Team Member

John Rowland

John Rowland
Role
Principal
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
Licensed Architect in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming
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. 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
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 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
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, Associate, has over a decade of experience in the field of architecture working on high-end residential, hospitality, multifamily housing, and commercial projects.  As an Associate, Project Manager and Architect in Rowland+Broughton’s Denver studio, 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

Will Otte

Will Otte
Role
Associate / Project Manager
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 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
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, R+B Associate, is involved in a variety of projects, including hospitality, restaurants, retail and high-end residential.  As a leader in R+B’s Denver studio, she was instrumental of the design of Matsuhisa Denver and Narrative restaurant, condominium residences Waterfront Loft, Mountain Loft, Architect Retreat, and Modern Prairie. Leslie is adept at concept development, design drafting, interior selections, and presentation design and has helped the firm to expand to our Northern California location.  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 several 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

Steve Harris

Steve Harris
Role
Associate / Project Manager
Affiliations
Member of the American Institute of Architects
NCARB Certificate
LEED AP
Education
St. Lawrence University - Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Colorado at Denver - Master of Architecture
Studio
Aspen

Steve Harris has 13 years of experience in the field of architecture. Steve is an Associate and Project Manager with Rowland+Broughton in our Aspen studio. He brings with him over a decade of technical experience leading design teams on a variety of project scale and complexity. Steve is experienced in several project typologies (commercial, mixed-use, & multi-family) and construction types.

Steve received his BFA from St. Lawrence University in Fine Arts and his MA in Architecture from University of Colorado at Denver. Before coming to R+B, Steve worked with Tryba Architects and BurkettDesign (now EUA) in Denver, CO. Steve is originally from New England and is an avid skier, scuba diver and biker.

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
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

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

Karley Bessez

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

Parsons School of Design - Certificate in Graphic Design

Karley Bessez is the Marketing Director for R+B’s Aspen and Denver studios. Based in New York, and commuting to Colorado on a regular basis, Karley leads marketing strategy and communication efforts that supports R+B’s team of more than 40 professionals.

A business development, marketing and communications leader in the architecture and design industry, Karley is experienced in branding and communications tactics and brings a unique view to executing business development and initiating firm branding efforts. 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.

Before R+B, 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. She attended Bucknell University, where she achieved a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French, and has also received a certificate in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design.

Team Member

Shana Broback

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

Shana Broback has over a decade of experience working in the human resources field. Prior to joining the R+B team, Shana held senior HR leadership positions for a variety of sectors including fintech, financial institutions, and the A/E/C sector.

Shana is the Director of Human Resources in Rowland+Broughton’s Aspen office. 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.

Shana achieved her SHRM-CP designation in 2016.

Team Member

Brent Carr

Brent Carr
Affiliations
Member of the American Institute of Architects
Education
Penn State - Bachelor of Architectural Science Degree, Per Academic Equivalency Evaluation
Sydney Institute of Technology - Associate Diploma in Applied Science in Architecture
Studio
Denver

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 a creative, 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
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

Mark Bever

Mark Bever
Role
Project Manager
Affiliations
LEED AP
Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Environmental Design - Bachelor of Architecture
Studio
Denver, CO

Mark Bever is a Project Manager with a decade of architectural experience in Rowland+Broughton’s Denver studio, where he is working on a variety of 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 with Theodore K. Guy and Associates. Mark also 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. He is currently taking his ARE exams in pursuit of earning his architectural license.

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

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
University of Colorado at Boulder - Bachelor of Environmental Design
University of Washington - Master of Architecture
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

Andrea Orrego

Andrea Orrego
Role
Project Architect
Affiliations
Member of Aspen Entrepreneurs
Member and Steering Committee of Western Slope Technologists
Member of ACT the App Association
Chair and Co-Founder Atelier Home Design
Education
Peruvian University of Applied Sciences - Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture and Planning
Studio
Aspen

Andrea is a Project Architect at the Aspen studio. She is a third-generation architect with over seven years of experience. Andrea grew up visiting construction sites and being involved with the different disciplines of building and designing. She has diverse experience from commercial projects and developing brand aesthetics to working with clients to deliver their vision of a dream home.

