+profile

Studio QUA+D is a design studio specializing in modern and sustainable places to live, work, and play. As a research based and design-oriented firm we are committed to creating Designs that inspires and enhances the lives of all those touched by our work. We help our clients to build a strong vision for their projects grounded on function and enlivened by meaning.

 

Design is a complex process and the diversity of our work is intentional, it strengthens and expands our practice by continuously challenging us to research and gain new knowledge. We have found that this level of intensity leads to innovative solutions and an architecture that is representative of its time and place.

 

We are organized as an open design studio in order to foster communication and the free flow of ideas with a focus on sharing innovation, expression, and knowledge growth.

We utilize the latest software to stay lean, efficient and on the cutting edge of practice and delivery from BIM (building information modeling) to VR (virtual reality).  

+publications/awards

  • HONOR AWARD - MODERN HOUSE IDEAS COMPETITION - Framework for Living (H41)

  • THIRD PLACE - COLORADO BIZ MAGAZINE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARDS 2011 - Framework for Living (H41)

  • JUDGES CHOICE AWARD - DESIGN AFTER DARK 2011 - Trans(ient) Gravity (H41)

  • FIRST PLACE - Englewood Performing Arts Center design competition 

  • AIA AWARD OF MERIT - Englewood Performing Arts Center: Englewood, CO 

  • FIRST PLACE - ACME Brick design competition: Stillwater, OK. Medical Facility

  • AIA HONOR AWARD - Jefferson County Action Center: Lakewood, CO (FFA)

  • AIA HONOR AWARD - Dinosaur Ridge viewing platforms: Morrison, CO (FFA)

  • TODAY'S IMAGE "BEST DESIGN' 2003 & 2004 - The Palms Tanning Resort (ARAA)

  • C3Korea #205 (pp88-93) – “Englewood Performing Arts Center” 

  • Guide to Denver Architecture: pg 257 Monigle Building - 150 Adams, Denver, CO. (ARAA & FFA)

  • Various Trade Magazines and local newspapers: Madison Transit, RTC Las Vegas, South Bend Transpo, Victor Valley Transit Authority and Union Park Las Vegas. (RNL)

  • The Palms Tanning Resort: Published in several trade publications, The Denver Business Journal featured on CBS News 4 Denver (ARAA)

  • EXHIBIT: “What Does Architecture Sustain”, Boulder Library, Boulder, CO. 1998 (FFA)

  • EXHIBIT: “CityScape Dubai” 2007 Al Ghadeer Urban design (RNL)

H41 - Hangar41: Principal

FFA - Form First Architecture: Associate

ARAA - Arley Rinehart Associates Architects: Associate

RNL - RNL Design: Senior Project Designer