As the firm’s design principal, E.J. oversees project design and direction. He practices with the aspiration that buildings can inform us about place and landscape. Believing that the best architecture is a response to site and time, he draws from experience that includes American Studies and philosophy at Colby College, years of building and decades of travel and outdoor adventure.
After graduating from Colby, E.J. worked as a carpenter in New England, learning traditional building methods and finish carpentry. Inspired by a summer studio at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, E.J. studied architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle. He earned his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado in 1991 where he was the recipient of the Alpha Ro Chi Medal for leadership and service, and received the Emerging Impressions Award from the AIA.
As part of his practice, E.J. was a senior instructor at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado from 1993-2005. He is still involved in the academic community, regularly participating as an invited design critic at CU and design programs around the country. E.J. has presented the work of Arch11 at several universities, lectured at the Denver Art Museum and is a frequent jury member for national and international design awards. His work is published globally in a variety of academic and professional journals. Under his direction, Arch11 has earned dozens of AIA awards including firm of the year from Colorado’s North Chapter in 2009.
All the while, he maintains an obsessive interest in the meaningful detailing of buildings.
E.J. Meade is a registered architect in the State of Colorado and an active member of the American Institute of Architects.
As the firm’s managing principal, James is responsible for resources and Arch11’s day to day operations. He understands architecture as an act of making forms and spaces that are specific to the places in which they exists and for the people whose lives they impact daily.
James’ childhood was spent on the Aerospace bases of California and Florida. His appreciation of modernism was born from close observation of space age hardware and the very utilitarian buildings that provided physical support for project missions. He began his formal architectural education during a decade working in the building trades making a living as a carpenter, boat builder, pool builder and furniture maker. James holds an undergraduate degree in construction technology, a professional degree in architecture and a post professional degree in architectural design. While studying these disciplines, he complimented his education with studies in literature, history and philosophy.
In addition to his work with Arch11, James taught drawing from 1987-90 at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock and Louisiana Tech University; and Architectural Design and Furniture Design from 1991-97 at the University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning. He is a 1989 recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership and service and a 1992 Emerging Impressions Award winner from the AIA.
Principal Architect, Ken Andrews brings a rigor to Arch11’s design leadership through directing project delivery and implementing new technology into the design process. He is devoted to the belief that architecture should be a visceral, material and technological response to place and use. Kens vigorous nature pushes the practice to innovative project solutions that has led to multiple design awards.
While aspiring to be a professional snowboarder, Ken worked in numerous construction trades in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. Through this experience, he discovered a deep passion for building that eventually led to a keen understanding of the processes and challenges within the construction industry.
Upon completion of a Bachelor of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado, Ken continued his studies at Rice University earning a Master of Architecture degree in 2003. His graduate research focused on developing innovative building systems and project delivery methods for which he was awarded the Pitman Prize.
Along with his practice in architecture, Ken is committed to teaching and mentoring students and staff. While on the faculty at the University of Colorado’s College of Architecture and Planning, where he taught for eleven years, Ken was named AIA Colorado’s Instructor of the Year in 2007 and received AIA Colorado’s Mentor of the Year in 2013. Ken continues to engage the academic community through regular lectures, design juries, advisory positions and mentorships.
When not at work, Ken is exploring his native Colorado with his wife and daughter. As an amateur racer he enjoys endurance mountain bike events and sponsoring the Arch11 Cyclocross race team. While he is admittedly not the fastest, he may be having the most fun.
Ken Andrews is a registered architect in the states of Colorado, Utah, Missouri and Ohio and an active member of the American Institute of Architects. In 2011, Ken was named both AIA Colorado Young Architect of the Year and AIA Western Mountain Region Young Architect. He was honored by the AIA College of Fellows with a AIA National Young Architects Honor Award in 2020, recognizing practitioners who have made substantial contributions to the profession and community early in their careers.
Linnaea joined Arch11 after moving to Colorado from Boston, Massachusetts, where she is a licensed architect. Her architectural education began at Syracuse University as an undergraduate and continued at Harvard University Graduate School of Design where she earned a post-professional master's degree in 2009. At both schools, her work was recognized and awarded for the best undergraduate thesis and the highest academic achievement in her graduate class.