Andrea’s approach and interests have been focused on finding the best solutions to execute the client’s vision, showing them all possibilities and potential. This approach led her to become an entrepreneur and develop an interior design app that would allow her clients to visualize, in real-time, their design ideas.

Andrea studied Architecture and Planning in Lima, Peru, where she was born and raised. Andrea is also the chair and co-founder of Atelier Home Design, a Denver Startup Week speaker, an inclusivity and diversity advocate, and a mindfulness and leadership enthusiast.

Team Member

Jacob George

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

Jacob George is a 3D Artist and Visualization specialist based out of Rowland+Broughton’s Denver studio. He brings with him a background in lighting design and a diverse project history ranging from multifamily, to healthcare and retail.

Before coming to R+B, Jacob was with Davis Partnership Architects, where he began working as a lighting designer and architectural designer during his final year at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2018. He has a passion for architecture and design, but an even stronger passion for the arts and technologies that support the field.

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

Team Member

Julie Gillespie

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

As executive assistant, Julie brings a variety of skills to the R+B team, including client experience, administration support, community engagement, and office management.

Her objective is to keep the Aspen studio on track, organized, and running smoothly while managing the daily flow of client interactions, team requests, and principal support. Currently, she is striving to be the in-studio and on-call notary for the Aspen team.

Previously working for the City of Aspen at the Wheeler Opera House, Julie focused her energy on providing support for the Executive Director while managing the year-round City of Aspen Grants program from 2018–2020 and occasionally found herself on the 130-year-old theatre stage in front of an audience.

Julie’s passion is people. She thrives on new interactions and making long lasting connections, whether it be with new team members, clients, or visitors.

Originally from Austin, TX, Julie studied Nutrition at Texas State University before moving to Colorado in 2013 to escape the Texas heat. Her home base is now Aspen, CO where she enjoys tackling new taco recipes daily, napping with her husky Maverick, improving her Spanish, and continuing to seek out that perfect year-round rosé wine.

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
Studio
Denver

Brooke Pisani graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Environmental Design, Architecture. She joined the R+B team in the fall of 2020, bringing a fresh perspective and enthusiastic attitude to the firm.

Before working with R+B, Brooke worked with two boutique interior design firms: The Ranch House (TRH), in Boulder, CO, and Storm Designs, in Aspen CO. She sought out Rowland+Broughton with the hopes to continue her career in interior design alongside beginning a career in architecture, with a firm that does it all.

Brooke grew up in Aspen, CO and has always dreamed of being involved in the design which makes the mountain town so remarkable. She works as an Architectural Designer in the Denver office, and she aspires to eventually attain an architectural license, NCARB Certification, and AIA Membership. In her free time, you can almost always find Brooke hiking.

Team Member

James Jones

James Jones
Role
Architectural Designer
Education
University of Kansas State - Master of Architecture
Studio
Aspen

James Jones joined Rowland+Broughton in the fall of 2020 after receiving his Masters of Architecture from Kansas State University. During his time at K-State he spent time as an intern with Overland Partners, an award-winning architecture firm in San Antonio, TX. He also 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.

James is currently pursuing LEED certification. When he is not in the office, James strives to soak up every opportunity for outdoor recreation Aspen has to offer.

Team Member

Macyn Goeders

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

Macyn Goeders graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. She joined Rowland+Broughton in 2021 and is excited to coordinate with an incredible team by bringing a positive outlook and a passion for design.

Over the past two years, Macyn has worked with a boutique design firm in Aspen, CO 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. She is an Architectural Designer in the Denver office, working towards her license and NCARB certification. 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
Education
University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Master of Architecture
Studio
Denver

David Allen is a recent master’s graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and he is beyond excited to begin his professional design career with Rowland+Broughton as an Architectural Designer in our Denver studio. He brings with him a unique perspective to design, an impeccable work ethic, and an unwavering positive mindset and attitude.

