Mission

We approach each project as an opportunity to create buildings and spaces inspired by nature, fueled by innovation, and engaged in the culture of place. Our inventive, modern designs connect interior space with landscape, and our dynamic public spaces connect buildings with community.

History

The firm was founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1994, where we began a decade’s long mission to create architecture that transcends “pioneer nostalgia,” toward designing environments that connect to the exceptional natural context.

Our influence on the community’s understanding of a westernized modern architecture continues to this day through our private residences, multi-family housing, restaurants, and most significantly the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts performance hall.

With a desire to expand our portfolio to include more public work in diverse environments, we opened a Denver office in 2012, where we designed a transformative epicurean market hall and hotel in a growing arts district. Through these projects and subsequent work, we continue to build upon a legacy of design integrity that has spurred the growth of the neighborhood.

The clarity of our mission allows each of our offices, with distinct abilities and project type expertise, to function as a single entity. Through unity of purpose, we design meaningful architecture, whether it be the precision of a private residence, attendance to a developer’s requisites, or community participation in public and institutional work. Our work has expanded beyond the western mountain region and has been acknowledged by publications as well as by more than fifty design awards.

Culture

Our clients and their projects are our first priority, and their requirements and desires enable us to begin the design process. We collaborate with our clients and consultants to produce design solutions that exceed client expectations. The creative process amongst our team of talented architects in each office is led by Stephen Dynia, the firm’s founder and design director. All of the work produced meets our high standard of design content.

Beyond the office environment, we contribute to the communities in which we work. Key staff has held positions on design review committees, the planning commission, served on arts and land conservation boards, and have been involved in academia. The firm also contributes to community planning efforts with the belief that architects have a responsibility to shape built environments for the collective benefit of society.

Awards

-2019 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Zeppelin Station

-2018 AIA Colorado Chapter Notable in Denver, Flight

-2018 AIA Colorado Chapter Notable in Denver, Zeppelin Station

-2018 Colorado Chapter Design Award of Merit, Zeppelin Station

-2018 Bond Custom Event Top 100 Luxury Home Architects, No. 8

-2018 Design in Bloom Design Contest, 1st Place

-2017 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Excellence, The Diagonal House

-2017 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, The Grove

-2017 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Citation, Freight Residence

-2017 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Citation, Boardwalk Cabin Compound

-2017 AIA Wyoming Chapter The Silver Medal, Stephen Dynia, FAIA

-2016 Mayor's Design Award (Mayor Hancock) - Density by Design, Freight Residence

-2016 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award of Merit, Freight Residence

-2015 AIA Colorado Chapter Design Award of Citation, The Source

-2014 AIA Colorado Chapter Design Award of Honor, Drive

-2014 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Vertical House (Snow King)

-2014 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Shoshone Residence

-2014 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award of Citation, The Source

-2014 AIA Denver Chapter Design Award of Honor, The Source

-2014 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Citation, The Source

-2014 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Drive

-2014 Colorado Preservation Inc. State Honor Award for Historic Rehabilitation, The Source

-2013 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award of Citation, Drive

-2013 AIA Denver Chapter Design Award of Citation, Drive

-2013 ENR Mountain States Best Project Award, Drive

-2013 Mayor's Design Award (Mayor Hancock) Colorado Impact Award - Innovation, Drive

-2013 Westword's Best of Denver Awards Best Office Building, Drive

-2013 Urban Land Institute Colorado Impact Award - Innovation, Drive

-2011 AIA Colorado Chapter Design Award of Honor, Freight

-2011 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award of Merit, Freight

-2011 AIA Denver Chapter Design Award of Citation, Freight

-2011 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Excellence, Freight

-2011 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Lost Creek Cabin

-2011 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Boulder Cabin

-2010 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award of Merit, Lost Creek Cabin

-2008 AIA Wyoming Chapter Firm of the Year Firm, Dynia Architects

-2008 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Townhouses 120 + 130

-2008 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Citation, Three Creek

-2008 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Citation, 810 W Townhomes

-2008 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Snake River Canyon Residence

-2008 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Jackson Hole Performing Arts Pavilion

-2007 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award of Merit, Jackson Hole Performing Arts Pavilion

-2005 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award of Citation, Ely Springs Residence

-2004 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award of Honor, Cubes

-2004 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Honor, Frame House (Kelly Res)

-2004 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Honor, Ely Springs Residence

-2004 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Cubes

-2004 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Honor, Gros Ventre Studio

-2003 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award of Merit, Frame House (Kelly Res)

-2003 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Award of Honor, Whitechapel Building

-2001 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Frame House (Kelly Res)

-2001 AIA Wyoming Chapter Design Award of Merit, Thistle Residence