Team Member

John Rowland

John Rowland
Role
Principal
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture
Studio
Aspen

John Rowland brings over two decades of experience in architecture and design as Principal of Rowland+Broughton. Inspired by collaboration with clients, artists and other design practitioners, John 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.

R+B has been the recipient of several City of Aspen Historic Preservation Commission Awards and numerous AIA, ASID and IIDA awards for excellence in design. The team is especially proud to have won AIA Colorado’s 2009 Young Firm of the Year. R+B is also annually recognized for firm achievement on Interior Design magazine’s Top Hospitality Design and Interior Design Giants lists.

Team Member

Sarah Broughton

Sarah Broughton
Role
Principal
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
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
Studio
Aspen

As Principal of Rowland+Broughton, Sarah 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 the Aspen community and has served as Chair of the City of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission. Hired to rewrite 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 several City of Aspen Historic Preservation Commission Awards and numerous AIA, ASID and IIDA awards for excellence in design. The team is especially proud to have won AIA Colorado’s 2009 Young Firm of the Year. R+B is also annually recognized for firm achievement on Interior Design magazine’s Top Hospitality Design and Interior Design Giants lists.  Sarah was awarded the Defy Ordinary award from the City of Aspen Chamber and the Aspen community. This award recognizes Sarah as a champion of the community and a leader to her colleagues.

Team Member

Izzi Wagner

Izzi Wagner
Role
Director of Culture
Affiliations
Aspen Young Professionals
International Association of Business Communicators
Marathon Strides Against Muscular Dystrophy
Le Dames Aspen
Challenge Aspen
Education
Purdue University - Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology/Graphical Marketing, Minor in Organizational Leadership
Studio
Aspen

Izzi Wagner has over two decades of experience in the field of consulting and business. Previously, she served as Vice President of a FOF, CBIS, helping to establish their Aspen office, and with The Aspen Institute as an Associate responsible for Institutional Advancement.

In addition to developing strategic initiatives for the firm’s internal and external marketing efforts, Izzi is responsible for stimulating the firm’s success by hiring the proper balance of employees and promoting the firm’s cultural, financial and operational objectives. She also assists in establishing the firms vision, mission and core values, provides information, tools and training to staff, and oversees direction of recruitment, employee relations, leadership development, the firm’s internship and mentoring program, performance management, benefits and compensation.

In an effort to direct and manage R+B’s business development efforts, Izzi:

+ develops, implements and maintains effective sales and other programs that provide maximum exposure to new business prospects within the firm’s established goals and objectives

+ develops and implements promotional programs and plans, cultivates and develops potential business prospects, and prepares proposals, presentations and qualification packages

+ provides market research, marketing training, system and procedure development, business development support and public relations

+ produces proposals by coordinating proposal/presentation preparation, including scheduling project milestone and reviews, and working with project managers to ensure that quality material is submitted and delivered

+ manages proposals, marketing metrics and other sales/public relations material

 

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
Studio
Aspen

David Forsman has over two decades of experience working in the field of accounting, tax, and financial planning.  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.

David is the Director of Finance in Rowland+Broughton’s Aspen office. He is responsible for maintaining all accounting functions, strategic planning, business and project financial management, accounts payable, and payroll.

David is a Certified Public Accountant since 1998 and a Certified Financial Planner since 2000.

Originally from Texas, David graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Team Member

Amanda Christianson

Amanda Christianson
Role
Studio Leader
Affiliations
American Institute of Architecture
LEED Accredited Professional
Education
University of Michigan - Master of Architecture
University of Michgan - Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Studio
Denver

Amanda Christianson brings over a decade of experience in architecture and project management to her role as Director of Operations at Rowland+Broughton. Applying her strengths in strategic planning, efficient communication and organization, she ensures that operational procedures are in alignment with the firm’s mission and core values. She is a resource for financial project tracking, risk management and quality assurance on technical production, design and and guiding project teams through all phases of the design process.

