Team Member

John Rowland

John Rowland
Role
Principal
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Licensed Architect in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture

John Rowland brings over two decades of experience in architecture and design as Principal of Rowland+Broughton. As a licensed architect, John is inspired by collaboration with clients, artists and other design practitioners, and he sees the opportunity for an intrinsic integration of art, space and light in the unique contextual relationships inherent to each of his projects. John’s design skills, along with his business background and focus on big picture planning and processes, provide the differentiation for which R+B is known. He holds extensive expertise in presenting projects in the public forum with a focus on gathering public consensus.  

As Principal of R+B, John is involved in all projects in size and scope and provides leadership on all marketing and business development activities. His dedication to client service, sustainability, architectural excellence, and overall success continues to be the inspiration that drives the firm. He has served as a Commissioner with the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Aspen, Aspen Civic Master Plan Advisory Committee, and the City of Aspen Build-Out Advisory Committee. John is currently a board member at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. 

John consistently is a champion of the community and a leader in the design world. Through his leadership, R+B is honored to be the recipient of numerous AIA, ASID, and IIDA awards for excellence in design. The team is especially proud to have won AIA Colorado’s 2020 Firm of the Year. With John’s leadership, R+B has been the recipient of multiple City of Aspen Historic Preservation Commission Awards for its historic preservation work. Both Aspen and Denver studios are located in historic buildings that have been lovingly preserved by R+B.   

Team Member

Sarah Broughton

Sarah Broughton
Role
Principal
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects College of Fellows (FAIA)
National Council of Interior Design Qualification
American Society of Interior Designers
International Interior Design Association
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture

As Principal of Rowland+Broughton, Sarah Broughton brings over two decades of experience in the architecture and interior design industry. She is the champion of R+B’s design philosophy and rigorous quality control standards, as well as a leader to her design staff. In addition, she is a highly respected colleague in the design community and among clients.

Sarah leads the studios in participation and management of all phases of the design process, including client relations and proposals, project programming, conceptual design, design development, architecture and interior design, project budgeting, construction documentation, and contract administration. Sarah is very active in her community. She served as Chair of the City of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission, is involved with multiple non-profits and is AIA Colorado President Elect after serving two years as the AIA Colorado West Director. Sarah helped rewrite the Aspen Historic Preservation Commission guidelines and the Aspen Commercial Design Guidelines. R+B frequently provides feedback to the City of Aspen on land use regulation.

R+B has been the recipient of multiple City of Aspen Historic Preservation Commission Awards for its historic preservation work. Both Aspen and Denver studios are located in historic buildings that have been lovingly preserved by R+B. With Sarah’s leadership, the firm has received numerous AIA, ASID, and IIDA awards for excellence in design. The team is especially proud to have won AIA Colorado’s 2020 Firm of the Year. Sarah was awarded the Defy Ordinary award from the City of Aspen Chamber and the Aspen community and was named an Outstanding Woman in Business by the Denver Business Journal. Both of these awards recognize Sarah as a champion of the community and a leader to her colleagues.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Sarah attended the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree in Architecture, with honors. Sarah is a licensed architect and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the highest membership honor recognizing exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Sarah is also a licensed interior designer and a member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

Team Member

Craig Lawrence

Craig Lawrence
Role
Principal / Project Manager
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
ULI Associate Member
Education
Colorado State University - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Architecture, Outstanding Graduate

Craig Lawrence, Principal, has over a decade of experience in the field of architecture working on high-end residential, hospitality, multifamily housing, and commercial projects.  As a licensed Project Manager, he is engaged in a variety of commercial and residential projects. His knowledge of building design and methodologies coupled with proven management experience uniquely positions Craig as a hands-on leader.

A Colorado native, Craig earned a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver, where he was awarded the distinction of Outstanding Graduate and was a finalist for the George Hoover Award.  He regularly serves as an invited juror for graduate-level design courses and enjoys honing his design and building skills on furniture projects in his spare time.

Growing up, Craig followed his father to construction sites where he gained an early exposure to both commercial and residential construction types, sparking a life-long passion for building and design.

Team Member

Will Otte

Will Otte
Role
Principal / Project Manager
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction
NCARB
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Architecture

Will Otte, Principal, AIA, and LEED AP BD+C has over a decade of experience as a licensed architect and has worked on high-end residential, hospitality, and multifamily resort housing.  He has participated on winning teams for municipal RFQ and RFP competitions for affordable housing in resort mountain communities. He has been involved in several projects, including high-end residential projects, hotel and restaurant remodels, artist studios and ground up mixed-use proposals.

