The Founding Principal of our multi-disciplinary studio, David’s passion for cities directs the work of Tryba Architects. He is involved in each of the firm’s projects and excels at leading talented designers towards solutions that are in the best interest of the client, the community and the project. David’s entrepreneurial spirit directs the firm’s commitment to the development and transformation of urban neighborhoods, buildings, sites and systems into active, human-scaled and successful places.
David possesses a deep understanding of the evolution of cities—past, present and future—and has completed projects across North America. His design is driven by a critical awareness of the social and economic value of place making, a fundamental belief in the integration of architecture and landscape, and a firm and resolute commitment to city building and civic craft.
Bill’s role as Managing Principal is foundational to our practice. He joined Tryba in 1990, and leads the management of the firm overseeing business development, project management, staffing and operations. Bill is deeply engaged in the craft of architecture and works alongside project teams to ensure continuity, consistency and quality across our body of work.
Bill is dedicated to the design, adaptive reuse, and redevelopment of structures, systems and the public realm of the modern city. He focuses on the long-term consequences of urban sprawl, resource management and the revitalization of urban neighborhoods. He is highly involved in the growth of cities and sits on the Cherry Creek Design Review Board. Bill also volunteers to aid various local organizations in their efforts to promote smart growth initiatives and the rehabilitation of historic structures.
James joined Tryba Architects following nearly two decades of experience in tax, audit, financial management and forecasting for entrepreneurs. James’s skills in market forecasting, cash flow analysis and tax management drive the firm’s fiscal efficiency, stability, and strategic business plan. James financial services experience contributes directly to our business communication strategies and allows the firm to provide a variety of development focused financial tools for clients across the life of a project.
The volatility of real estate values, financial markets and labor and material costs constantly impacts the business of architecture. James’s expertise not only assures the firm’s stability, but also makes a substantial contribution to the client’s bottom line. His expertise is responsible for the firm earning the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year award, the first time the honor has been awarded to a design firm.
Since joining Tryba in 2006, Jeff has been involved in many of the firm’s transformational projects including History Colorado Center, Denver Botanic Gardens and Park Towne Place. Jeff served on the Town of Erie, Colorado’s Planning Commission for two years and has become an expert in navigating projects through entitlements in multiple municipalities. For the past 6 years Jeff has managed Tryba’s client relationship with a national apartment REIT with holdings across the United States.
Jeff heads our Residential studio providing leadership to an interdisciplinary team that is focused on delivering best in class residential projects across the single family, multi-unit and condominium sectors. He is uniquely skilled in the management of complex and large-scale projects and teams and is a critical design advocate for the firm’s core mission of place making and city building. Jeff’s ability to build consensus while championing the client’s vision and design objectives adds immeasurable value to our studio. His focused and collaborative approach ensures each development firmly reflects both our practice legacy of civic quality development and the distinctive identity and aspirations of the clients we serve.
John has 17 years of experience in award-winning, international design and has provided design leadership for cultural institutions, master plans, adaptive re-use and mixed-use developments in New York, Toronto, London and throughout New Zealand. Since joining Tryba John has led design teams for the Google Boulder Campus, BP Lower 48 Headquarters, the Denver Art Museum North Building Masterplan and Denver Rock Drill. In addition to expertise in urban design and master planning, John is experienced in the technical development and detailing of custom building envelope solutions and in the refurbishment and transformation of historic or obsolete structures and places.
John is focused on providing impactful design guidance and review within the studio. His diverse project experience, commitment to collaboration, and skills in verbal and visual communication ensure the clear flow of information between project teams and clients. He is a graduate of the Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership program and is particularly interested in improvements to the City’s public realm and streetscapes. John brings a depth of international experience and knowledge which is critical to the ongoing development of the Tryba portfolio.
Scott brings over 40 years of design, management and technical production oversight to nearly every large project the firm delivers. His significant experience with retail and municipal projects has allowed Scott to manage the firm’s largest and most complex projects to successful on-time and on-budget completions. Scott leads Tryba’s quality control program and his deep understanding of technical detailing and specifications make him a resource for project teams across the office. Scott also mentors the firm’s intern development program, a role which he describes as “working with the best group of young architects in town.”
Scott’s greatest attribute is his ability to build strong and collaborative relationships with project teams, clients, general contractors, consultants and City staff. His critical focus on the importance of effective partnerships leading to project success and his ability to mentor and pass his knowledge and skills on to future generations of architects make him an invaluable member of the Tryba team.
Alexa has more than 25 years of experience managing complex civic, aviation, mixed-use and commercial developments. Her excellent communication skills complement her thorough command of contract, design and construction detailing. Calm and highly collaborative, Alexa serves as a steady metronome for teams comprised of Tryba designers, external consultants, clients, and contractors working on a broad range of award-winning projects. Her attention to detail and strategic planning ensure success in the most complex project types and approval processes.
Alexa is deeply involved in managing our staff to ensure we recruit and retain the best talent. Her knowledge and experience make her a sought-after mentor and advisor for both junior and senior staff and her ability to listen and translate what she learns into positive action make Alexa an invaluable part of the Tryba team.
Jeremy has been with Tryba Architects since 1999 and has served as the project architect for a number of the firm’s most complex projects including Denver Union Station, Google Boulder Campus, Denver Botanic Gardens, the Cesar Chavez Memorial Building and Clayton Lane.
Jeremy is an expert in Construction Administration and specializes in the critical role of shepherding project designs through the construction process. He is an exceptional collaborator and has earned the trust and respect of the consultant teams and general contractors he works with daily. He is adept at documentation production and detailing and is an important member of our quality assurance and control team. Jeremy provides an invaluable technical resource for teams within the office and brings his problem-solving, communication and leadership skills to every project in which he is involved.
