our team

Principal-in-Charge, Architect

Mark Bowers

Mark is a passionate architect who is known for his ability to exceed his clients’ expectations. He has led many projects to success with his creative vision and approachable personality. He is a collaborative leader who is able to grasp a vision and work with the client and team to achieve their goals with elegant solutions. His unique background of structural engineering and architectural design allows him to work more closely with the engineers to create a more integrated building design. Mark’s involvement in projects ensures the successful implementation of the clients’ goals and visions through creative problem solving.

Education:
Master of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Arch. Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• Registered Architect: Colorado, Arizona, Utah*, Nevada*, Iowa, Michigan*, Minnesota*, Illinois*, West Virginia*, Wyoming
• American Institute of Architects (AIA)
• University of Colorado, Denver, School of Architecture – Guest Juror
• NCARB Registered Architect
• USGBC Member
• Fundamentals of Engineering, CO
• LEED Accredited Professional
• SCUP Member
• CSI Member
• Historic Preservation Society Member
* In good standing, registration lapsed.

Associate Principal / Design Director

Katharina Jenista

Kati brings her international style and comprehensive detailing to every project. Her European education and global experience bring a higher level of technical expertise and international design to every project. Kati’s passion for excellence in design, innovative and creative problem solving fuels her desire to create meaningful architecture. As Design Director, Kati approaches every project with creativity, enthusiasm and a commitment to quality that has resulted in successful projects that consistently exceed the owners’ expectations.

Education:
Diploma in Architecture, University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• LEED Accredited Professional
• USGBC Member

Associate Principal

Joe Marshall

Joe is known by clients as the man to depend on. Whether the job calls for creative problem solving or the careful coordination of a complex phasing plan, he knows how to get things done. Joe works closely with clients, consultants and contractors to keep everyone moving forward together. He understands the ins and outs of construction and works with the needs and personality of each client institution to ensure a building that works for all of its users. As an Associate Principal, Joe is responsible for making sure AW is meeting all of the clients’ expectations by staying on budget, staying on schedule, and providing superior quality work.

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture, Iowa State University

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• Registered Architect: Colorado
• American Institute of Architects (AIA)
• LEED Accredited Professional
• USGBC Member

Senior Associate / Office Manager

Jacqueline Coté

Jacqueline’s warm and welcoming personality will greet you at the front door. She brings her organizational skills and business management experience to facilitate the constantly moving parts of the firm and enhance the team dynamic. She loves to work in a creative environment where support of artistic endeavors allow the design studio to go beyond a traditional model to achieve higher goals.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Sociology, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• Society for Design Administration (SDA) Member
• Certified Design Firm Administrator (CDFA)
• USGBC Member

Senior Associate

Kevin Beck

Kevin is a dedicated team member with an outgoing personality. He brings experience in both commercial and residential architecture to the workshop. As Designer and Project Manager, Kevin offers design solutions practiced on a national level. Kevin’s understanding of details and materials combined with his 14 years of infield experience assures projects achieve their design goals.

Education:
Bachelor of Environmental Design – Architecture, University of Colorado Boulder

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• LEED Accredited Professional
• USGBC Member

Accounting

Laura Colombo

Laura has been an integral team member of AW for over 15 years. She brings a detailed methodology for accounting along with a positive and collaborative approach. Laura keeps not only the finances but also the cash flowing smoothly for AW and our clients.

Architect

Jane Blumer

Jane is a registered architect in Colorado and Utah and brings extensive experience in the design of custom homes and commercial infill projects. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, Jane understands how to design and detail buildings to align and take advantage of the beauty of our environment. Jane has teamed successfully with numerous clients to fulfill their dreams and created multiple award-winning projects in the process. 

Education:
Master of Architecture, University of Utah Graduate School of Architecture, Salt Lake City, UT
Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• Registered Architect: Colorado, Utah (inactive)
• USGBC Member

Designer

Rebecca Laszewski

Rebecca has over 6 years of experience working as an architectural designer with a wide range of building type experience. As a native of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, this mountain girl has a place in her heart for nature and how the built environment impacts native biology and landscape. Rebecca is eager to work on new and challenging projects and expand her skillset within the profession.

Education:
Bachelor of Environmental Design – Architecture, University of Colorado Boulder

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• USGBC Member

Associate

Joel Howard

Joel is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver Architectural Master’s program. His passion for design and illustration is evident through his use of Lumion and other rendering programs. Joel is always willing to jump in with any project team that needs his assistance.

Education:
Master of Architecture, University of Colorado Denver
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Colorado Denver
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Design Technology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• USGBC Member

Associate

Jacob Odom

Born and raised in Louisiana, Jacob completed his education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is inspired by the artistic aspect of architecture and finds joy in melding the abstract and technical to realize projects. Jacob’s ability to think big and small, coupled with his digital know-how allows him to jump into a wide array of projects.

Education:
Master of Architecture, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• USGBC Member

Architect

Kerri Stewart

With a decade of experience in the field, Kerri has a diverse knowledge set, including call aspects of architectural design, business development, 2D and 3D representations and facility assessments. Her knowledge paired with her natural ability to be detail-oriented allows her to tackle any project she is a part of.

Education:
Bachelor of Science Environment Design, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• Registered Architect: Colorado, Arizona
• USGBC Member

Designer

Nadia Laytimi

Originally from Lawrence, Kansas, and a graduate of the University of Kansas Master of Architecture Program, Nadia moved here to begin her full-time architectural career. Environmental psychology and the impact of spaces are her motivation in the field. Nadia brings an energetic attitude to the office and thrives working on various teams. She values person-to-person interaction and how that can manifest itself into meaningful spaces.

Education:
Master of Architecture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• USGBC Member

Architectural Intern

Zoe Peters

Zoe is currently a Masters of Architecture student at the University of Colorado Denver. She is passionate about creating spaces that improve the quality of life and focus on sustainability. Zoe’s ability to absorb new information is an asset to the team, allowing her to jump in and aid on a variety of projects, at different stages.

Education:
Masters of Architecture Student, University of Colorado Denver
Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• USGBC Member

Designer

Megan Stanley

Megan is talented team member who has a passion for creative problem solving and sustainable design which fuels her desire to create innovative and meaningful architecture. Her strong communication skills and attention to detail allow for a highly efficient and collaborative design process. She embraces new and challenging projects and approaches every project with creativity, enthusiasm and a commitment to quality that has resulted in successful projects that are consistently within budget, on schedule and exceed the owners’ expectations.

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Colorado Denver

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• USGBC Member

Designer

Jeff Lane

Education:
Bachelor of Science, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• USGBC Member

Architectural Intern

Keely Brunkow

Keely is currently a Bachelors of Architecture student studying at the University of Miami.

Education:
Bachelors of Architecture Student, The University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• USGBC Member

Architectural Intern

Evan Norkosky

Evan is currently a Masters of Architecture student at the University of Colorado Denver.

Education:
Masters of Architecture Student, University of Colorado Denver
Bachelor of Arts Architecture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Accreditation & Affiliation:
• USGBC Member