Will’s personal interest in design lies at the intersection of digital design and the tactile product. While in school, he collaborated on a variety of Digital Fabrication projects and has created furniture from recycled materials using these same processes. His design sensibilities have led to the design and production of a wide array of both practical and artistic items. The breadth of the objects Will has designed encompass alpine skis, ceiling installations, furniture, and artwork.

A native of Aspen, Colorado, he has a unique love and perspective of our projects in the mountains.

Team Member

Leslie Cope

Leslie Cope
Role
Associate / Project Manager
Affiliations
International Interior Design Association
American Society of Interior Designers
Network of Executive Women in Hospitality
Women In Design
National Council of Interior Design Qualification
Education
Long Beach State University - Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Architectural Design

Leslie Cope, Associate, graduated from California State University at Long Beach, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Architectural Design.  Her career began in Southern California where her work focused on retail stores, commercial spaces and oceanside residential projects.

She has a talent for pairing existing conditions with the new to create a harmonious well-rounded atmosphere.  Along with being adaptable and creative with existing spaces, she can conjure up a new ground-up space beautifully and thoughtfully.

At Rowland+Broughton, Leslie is involved in a variety of projects, including hospitality, restaurants, retail and high-end residential. and volunteers her time to the Cleworth Architectural Legacy each year.  Additionally, she continues to push the boundaries of the Interior Design team at Rowland+Broughton, by continuing to embrace new ideas, adapt to changes in technology and process, and always seeking the best tools and approach to beautiful design.

Team Member

Steve Harris

Steve Harris
Role
Associate / Project Manager
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
LEED Accredited Professional
NCARB
Education
St. Lawrence University - Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Architecture

Steve Harris, Associate, has nearly two decades of experience in the field of architecture working on high-end residential, multi-family, mixed-use, and commercial projects.  Steve received his BFA from St. Lawrence University in Fine Arts and his MA in Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver.

As a licensed Architect he brings experience leading complex and technical projects.  Steve’s passion for design & construction is evident in his attention to detail and methodical process to service the project and patience with clients.

Steve has traveled the world experiencing a variety of cultures and their built environment.  Whether it was studying in Florence Italy, working in Dubai, UAE or scuba diving in the Caribbean, Steve is always exploring how other cultures utilize design to create shelter with timeless details.

Steve is originally from New England and is an avid skier, scuba diver, biker, and home chef.

Team Member

Brandon Herbst

Brandon Herbst
Role
Associate / Project Manager
Affiliations
Associate Member American Institute of Architects Orange County
American Institute of Architects Orange County - Design Awards Committee
Education
California Polytechnic Institute San Luis Obispo - Bachelors of Architecture

Brandon Herbst, Associate, completed his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic Institute San Luis Obispo and received the AIAOC Service Award in 2018 for his work on the AIAOC Design Awards committee.  He is an active member of the LoDo Urban Design Committee and understand the importance of a firm’s connection to the community.

With over a decade of experience in the field of architecture and interior design, Brandon, Associate, provides a unique perspective on technology’s role in the design, communication, and project delivery process.  His dedication to design and attention to detail is evident in numerous award-winning projects throughout the country.

Born in California, Brandon grew up New York and Washington D.C. before returning to the West for college and the start of his career.  His love of the outdoors brought him to Colorado where he enjoys hiking, biking, and snowboarding.  He is an avid cook with a love good food.

Team Member

David Forsman

David Forsman
Role
Director of Finance
Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Financial Planner
Education
Pepperdine University - Bachelor of Science in Accounting

David Forsman is a Certified Public Accountant since 1998 and a Certified Financial Planner since 2000. David is the Director of Finance in Rowland+Broughton’s Aspen office. David graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is responsible for corporate financial planning & analysis, strategic planning, and project financial management.

Prior to joining Rowland+Broughton, David worked for the Ritz-Carlton Club as Assistant Controller and for the Aspen Music Festival and School as Controller.

Originally from Texas, David is passionate about skiing and biking in the beautiful mountains of Colorado with his wife and two children.

Team Member

Shana Broback

Shana Broback
Role
Director of Human Resources
Affiliations
SHRM-CP
Society for Human Resources Management
Education
Fort Lewis College - Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Shana Broback, Director of Human Resources, achieved her SHRM-CP designation in 2016 and earned her bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis. She has over a decade of experience working in the human resources field. Her areas of expertise are employment law and compliance, succession and organizational development, engagement strategy, leadership development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and talent acquisition.

Shana is a passionate and strategic leader who supports all stakeholders with a unique perspective and appreciation that people are every organizations greatest asset.

She is passionate about skiing, traveling, scuba diving, and spending time with her family.

