Services

  • Commercial New Construction

  • Commercial Additions and Renovations

  • Residential New Construction

  • Residential Additions and Renovations 

  • Space Planning

  • Master Planning

  • Interior Design

  • Construction Documents

  • Construction Procurement

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Change of Occupancy

designwise 

ARCHITECTURE

& DESIGN

Specializing in custom

and complex projects

In Design / Under Construction

Crawlspace Digout and Conversion

One of the most unusual of project types, we are helping this family find some much-needed space. With a little bit of creativity, we created a design solution that not only maximizes space but is easy and quick to build. (In collaboration with Don Parker, Architect.)

Aurora, Colorado

Addition to a Garage and Shop

Designwise is providing construction documents for a 2,700 square foot addition to a garage. The new building will be used for vehicle storage.  

Unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado

Agricultural Shed

Designwise is providing construction documents for a 3,200 square foot shed in the Littleton, Colorado area. 

Unincorporated Douglas County, Colorado

Poptop to 1970's Era Ranch Home

For the growing family that needs more space! 

 

We are providing plans for a second story addition that will include 3 new bedrooms, one of which is a new master suite with a ribbon of windows to let in lots of natural light.

 

The first-floor living room will get a vaulted ceiling and a new wall of windows to the south and east to let in all the natural light and allow for views out to the wooded yard. (In collaboration with Don Parker, Architect.)

Longmont, Colorado 

Open Plan for Existing Home

We prepared plans and details for knocking out a wall to update a tiny 1950's kitchen with a modern, open floor plan.

 

We love it when people let us crawl around in their attic and crawlspace and redesign the structure of their homes! (In collaboration with Don Parker, Architect.)

Longmont, Colorado

Addition and Renovations to a Duplex

This project is a complete renovation of a side-by-side duplex into an up-down duplex. The project includes a second story addition and additions on the front, side, and rear of the house. The scope of work also includes a two-story rental apartment in the backyard. 

Designwise provided a feasibility analysis and consulting services on the design of the additions and renovations. 

Los Angeles, California 

Master Plan for 1950's Masonry Home

A new entry, new screen porch, new kitchen, and several other upgrades are planned to bring style and function to this home.

 

Designwise will design and draw all the upgrades of the home and put together the bidding documents that will serve in getting pricing, securing the permit, as will as for construction. (In collaboration with Don Parker, Architect.)

Longmont, Colorado 

A-Frame Mountain Residences

Designwise helped produce technical documents for a beautiful 2-bed, 2-bath open plan home.

 

One A-frame is to be built in the mountains of rural Boulder County, and one in Cedaredge in western Colorado. (In collaboration with Don Parker, Architect.)

Lyons, Colorado and Cedaredge, Colorado

Screen Porch Repair and Restoration

Designwise provided design and construction management services to repair and restore a backyard screen porch in downtown Denver, Colorado.

 

Along with design drawings, we provided construction material lists, detailed construction drawings, and assistance throughout construction.

 

The screen porch is an irresistible space, a bridge between the inside and outside, and a comfortable and relaxing outdoor room for this growing family to enjoy.

 

A screen porch is a perfect complement to every Colorado home!

Denver, Colorado

Pole Barns

Pole barns are simple and efficient structures that provide storage and shop space for homeowners and business owners. Designwise works closely with an experienced contractor to design, permit, and build pole barns of any size, shape, and configuration.

Broomfield, Colorado

4 Seasons Room

Designwise provided design and consulting services to the homeowner and contractor during the conversion of a screen porch to a heated, insulated 4 seasons room.

 

We were able to identify the homeowner's goals for the project and provide a design that fulfilled those goals in harmony with the existing structure. 

 

The contractor says this is one of the best projects he has ever worked on and the homeowner is extremely impressed with the quality of the design! 

Lawton, Iowa

Condominium Documents

Designwise helped produce documents of the existing conditions of two condominium complexes. (In collaboration with Alden Architects of Madbury, New Hampshire.)

Tuftonboro, New Hampshire

Energy Compliance Documents

Designwise provided energy code compliance in the form of a RESCheck report for an addition to a single-family residence in Durham, NH. REScheck is a simple energy calculation that is required by most jurisdictions in order to secure a building permit. 

Durham, New Hampshire

Accessory Dwelling Unit

Designwise helped produce documents for a backyard apartment over a two-car garage. The apartment is accessory to the main house and the site is located near Main Street in Longmont. (In collaboration with Don Parker, Architect.)

Longmont, Colorado

Accessibility Upgrades at Lamar Community College

Designwise helped design and produce documents for renovating the Bowman Administration and Classroom building in order to make the building wheelchair accessible. The project included two new elevators and a ramp. Designwise coordinated the work of the engineering consultants and provided the technical working drawings for the project. (In collaboration with Hall Architects of Colorado Springs.)

Lamar, Colorado

 

Renovation to Manufacturing Facility

The renovation includes a new storage mezzanine and work area. 

Boulder County, Colorado

Addition to 1895 Victorian home 

Plans are being prepared for a one-story addition that includes a new bedroom, laundry room, new rear entry, powder room, and a second-story rooftop deck that will provide spectacular views to the mountains to the west.

Denver, Colorado

Student Union at Lamar Community College 

Upgrades and renovations to the Student Union at Lamar Community College include a gallery, lounge, cafe, 2 study rooms, and an outdoor patio with space for food truck service. (In collaboration with Hall Architects of Colorado Springs.)

Lamar, Colorado 

Selected past projects:

Kitchen remodel

Lots of storage and functionality are packed into a small footprint. An extra set of upper cabinets takes advantage of the tall ceilings in this 1888 brick home. 

Denver, Colorado

Anthology Pool and Clubhouse

This community clubhouse for a residential area was designed for a client who wanted a Colorado-style building. 

Parker, Colorado (with Lawrence Group)

House renovation

Renovation to 4 bed 4 bath vacation home. Each of the four bedrooms features a custom-designed full en suite bath in this Palm Springs vacation home. 

Palm Springs, California (with Ellen Kuch, Architect)

Apartment to condo conversion

Complete interior and exterior facelift to this multi-family building in the popular Lodo neighborhood.

Denver, Colorado (with Lawrence Group)

Spring Street Dermatology

This dermatology clinic occupies a space on the first floor of a historic building in lower Manhattan. 

New York, New York (with metamechanics)

Fujitsu Showroom

This HVAC showroom occupies a space on the 40th floor of a building in Times Square. 

New York, New York (with metamechanics)

Art and Dance studio

This historic home was renovated into an art and dance studio with a new wrap-around porch, new bay window, new roof with dormer window and a new kitchen addition in the rear. 

Littleton, Colorado (with Lawrence Group)

1601 Colorado Boulevard

Large affordable housing project on a busy street in Denver.

Denver, Colorado (with Lawrence Group)

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