Amanda is also a Studio Leader in Rowland+Broughton’s Denver studio. She has been the Project Manager for Matsuhisa Denver and the award-winning residences Black Birch Modern and Game On.  She is also currently Project Manager for the Sky Residences at W Aspen and Art Barn.  Anticipating clients’ needs, organization and rigorous follow-through have been a hallmark to her approach with each project team.

Team Member

Dana Ellis

Dana Ellis
Role
Studio Leader
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
LEED Accredited Professional
Education
Mount Holyoke College - Bachelor of Arts in Spacial Studies
Rhode Island School of Design - Master of Architecture, Alpha Rho Chi Medal of Honor for professional service, leadership and academic merit
Studio
Aspen

Dana Ellis has over a decade of experience in the field of architecture and design. Raised in Connecticut, she spent time studying and designing in Detroit, Michigan, and at the Mezzogiorno in Southern Italy. While earning her Bachelor of Arts, she spent time at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying architecture, and a summer interning with a landscape architecture firm in London, England. Dana continued her education with a semester at the Ecosa Institute in Prescott, Arizona, where she learned about sustainable building materials and ecological design.

While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, she was editor of an architecture publication titled Works in Progress, and a studio teaching assistant and teacher of Degrees of Freedom, a collegiate course on design and renewable energy. Dana also enjoyed the opportunity of working closely with builders on the adaptive reuse of an old mill building along the Woonsocket River while with Truthbox Architects in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dana was involved with the renovations of prominent Aspen eateries, such as Justice Snow’s, The Little Nell’s Element 47, and White House Tavern. Her passion for design lies in working with inspired clients and specifically with local business owners. Helping clients find a sense of place is a guiding inspiration.

Dana is active in an assortment of volunteer activities, working with Carbondale Arts, and serving on the board of Dance Initiative in Carbondale, Colorado.

Team Member

Sara Upton

Sara Upton
Role
Studio Leader
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Architecture
Studio
Aspen

Sara Boulet Upton has worked in the field of architecture and design for over two decades as a project manager and architect.  Currently, she is working on custom residential homes, with a focus on multi-parcel family estates, as well as mixed-use buildings.  Her experience has allowed her to provide quality, buildable information to contractors in the construction documents phase of a project. Sara loves working with families to help them achieve their goals of creating beautiful and inspiring living spaces.

Raised outside of Denver, Colorado, Sara began her career in Denver before moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2002.  She worked as a project manager at Poss Architecture+Planning for eight years, concentrating on high-end residential homes as well as commercial and hospitality projects.  Sara also had the opportunity to expand her knowledge base of the construction process while working with Jack Wilkie Builder, focusing her efforts on two custom homes.

Team Member

E. Scott McHale

E. Scott McHale
Role
Studio Leader
Affiliations
LEED Accredited Professional
Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Architecture and Urban Studies - Bachelor of Architecture
Studio
Aspen

Scott McHale has over two decades of experience in the field of architecture and design. His ability to listen, understand and interpret complex situations has enabled him to successfully execute designs which respond directly to the distinct programmatic needs and aesthetic goals of a wide variety of projects. His ability to manage project teams from inception to conclusion has produced an impressive collection of completed projects characterized by sustainably aware and integrated architecture. His vast experience allows him to efficiently oversee the entire project process, including establishing and developing conceptual directives, incorporating and implementing design concepts, final oversight and quality control of document production through to contract administration services.

Scott’s range of projects includes luxury and custom single-family homes, multifamily custom condominiums, affordable housing projects, and infrastructure and transportation projects. Notable among his portfolio are Aspen’s Limelight/Monarch Residences, Der Berghof Condominiums, Victorian Square and The Gant Conference Center. Coupled with his previous work at CCY Architects, Scott has designed and managed projects in resort areas throughout Colorado, as well as Virginia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Korea, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Scott also has practical experience as a contractor and builder after personally constructing and successfully completing his own home in Carbondale, Colorado.