With an interest in searching for unique projects in her field, Linnaea’s work has focused on the design and construction of cultural landmarks such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African American Art in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Princeton University Theological Seminary Library in Princeton, New Jersey. Through her collaborations with renowned architecture offices, her role as an architect and design builder has been cultivated and influenced by both the aspirational goals of these designers and the pragmatics of high-quality building and construction. Her passion for developing great ideas into a built reality is based on thoughtful collaboration within the team, attention to detail, and creative problem solving throughout the project.
Sarah is a strategic leader with extensive experience in marketing, communication, and organizational design.
As part of the executive team, she brings an exceptional blend of creativity and critical thinking, amplifying relevance, and differentiation through innovative strategies. Sarah works closely with the team to ensure organizational efforts align with the firm vision, values, and design philosophy. She also is responsible for Arch11’s positioning and communication to architecture and design communities, trade press, and clients.
Sarah’s diverse background provides a unique perspective. She brings a wealth of expertise and creativity to the table having worked in various marketing roles at top-tier firms in the tech, fashion, CPG, and hospitality industries.
Outside the office, her personal life reflects a passion for sustainability and wellness. Sarah incorporates mindfulness into her daily routine, practicing yoga and meditation. She also enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time in nature with her family.
A native of Minnesota, John received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota’s College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. First working through college at a large multi-disciplinary firm, then moving on to the smaller, more detailed environment of custom residential architecture, John has acquired a diverse set of architectural skills. John has an uncanny patience for problem solving and excels at managing complex projects with high levels of detail. Working in Boulder since 2004, he continues to pursue excellence in architecture at small, distinguished firms.
John volunteers with bike trail building in the area, and enjoys outdoor adventures of all kinds in Colorado’s colorful landscape. He is currently rebuilding his 1971 BMW “toaster” motorbike.
An Ohio native, Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, where he was awarded the AIA Graduate Scholarship and AIA Outstanding Thesis Award. His education laid the foundation for strong conceptual design grounded in practicality intrinsic to the act of building.
Matt worked at firms in cities across the country including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, and is a licensed Architect in North Carolina, Colorado, and Maryland. With nearly twenty years of experience, he designed projects ranging from high-end residential, multi-family, and museums, to educational, commercial, and historic adaptive reuse. His work is recognized by numerous local, national, and international design awards.
Through his varied experience, Matt developed a facility to host open dialogues empowering and inspiring clients and design teams to the bounds of creative solutions, embracing sustainable strategies, and driving innovation. On each project, he strives to investigate the many influences that uniquely anchor a project to its program and setting through form, space, light, and material.
In his time away from the office, Matt likes to reset on his mountain bike and hike with his wife and dog in the Colorado backcountry.
Kimble has collaborated with Arch11 since 1995. He has experience in design and management of complicated projects and a reputation for creating design at the highest level – confirmed by multiple design awards. Having worked on numerous building types, including mixed-use, corporate, and high-performance university buildings, he is expert in code issues as well as the planning and construction challenges of complex building types.
He previously acted as Director of Design for the Denver/Dallas offices of a national corporate architectural firm, and currently acts as a guest critic in design at the University of Colorado, Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. These experiences have honed his skills of working with teams of people and mentoring junior staff. As an enthusiastic team member he listens to clients and team members, integrating the ideas into comprehensive design concepts. Managing teams of people in pursuit of design excellence and making successful projects are an ongoing career focus. His approach to architecture and planning combines pragmatic realism with dedication to outstanding design.
Born and raised in Toledo, Spain, Soledad joined Arch11 after studying and practicing architecture design on continents. Her experience, passion and international perspective lend an expansive approach to her design.
Soledad first studied architecture and received her license in Spain. While studying, she was accepted into a Master’s program in Taiwan where she joined the award-winning firm XRANGE as an intern.
Upon returning to Spain, she rounded out her education as a Construction Manager for SACYR, one of the world’s largest contractors. Through the complex projects at SACYR Soledad honed her quick problem solving and developed her team leadership skills.
In 2020, Soledad moved to Colorado and continued her career at Work Shop, where she designed and managed numerous residential projects in the Denver area. At Arch11 Sole is a key project designer.
In her free time, she likes to hike and explore Colorado, as well as traveling with her husband and dog, Koko.
Mat received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado. During a year of study at the University of New South Wales, Mat focused on sustainable strategies and the architecture of Glenn Murcutt. He went on to earn his Maters of Architecture at the University of Colorado and holds a LEED AP BD+C Credential.
