Sustainability

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Applying Future-Oriented Practices

Rowland+Broughton is a forward-thinking firm and aims to incorporate sustainability into every project. We believe that the projects we create should positively contribute to each individual environment, therefore we design and build with sustainability and longevity in mind. This is achieved through listening to our clients, researching new sustainable technologies, and testing materials and applications before applying our findings.

Our foundation of sustainable practices is rooted in our experience in the re-use and re-purpose of existing structures, including both residential and commercial buildings. The process of saving the most essential part of a building while adding value to the structure by incorporating energy-efficient components is the essence of our sustainable philosophy. The knowledge we acquire through the renovation process becomes a launching point for ground-up structures, allowing us to apply similar sustainable concepts.

We evaluate the sustainability of a place as a whole, including the shipping of materials, access to public transportation, or the proximity of a place in relation to amenities within walking distance. We assess all aspects of life in order to achieve the highest degree of sustainability. Practicing design in our sustainable studios, we educate ourselves through research, and extend this knowledge to our clients, applying the shared goals of a sustainable future one project at a time. Completing multiple LEED certified projects, the R+B team encompasses several LEED accredited designers who consult on sustainable best practices and serve as resources throughout the design process.

USGBC Membership and the 2030 Challenge

Rowland+Broughton is Silver Member of USGBC and has joined the ever important AIA 2030 Commitment.

In 2006, Architecture 2030 created the 2030 Challenge, which lays out a set of targets for improving energy efficiency and reducing the carbon emissions of buildings. The goal? Reaching carbon neutrality by 2030 through incremental improvements in project performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will Otte

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

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

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

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

Team Member

Marisol Foreman

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

Marisol has nearly a decade of experience working in the field of architecture and is a Project Architect with Rowland+Broughton in the 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 loves exploring the Colorado outdoors.