Team Member

Brandt Shwayder

Brandt Shwayder
Role
Project Manager
Affiliations
LEED Accredited Professional
United States Green Build Council
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Architecture
Studio
Denver

Brandt Shwayder has over 16 years of experience in the field of architecture, including 13 years with Rowland+Broughton, working in the studio since its early days.  He has extensive computer modeling, rendering, and visualization skills, and an enthusiasm for design, detail and building science.  After studying in Rome, Italy, and completing his Master of Architecture degree at University of Colorado, Brandt started his professional career working in Baden, Switzerland, collaborating with his former professor Philippe Barman.  Their work was featured in numerous publications and was exhibited in the 2004 Swiss Art Awards in Basel, Switzerland, and the Pavillion de l’Arsenal in Paris, France.  This experience afforded Brandt the opportunity to collaborate on several high-profile competition entries for architecture in Europe, including an art museum for Lausanne, Switzerland, and a landmark for Paris’ 2012 Olympic bid.

Brandt is a Project Manager in Rowland+Broughton’s Denver studio. He achieved LEED Accredited Professional status in 2009 and has since designed several LEED projects which have been certified or are seeking certification.  He is working on a wide variety of architectural projects, including single family residential, commercial mixed-use, tenant improvement, and hospitality projects.

Originally from Virginia, Brandt moved to Colorado to study at the University of Denver, focusing on art conservation and art history. More inspired by the design and architecture industry, Brandt moved on to the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he received a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree.  He also earned a Master of Architecture degree, with highest honors, from the University of Colorado, Denver.  Brandt enjoys seeking out design inspiration while traveling and incorporates these rich experiences into his design vocabulary.

Team Member

Delvon Nemechek

Delvon Nemechek
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
Education
Kansas State University - Bachelor of Architecture
Studio
Aspen

Delvon Nemechek has over a decade of experience in the field of architecture, working in custom residential, hospitality, multifamily lodges, resort development and planning, healthcare, commercial, mixed use, restaurant and retail. He spent time in the Czech Republic at the Czech Technical University studying design and architecture.  In the past, Delvon worked on numerous projects in the Roaring Fork Valley, most notably as the Project Architect for the award-winning Hotel Jerome renovation.

Delvon has worked on projects such as the Limelight Residences, Obermeyer Place, St. Regis Aspen Resort, Hotel Jerome and various residential renovations. His extended knowledge of SketchUp assists in process and design presentations. He embraces the architectural process, striving to learn from each experience.

 

Team Member

Will Otte

Will Otte
Role
Architectural Designer
Affiliations
LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Architecture
Studio
Denver

Will Otte has nearly a decade of experience in the field of architecture. He has worked on high-end residential, hospitality, and multifamily resort housing.  Additionally, 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 is currently making 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. These items are created using computer modeling in conjunction with CNC manufacturing and laser cutting processes. The breadth of the objects will has designed encompass alpine skis, ceiling installations, furniture, and artwork.

A native of Aspen, Colorado, he is currently taking his ARE exams in pursuit of earning his architectural license.

Team Member

Leslie Cope

Leslie Cope
Role
Interior Designer
Affiliations
International Interior Design Association
Network of Executive Women in Hospitality
Women In Design
Education
Long Beach State University - Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Architectural Design
Studio
Denver

Leslie Cope is involved in a variety of projects, including hospitality, restaurants, retail and high-end residential.  She was instrumental of the design of Matsuhisa Denver and Narrative restaurant, condominium residences Waterfront Loft, Mountain Loft, and Architect Retreat, and is currently interior designer for custom home, Modern Prairie. Leslie is adept at concept development, design drafting, interior selections, and presentation design.  She has a knack for pairing the client’s existing pieces with new finishes and furnishings 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 R+B, Leslie is involved in a few committees and extracurricular activities, where she leads the Material Library Committee and volunteers her time to the Cleworth Architectural Legacy each year.  Additionally, she continues to push the boundaries of the Interior Design team at R+B, by continuing to embrace new ideas, adapt to changes in technology and process, and always seeking the best tools and approach to beautiful design.

Hailing from Southern California, Leslie graduated from California State University at Long Beach, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Architectural Design.  With her career beginning in Southern California, she was employed with SimonGlover Inc., working on retail stores and commercial spaces and Domani Designs where she focused on oceanside residential projects.

