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Emily Axtman

Emily is guided by the Mississippian architect, Samual Mockbee, who is quoted to have said both “Everyone, rich or poor, deserves a shelter for the soul”, as well as, “It’s not about your greatness as an architect, but your compassion.” Emily is dedicated to using […]

Chelsea Clark

Chelsea enjoys pursuing both affordable and sustainable architecture. This passion for equitable design originated during her undergraduate studies when she and her classmates collaborated with a community of artists at the Za’atari Refugee Camp to design shade structures for their growing camp. Chelsea then continued […]

Mariana Lueck

Before moving to the United States, Mariana had her own architectural office in Brazil, where she worked on various residential and commercial projects. After the move, she worked in different construction-related fields like building surveys, interior architecture, vertical transportation consultancy, and commercial and residential architectural […]

Derek Westby

Licensed in Colorado. Derek has a background ranging in scale from single-family residential to high-rise and mixed-use projects. He also has experience working in hospitality, restaurant design, and adaptive re-use. His journey has included both architecture and planning, from initial concepts and pencil strokes through […]

Omar Rodriguez

Working in residential, mixed-use, retail, healthcare, corporate, and arts & culture projects across the United States, Omar has over a decade of experience designing and developing projects as a Project Manager. While he has managed all facets of a project from early stages to plan […]

Liz Murphy

Liz has always been drawn to the arts and sciences. Specific to her interest in architecture, Liz has enjoyed exploring architecture as a multi-sensory experience, as well as its role within the landscape. Her architectural studies were cultivated at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo […]

Brett Jacques

Licenced in Colorado. Partner and Architect, Brett leads the VMWP Denver office, overseeing multi-family urban housing projects from schematic design through construction administration. His roles in the firm encompass Project Architect, Project Manager, and team leader. As a Project Architect, Brett has led many multi-family housing […]

Tim Van Meter

Tim Van Meter, a firm partner and founder, is a leading architect and urban designer whose work has focused on green architecture and sustainable urban design. Tim heads the firm’s Denver office, which he established in 1999. He has led the design team on many […]

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