Colorado Springs offer plenty of reasons for people to make their lives in the city. The first, and most obvious, is the community’s view of the majestic Rocky Mountains. And everyone enjoys a stroll through the city’s downtown and historic streets. People wishing to move to the area will appreciate the city’s affordable housing options.
The best multifamily buildings in the town have been created by the best architects in the area. Our editors decided to list the most outstanding multifamily architects helping clients in Colorado Springs. These reputable architects have all been recognized by the press and various award-giving bodies. Their reputation is backed up by solid portfolios that showcase each of their firm’s strengths.
3003 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
Established in 1964, Oz Architecture is the longest-running architecture firm on this list. The firm has been featured in a number of publications including Colorado Real Estate Journal, Denver Business Journal, and Mile High CRE. It is a two-time winner of the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence as well. Committed to delivering excellence, the firm has helped create a number of apartments, townhouses, and condominiums all around the world. It has designed world-class amenities including swimming pools, fitness centers, and community rooms.
In Colorado Springs, Oz Architecture provided architectural services for FalconView. Sitting on 19 acres of land, this mixed-use facility promotes a combination of urban and outdoor living. Located near Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains, this modern residential complex is designed to frame the view. An outdoor swimming pool, patios, and balconies have been included in the design to facilitate a relaxing Colorado Springs lifestyle.
Since its inception 57 years ago, the firm has successfully grown through effective collaboration. Composed of several principals and associates, the firm runs like a well-oiled machine that works for one goal: to create livable, sustainable buildings.
Davis Partnership, P.C.
2901 Blake Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80205
In the industry for over 54 years, Davis Partnership has been built by its dedicated clientele. Making up 90 percent of its projects, these long-term partners prove the firm’s excellence in customer service and design. Founded in 1967, the firm has consistently showcased outstanding interior and lighting design, as well as architecture and landscape architecture services. Throughout the years, the firm has helped develop urban and rural communities in Rocky Mountain West.
Davis Partnership developed the 333 Eco Apartments in Colorado Springs. Working with 255,000 square feet, the firm designed a U-shaped multifamily residential building enveloping a courtyard. With 169 units, the firm has created modern apartments with balconies, allowing residents to enjoy the wonderful Colorado climate. Other amenities included in the design are a parking garage, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool with shared barbecue grills. The intention of the design is simple: to create a facility that lets people live, have fun, and thrive.
For its top-notch architecture services, the firm has collected a lot of accolades. In 2017, it received the Eagle Award for Outstanding Colorado Housing. Well-established in the industry, the firm has graced multiple publications including Mile High CRE, Denver Business Journal, and The Denver Post. The firm’s success is based on its skilled, professional partners who are affiliated with a range of different professional organizations. Most of its principals and associates are members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
102 East Moreno Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Based in Colorado Springs, HB&A is a well-established firm well-known both locally and internationally. The firm has handled projects in various parts of the US, Alaska, the Pacific Rim, and Europe. The firm is trusted by local as well as international partners for its dedication to quality. It has a client-centered approach that uses effective communication in every architecture service. Established in 1971, the firm has a wide range of expertise including facility planning, renovation, and new construction design, as well as site planning and urban design.
HB&A is an expert in multi-unit housing as well. In Colorado Springs, it has created Blue Dot, a sustainable multifamily housing facility. The firm incorporated solar panels into the design that supplies power into the building’s common areas. Supporting the goal for energy efficiency are the large windows and balconies that allow natural light to flow in each unit. The result is an affordable apartment building attractive to Colorado Springs’ young professionals.
As an outstanding multifamily architect, the firm has earned several awards including the Housing and Community Development Award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Its professionalism in the industry has been further established thanks to a number of press features in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado Springs Business Journal, and Mile High CRE. The firm has been a leader in the industry for five decades thanks to its dedicated team of AIA, American Planning Association (APA), and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) members.
2000 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton, CO 80120
Intergroup Architects know how to design success. Since 1974, the firm has excelled in commercial architecture, planning, and interior design. Different states in the US have benefited from the firm’s outstanding services including Colorado, California, and Virginia. It is a firm believer that a project’s success is created by prioritizing clients. In its more than 11,000 projects, the firm has consistently consulted and collaborated with customers to deliver results that consistently exceed expectations.
Included in the firm’s impressive portfolio is the Villas at Holly. The firm created a 22,000-square foot apartment building that blends well with the existing community. Located near an under-utilized dog park, the firm has designed a three-story building with modern units that can easily access the outdoors. Using sturdy materials with neutral tones, the building has a muted yet standout look that mixes well with the neighborhood. The 26-unit, 3-story apartment building comprises a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units. It also features a modern fitness lounge coexisting with its upgraded interiors providing its residents a first-class residential living.
As one of the most successful firms in Colorado, Intergroup Architects received two Tilt-Up Concrete Association Awards in 2019 and recently again this year. It has also caught the attention of many publications including KRDO, Boulder Daily Camera, and Patch. Leading in designing the firm’s top spot in the industry is president and senior principal Chris Sibilia. Sibilia has multiple affiliations with different organizations including the AIA and USGBC. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Colorado.
1575 Gilpin Street, Denver, CO 80218
Founded in 1977, Studio PBA is an architecture and planning firm specializing in multi-family housing. One of the country’s best firms, it has helped develop multifamily communities across 13 states. Its expertise includes affordable housing, mixed-use, and transit-oriented developments, and adaptive reuse low-rise suburban projects. The firm creates each of these structures with safety and code compliance in mind. At the same time, the firm produces creative designs that promote enjoyable living while protecting the environment.
The AMLI Dry Creek is an example of the firm’s sustainable projects. In collaboration with Norris Design, Studio PBA has effectively used sustainable methods, earning the structure a LEED Silver rating. The apartment building features Energy Star appliances as well as energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. The firm maximized the 6.5-acre site, creating a resort-style pool, a fitness center, and a sky lounge.
Showcasing intelligent designs, the firm has impressed several publications including the Denver Business Journal, 5280 Magazine, and Colorado Real Estate Journal. It has also been named 2019 Designer of the Year by ARCO Murray. Behind the firm’s excellence in the industry is president and LEED AP Paul T. Bergner, AIA. His credentials include memberships in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB).
Echo Architecture + Interiors
4 S Wahsatch Avenue, #120, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Offering full architecture services in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area, Echo Architecture + Interiors is a press favorite. It is a regular in the Colorado Springs Gazette, and it has also been featured in the Colorado Springs Indy and Colorado Springs Business Journal. Established in 2009, the firm built its reputation through inspired, thoughtful designs. These designs are developed by its skilled team supervised by principals Ryan Lloyd, Scott Schuster, and Courtney Wilson. Lloyd, Schuster, and Wilson have all made significant contributions to the firm. Lloyd, AIA, is NCARB-certified. Schuster is NCARB-certified and LEED AP BD+C; Wilson is NCIDQ-certified and affiliated with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
The firm builds communities that facilitate living. In Colorado Springs, the firm created The Gabion Apartments, a multifamily residential building. The project is a favorite among many, and it earned the 2017 AIA 10 Awards: People’s Choice Award. The firm is inspired by Colorado Spring’s natural environment, pushing it to design a building that protects its surroundings. It has approached the project with sustainable efforts and methods, earning the structure an Energy Star and Water Sense certification.
Echo Architecture + Interiors is poised to grow even more. By striking a balance between design and architecture with respect for the environment, the firm is an undeniable contributor to the growth of communities in Colorado Springs and beyond.