As a member of the J.E.D.I. Committee (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) at R+B, 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’s architectural thesis project, “ReConstruct the Culture”, focused on the dynamic of mentorship in the black community. Through this project, he proposed that mentorship can be fostered and encouraged through certain spatial conditions. His thesis received the David Williams Award, the highest award recognized in the program. David was also awarded the overall Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award, representing the School of Architecture and Design.

Before joining R+B, David completed internships at Stantec in Plano, TX and dB Architecture of Acadiana in Lafayette, LA. David is originally from Eunice, LA; he enjoys working out, playing basketball, and experiencing new places and cultures. David is actively pursuing licensure upon the completion of his architectural experience program.

Team Member

Sara Abd Rabbo

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

Growing up in New York, Sara is looking forward to trade in the “no sleep city” for the Rocky Mountain energy. She joined the R+B team in our Denver studio in the Winter of 2021.  Prior to joining the team, she worked with SCDA Architects managing projects throughout South East Asia and New York. In the 5+ years of her 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 with some of the many committees at R+B.

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). As she develops, Sara will be pursuing her accreditations and NCIDQ license, and hopes to become more involved in our industry.

In her free time, Sara loves spending time outdoors with a good cocktail and her pup Zola. She is excited to try all the new things Colorado has to offer!

Team Member

Stefanie Richter

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

Stefanie Richter has over 6 year’s experience in the field of Interior Design. She has a history of designing innovative and creative designs for residential and commercial entities.

Being born and raised in Germany, Stefanie moved to the United States in 2009 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa, FL. After graduating, she found her home in the Roaring Fork Valley and has been working as an Interior Designer in Aspen ever since.

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
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
NCARB
Education
University of Colorado at Boulder - BA Environmental Design
Studio
Denver

Jake Schultz is a Project Architect at Rowland+Broughton with 7+ years of experience in the field of architecture.  Before joining R+B, 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.  Located in the Denver studio, Jake is pursuing his architectural license.

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.  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.  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
Affiliations
LEED Green Associate
Education
Purdue University - BA Interior Design
Studio
Denver

Kaitlin Gordon brings 6+ years of experience as an Interior Designer to the Rowland & Broughton team working out of the Denver Studio. 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 R+B, Kaitlin worked with Davis Wince Architecture in Denver with a focus on commercial design in healthcare, retail, and higher education. Kaitlin has her LEED GA Certification and will be pursuing her NCIDQ certification.

Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Kaitlin graduated from Purdue University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design.

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

Team Member

Catherine Elzinga

Catherine Elzinga
Education
University of Cincinatti - BS Interior Design
Studio
Denver

Catherine Elzinga graduated from the University of Cincinnati, earning her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Throughout her five year program in Cincy, Catherine spent five of those semesters completing two internships with firms in Chicago working on luxury residential, hospitality, multi-family, and senior living projects. She also interned for three semesters with Nelson in the Cincinnati studio, gaining experience in luxury and boutique retail design.

Joining the Rowland+Broughton team at the Denver studio, this is her first full time professional experience. She brings fresh eyes to this position, and is eager to learn and grow her career alongside our team. In her forthcoming career with R+B, she hopes to pursue her accreditations with the NCIDQ license, and to become more involved in green initiatives.

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 office, she loves to read and enjoy a good cup of coffee and/or cocktail. 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
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
NCARB
Education
University of Chicago - BS Geophysical Science with Honors
University of Colorado, Denver - M.Arch
Studio
Denver

Kai Eldredge joined Rowland + Broughton in 2021, 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 for six months 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 previously interned at RedT homes in Denver and participated in the Design-Build program at CU Denver with the team that built the Auraria Campus Bike Shelters. She is working toward licensure.

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
Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - BS Interior Architecture
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - M Arch
Studio
Denver

Niklos Toldi is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Master of Architecture program. He joined Rowland and Broughton in the summer of 2021 as a 3D and Visual artist based out of the Denver Studio. 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 educational 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
Education
Metropolitan State University of Denver - BS Accounting
Studio
Denver

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 12+ years, with a south Denver based public accounting firm.

