Firm Profile

Dennis D. Powers, Architect has been engaged in professional practice for more than 30 years in the northern Rocky Mountain states and has done work in locations as far away as Vermont, North Carolina, Missouri and Texas.  His is a general proctice with considerable experience in health care, religious and especially education architecture.

His goal is to provide his clients with architectural insight and expertise that results in a project that achieves their desires, within budget and in a sustainable manner, while also creating an environment which promotes the well-being of body and spirit.  Today’s buildings are our legacy to our children and he believes that our best efforts should be expended to making that legacy as useful, enduring and beneficial to them as possible.

To achieve this goal he remains integrally involved in the entire design and construction process:

As the Designer who works closely with the client to identify the project goals and devising the best means of achieving them.  And often, to provide the client with a focus and forum for others who have an interest in the project to make their voices  heard.

As the Design Team Leader who enables the other architectural and engineering team members to understand those same goals and select the most appropriate building systems for the desired results.

As the Construction Specialist who ensures that the drawings and specifications for the project clearly and accurately convey the intent of the project to the builder.

And, finally, as the Construction Administrator who attends to the numerous duties during construction to assure what is built is consistent with what has been described in the construction documents.

Dennis is in agreement with those who acknowledge that buildings are responsible for a large portion of greenhouse gas emissions  in this country and is convinced of the desirability and necessity of using sustainable strategies in every building design.  Recent studies have only reassured us that many such strategies are not only less expensive in the long term, but also better for our health and productivity.

Planning

  • Needs Analysis
  • Site Analysis
  • Building Analysis
  • Master Planning
  • Architectural Programming
  • Budget Development

Architectural Design

  • New Construction
  • Additions/Remodeling
  • Institutional/Commercial/Residential

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