WHO WE ARE
Fänas Architecture is a small Boulder, Colorado-based architectural firm led by partners, Dale and Elizabeth Smith. We are, by design, a small firm - a firm of talented, excited, professional designers. We procure a limited number of projects at any given time, so as to be responsive to our clients and their projects.
If our work were to be described in a single word, that would have to be ‘appropriate’; appropriate aesthetic, appropriate sustainability, appropriate balance of quality, quantity, & cost.
It’s become a cliché, but as our past clients will attest, we listen.
WHAT WE DO
Our team of Boulder Architects specializes in the planning, design & detailing of custom homes, additions & remodels, and a variety of commercial projects. We provide architectural services including architectural design, interior design, master planning, site & landscaping design, and construction administration.
One of the enduring hallmarks of our practice is our commitment to listen, to learn, to become intimate with our clients and their properties, to explore and search for original, creative thought. We explore many options, in search of the best right answers.
HOW WE DO IT
Col • lab • o • rate: to work jointly with other or together especially in the intellectual endeavor. Fänas Architecture believes that the best ideas evolve from an engaging and collaborative design process with clients, consultants, builders, and within our own firm.
We utilize all tools & methodologies at our disposal; from the artistry of hand sketches & models, to the most advanced, integrated 3D software available. The actual design of all our projects begins ‘old school’, by hand drafting. The warmth & comfort in hand drawings & renderings also tends to be more ‘user friendly’ in the initial stages of design. This satisfies another priority, which is to assure that we thoroughly communicate the design to our clients. No surprises.