As an Associate Principal of the firm, Jenette has managed some of OZ’s largest resort village projects including
Village .These projects include retail, residential, hospitality, multi-family and associated services buildings. Her ability to successfully manage large teams, including extensive consultant teams, is part of her success.Jene completed her Masters in Architecture at
St. Louis in 2000 and her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 1995.
With a career spanning nearly thirty years, Jim has a special interest in revitalizing historic buildings and celebrated landmarks for conventional use as well as urban infill projects of all types, mutli-family and civic buildings. As a spirited University of Michigan graduate, Jim holds undergraduate degrees in design and literature and a Masters of Architecture. A native of Denver, Jim is an active member in the Denver community. He has served as President of American Institute of Architects in Denver and as Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. Jim's work has been featured in Architecture, Urban Land, and Buildings of Colorado. In 2010, Jim was awarded the honor of Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
As leader of OZ's laboratory design team, Steve has extensive design experience with many types of research science facilities from higher education to BSL-3 and animal facilities. His commitment to the international community and preservation of the natural environment are evident in the number of federal government projects he has completed, including work for the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Forest Service. A long-standing passion for the people and places of Africa has now led to several projects for the national government of Rwanda, which is committed to building a self-sufficient nation by 2020. He taught architecture in East Africa at Makerere University as a visiting lecturer, traveled beyond war zone lines in Afghanistan to contribute in the renovation of a performing arts center and to Nepal to assist with a hospital addition.
Extremely proficient at producing three-dimensional renderings of buildings, and then carrying those design concepts through schematic design into design development, John has teamed on projects as varied as Celestial Seasonings, an office/manufacturing facility for the internationally recognized tea company, the Broadmoor West Residence and the Broadmoor Brownstones, both high-end residential projects located on the five-star Broadmoor Hotel campus in Colorado Springs, and Gateway Station, a new mixed-use project in Golden that includes retail, office, residential lofts, and an adjacent parking garage. John's ability to transform a client's vision into a realistic image within the context of a site has proven invaluable, whether used during a municipal approval process or by a developer for within marketing/sales materials.
Kate is a Senior Associate and is experienced in providing planning, programming, and design services to our clients, including construction administration for residential, commercial and institutional facilities. She has worked on many of our K-12 projects as well as libraries and multi-family housing. Kate is typically involved in projects from concept through completion.
A Certified Public Accountant, Liz has jumped enthusiastically into the complex role of Controller for several of OZ's studios. She has embraced the accounting procedures established over the last 26-years, improved upon them, and continues to look toward the future as our team begins a transition to the next generation of interactive software, which will add fully-integrated, comprehensive project scheduling to our project and firm management systems.
Brian’s vision of emerging technologies merged with an architectural career in the mid-eighties. As a leader in information technologies, Brian focuses on the opportunities and advancing the architectural and design environments. As Director of Information Technology his responsibilities include designs, implementations and direction of our agile, multi site professional environment with emphasis on communications, collaboration and advanced modeling. Brian is responsible for day to day technology and its continued advancement.
Will Hentschel, LEED AP firstname.lastname@example.orgWill Hentschel brings a depth of residential and hospitality experience to OZ having served as project designer and/or project manager on several successful projects throughout the country. He is also very adept at the entitlements process, where he has established a strong track record of approvals in both urban and mountain settings. Will is an Associate of the firm and chairs that group, while also leading OZ's in house Professional Development Committee.
Chad, who has been with OZ since 1999, is one of the firm’s stand-out Project Managers with an especially strong resume in multi-family housing and urban infill projects. He is also experienced in office, and laboratory projects. Chad brings a calm demeanor, outstanding design, and team management skills to all his projects along with an eye for detail and commitment to project process excellence.
Tom Hoover joined OZ to further enrich the firm’s expertise, but more importantly, to guide OZ’s newest studio in Colorado Springs. He is currently working on numerous upcoming and exciting projects that he cultivated which are just entering into design. His award-winning design coupled with his ability to effectively manage design projects and conduct business development while leading a studio, has made him a valuable asset to the team. Experienced in many project types, including office buildings, mixed-use, high-end retail, hotels, federal and municipal projects, and single and multi-family housing, Tom’s focus includes creating a dynamic studio that succeeds in all aspects of design.
