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Front Door of Design Studio Architects

Design Studio Architects, Inc. is dedicated to providing innovative yet approachable design for commercial and residential projects of all sizes. We marry our extensive design experience and technical skills with our client’s vision to provide an environment that is thoughtful and creative.

Our Colorado based studio has over 40 years’ experience providing planning, programming and design for homeowners, multi-family, commercial developers, universities and both federal and state government agencies. Our team has worked with and led numerous projects that have been recognized with awards from the American Institute of Architects as well as LEED certifications from the Green Building Council.

The DSA team approaches each project with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm while cultivating lasting relationships. Our goal is to deliver each of our clients a well-designed building while meeting their monetary and time expectations.

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ryan holtmann

Owner and Principal

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joe gaughan

Owner and Principal

Concept to Creation - Perfect Form and Function

Meet our incredible team members. Together we create innovative designs and champion our clients ideas. 


Studio Environment 

At Design Studio Architects, we strive to provide our clients with the highest quality of design and customer service. We believe that our studio environment allows us to create an experience that is tailored to individual needs. Our highly trained team is passionate about creating unique and beautiful designs with attention to detail that can’t be found elsewhere.

We are a small company that takes pride in our ability to listen to our clients and create designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Our customer service is second to none, and our team is always available to answer any questions or concerns. Come visit our Design Studio and experience the difference today!


Design Studio Architects was recently published on Home Builder Digest as one of The Best Residential Architects in Aurora, Colorado. Visit the Article!

“Home of the Year” award, Morrison Residence, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, 2002.

“Architect’s Choice Award”, Energy Efficient, 1st Place, LaRock Residence, Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects & Rocky Mountain News, 1999.

“Silver Award”, Overall Architectural Excellence, LaRock Residence, Stucco Manufacturers Association, 1996.

“Professional Leadership and Distinguished Service Award”, Denver Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 1989.



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