Team Member

Karley Bessez

Karley Bessez
Role
Director of Marketing
Education
Bucknell University - Bachelor of Arts, International Relations and French

Parsons School of Design - Certificate in Graphic Design

Karley Bessez is the Director of Marketing for the Rowland+Broughton studio. Based in New York, Karley leads marketing strategy and communication efforts that supports the team. She attended Bucknell University, where she achieved a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French, and received a certificate in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design.

Before Rowland+Broughton, Karley was Marketing Director for Vocon, an architecture and interior design firm focusing on transformative built environments, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Cleveland. Prior to that, she was Marketing Manager for international architecture studio Woods Bagot.

Her background in graphic design allows her to both direct and implement the design of marketing collateral and visual assets. Additionally, she understands the importance of storytelling in today’s busy media landscape and loves to collaborate with business leaders to build powerful narratives.

Team Member

Brent Carr

Brent Carr
Role
Senior Project Manager
Affiliations
Associate of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Education
Penn State - Bachelor of Architectural Science Degree, Per Academic Equivalency Evaluation
Sydney Institute of Technology - Associate Diploma in Applied Science in Architecture

Brent Carr is a Senior Project Manager at Rowland+Broughton with nearly three decades of experience in the architecture and interior design fields. Along with the ability to create a knowledgeable and creative team that understands the importance of quality design and construction documentation, he believes that maintaining a high standard in the architectural process itself is key to a satisfied client and successful project.

Brent’s range of experience includes Design and Construction Project Management of all stages of architectural design and concept development through to construction documentation and administration. Having designed and managed projects in many countries spanning Australasia, South America, Eurasia and nearly every state of the U.S., Brent can execute a vast assortment of varying design styles and construction methodology.

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Brent has broad international experience in various forms of hospitality, corporate, education facilities, luxury single-family architecture and historic renovations. Establishing a common theme of maintaining the clients’ best interests, through continuous communication, from project design inception through to opening day, is vital to his design and construction successes to date.

Team Member

Rahul Mohare

Rahul Mohare
Role
Senior Architectural Designer
Education
University of Pune, India - Bachelor of Architecture
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Architecture, High Honors

Rahul Mohare has worked on a wide array of projects, including urban infill mixed-use developments, high-end residential, multi-family residential, commercial, adaptive reuse and urban design. With over two decades of experience in all phases of architecture, interior design and construction management, Rahul has extensive computer modeling, visualization skills with an enthusiasm for design and detail.

He has worked for Denver area firms across all phases of architecture, interior design, and construction management. In 2008, Rahul was awarded the AIA Young Architect Award for built Architecture for the Rail Yard Lofts projects. 

Personal passions include cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Team Member

Mark Bever

Mark Bever
Role
Project Manager
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
LEED Accredited Professional
NCARB
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Environmental Design - Bachelor of Architecture

Mark Bever is a Project Manager and provides his expertise on a variety of Rowland+Broughton residential projects. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a LEED Accredited Professional. Mark is also involved with Habitat for Humanity in Denver.

Previously, Mark worked on high-end residential projects throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and has professional familiarity in the Denver residential real estate business.

A Colorado native from Ft. Collins, Mark earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

 

Team Member

Eugenie Provost

Eugenie Provost
Role
Architectural Designer
Education
University of Louisiana Lafayette - Master of Architecture
Appalachian State University - Bachelor of Science in Building Science with a Concentration in Architectural Technology & Design

Eugenie Provost received her Masters of Architecture from the University of Louisiana Lafayette – School of Architecture and Design.  During her Graduate Studies, Eugenie worked on several service projects, supported faculty grant research, and recently completed her investigation of early education and elderly care in her Master’s Project. Additionally, her research on “Cell Phone Technology and the Built Environment,” with T. Scott Smith, Phd, Corey L. Saft, RA, LEED-AP, and Ashlie Latiolais, AIA NCARB, was published in Cell Phone Distraction, Human Factors, and Litigation, 2nd edition, in the Spring of 2018.

She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Building Science with a Concentration of Architectural Technology and Design from Appalachian State University.

Eugenie Provost’s approach to design applies a balance between her technical skills and visual talents to achieve work that is immersed with high attention to detail, quality of craft, and socio-economic stewardship.

Eugenie’s professional experience includes residential design work as well as architectural summer internships in both Lafayette, LA and Houston, TX, ranging from mixed-use developments to healthcare architecture projects. 