Team Member

Mark Bever

Mark Bever
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
LEED Accredited Professional
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design
Studio
Denver

Mark Bever is a Project Architect with a decade of architectural experience in Rowland+Broughton’s Denver studio, where he is working on a variety of residential projects. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Previously, Mark worked on high-end residential projects throughout the Roaring Fork Valley with Theodore K. Guy and Associates. Mark is also a licensed real estate broker, specializing in the Denver residential real estate market.

A Colorado native from Ft. Collins, Mark earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a licensed Architect in the state of Colorado, and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Team Member

Mark Hardeman

Mark Hardeman
Role
Architectural Designer
Education
Louisiana State University - Bachelor of Architecture
Studio
Aspen

Mark Hardeman has over two decades of experience in the field of architecture. He is currently working on a variety of projects, including hospitality and large-scale custom residential. He has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork, AIA Memphis Architectural Scavenger Hunt, CANstruction, Casas for CASA, and the Memphis Center City Commission.

Previously, he worked with DPA Architectural Group, Reno-Smith Architects, LLC and CCY Architects, LLC. Most recently, Mark worked with ESC/Xssentials, assisting with the design and production of in-home theaters. His project experience includes an addition to the Holy Cross Energy Administration Building, a private residence in Telluride, The Chattanooga Experience Museum, an addition to the LASC Planetarium and Space Theater in Baton Rouge, the Gibson Guitar Manufacturing Plant and Museum in Memphis, and The Children’s Museum of Memphis. Notably, Mark won the Dean’s Medal for outstanding graduating designer and the AIA President’s Award for Service to a Chapter.

Team Member

Carrera Shea

Carrera Shea
Role
Interior Designer
Affiliations
National Council of Interior Design Qualification
Education
University of California at Santa Barbara - Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics
Interior Designer's Institute, Newport Beach - Interior Design Degree
Studio
Aspen

Carrera Shea is a licensed Interior Designer in Rowland+Broughton’s Aspen studio, working on a variety of high-end residential and commercial projects.  Carrera is adept at concept development, design drafting, interior selections, and presentation design. Previously, she had her own business, Carrera Shea Design, working on residential projects in Newport Beach, CA.

Growing up in Southern California, Carrera graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics. She also earned an Interior Design degree at the Interior Designer’s Institute (IDI) in Newport Beach, CA.  While at IDI she was awarded the “Hall of Fame” award for both her healthcare and hotel designs. She is also licensed by the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

Team Member

Suzannah Spaulding

Suzannah Spaulding
Role
Studio Manager
Marketing Coordinator
Education
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business - Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing, Minor in Design
Studio
Denver

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing, Suzannah worked as an assistant to the GM, in group reservations and in sales for a few property management companies in Aspen, Colorado, before serving in managerial roles in the upscale retail industry for seven years. Currently, Suzannah uses her diverse professional experience in customer relations, design and business to spearhead R+B’s website, editorial and award submission efforts.  As part of R+B’s marketing team for the past three years, she aids in writing proposals and in creating collateral for business development. She is also is happy an integral leader of R+B’s DOF (Director of Fun) Committee, which works to build our culture and provide team support and satisfaction through creating opportunities for shared experiences.

Team Member

Tim Owen

Tim Owen
Role
Project Architect
Building Information Modeling Manager
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
Autodesk 2015 Certified Revit Professional
Education
Virginia Tech - Bachelor of Arts in Geography with concentration in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis, Magna Cum Laude
Virginia Tech - Masters of Architecture
Studio
Aspen

Tim Owen is an Autodesk 2015 Certified Revit Professional and uses his extensive Revit experience to contribute to the firm’s office standards and training. He has served as an Instructor at Colorado Mountain College teaching entry level Revit courses. Tim has previous experience in residential construction and remodeling and has been involved in projects ranging from small community proposals to large hospitality remodels and expansions. Tim grew up in southwest Pennsylvania and is currently working on a variety of hospitality and residential projects through all phases of design and construction.

