Carvell Architects is an award winning 25-year-old Architectural, Urban Design, and Planning firm located in the Golden Triangle Creative Arts District adjacent to the Denver Art Museum. Carvell has developed a nationally recognized expertise in the design of next generation buildings for: Student Life Facilities on college and university campuses, affordable and supportive housing for low-income families and homeless individuals, market rate & mixed-use housing, and recuperative care/assisted living projects.
Diverse in scale, character and visual expression, Carvell Architects has won many AIA and industry design awards for excellence. Among them, the Broadway/Renaissance Downtown Lofts was recognized as one of 14 projects in North America as a finalist for ULI's Global Awards for Excellence in 2019. In addition, the Barbara Marshall Residence Hall & Wylie Dining Center located on the downtown campus of the Kansas City Art Institute was recognized by AIA Kansas City with an Honor Award and Project of the Year award for 2020 in the Architecture: Large category.
Embracing the use of Technology and Sustainable practices, the firm's projects create exceptionally humane environments. Carvell's design philosophy emphasizes a clear expression of the client's program, a micro-master planning analysis of the character of the site, a respect for the subtle qualities of the land, and the need for honoring a sense of place.
Energy efficient practices include optimizing the building's orientation to control solar loads while maximizing daylighting and natural ventilation. Other sustainable features include high performance building envelopes and the use of indigenous materials.