Team Member

Marisol Foreman

Marisol Foreman
Role
Sustainability Architectural Manager
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction
NCARB
CGBG Board Member
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design
University of Washington - Master of Architecture

Marisol Foreman received her Bachelor of Environmental Design with an Architecture focus from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Master of Architecture with a Sustainable Systems and Design Degree Focus and Daylighting Certificate from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She has studied in Rome, in Sydney under Glenn Murcutt, and in Berlin, Germany. She is LEED accredited with specialty in Building Design and Construction, received her NCARB Certificate, and is a licensed Architect in the State of Colorado and the State of Washington. As an active volunteer, she is on the Board of the Colorado Green Building Guild (CGBG) and a member of the AIA Colorado Design + Honor Awards Committee.

Marisol has nearly a decade of experience working in the field of architecture and is the Sustainability Architectural Manager with Rowland+Broughton. Before coming to Rowland+Broughton, she worked on several transit-oriented projects in Munich, Germany for Albrecht und Partner, religious and multi-family housing projects for atelierjones in Seattle, WA, and on large commercial, science and tech, sports, recreation, and entertainment projects. Marisol strives to implement sustainable design practices into every project and has experience working on LEED certified buildings.

Marisol grew up skiing, mountain biking, camping, and hiking in Durango, Colorado and loves exploring the Colorado outdoors.

Team Member

Jacob George

Jacob George
Role
Senior Visual Artist
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - BA Environmental Design
University of Colorado at Boulder - Minor Lighting Design

Jacob George is a Senior 3D Artist and Visualization specialist for Rowland+Broughton. Before coming to Rowland+Broughton, he began working as a lighting designer and architectural designer during his final year at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Jacob has a passion for architecture and design, but an even stronger passion for the arts and technologies that support the field. He brings with him a background in lighting design and a diverse project history ranging from multifamily, to healthcare and retail.

Jacob was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and loves to enjoy all that the great state has to offer.

Team Member

Julie Gillespie

Julie Gillespie
Role
Studio Manager / Executive Assistant
Education
Texas State University - Bachelor of Science, Didactic Program in Dietetics

As Studio Manager and Executive Assistant, Julie Gillespie oversees the Rowland+Broughton studio and brings a variety of skills that contribute to the success of a dynamic team. Her ability to manage and maintain an organized studio ensures the overall environment is professional and efficient for clients, visitors, and team members. 

Originally from Austin, Texas, Julie found herself living in Colorado for the opportunities and cool weather. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, and engaging in the local comedy community. 

Julie’s passion is people. She thrives on new interactions, making long lasting connections and learning from everyone she meets. She has integrated herself into the local community through professional relationships and social involvement, including Roaring Fork Leadership, City of Aspen Citizen’s Academy and previously managing the City of Aspen Non-Profit Grants program.

 

Team Member

Brooke Pisani

Brooke Pisani
Role
Architectural Designer
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design in Architecture
Boston College

Brooke Pisani graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Environmental Design, Architecture, bringing a fresh perspective and enthusiastic attitude to the firm as an Architectural Designer.

Brooke’s previous experience in interior design directed her to Rowland+Broughton, thus beginning her career in architecture with a skilled and versatile firm.

Brooke grew up in Aspen, Colorado and has always dreamed of being involved in design which makes the mountain town so remarkable. 

In her free time, you can almost always find Brooke hiking.

Team Member

James Jones

James Jones
Role
Architectural Designer
Affiliations
LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction
NCARB
Education
University of Kansas State - Master of Architecture

James Jones joined Rowland+Broughton after receiving his Masters of Architecture from Kansas State University. During his time at K-State he spent time as an intern and studied abroad in Orvieto, Italy. Through the experience gained while traveling the world, interning and learning from professors who strongly care for the environment, James quickly became passionate about well-being in the built world.

Growing up in a small town in Kansas, James developed a strong passion for place. He believes every project should draw inspiration from the site, climate, and history of that place. He approaches design in a simplistic way – he takes notice in the conceptual ideas and every project detail while focusing on sustainable solutions that respect nature and promote healthy living.

When he is not in the office, James strives to soak up every opportunity for outdoor recreation Colorado has to offer.

 

Team Member

Macyn Goeders

Macyn Goeders
Role
Architectural Designer
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
Education
University of Arkansas - Bachelor of Architecture

Macyn Goeders graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. She joined Rowland+Broughton as an Architecturlal Designer and is eager to coordinate with an incredible team by bringing a positive outlook and a passion for design.

Macyn has previous experience with a boutique design firm in Aspen, Colorado designing high end residential architecture and learning the ins and outs of mountain homes. During her Bachelor studies at the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design, she worked with a Louisiana firm on healthcare facilities and her proficiency in architectural modeling programs has since advanced.