Team Member

Craig Lawrence

Craig Lawrence
Role
Project Manager
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
Education
Colorado State University - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Architecture, Outstanding Graduate
Studio
Denver

Craig Lawrence has over a decade of experience in the field of architecture working on high-end residential, hospitality, multifamily housing, and commercial projects.  He is a Project Manager and Architect in Rowland+Broughton’s Denver studio, where 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 project leader.

Craig grew up following 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.  During college he developed an appreciation for team leadership as a store and warehouse manager at American Furniture Warehouse but returned to the AEC industry to pursue his passion.  Previously, Craig worked as a project manager at Humphries Poli Architects in Denver. 

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. Craig is a licensed Architect and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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
Studio
Denver
Projects

Rahul Mohare has nearly two decades of experience in all phases of architecture, interior design and construction management. He 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. Rahul has extensive computer modeling and visualization skills, and an enthusiasm for design and detail.

He has worked for Denver area firms, such as Davis Partnership, Andrea Lawrence Wood Interior Design, and Van Meter Williams Pollack, 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

Alison Foto Agley

Alison Foto Agley
Role
Project Manager
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
Education
University of Southern California - Bachelor of Architecture
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Business, Emphasis in Real Estate and Construction Management
Studio
Aspen

Alison Agley brings over a decade and a half of experience in architecture, interior architecture and project management to her role as Project Manager at Rowland+Broughton.  Applying her strengths in design, communication and efficient space planning, she is excited to add her skills to the R+B team. 

As a past member of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission, she also enjoys the history of Aspen. Living in the Raring Fork Valley for over 20 years has brought a wide understanding of the resources available and the challenges of building within such a desirable community.

Alison is NCARB certified, a licensed architect in the state of Colorado and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects for the past decade.

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Alison earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and enjoyed a summer studying in Rome and Lake Como, Italy.  After moving to Aspen and interning for Poss Architecture + Planning, she moved to Denver to get a Master of Business from the University of Denver.

Team Member

Zachary Carson

Zachary Carson
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architecture
LEED Green Associate
Education
The Ohio State University - Bachelors of Science in Architecture
Washington University in St. Louis - Masters of Architecture, Masters of Urban Design
Studio
Denver

Zachary Carson has three years’ experience in the field of architecture working in higher education, commercial, residential, mixed-use, corporate interiors and urban design. In the past he has worked on projects of varying scales and locations, most notably on the 3,600-unit masterplan Riverline in Chicago, IL.

Zachary is an Architect in Rowland+Broughton’s Denver studio and is currently working on a number of residential and hospitality projects. His experience in three-dimensional modeling and representation assists in the development of numerous marketing initiatives and design process presentations. He believes the dialogue and discourse of architecture is the greatest tool we have as creative individuals. He serves on R+B’s Visualization and Process & Graphics committees.

A Registered Architect in the state of Illinois, Zachary is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a LEED Green Associate. He is from Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis where he earned dual Masters of Architecture and Masters of Urban Design degrees. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Architecture at The Ohio State University.

Team Member

Brent Carr

Brent Carr
Role
Senior Project Manager
Education
Pennsylvania State University - Bachelor of Architectural Science
Sydney Institute of Technology - Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Architecture)
Bankstown Institute of Technology - Certificate of Engineering Drafting
Studio
Denver

Brent Carr has over two 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 of pride in the architectural process itself is key to a satisfied client and a creative, successful project. Brent’s range of experience includes Design and Construction Project Management of all stages of architectural design, 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 has acquired a vast assortment of varying design styles and construction methodology.

Brent is a Project Manager in Rowland+Broughton’s Denver studio. He 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. Most recently, Brent was Senior Architectural Project Manager with CR Architecture + Design, where he focused on boutique hospitality hotels and associated historic renovations.

