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


Bathroom Renovation
Designwise is designing a custom bath renovation for a home in the Whittier neighborhood of Denver. The bath design is an exercise in small space engineering and will be truly one-of-a-kind. Phase 2 will be a whole-house renovation and addition.
Denver, Colorado



Residential Renovation and Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
Designwise is providing design and drafting services for this project.
Los Angeles, California

 

Interior Renovation
Designwise has been selected to help this homeowner realize their dreams for updated and functional bathrooms in their 1990's era home. Phase 2 includes renovations to the kitchen, basement, and living room/fireplace area.
Black Forest, Colorado



Garage Conversion and Addition
This addition and renovation is for a 50+ year old home in the University Hills neighborhood of Denver. (In collaboration with Don Parker, Architect.)
Denver, Colorado

 

Two-story Addition and Renovation
This addition and renovation is for a 100+ year old home in the City Park neighborhood of Denver.
Denver, Colorado


 
Kitchen Renovation
My favorite projects are those that include existing conditions to work around, making the design that much more of a challenge. This kitchen renovation is in a 100+ year old home in the Whittier neighborhood of Denver.
Denver, Colorado

 

Crawlspace Excavation and Basement Finish
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:

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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)