Growing up in Shreveport, LA Macyn has been drawn to the mountains her whole life in hopes of avoiding the humidity and southern heat. 

Macyn spends her spare time wandering the outdoors with her Siberian Husky, traveling, and creating art in all forms from resin art to furniture flipping.

Team Member

David Allen

David Allen
Role
Architectural Designer
Affiliations
National Organization of Minority Architects
COA Advisory Board (ULL)
Education
University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Master of Architecture

David Allen is a master’s graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and joined Rowland+Broughton as an Architectural Designer. He brings with him a unique perspective to design, an impeccable work ethic, and an unwavering positive mindset and attitude. David was also awarded the overall Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award, representing the School of Architecture and Design.

As a member of the J.E.D.I. Committee (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) at Rowland+Broughton, David is dedicated to continuing his passion for social justice and equity in design through innovative solutions that transform our communities. He is committed to being a positive role model and mentor to aspiring designers.

David is originally from Eunice, LA and enjoys working out, playing basketball, and experiencing new places and cultures. 

Team Member

Sara Abd Rabbo

Sara Abd Rabbo
Role
Interior Designer
Education
Pratt Institute - BFA in Interior Design

Sara Abd Rabbo received her BFA in Interior Design from the Pratt Institute in New York. Prior to joining the Rowland+Broughton team, she managed projects throughout Southeast Asia and New York. With nearly a decade of experience, she has worked on many residential and hospitality projects, one notable project being Soori High Line in New York City. Along with working through all phases of design, she actively participates in some of the many committees at Rowland+Broughton.

Sara brings a unique perspective as an Interior Designer. Inspired by her undergraduate thesis, she is interested in the psychology of design and how to actively integrate our mental wellbeing with our immediate environment(s). 

Growing up in New York, Sara was eager to trade in the “No Sleep City” for the Rocky Mountain energy. In her free time, Sara loves spending time outdoors with a good cocktail and her pup Zola.

Team Member

Stefanie Richter

Stefanie Richter
Role
Interior Designer
Education
International Academy of Design and Technology - Bachelor of Interior Design

Stefanie Richter has nearly a decade of experience in the field of Interior Design. Born and raised in Germany, Stefanie moved to the United States and received her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa, Florida.

After graduating, she found her home in the Roaring Fork Valley and has been working as an Interior Designer in Aspen ever since. She has a history of designing innovative and creative designs for residential and commercial entities.

When she is away from the office, Stefanie spends most of her free time outside enjoying everything Colorado has to offer such as biking, hiking and snowboarding. As an avid mountaineer, her most recent challenge proved to be her favorite – she successfully summitted all of Colorado’s 58 fourteeners in only four years. She truly enjoys the mountain life and is always seeking out her next adventure.

Team Member

Jake Schultz

Jake Schultz
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
NCARB
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - BA Environmental Design

Jake Schultz is a Project Architect at Rowland+Broughton with nearly a decade of experience in the field of architecture. After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder, he decided to put his collegiate knowledge to the test by designing and constructing a small off the grid cabin in upstate New York. This project focused on blending various construction techniques while emphasizing sustainability and the use of recycled materials.

Before joining Rowland+Broughton, Jake worked on tech workplaces, healthcare and senior living facilities in and around the Bay Area. Leveraging BIM expertise between internal / external design teams as well as promoting collaboration has resulted in the successful completion of projects.

A Colorado native, Jake grew up on the construction site and has always been enthralled by the process of bringing an idea or design into the real world. Throughout his career Jake has been involved in a variety of design projects and is constantly exploring methods of digital fabrication, furniture design and sketching.

Team Member

Kaitlin Gordon

Kaitlin Gordon
Role
Interior Designer
Affiliations
LEED Green Associate
Education
Purdue University - BA Interior Design

Kaitlin Gordon brings nearly a decade of experience as an Interior Designer to the Rowland+Broughton team. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Kaitlin graduated from Purdue University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. Kaitlin has her LEED GA Certification.

Her inspiration and passion lie within design experience and how interiors solutions can affect the people that interact with the space. From fit to finish, she uses her knowledge of sustainable design solutions, material, texture, and light to create compelling interiors. Prior to joining Rowland+Broughton, Kaitlin worked on commercial design in healthcare, retail, and higher education. 

In her free time, she loves to hike, ski and spend time with family and friends.

Team Member

Catherine Elzinga

Catherine Elzinga
Role
Interior Designer
Education
University of Cincinatti - BS Interior Design

Catherine Elzinga graduated from the University of Cincinnati, earning her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Catherine joined the Rowland+Broughton team as an Interior Designer and brings a fresh view to this position.  During her time in Cincinnati Catherine completed two internships with firms in Chicago working on luxury residential, hospitality, multi-family, boutique retail design and senior living projects.