Brent is from Australia, where he earned an Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Architecture) from Sydney Institute of Technology and a Certificate of Engineering Drafting from Bankstown Institute of Technology. Upon moving to the United States in 1999, he earned a Bachelor of Architectural Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Team Member

Lindsay Bench

Lindsay Bench
Role
Project Manager
Affiliations
Texas Board of Architectural Examiners - Registered Interior Designer
National Council of Interior Design Qualification
International Interior Design Association
Network of Executive Women in Hospitality
Education
Art Institute of Houston - Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (CIDA Accredited)
Studio
Denver

Lindsay Bench is a licensed and registered interior designer with experience in both high-end residential and commercial segments, including hospitality, commercial office, multi-family, retail and industrial design.

Lindsay’s involvement in the R+B Materials Library committee allows her to be well versed and current among new products and developments that, in-turn, provide clients and projects with the latest materials and most appropriate solutions. She is also a contributor to our Revit committee as an advanced user, helping to educate the R+B team with technical insight and ensuring the highest level of production standards from all employees.

Born in Houston, Lindsay previously worked with Powers Brown Architecture on projects throughout the U.S. and Canada, and residentially with Creative Touch Interiors and Jane-Page Design Group in Houston Texas.

Team Member

Brandon Herbst

Brandon Herbst
Role
Architectural Designer
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
Studio
Denver

With nearly a decade of experience in the field of architecture and interior design, Brandon Herbst has been involved in many award-winning projects throughout Southern California.

A skilled designer and computer modeler, Brandon provides a unique perspective on technology’s role in the design, communication, and project delivery process.  He understands the importance of a firm’s connection to its community and has been heavily involved in local AIA chapters.  In 2017 Brandon received the AIAOC Service Award for his commitment to design and work on the AIAOC Design Awards committee.

Brandon is actively pursuing his architecture license and received his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic Institute San Luis Obispo.  Before coming to R + B, Brandon was the senior designer and director of technology and innovation for Anders Lasater Architects, a design firm in Laguna Beach, CA.  He also has experience in furniture design and construction and has collaborated with San Diego Urban Timber on several custom kitchen and furniture designs.  Brandon is originally from California but grew up in Washington D.C.  He is an outdoor enthusiast with a penchant for board sports and an avid cook.

Team Member

Maggie Wohltjen

Maggie Wohltjen
Role
Architectural Designer
Education
Auburn University - Bachelor of Architecture
Studio
Denver

Maggie Wohltjen contributes her abilities in graphics, visualization, and CAD to enhance the drawing production and marketing efforts of the firm.

Maggie received her Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and is actively pursuing her architectural license. Before joining the R + B team, Maggie studied urban design at Auburn’s Urban Studio in Birmingham where she focused on architectural transience, urban revitalization, and city resilience. She also spent a semester at Auburn’s Rural Studio where she gained experience designing and building small-scale rural work spaces. She hopes to apply her understanding of both urban and rural conditions to her design work in Denver and the surrounding areas.

Born and raised in Kentucky, Maggie had many opportunities to travel the world with family while growing up. Having also spent four months abroad studying architecture in Italy, she is now passionate about travel and architectural history. Maggie also has experience as a writer for CRIT magazine, the national, student-led publication of the AIAS.

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
Studio
Denver

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 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 holds a Bachelor of Science in Building Science with a Concentration of Architectural Technology and Design from Appalachian State University. Throughout her senior year, she participated in an innovative design driven curriculum within a multidisciplinary environment of faculty and students known as IDEXlab. During this time, she and her team designed and built a new Park Office + Welcome Center for the non-profit Valle Crucis Community Park in Valle Crucis, North Carolina.

Eugenie’s professional experience includes over five years of 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. Eugenie is actively pursuing licensure upon the completion of her architectural experience program.

Team Member

Adam Cook

Adam Cook
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
Licensed Architect - Michigan
Education
University of Detroit Mercy - Bachelor of Architecture
University of Detroit Mercy - Master of Architecture
Studio
Aspen

Adam Cook began his career at SmithGroup, a commercial architecture firm in Detroit, where he learned the rigor of a large firm and where he was taught the precision needed to work in architecture. He brings with him to R+B a diverse portfolio of commercial, work-place and education projects.

