities. If you want to build your dream home in Colorado, here are the eight best architectural firms to help you transform your vision into a reality.

Rowland+Broughton Architecture

500 W Main St, Aspen, CO 81611

Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design (R+B) is a progressive, high-design firm. With studios in Aspen and Denver, Colorado, its combined mountain and urban sensibilities inform and enhance a wide spectrum of projects, including custom residential, commercial, hospitality, interior design, historic preservation, and master planning. R+B has an award-winning portfolio of projects and was recently recognized as American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado Firm of the Year.

The R+B design philosophy is built upon the belief that architecture, landscape, planning, interior design, and urban design are all interdependent of one another. The team approaches each project with a focus on understanding its regional and environmental impact as well as the cultural and personal ambitions it aspires to meet. This is achieved by listening to each client’s design goals, connecting with all interested stakeholders throughout the project, conducting extensive historical and community research, applying new technological solutions, and testing creative materials and applications.

Semple Brown

1160 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204

Semple Brown Design has been in business for four decades and is renowned for its highly integrated architecture and interior design that fosters strong connections between indoor and outdoor spaces. The company emphasizes dynamic and comfortable public edges, creative design responses to each project’s context, and active client involvement to ensure unique results. It prides itself on its team-based approach and dedicated staff members who see every project from design to construction. Semple Brown Design has received numerous awards, including the Design Award: Neighborhood Gem in 2021, the Regional Winner for Contemporary/Modern Architecture in 2021, and the Best of the Best Award in 2020. The firm’s work has been featured in publications such as Architect Magazine and ColoradoBiz Magazine

Principals Sarah Semple Brown and Rusty Brown bring extensive expertise and exemplary leadership to the company, ensuring its continued success.

HMH Architecture + Interiors

1701 15th St Ste B, Boulder, CO 80302

HMH Architecture + Interiors is a renowned architecture and design firm celebrated for its passion and commitment to creating exceptional spaces. With a diverse portfolio spanning high-end custom homes, renovations, workplaces, and more, the company has earned a reputation for its creativity, collaborative approach, and attention to detail. The firm’s philosophy revolves around producing unique designs that reflect clients’ visions and enhance their lives. 

The principals of HMH Architecture + Interiors, Harvey M. Hine and Cherie Goff, bring extensive experience and expertise to the firm. Their visionary leadership has earned the firm recognition from design and industry associations, such as AIA and ASID, and features in publications. HMH has received the prestigious 2022 AIA Colorado Firm of the Year award, ASID Colorado awards, and Luxe RED awards. It has been featured in 5280, Home, and Dwell, and on HGTV

Tomecek Studio Architecture

3222 Tejon St Studio C, Denver, CO 80211    

Tomecek Studio Architecture is a distinguished architectural firm that has made a distinctive mark on the industry. The firm’s focus on sustainable design and commitment to creating innovative spaces have earned it recognition and acclaim. The firm’s portfolio showcases a diverse range of projects, including residential, commercial, and institutional designs. Known for its attention to detail and thoughtful approach, it has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Dwell, and Metropolis. Tomecek Studio Architecture has received notable awards, including the AIA Design Award and the Green Building Award. 

Led by principal architect Brad Tomecek, the team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to every project and delivers exceptional designs that align with clients’ visions and values.

Brewster McLeod Architects

112 South Mill St Unit B, Top Floor, Aspen, CO 81611

Brewster McLeod Architects, an award-winning boutique architecture firm in Aspen, Colorado, excels in luxury residential design. The firm’s commitment to creating living art forms harmonizing with the environment sets it apart. Seamlessly integrating architecture into the landscape ensures the perfect setting for each custom creation. Brewster McLeod Architects builds transformative relationships with its clients by focusing on expressing their desires through thoughtful and stylistic insight. The firm’s impressive portfolio has been recognized in notable publications, including The Modern Residence, Mountain Living, Aspen Magazine, and Luxe.

Principal architect Jamie Brewster McLeod, AIA, LEED AP, leads the firm and specializes in luxury residences across Aspen, Telluride, San Francisco, and Montana. With a LEED certification in energy-efficient design and a comprehensive architectural background, Jamie combines green techniques and innovative strategies to create exceptional homes.

ArcWest Architects

1525 Raleigh St Ste 320, Denver, CO 80204

ArcWest Architects, a respected architectural firm in Denver’s Sloan’s Lake Neighborhood, has been an integral part of the community since 2006. The firm is committed to bringing clients’ architectural dreams to life, creating innovative, multi-use, commercial, and residential environments that enrich the human spirit. With a strong emphasis on client satisfaction, the company aims to be the area’s go-to architecture firm for an enjoyable experience and adventurous designs. In recognition of its work, ArcWest Architects received the 2016 Gold award for the best whole house remodel under $250,000 at the CARE Awards.

Affiliated with AIA, NCARB, and LEED, the firm upholds professional standards and sustainability practices. It has been featured in publications such as Editor and Publisher, 5280, and Homes & Lifestyle. Led by founders and partners Todd Heirls, Kevin Anderson, and Robin Adams, ArcWest Architects is well-equipped to deliver exceptional architectural solutions.

Centre Sky Architecture LTD

10125 Rancho Montecito Dr, Parker, CO 80138

Centre Sky Architecture Ltd is a highly regarded architectural firm that excels in providing exceptional design solutions for mountain architecture and sustainable design projects. With expertise in custom residential, ranch, resort, and commercial architecture, the firm serves clients throughout the Rocky Mountain West, including exclusive private communities like Yellowstone Club and Spanish Peaks Mountain Club. Established in 1998, Centre Sky Architecture has offices in Big Sky and Bozeman, Montana; Denver, Colorado; and Park City, Utah. The company is affiliated with organizations such as AIA and NCARB and holds LEED AP certification. Centre Sky has also been featured in publications such as Log & Timber Home Living, Big Sky Journal, Mountain Living, and Western Art & Architecture.

Led by Principal Architect Jamie Daugaard, the firm emphasizes innovative design, sustainability, and the most up-to-date construction methods in all its projects.

KGA Studio Architects

3881 Steele St, Ste 1132, Denver, CO 80205

KGA Studio Architects is a nationally-recognized residential architecture studio in Denver, Colorado. With a legacy dating back to 1977, it has gained a reputation for its expertise in community-based design, from luxury custom homes to multifamily buildings. The studio’s commitment to design excellence and collaborative partnerships has propelled it to national attention, as reflected in its numerous honors and affiliations. KGA Studio Architects’s awards include 81 MAME Awards, 22 CARE Awards, 19 National Awards, and 32 BALA Awards, showcasing the firm’s exceptional design achievements. The studio’s work has been featured in Luxe, Colorado Homes & Lifestyle, Pro Builder, and Avid Golfer Magazine.

Paul Mahony is a Senior Partner at KGA Studio Architects. With a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of design, construction, and business operations, Paul brings a collaborative approach to every project.