Catherine is originally from the Indianapolis area, though she her spent time living in both Chicago and Cincinnati throughout college. She is a proud Midwesterner but is happy to have found herself in Colorado, with many opportunities to feed her love of the outdoors.

When not in the studio, she loves to read and enjoy a good cup of coffee. She can be found hiking or paddle boarding in the summer and learning to tackle snow sports in the winter.

Team Member

Kai Eldredge

Kai Eldredge
Role
Architectural Designer
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
NCARB
Education
University of Chicago - BS Geophysical Science with Honors
University of Colorado, Denver - M.Arch

Kai Eldredge joined Rowland+Broughton after graduating with her M.Arch from the University of Colorado, Denver where she was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi award. Kai came to architecture through a circuitous path after graduating from the University of Chicago with a BS in Geophysical Science. Before matriculating to CU Denver, she deployed to McMurdo Station, Antarctica to support research efforts, and worked as the Research Coordinator at the Denver Botanic Gardens for three years.

With an unconventional background, Kai brings an open and analytical mind to every design, ready to learn from her clients and help them achieve their goals. She participated in the Design-Build program at CU Denver with the team that built the Auraria Campus Bike Shelters.

Originally from New Hampshire, Kai has called Colorado home for almost a decade. She loves to ski and hike, enjoying all the natural beauty Colorado has to offer.

 

Team Member

Niklos Toldi

Niklos Toldi
Role
Senior Visual Artist
Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - BS Interior Architecture
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - M Arch

Niklos Toldi is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Master of Architecture program. He joined Rowland+Broughton as a 3D and Visual Artist. Niklos brings with him a background in interior architecture after completing several professional internships in cities such as Chicago and San Francisco where he worked on retail commercial interiors. 

Throughout his career, he has developed hard skills in architectural design and representational technology as well as a passion for using these tools to not only articulate architecture as a series of buildable pieces, but as a means of expressing the emotion of space through storytelling. Niklos strives to bring a fresh perspective and new technologies to the firm in order to push the world of architectural representation forward while seeking his professional licensure.

Born and raised in Tennessee, Niklos is an avid lover of film, furniture design, poetry, and other creative arts. He is also excited to continue fostering his passion for the outdoors in his new home through activities such as rock climbing, hiking, camping, skiing and all the other things the great state of Colorado has to offer.

Team Member

Courtney Everitt

Courtney Everitt
Role
Accountant
Education
Metropolitan State University of Denver - BS Accounting

Courtney Everitt graduated from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, earning her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After graduation, Courtney began her accounting career, and spent the next decade with a south Denver based public accounting firm.

Courtney’s primary responsibilities include maintenance of day-to-day accounting duties including accounts payable, sales and use tax, payroll, and monthly reconciliations.

Courtney is Colorado born and raised. When she isn’t keeping up with her two young boys, you can likely find her cooking, reading, planning her next travels, or playing the occasional round of golf.

Team Member

Caroline Dini

Caroline Dini
Role
Interior Designer
Education
University of the Arts, London - Foundation Degree in Textile Design
Savannah College of the Arts - BFA in Interior Design

Exploring her love of textiles, Caroline spent a year in London studying textile design at the University of the Arts, London. During this time, she was able to travel Europe and develop a love for architecture and design. She then moved back to the United States to receive a BFA in interior design from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Caroline Dini joined the Rowland+Broughton team as an Interior Designer. Her portfolio has projects in residential design, hospitality, and commercial design.

With a desire to learn and a passion for design, she brings enthusiasm, dedication to each project and is eager to gain more knowledge through all aspects of design. 

As a native Texan, she is excited to call Colorado her home and make the most of living in such a beautiful state.

Team Member

Greg Ingalls

Greg Ingalls
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Board Member of Colorado Green Building Guild
NCARB
Education
Southern California Institute of Architecture - M Arch 2
University Colorado, Boulder - B Envd
University of Virginia, Semester at Sea

Greg Ingalls received his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from CU Boulder, his Master’s degree in Architecture at The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and is licensed in Colorado and California. He is a designer of all scales – having worked on interiors, homes, large commercial buildings, and furniture. He has over a decade of experience in the field of architecture, construction, and fabrication. Greg brings his enthusiasm for functional, efficient design to the team.

As an advocate for sustainable design, Greg holds a board seat on the Colorado Green Building Guild. He has spent much of his career reusing and renovating existing building and materials for new life.