He applies his interest in sustainable technologies and site strategy to his work at Arch11. In his free time, Mat is a competitive pinball enthusiast and browses stacks of vintage vinyl wherever he finds them.
Kristi is a licensed architect in Colorado originally from New Jersey. She attended Rice University for her Bachelor of Architecture where she received the Margaret Everson-Fossi Traveling Fellowship Prize for best design project in the advanced option studios. Kristi has worked in offices in New York, Philadelphia, Houston, and Denver on institutional, commercial, and civic projects throughout the US and Canada.
Kristi has a particular interest in prioritizing sustainability which she developed while working at award-winning firm Kieran Timberlake. She is a LEED AP BD+C accredited professional who is also pursuing her Passive House certification.
Outside of the office, Kristi loves to spend her time in the mountain’s backcountry skiing, climbing, mountain biking, and backpacking.
Loryn, a Colorado native, returned to her Rocky Mountain roots after a stint in San Francisco where she worked in high-end custom residential architecture. A designer in touch with hands-on making, Loryn worked at an award-winning metal fabrication firm and built her own off-grid cabin in upstate New York. As a project designer and manager, she shares a commitment to collaboration with artisans and craftspersons in forming high-performance delivery teams. Loryn is pursuing her architectural license as well as passive house certification.
Outside of work, Loryn and her husband (and their dog, Le Corbusier) are currently renovating their first home in Denver's West Highland neighborhood. She loves to travel and visited modern architecture the world over. Like most team members at arch11, Loryn is drawn to nature and aims to get as many days of snowboarding and backpacking in as she can.
Originally from San Diego, Emily began her architecture career at the University of Colorado, Boulder, graduating with a Bachelor Degree of Environmental Design with a focus in architecture, magna cum laude with high distinction. She received her Master of Architecture at UCLA graduating with distinction. During her studies, she became passionate about understanding our ‘nature’ and how we choose to inhabit our world.
In her studies, Emily completed a thesis project on how architects can shift their focus from mitigating the impacts of climate change toward adapting design practices to changing climate. At UCLA, Emily continued this line of inquiry, imagining climate adaptations at the residential scale for various micro-climates across Los Angeles in the year 2050.
When not in the office Emily enjoys spending time outside hiking, camping, running, and more recently, gardening. She also likes to plan trips back to San Diego for the exceptional Mexican food (and to see friends and family).
Antonio began his architecture career in Las Vegas. Seeking to advance his expertise, he pursued a degree from the University of Colorado, Denver, where he completed the school's design-build program acquiring valuable knowledge on connecting theoretical design concepts with practical construction techniques.
Leveraging architecture and graphic representation, Antonio creates immersive sensory narrative-driven experiences exploring humanity's untold tales. He draws inspiration from nature and diverse cultures, aiming to design spaces that evoke our senses and make us feel alive.
E.J. practices with the aspiration that buildings can inform us about place and landscape. Believing that the best architecture is a response to site and time, he draws from experience that includes studying philosophy and American Studies at Colby College and years of building experience.
After graduating from Colby, E.J. worked in carpentry in New England and managed commercial construction projects in New York and Colorado. Inspired by a summer studio at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, E.J. studied architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned his master’s from the University of Colorado in 1991.
He was the recipient of the Alpha Ro Chi Medal for Design Excellence and the Emerging Impressions Award from the AIA. His expertise in design and materials contributes to the richness and durability that is the hallmark of Arch11’s work. E.J. Meade is a registered architect in the State of Colorado and an active American Institute of Architects member.
We aim to create a more sustainable, adaptive, and equitable built environment to endure the ever-changing world around us. Architects, designers, and industry experts play a critical role in reducing carbon emissions, pollution, and waste. Our aspiration is that by 2030, every aspect of architecture will achieve climate neutrality, driven by a commitment to design excellence.
As designers, we grow alongside the complexities of this ever-evolving world with a diversity of thought and perspective. As a team of individuals, we honor unique backgrounds and perspectives and believe that everyone deserves respect, equal opportunity, and fair treatment. Just as our design process is iterative, we regularly re-imagine and advance our practices, programs, and policies. So, too we re-visit ourselves — always looking for ways to diversify our talents through our hiring, our collaborations, and in our community engagements.