About Our Architectural Firm

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The Carter Group is a professional architectural firm located in Grand County, in the Western Slope mountain area of Colorado. We provide each and every client an exceptional experience and our long-term commitment to every project.

With over 45 years of experience in this area of Colorado, our projects range in scope from single and multi-family dwellings, large scale commercial projects, to 3D design.

architectural firm in Grand County, CO

The Carter Group is a professional architectural firm located in Grand County, in the Western Slope mountain area of Colorado. We provide each and every client an exceptional experience and our long-term commitment to every project.

With over 45 years of experience in this area of Colorado, our projects range in scope from single and multi-family dwellings, large scale commercial projects, to 3D design.

Services

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  • Architectural Design
  • Construction Drawings
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Consultation
  • Cost Estimating
  • Site Selection & Analysis
  • Record Drawings

Why hire an architect?
Designing a house may seem easy. However, most people do not realize how complicated the building process really is until they actually get involved with every aspect of the process - a project's design, local zoning ordinances, building codes, utility requirements, contractors and accessibility requirements, and so on.

Every project is different, and as your architect, we will bring all of these components together to complete a successful project. It is our goal to help you create a unique workable design, as well as help you stretch your construction dollars as far as possible. If a project is well conceived it can be built more economically and efficiently. We will help you choose materials and finishes that will enhance and increase the value of your project.

architectural firm

  • Architectural Design
  • Construction Drawings
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Consultation
  • Cost Estimating
  • Site Selection & Analysis
  • Record Drawings

Why hire an architect?
Designing a house may seem easy. However, most people do not realize how complicated the building process really is until they actually get involved with every aspect of the process - a project's design, local zoning ordinances, building codes, utility requirements, contractors and accessibility requirements, and so on.

Every project is different, and as your architect, we will bring all of these components together to complete a successful project. It is our goal to help you create a unique workable design, as well as help you stretch your construction dollars as far as possible. If a project is well conceived it can be built more economically and efficiently. We will help you choose materials and finishes that will enhance and increase the value of your project.

Specialties

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Creativity
Our design standards are ageless as well as simple. We strive to reflect the Rocky Mountain mystique in all of our architecture by including strong yet simple structural statements using subtle details that speak loudly. Maintaining practicality with built in economics at all levels is a core focus of every project.

Innovation
The building solutions here in the Colorado Rockies demand innovation in the construction processes. If it's new and proven, we have most likely incorporated it with one of our designs.

Attention to Detail
General contractors are our best critics. We've maintained great relationships with the best contractors of our region. And if anybody knows detail, they do! They build what we imagine.

Cost Effective Design & Construction
We pride ourselves in understanding, developing and maintaining budgets. From the initial design phase through construction administration, our client's budget is our concern.

architects in Grand County, CO

Creativity
Our design standards are ageless as well as simple. We strive to reflect the Rocky Mountain mystique in all of our architecture by including strong yet simple structural statements using subtle details that speak loudly. Maintaining practicality with built in economics at all levels is a core focus of every project.

Innovation
The building solutions here in the Colorado Rockies demand innovation in the construction processes. If it's new and proven, we have most likely incorporated it with one of our designs.

Attention to Detail
General contractors are our best critics. We've maintained great relationships with the best contractors of our region. And if anybody knows detail, they do! They build what we imagine.

Cost Effective Design & Construction
We pride ourselves in understanding, developing and maintaining budgets. From the initial design phase through construction administration, our client's budget is our concern.

History

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The Carter Group has a well established reputation for great service to our clients, our people and our community.

With more than 100 years of combined architectural practice we have been privileged to work on a wide variety of public and private projects including residences, boat houses, banks and fire stations. Some of our more notable recent projects have been Crooked Creek Ranch for Young Life and The Foundry Cinema & Bowl Alley in Fraser, Colorado. We strongly believe our wide range of experience greatly helps us meet the many challenges of complex projects and brings added value to our clients.

We have planned and designed places where people live, work and play and our approach to these spaces is always the same - to create unique environments where every one of our clients thrive!

architectural services in Granby, CO

The Carter Group has a well established reputation for great service to our clients, our people and our community.

With more than 100 years of combined architectural practice we have been privileged to work on a wide variety of public and private projects including residences, boat houses, banks and fire stations. Some of our more notable recent projects have been Crooked Creek Ranch for Young Life and The Foundry Cinema & Bowl Alley in Fraser, Colorado. We strongly believe our wide range of experience greatly helps us meet the many challenges of complex projects and brings added value to our clients.

We have planned and designed places where people live, work and play and our approach to these spaces is always the same - to create unique environments where every one of our clients thrive!

Team

Alan B. Carter – Principal Architect - AIA - alan@abc-architect.com

Brian Dornbusch - Associate - Associate AIA - brian@abc-architect.com

Sandy Salyards - Associate - Associate AIA - sandy@abc-architect.com

Mark Szarlej – Architectural Designer - Associate AIA - mark@abc-architect.com

Rachel Hoyhtya - Administrative Assistant - rachel@abc-architect.com

Emily Forquer – Project Architect - NCARB - emily@abc-architect.com

Brandon Troudt – Architectural Designer

Kelly Helming – Draftsperson

Alan B. Carter – Principal Architect - AIA
alan@abc-architect.com

Brian Dornbusch - Associate - Associate AIA
brian@abc-architect.com

Sandy Salyards - Associate - Associate AIA
sandy@abc-architect.com

Mark Szarlej – Architectural Designer - Associate AIA
mark@abc-architect.com

Rachel Hoyhtya - Administrative Assistant
rachel@abc-architect.com

Emily Forquer – Project Architect - NCARB
emily@abc-architect.com

Brandon Troudt – Architectural Designer

Kelly Helming – Draftsperson

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