Susan has been working in the interior design arena for over fourteen years, acting as Project Manager and Project Designer on projects as varied as the award-winning Agilent Technologies, The Nature Conservancy, and Rio Tinto Minerals.Prior to joining OZ in 1999, Susan worked at Pear Commercial in, where she developed expertise in furniture systems and specification. Susan is a LEED Accredited Professional, and is currently the Director-at-Large for the Colorado Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).She also participates on the Washington D.C. based NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualifications) Multiple Choice Exam Committee.
As Architecture is called upon to satisfy more complex and demanding needs every day it is Joe's goal to use, enhance, discover, and finally direct the appropriate knowledge, skills, and tools to make the project a success. To this end Joe has championed a collaborative approach seeking the brightest minds available to team up to create a truly remarkable achievement that continues to excite him.
Susan Mellblom is the Office Manager for numerous OZ studios and Manager of a staff of over 16 Project Coordinators and Interns. Susan joined OZ in 1992 specializing in drafting and CAD Support, however, she has worked in many areas within OZ ranging from Marketing to Project Coordinator over the past 15 years. Susan's ability to stay calm under pressure, loyalty to the firm, and immense capability to keep our studio's running efficiently makes her a valuable asset to the team.
Dan Miller is experienced in providing planning, programming, and design services for educational and municipal facilities as well as multi-family housing and resort projects. In addition, his outstanding sketching skills are utilized regularly during design charrettes for a variety of projects.
A true proponent of excellence in client service, Michael has an extraordinary group of clients he works with in locations across the United States. One of the leaders of OZ's Resort Division, Michael has been the Principal in Charge or Executive Principal on over 100 resort projects. His specialized knowledge includes in-depth understanding of creating a sense of place, the issues and concerns surrounding budget that create marketable projects whether in urban or resort settings. His team designs with the insight and planning that create communities that respond to the beauty of their surroundings.
Rick brings site sensitivity and a passion for design to all his work which includes projects from National Parks Service work to urban infill mixed-use to museums. Outside of OZ, Rick invests heavily in giving back to the educational community. With a Bachelor in Environment Design from Berkeley and a Masters of Architecture from Harvard, Rick has lectured at the Boston Architectural Center, Rhode Island School of Design, and University of Colorado School of Architecture. Rick teaches Masters Level classes at the University of Colorado, Denver. He is also a frequent juror at design competitions throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Currently Rick is a member of Colorado State University's Design Review Board. He is an active community member, his affiliations include American Institute of Architects - Denver Chapter, and Bow Mar Architectural Control Committee. Rick was also The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2005 Man of the Year in Denver, and remains very involved in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society leadership.
Rob's impressive design talent, including beautiful hand sketching abilities, is deeply appreciated by his clients. Rob oversees many of our resort, hospitality and condominium projects as well as some of the single family residential community work OZ designs. Rob's international education at Universita' per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy and Warsaw University of Technology adds to the firm's affinity for diversity and international experience.
David focuses on many of OZ's more complex project types, including health care, corporate build-to-suit office/manufacturing facilities, and resort/multi-family housing. He has repeatedly proven his ability at developing strong client/architect rapport while managing these large projects. David was Project Manager on the Boulder Community Foothills Hospital in Boulder, the primary building within a multi-building campus that became the first LEED certified hospital in the nation, achieving a Silver Rating.
David also has higher education project experience and is currently working on the University of Colorado at Boulder's Visual Arts Complex.
David was a Director on the Board of the American Institute of Architects Colorado North Chapter and is currently active in local and national green building efforts, having spoken at several national conferences regarding LEED certification and sustainable design. In addition, David's interest and leadership is displayed through the OZ sustainable design committee and several other LEED certified or seeking LEED certification projects.
Don has over twenty years of architectural experience, including extensive mixed-use and residential work. As a Project Manager, he has led numerous design teams through the design development, contract document, and construction phases of a wide range of building types. Don believes that understanding the client's goals and expectations, developing strong, communication-oriented relationships and strong client involvement in the process are the keys to a successful project. Don excels in design, AutoCAD work as well as consultant coordination, detailing, contractor coordination and construction observation. His experience in project management of high-end resort work has made him a viable asset to the OZ Architecture team.
