The Founding Principal of the architecture, urban design and planning firm, 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 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 including Colorado, New York, California, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Utah, Arizona, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Washington, Texas and Mexico.
Bill’s role as Managing Principal is foundational to the firm’s practice. He joined Tryba in 1990, two years after the founding of the firm, and committed to learning everything about practicing architecture—craft, business development, project management and operations.
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 volunteers to aid various local organizations in their efforts to promote smart growth initiatives and rehabilitation of historic structures.
With nearly two decades of experience in tax, audit, financial management and forecasting for entrepreneurs, James joined Tryba Architects in 2003. James’s skilled forecasting and strategic cash flow and tax management contribute to the firm’s fiscal efficiency, stability, and efficiency.
The volatility of real estate values, financial markets and labor and material costs impacts the business of architecture. James’s expertise not only assures the firm’s fiscal stability, but also makes a substantial contribution to the client’s bottom line. James's 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.
Jeff brings over 17 years of design and project management oversight of mixed-use and residential projects. Formerly on the Planning Commission for the City of Erie, Colorado, Jeff used his background to assist the city with design processes. He brings his exceptional problem solving skills, communication, leadership and a detailed eye to any project he is involved in.
For the past 5 years, Jeff has managed Tryba’s client relationship with a national apartment Real Estate Investment Trust with holdings across the United States. Jeff is uniquely experienced in historic preservation and adaptive reuse / redevelopment of existing properties in high value locations. His ability to build consensus thourgh a committment to collaboration while protecting the client’s brand has added immeasurable value to their portfolio.
John has 16 years of experience in award-winning, international design. He has provided design leadership for national and international cultural institutions, master plans, adaptive re-use and mixed-use developments in New York, Toronto, London and New Zealand. 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. 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.
Scott brings over 40 years of design, management and production oversight to nearly every large project the firm delivers. His experience with retail and municipal projects has allowed Scott to successfully manage some of the firm’s largest and most complex projects. In addition to managing project teams, schedules, budgets, and expectations, Scott mentors the firm’s considerable intern development program, which he describes as, “working with the best group of young architects in town.”
Alexa brings more than 20 years of experience managing complex civic, aviation, mixed-use and multifamily developments. Her excellent communication skills complement her thorough command of contract, design and construction detail. Calm, smart and highly collaborative, Alexa serves as a steady metronome for award-winning projects, complex approval protocols and teams comprised of Tryba designers and external consultant teams.
Jeremy has been with Tryba Architects for over 18 years and has served as the overall coordinator and project designer/architect for some of the firm’s most complex projects.
His expertise on the firm’s projects includes review of all submittals, answering RFI’s, preparing comprehensive field reports, problem solving complex design and field issues alongside the general contractor, while issuing various requested changes from the client team during the design and construction phases. Jeremy brings his exceptional problem solving skills, communication, leadership and a detailed eye to any project in which he is involved.
Meghan leads the Tryba interiors department, bringing over a decade of corporate interior design experience. In addition to her strong background working with large, multi-dimensional companies with complex workplace requirements, Meghan also is adept at managing other architects and consultants and developing interior design and FF&E standards for a variety of project types across the country.
Her disciplined eye and excellent communication methods guides every project throughout design and construction. Her passion for inspired, active and sustainable office environment gives Meghan a keen understanding of the components of the 21st century workplace.
Kathleen is an Urban Designer and Architect with national and international experience. Her recent urban design and development efforts have focused on balancing transportation, natural resources and sustainable urban growth with the economic demands of the marketplace. During all project phases, Kathleen’s focus on clear communication enables projects to advance from concept to reality by describing the client’s vision to the public and private sectors with compelling project collateral and concise presentations.
Kathleen excels at the resolution of complex elements including difficult sites, tight budgets and challenging schedules with superior management and analytic skills. Her precise listening and communication allows her to attend to client needs at every scale.
Leah brings 14 years of design experience with a focus on historic adaptive reuse, sustainable practices, mixed-use redevelopment, and civic and cultural work. She is an experienced architect, adept at 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 the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Steve brings over 15 years of experience leading large, complex projects and teams to successful completion. As a technical architect, Steve excels in complex detailing and documentation with a proven record of delivering projects on schedule and within budget. Experienced in mixed-use and multi-family projects, he has focused recently on leading multi-family projects in California and Colorado. Steve’s assiduous efforts combined with his focus on technical development and Revit expertise ensures delivery at the highest level of quality.
Emmett excels at leading project teams and facilitating the design process through clear communication and technical expertise. He possesses comprehensive knowledge of design technology and systems, acquired over 7 years of managing multi-phased developments in every sector.
Sarah is an Urban Designer and Architect bringing fourteen years of 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 connections to her projects. Sarah excels in helping clients distill and prioritize their project goals during initial programming and planning. A scheduling and management guru, Sarah takes pride in helping projects run efficiently behind the scenes so that design (both the process and final product) can take center stage.
Ted brings over 25 years of corporate interior design experience. In addition to his strong background working with 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 / Architects, vendors, furniture consultants and general contractors. His passion is design and construction, which shows in his work.
Tommy joined Tryba Architects in 2013, upon relocating from New York City where he spent six years with the graphic design team at Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the world’s largest museum exhibition design firm. An award-winning environmental designer, he develops and implements comprehensive graphic design programs for interpretive exhibitions; way-finding; branding and communication.
Dylan’s comprehensive command of technical production, 3-D software, animation, graphics and analytics add to his design and construction abilities. He has worked on a range of civic and institutional projects including front-end material planning, schematic design, design development and construction documents.