Courtney joined the Rowland+Broughton team at the Denver studio in late Summer 2021. Courtney’s primary responsibilities include maintenance of day-to-day accounting duties including accounts payable, sales & 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
Education
University of the Arts, London - Foundation Degree in Textile Design
Savannah College of the Arts - BFA in Interior Design
Studio
Aspen

Caroline Dini has over three years of experience in interior design and is an Interior Designer in the Rowland + Broughton Aspen studio. Her portfolio has projects in residential design, hospitality, and commercial 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.

Prior to joining R+B, Caroline worked in Dallas at Jean Liu Design and worked on various projects throughout Texas. With a desire to learn and a passion for design, she brings enthusiasm and dedication to each project. She hopes to pursue her accreditations with the NCIDQ license with Rowland + Broughton and gain more knowledge of 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
Affiliations
Board Member of Colorado Green Building Guild
Licensed Architect - California and Colorado
American Institute of Architects
NCARB
Education
Southern California Institute of Architecture - M Arch 2
University Colorado, Boulder - B Envd
University of Virginia, Semester at Sea
Studio
Denver

Greg Ingalls has over a decade of experience in the field of architecture, construction, and fabrication. He is a designer of all scales – having worked on furniture, interiors, homes, and large commercial buildings. Greg brings his enthusiasm for functional, efficient design to the Denver studio, where he is currently a Project Architect, Licensed in Colorado and California.

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 received his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from CU Boulder, and a Master’s degree in Architecture at The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Before coming to R+B, Greg worked with Melton Design Build in Boulder, CO, and Gensler in Los Angeles, CA. He also spent many years designing and fabricating custom furniture both professionally and as a hobby. Greg is originally from Newbury, MA and has a deep appreciation for music and sports.

Team Member

Joel Savage

Joel Savage
Education
Kansas State University - M. Arch
Studio
Denver

Joel Savage has 6+ years of experience in the architecture and design field working on projects such as single family homes, mixed-use neighborhoods, office spaces, and breweries. Joel joined Rowland + Broughton as a Visual Artist in 2021. 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 in 2016 to start his professional career and seek licensure. Before joining R + B, he was an Architectural Designer at Coburn Architecture in Boulder, Colorado. In 2020, he started 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
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects, Licensed Architect
LEED Accredited Professional
Education
Florida State University - BA English
University of Colorado, Denver - Master of Architecture
Studio
Denver

Tim Kovats is a project architect with Rowland Broughton’s Denver studio, with more than a decade of architectural, interiors and construction experience. He is a licensed architect and LEED AP with experience in residential, education, aviation, and commercial practice areas. Tim’s forte is technical and construction documentation, making the design concept a reality and working out the details that make a project sing.

Previously Tim worked with Gensler and Shears Adkins + Rockmore in Denver, and has spent more than five years living and working in Istanbul, Turkey, where he worked on projects a far afield as Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan. Tim received his undergraduate degree in English from Florida State University and earned his Masters degree in Architecture from University of Colorado. He has studied abroad in London, Rotterdam, and Berlin.

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
Affiliations
American Institute of Architects
NCARB
Education
The George Washington University - Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs
University of Colorado, Denver - Master of Architecture
Studio
Denver

Austin Gohl is a Project Architect in the Denver studio with experience in high-end residential, civic, and higher education projects. 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. 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.

Originally from a small town in Vermont, Austin moved to Colorado in 2016 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. Austin is licensed in the state of Colorado as of October 2021.

 

Team Member

Zak Huff

Zak Huff
Education
University of Colorado at Denver - BS Arch
Studio
Denver

Zak joined Rowland+Broughton as a Visual Artist and Designer. 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 R+B team.

Team Member

Leah Gordon

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

Leah Gordon is a Project Architect for Rowland+Broughton, based out of the Denver Studio. With over seven years 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 R+B, Leah worked for Davis Partnership Architects in Denver where she was a project designer and job captain on multi-family and higher education projects. Leah also has experience working on K-12, higher education, and tenant finish projects at  other firms throughout Denver.

Leah is originally from Charleston, South Carolina, but made her way to Colorado for college and hasn’t left since. She 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, where they had the 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.

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 is actively pursuing licensure and spends her spare time hiking, camping, skiing, and cooking a new recipe every week.

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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.