Meghan joined Tryba in 2010 and leads our Interior Design studio. She is an essential part of our integrated design and project delivery process and is currently leading major workplace projects for clients such as Google and Boston Consulting Group. Meghan has significant experience in civic and corporate interiors and specializes in custom home, hotel and multi-family residential design. She is adept at managing other architects and consultant teams and has developed interior architecture and FF&E standards for a variety of project types across the country.
Meghan’s communication skills and design vision make her a valuable advocate and champion for the client’s aspirations as projects move through the design process. Her passion for inspired, active and sustainable office environments is driven by a keen understanding of the critical components of the 21st century workplace.
Kathleen leads our Urban Design Studio and is an Urban Designer and Architect with 15 years of national and international practice experience. Her urban design and development efforts focus on balancing transportation, natural resources and sustainable urban growth with the economic demands of the marketplace. Kathleen has led planning, urban design and entitlement efforts for Denver International Airport, the Washington Street Corridor, Fox North, and the Fitzsimons Innovation Community.
Kathleen excels at the resolution of difficult urban issues and her collaborative management skills ensure effective and efficient delivery for a range of large scale and visionary projects. Kathleen’s focus on a strong vision, principle led design and clear communication enables her to effectively build consensus and momentum for complex urban projects involving multiple stakeholder groups.
Leah has over 15 years of experience as a Project Architect at Tryba with a focus on historic adaptive reuse, sustainability, mixed-use development, and civic and cultural work. She is an experienced Project Architect, adept at technical documentation and Construction Administration (CA). She has directed Tryba’s CA teams on several of the firm’s largest and most complex projects, including Denver Union Station and History Colorado Center.
Leah excels at building strong and collaborative relationships with consultants and contractors. Her knowledge, character, and management skills are respected both in the office and on site. Leah’s focus on precision and office standards in project documentation are critical to delivering projects with an exemplary level of craft and detail.
Steve has over 15 years of experience in leading design teams on large, complex projects. As a technical Project Architect and Manager, Steve excels in complex detailing and in the production and management of high-quality documentation packages.
Steve plays a significant role in training and mentoring younger staff at Tryba. He has a proven track record of exceeding client expectations while delivering projects on schedule and within budget. Experienced in many project typologies, he has focused recently on leading multi-family projects in California and Colorado. Steve’s diligence and attention to detail combined with his focus on technical development and Revit expertise ensures project delivery at the highest level.
Emmett has over 12 years of experience as a Project Architect and Manager leading teams on complex multi-phase projects such as Colorado Center, Denver Rock Drill and Firestone and Robertson Distillery. Emmett excels in project team leadership and consultant coordination. He is focused on facilitating the design process through clear communication and technical expertise and possesses a comprehensive knowledge of design technology and systems.
Emmett is highly skilled at managing projects through complex entitlements and has national experience in a wide range of project sectors. Emmett currently serves on the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority’s Design Review Board in Aurora.
Sarah is an Urban Designer and Architect with national experience in master planning, urban design, architecture and project management. She enjoys the challenge of complex projects and the ability of design to transform and create memorable, meaningful places for people to live, work and play. With experience in campus, cultural, transportation and neighborhood planning, Sarah brings a keen understanding of urban sites, sustainability and multi-modal strategies to her projects. A scheduling and management specialist, Sarah excels in helping clients distill and prioritize their project goals during initial programming and planning.
Sarah enjoys being involved in the local design community. She served for two years on the Seattle Planning Commission and is currently a member of the Arapahoe Square Design Advisory Board in Denver. She is actively engaged in the Urban Land Institute both locally and nationally, and was honored with ULI Colorado’s Rising Star Award in 2017.
Ted has three decades of experience in corporate interior architecture and workplace strategy. He has an extensive background as a designer and consultant for large, multi-dimensional companies with complex workplace requirements. Ted has been responsible for managing, coordinating and administering all aspects of the due diligence, programming, design and construction process including engagement and management of outside professional engineering consultants, associate designers and architects, vendors, furniture consultants and general contractors.
Ted’s passion for design and construction shows in his daily work and in his effective and enthusiastic management of staff at all levels and of all disciplines. Ted is an instrumental leader in our Interior Design Studio and a critical contributor to the Tryba integrated design and delivery process.
Tommy leads the Branding and Graphic Design studio at Tryba. Tommy joined us in 2013 after relocating from New York City where he spent six years with the exhibit design team at Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the world’s largest museum exhibition design firm. An award-winning environmental graphic designer, he develops and implements comprehensive graphic design programs for interpretive exhibits, wayfinding, branding and communication. Tommy’s work at Tryba has transformed our project presentation and delivery methods facilitating an exemplary level of clarity and elegance in our graphic communication. Under Tommy’s leadership, the studio has produced comprehensive branding and marketing strategies for projects such as Fox North, Denver Rock Drill and the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus.
Dylan is a highly skilled Project Architect with significant experience in both design and project documentation. He is involved in a broad range of business development efforts and has most recently led the design delivery and documentation on projects such as the Google Boulder Campus and the Glass Lab in Portland.
Dylan’s comprehensive command of technical production, 3-D software, animation, graphics and analytics add to his ability to efficiently arrive at appropriate design solutions. He has been involved in a wide range of civic and institutional projects and brings an unmatched energy and enthusiasm for design to every project that he is engaged with. Dylan’s perceptive character and collaborative manner make him an invaluable client advocate and team member and his creative approach to problem solving elevates project execution and delivery throughout the studio.
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