Greg is originally from Newbury, MA and has a deep appreciation for music and sports.

Team Member

Joel Savage

Joel Savage
Role
Senior Visual Artist
Education
Kansas State University - M. Arch

Joel Savage received his Master’s of Architecture from Kansas State University nearly a decade ago and has experience in the architecture and design field working on projects such as single family homes, mixed-use neighborhoods, office spaces, and breweries. He brings a unique background that combines his architectural experience in how things get built with his photography experience in composition, lighting, and form. Alongside the rest of the design team, he utilizes his expertise to engage clients in visualizing their dream project.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Joel moved to Colorado to start his professional career and seek licensure.

Joel owns his own photography business photographing architecture, landscapes, and the stars. Outside of the office, he loves skiing, climbing, and finding a great camp spot with fun hikes.

Team Member

Tim Kovats

Tim Kovats
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
LEED Accredited Professional
NCARB
Education
Florida State University - BA English
University of Colorado, Denver - Master of Architecture

Tim Kovats earned his Master’s degree in Architecture from University of Colorado. He is a licensed architect and LEED AP with more than a decade of experience in residential, education, aviation, and commercial practice areas.  He has studied abroad in London, Rotterdam, and Berlin. Tim’s forte is technical and construction documentation, making the design concept a reality and working out the details that make a project sing.

Tim previously spent more than five years living and working in Istanbul, Turkey, where he worked on projects far afield as Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan.

Tim is a board sport aficionado, loves traveling with his family, and when he’s not architecting, he can be found investing his money and time building out his Sprinter van.

Team Member

Austin Gohl

Austin Gohl
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
NCARB
Education
The George Washington University - Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs
University of Colorado, Denver - Master of Architecture

Austin Gohl, licensed in the state of Colorado, has experience in high-end residential, civic, and higher education projects. Working with cooperative members in Paraguay to build small-scale infrastructure projects ultimately led to his pursuit of a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. Austin continues to find ways to instill the values of his past career in his work as an architect, always striving to ensure his work benefits the communities it serves. Before pursuing a career in architecture, Austin worked in the field of international economic development, working to help agricultural communities in Africa, the Middle East, and South America to improve their financial standing.

Originally from a small town in Vermont, Austin moved to Colorado following a decade in Washington, DC where he received his undergraduate degree from the George Washington University.

He is an avid soccer player and fan, a fast skier, and a lover of mountain biking. 

 

Team Member

Zak Huff

Zak Huff
Role
Visual Artist
Education
University of Colorado at Denver - BS Arch

Zak Huff received his Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver. He brings with him a passion for storytelling and a spirit of curiosity. As a DJ, he discovered a love for exploring the way in which music and art can move people physically and emotionally. He now looks to contribute the same poetic imagination to the world of Architecture and Design.

Originally from the Midwest, Zak made his way to Denver via Indianapolis to pursue his degree in Architecture.

He loves a good cup of coffee, good tunes and exploring new places, near and far. As someone who is energized by the people around him, Zak is eager to continue building his community and connections with the Rowland+Broughton team.

Team Member

Leah Gordon

Leah Gordon
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Vice-Chair, Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program
Education
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Architecture
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design
Syracuse University, Florence, Italy

Leah Gordon received a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. In graduate school, Leah was a member of the design-build program, Colorado Building Workshop. This program provided an opportunity to work in conjunction with the National Park Service to design, fabricate, and build privies for the Longs Peak Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. This project has won several awards and is featured in many publications to date.

With nearly a decade of experience working in the field on various project types and scales, she is most excited by the problem-solving aspect that architecture requires. Prior to joining Rowland+Broughton, Leah was a designer primarily working on multi-family and higher education projects.

Leah is originally from Charleston, South Carolina, but made her way to Colorado for college and hasn’t left since. Leah has a strong passion for leadership and is currently the Vice-Chair for the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program, which trains emerging professionals in the field. She spends her spare time hiking, camping, skiing, and cooking a new recipe every week.

Team Member

Mark Urrea

Mark Urrea
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
NCARB
Education
Wentworth Institute of Technology - BARCH

Mark Urrea brings enthusiasm and vigor to every project he works on. His experience spans close to two decades and includes all phases of design and construction. He received his Bachelor’s of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. With a background in higher education, affordable housing, early education, adaptive reuse, urban design, and sports architecture, he draws on a wide range of experience to find design solutions which are well suited and unexpected. Mark brings a passion for sustainability and building science combined with an approach that emphasizes strong and simple ideas from concept all the way through construction.

Mark relocated from Boston to Denver where he worked at a variety of firms. He led a competition team which was a finalist in the Boston Living with Water competition and a winner of a Young Architects Competition for a kinetic barrier which generates electricity from airplane take off exhaust at airports.