Adam uses a comprehensive approach to details that help inform the design, ensuring that no part is left behind. A licensed architect, his balanced, comprehensive approach to details is reinforced by his desire for an honesty of materials and timeless design.

Adam received his BArch and MArch from the University of Detroit Mercy. His studies culminated in a thesis focusing on the built environment and improving design and design understanding in cities. Before coming to R+B, Adam worked at Warehouse in York, PA. Originally from Metro Detroit, Adam’s path led him to the mountains to further develop his architecture and outdoor passions.

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Catie Keel

Catie Keel
Role
Interior Designer
Affiliations
National Council of Interior Design Qualification
Council of Interior Design Qualification Ambassador
American Society of Interior Designers
Education
University of Alabama - Bachelor of Science in Human Environment Design in Interior Design, Minors in Graphic Design + Art History
Studio
Aspen

Catie Keel is an Interior Designer with Rowland+Broughton in the Aspen studio.  She brings with her eight years of diverse experience in the field of design ranging from commercial project management to high end residential design.  She holds a CIDQ certificate and is an active member for American Society of Interior Designers.  Catie is currently working on a multi-use building in the core of Aspen as well as private residence. 

Catie received her Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Design from the University of Alabama with a double minor in Art History and graphic design and is licensed by the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).  Before joining R+B, Catie worked as an Interior Designer in Aspen, CO in residential design and as a commercial project manager in Nashville, TN.  Catie is originally born and raised in Alabama.  She is an avid yogi, trail runner, and enjoys cheering on her Crimson Tide, Roll Tide!

Team Member

Lauren Amt

Lauren Amt
Role
Licensed Project Architect
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
Illinois Architectural Licensure
Education
Syracuse University - Bachelor of Architecture
Studio
Denver

Lauren Amt is a Project Architect with Rowland+Broughton in our Denver studio.  Her background of architectural projects includes a range of hospitality, educational, and residential design.  Before joining R+B, she worked on single family homes and office build-outs in Wisconsin, Michigan, and downtown Chicago, as well as hotel interiors for projects in China.  Previous work during her career in Washington, DC includes government buildings and higher education, high school and preparatory school academic buildings, laboratories, and athletic facilities.  She has volunteered as a panelist with AIAS and mentored in Architecture in Schools program to educate students about the profession. 

Lauren received her B. Arch degree from Syracuse University School of Architecture before moving to DC.  She worked with Bowie Gridley architects for four years before moving to Chicago, when she joined Pierre Yves Rochon.  Her residential work in Chicago was with dSPACE Studio and Searl Lamaster Howe Architects until she moved to the Rockies to join R+B.  In her free time, she loves exploring the outdoors, traveling, and kicking back with a good beer.

Team Member

Amy Wicklund

Amy Wicklund
Role
Human Capital Management Specialist
Affiliations
Professional in Human Resources
Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional
Education
University of Iowa - Dance Major
Ellis DuBoulay School of Ballet
Studio
Denver

A versatile human resources professional with nearly two decades of experience, Amy’s professional passions lie in strengthening the employee experience, driving inclusion and equity, and creating a personalized and realistic HR vision to bring an organization to the next level.

She’s spent the last few years utilizing those skills at the Joffrey Ballet, which brought her life full circle as she studied dance at University of Iowa and Ellis Du-Boulay School of Ballet. Previously, she’s held positions in human resources with Hubbard Radio Chicago and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Amy’s thrilled to be with R+B as she’s a design enthusiast. An avid cook, she reads cookbooks like they’re novels, loves hanging with her dog and enjoys travel and the outdoors.

Team Member

Daniel Lawrence

Daniel Lawrence
Role
Visual Designer
Education
Bachelor of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, 2015
Studio
Denver

Daniel Lawrence is a visual artist at Rowland+Broughton. With over four years of experience in the field of architecture visualization and architectural projects, he has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from custom residences to large scale hospitality master plans. Daniel received his Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Before coming to R+B, Daniel worked with Ten Over Studios in San Luis Obispo, CA. Originally from Southern California, Daniel is an avid mountain biker and general lover of the outdoors.