Paul has been with OZ since 1989 and has acted as the Project Architect, Project Manager, or Principal-in-Charge on numerous, complex projects, including large-scale multi-family housing and numerous office and advanced technology facilities. He is also one of our strongest architects on issues of code compliance and continues to prove his project management abilities time and time again. A recent example of Paul's Project Management success is the multi-building Bear Creek Apartments complex for the University of Colorado. One of the key challenges faced by Paul and his team was the short schedule. Tremendous teamwork was required in order to design, produce construction documents, bid the project, and receive necessary approval from the University and the City of Boulder within a 5-month timeframe, and approval also had to be secured from the University's facilities department, which was concerned with the programmatic and logistical issues as well as the University's Design Review Board which provides oversight for all campus design. Paul is currently working on the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Becky's expertise in resort, hospitality and multi-family/mixed use design has developed from her work on over 100 of these projects in the past ten years. This level of expertise gives her a very specialized knowledge of designing to produce a marketable project as well as a deep understanding of the issues of creating a destination sense of place whether in the mountains by the sea or in urban settings. Becky travels a substantial amount of the time in order to provide exceptional client service to her clients across the U.S. She is registered in eleven states.
Trained as an Interior Designer, Tracy brings expertise in residential and commercial design work to her client's projects. Commercial projects include library and k-12 design, corporate offices and condominium/loft work. Tracy is also using her organizational abilities for the firm by transitioning into management of the OZ Denver Studio. She currently oversees Human Resources, all non-technical administrative staff, and much of the day-to-day administration of the Studio.
Paul's work encompasses master planning, historic preservation, senior housing, municipal facilities, mixed-use projects, schools and healthcare facilities. From more than 30 years of experience, his favorite projects include the restoration of the Chautauqua Auditorium and Dining Hall and the Downtown Boulder Pedestrian Mall, both in Boulder, Colorado, and the restoration of many municipal libraries in New England. His recent work includes architectural projects such as the new Boulder Community Foothills Hospital Campus, the Lakewood Visitor Center and the Longmont Museum and Cultural Facility. Paul also manages multi-disciplinary projects regarding exhibit design, heritage-based tourism, transportation, economic development, landscape architecture, graphic signage and design, and engineering.
A cowboy at heart, throughout his career Bob has focused on maintaining the integrity of the built environment and sweeping vistas of the Front Range, while also successfully implementing each client's unique vision and goals. Bob has over 28 years of experience in architectural design including many mixed-use, multi-family housing and retail projects, as well as corporate office buildings, medical office buildings and high-tech production/office/warehouse work. He has provided design services on such prominent projects as the Waterside Lofts in Downtown Denver, The Broadmoor Brownstones and West Residence, Gold Hill Mesa Mixed-Use Development, Celestial Seasonings Headquarters and T. Rowe Price campus.
Since joining OZ in 1992, Andy has been Project Manager and Principal-in-Charge for complex mountain resort projects, multi-tenant and mixed-use development, office buildings and retail structures. Andy facilitates concise communications amongst our clients, the OZ team, and consultants, successfully managing OZ's largest project teams within tight deadlines and budgets. His projects and expert commentary on resort development have been featured in The Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post, Grid magazine, and other national and regional publications. In September 2002, his work on Main Street Station in Breckenridge, Colorado, was presented at a national Urban Land Institute conference.
A passion for educational design and project management, drives much of Kelly's work, while her impressive combination of degrees from the Wharton Business School and a Masters in Architecture brings a business mindset to her project management process. Her work includes school design for the Cherry Creek, Jefferson County, Summit County, Denver, Littleton, Adams Twelve, and Aurora School districts, while her higher education project experience includes work at Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Her dedication to children's facilities extends to work for the Boys and Girls Clubs and several childcare facilities. Kelly is also one of the firm's strongest project managers, handling such complex projects at the $115 million City and County of Denver Justice Center Detention Facility.