In his personal time Mark likes rock climbing, playing, and building guitars, building furniture, hiking, camping, skiing, and snowboarding.

Team Member

Colton Todd

Colton Todd
Role
Project Architect
Education
Drury University Hammons School of Architecture - Master of Architecture

Colton received his Master of Architecture degree nearly a decade ago from the Drury University Hammons School of Architecture. His professional experience includes hospitality, historic preservation, commercial, higher-education, and has been involved with multiple award-winning projects across the nation. He is currently a scholar for the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program, with the intention of continuing to develop his passion as a leader, as well as his involvement with the community.   

Starting at an early age, Colton took a keen interest in the built world and how our surrounding environment comes together. He has a heightened focus on how details come together and how those details can influence the individual user experience.

Colton is originally from Bentonville, Arkansas and has a passion for anything outside, along with learning new cooking recipes and attending as many concerts as possible.

Team Member

Corrie Kowalinski

Corrie Kowalinski
Role
Interior Designer
Education
Arizona State University - Bachelor of Science in Design

Corrie Kowalinski brings nearly a decade of experience as an Interior Designer to the Rowland+Broughton team. Originally from Chandler, Arizona she received her Bachelor of Science in Design with a concentration in Interior Design from Arizona State University. Corrie has broad experience in design forms from hospitality, corporate, retail and residential work in Colorado and all around the country.  Her approach to design is thoughtful and dedicated, learning from her client’s in order to create space that is not only beautiful but functional and speaks to the esthetics of the client.

Corrie appreciates working on project teams where she can empower and motivate team members to push their own boundaries, shine in their strengths and learn from those around them. A successful project team is key in great design and Corrie appreciates the ability to manage a group of talented individuals through various design phases.

Away from the office Corrie spends her time traveling, fishing, hiking, kayaking and enjoying the great outdoors with her husband and rescue pups.

Team Member

Brandon Israel

Brandon Israel
Role
Designer
Education
Tulane University - Bachelor of Science in Architecture

After graduating with a BS in Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans, Brandon joined the Rowland+Broughton team as an Architectural Designer.  Passionate about design, Brandon draws inspiration from many interests such as nature, music, and art.  Brandon brings an open mind to the design process and is eager to learn as much as he can.

Growing up on the water in Florida gave Brandon a unique perspective. Exposure to natural elements and unique lifestyles has shown him how the built environment can connect to nature and tell a story. The sunshine state was an ideal landscape to develop his first passions, filmmaking and photography. The ways in which external factors such as light, water, plant life and movement can affect everything about someone’s day encouraged Brandon to explore architectural design as a career path. He is continuing to discover how architecture and natural elements all around us can work together harmoniously.

Throughout his education, Brandon worked as an intern for architecture firms and other designers.  Working on projects ranging from custom furniture to luxury homes in New York, Brandon was able to soak up knowledge and unique perspectives from people working in different realms in the design world.

Originally from Winter Park, Florida, Brandon is looking to explore everything that Colorado has to offer.  When he’s not in the studio, you can find Brandon hiking, snowboarding, or just hanging outside listening to good music with friends.

Team Member

Olivia Mathis

Olivia Mathis
Role
Interior Designer
Education
University of Cincinnati - Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

Olivia Mathis is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s School of Architecture and Interior Design – earning a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.  Olivia was the president of UC’s chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and she was awarded the overall Outstanding Interior Design Student of her undergraduate class.

Throughout her schooling, Olivia completed several professional internships in the cities of Cincinnati, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago. These internships allowed for Olivia to grow both personally and professionally, enabling her love for travel, while giving her room to explore the sectors of residential, hospitality, and workplace design.

Olivia’s passion for Interior Design stems from her years of working as a floral and event designer. By designing and executing upscale weddings and galas, she recognizes the direct impact of intentional design on its users; as interior space becomes the medium to hold memories and meaningful conversation. This idea, along with the principles of adaptive reuse and interior urbanism, became design drivers of her school studio projects.

Originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Olivia is excited to take on all the adventures Colorado has to offer. Outside of the office, you can find her hiking, at a cycling class, reading, or cooking for friends.

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Since its inception in 2003, R+B has been producing award winning projects led by Principals John Rowland, AIA and Sarah Broughton, AIA, NCIDQ. Leadership at R+B transcends every aspect of the team and is achieved through a rigorous design process, drive for excellence, and clarity of vision.

We work hard and we work together, led by our belief that inspiration drives excellence. We understand that team dynamic is critical to the success of every project.