Earth and Sky Architecture
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Brief Description

Custom Residential Work
Matthews & Associates McColley residence
Lot 277, South Denver
Custom residence,Gardens & guest house, Denver
Matthews & Associates Schooley-Benson residence Parcel 5, Bear Canyon Ranch Custom residence, Denver
S.F., Inc. 1618 Ogden Street Historic carriage house remodel, Denver
Pat & Maggie Viani Latigo Lane Straw bale home, Lander, WY
Kiran Sikand Sikand Niwas Custom residence Cherry Hills Village
Bart & Bonnie Leary Yellow Pines Ranch Custom residence, Kiowa
Dawn & Murray Lane Black Squirrel Road Custom residence, Black Forest
Nick & Robin Feller Deer Creek Canyon Custom timber frame, Jefferson County
Gary Martin & Sandra Burtch Lot 5, Lake Smith Custom timber frame, Birmingham, Alabama
Fred & Dottie McCaleb Tract 15, Cerro Summit Custom timber frame, Montrose
Dan & Michelle Landes Pentagram room Addition to mountain cabin, Indian Hills
Keith & Ellen Bergeron 411 County Road 211 Addition to Earth Ship, Woodland Park
Paul & Jennifer Adams 1255 Josephine St. Whole House Remodel, Denver
Dean Berry 1020 Emerson St. Remodel of house, Denver
Kate Rose & Larry Finerty 2789 Lafayette Street Addition to house, Denver
Ben & Sharron Klein 1620 Perry St. Addition to house, Denver
Charlene Schnelker 52 Washington St. Addition to house. Denver
Dan & Vicki Rubin 4505 Utica St. Addition to house, Denver
Matt & Leslie Bartel 660 Hudson Street Addition to house, Denver
Bryan Matheny & Kelli Huntley 833 Poplar Street Addition to house, Denver
Bob & Beverly Darrow 10829 W. 30th Avenue Addition to house, Lakewood
Julie Hejl Major 936 Pearl Street Historic residence remodel, Denver
Stan & Donna Watkins 13655 W. 30th Place Addition to house, Golden
Gene & Peggy Rothe P.O. Box 367 Addition to house, Rollinsville
Spector Development nine10 Arts Mixed use artist cooperative, Denver
Scott Russell, Inc. El Rancho Mountain warehouse space, Evergreen
Jeanie King Fresh Art Art gallery, Denver
O’Connor Development Park at Colorado Tech Center Warehouse space, Louisville
Matthews & Associates Uptown 21, Ogden St. Apartment building, Denver
Wycolff Construction Park Slope Apartments 36-Unit Townhouse project, Arvada
Len Goldberg 1538 High Street Apartment building remodel, Denver
Len Goldberg 4140 & 4142 E. Batavia Additions to duplex, Denver
Builder Housing
Stone Ridge Homes Lot 34, Saddle Rock Spec. home: Keymark Engrg.
Juniper Construction Lot 14, Erie Village Erie, CO
Regency Building Corporation The Ranch Reserve II (2) Spec. homes, Westminster
Seasons-Richmond American North Range Village 200 Series (4) houses, Commerce City

All projects are in Colorado unless noted otherwise.

The Stone Ridge house on Lot 34 Saddle Rock was designed in conjunction with Keymark Engineering's KeyBuild system. This is a BIM system which analyzes the 3D model data base, which was created in Point Line Cad (now defunct). Keymark currently has ported their software to work on AutoDesk's Architectural Desktop.

The KeyBuild software does a structural analysis from the roof all the way to the footings and includes lateral loads (wind and seismic) as well as conventional gravity loads. Loads are transferred through different systems such as the roof trusses to the stud walls through the I-joists to the steel beams and concrete walls of the foundation to the footings/drilled piers. This is notable because most structural engineering packages stop when the materials change.

The KeyBuild software designs the trusses to 1/64”, provides a cut list with angles, gang-nail plates, etc. and can interface with computer controlled saws. Currently truss shops redraw each project that they build, rather than take advantage of the existing geometry.

Similarly, the KeyBuild software lays out wall panels for pre-fabricated construction in a shop and shows the header(s), king studs, bracing/blocking, etc. for every wall in the project.

The KeyBuild software also provides a material list that can be as detailed as needed. For the example we worked on, the material list included the number of drywall screws, buckets of drywall mud, gallons of paint by room, etc.

The project was done about four years ago and the builder was unable to recognize the immense value of the data we printed out for him. However, the systems are in place to get future jobs engineered/designed/priced/fabricated in this manner for all types of light frame construction. Apartment buildings, townhouses and other production building, in particular lend themselves to this approach.

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Earth and Sky Architecture, Colorado's leading sustainable residential home architect, specializes in evocative, compassionate, and environmentally responsible house design. The Rocky Mountain Colorado passive solar home designer is committed to designing homes that harness the energy of nature to create a serene sense of comfort and significantly reduce long-term maintenance expenses. The sustainable home architect in the Denver Metro Colorado offers custom luxury homes and residential passive solar home design for a reasonable price. Front Range Colorado green home architect can offer passive solar home design. Paul Adams, licensed Colorado architect, was a leader among his peers serving as president of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). He was also a finalist in the Walter Wagner Education Forum, a national educational award for architecture. Paul Adams is a sustainable architect. We design Colorado solar homes.