Team Member

Jonathan Rice

Jonathan Rice
Role
Architectural Designer
Affiliations
Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects
Education
BA Architecture with Honors, Brighton University, England
Master of Architecture, Brighton University, England
Study Abroad: University of Brno, Czechoslovakia
Accreditation: Royal Institute of British Architects
Studio
Aspen

Jonathan is an architectural designer in our Aspen studio. He received his BA and Masters in Architecture in his native England and pairs his   education with more than 15 years experience working on a wide range of project types across Colorado as well as projects located as far afield as Tahoe, the Hamptons, and London.

Project types and experience includes leading cutting-edge luxury residential projects, complex commercial, hospitality, resort and multi-use developments, including a $100 million 154-room luxury hotel + resort located on the shores of Lake Tahoe, voted #1 resort by Travel and Leisure in 2018. Before coming to R + B, Jonathan worked with CCY Architects in Aspen, and has previously operated his own studio in years past.

Jonathan is originally from England, but after several years globe-trotting he settled in his adopted home of Colorado where he has since lived for more than 20 years. When not in the office, Jonathan can often be found somewhere out in the backcountry either mountain biking, backpacking or hiking with his best friend, ‘Roxie the pooch’.

Team Member

Maggie McEntee

Maggie McEntee
Role
Marketing Communications Manager
Education
State University of New York at Fredonia – Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Photography, Minors in Marketing and Art History
Studio
Denver

As part of the R+B marketing communications team, Maggie brings her passion for design and diverse experience in digital marketing, brand development, graphic design and photography. Previously, she has honed her marketing skills at a communications agency focused on nonprofit and social marketing, in the healthcare industry, and advocating for local business at a nonprofit association.

Originally from Rochester, NY, Maggie moved to Denver in pursuit of a bustling city with access to the mountains. She had a deep interest in architecture and design at an early age, but her path steered her toward visual arts where she studied photography, art history and marketing.

As an outdoor enthusiast, Maggie’s weekends consist of exploring the trails and rock faces to the West or working on her 125-year-old bungalow.

Team Member

Marisol Foreman

Marisol Foreman
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
2018 American Institute of Architects, Member
2017 NCARB Certificate
2017 LEED AP BD+C
2019 AIA Colorado Design Awards, Committee Member
2019 Women in Design, Member
2019 Denver Architecture Foundation, Member
2016 Toastmasters, 2017 Chapter President
2016 Professional Advisory Council, University of Washington CBE
Education
Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2010
Master of Architecture, University of Washington, 2015
Studio
Denver

Marisol has six years of experience working in the field of architecture and is a Project Architect with Rowland+Broughton in our Denver studio. Before coming to Rowland+Broughton, she worked on several transit-oriented projects in Munich for Albrecht und Partner, religious and multi-family housing projects for atelierjones in Seattle, WA, and most recently worked on large commercial, science and tech, sports and recreation, and entertainment projects at Perkins&Will in both their Seattle and Denver offices. Marisol strives to implement sustainable design practices into every project and has experience working on LEED certified buildings.

Marisol 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 is LEED accredited with specialty in Building Design and Construction, received her NCARB Certificate, and is a licensed Architect in the State of Washington. As an active member of AIA Colorado, she is a part of the Design Awards Committee. Marisol grew up in Durango, Colorado and is excited to be back exploring the Colorado outdoors.

Team Member

Cody Schürch

Cody  Schürch
Role
Accounting Manager
Affiliations
Notary Public of The State of Colorado
Education
Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, Texas State University, 2014
Studio
Aspen

Cody Schürch previously worked with Alpine Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase before joining Rowland+Broughton. Prior to that, he worked in hospitality, facilitated team development, and was a cultural ambassador for the Ministry of Education in Spain.

As Accounting Manager for R+B, Cody is responsible for accounts payable and receivables, and other accounting functions.

Cody received his Bachelor of Arts from Texas State University in International Studies with a focus on finance. He is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, but was raised in Texas. Cody spends his free time with his wife and two sons enjoying the outdoors, and cooking meals for family and 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.