3630 Osage St. Denver, CO 80211   //    720.512.3437   //    OFFICE@359design.co

 

 

WHO WE ARE

3:59. They said it could not be done. For years, they said the human body was simply not capable of breaking a 4 minute mile. It wasn’t just dangerous, it was impossible.  1954, along came Sir Roger Bannister who broke the barrier by utilizing a varied background and training regiment. It was considered atypical, simply because it was not the norm. Most people will never visualize the 4 minute barrier in their lives as it is still considered impossible by most, but some people approach everything they do like they are trying to find ways to break elusive barriers.

359 (pronounced three five nine) Design is a collaboration of individuals focused on pushing boundaries of what is possible by creating community, building partnerships, and crafting meaningful and efficient design solutions.

 

Our Team

359 Design, LLC is a member owned company. We currently have three principal owners within our company.  Our liability insurance covers 1 million / 2 million aggregate.

 
  Courtney Basile,  AIA LEED AP Homes  \\ Designer  cbasile@359design.co      Education:     Ball State University – Master of Architecture & Bachelor of Science, Architecture       Previous Professional Experience:     Sol design + consulting (Cincinnati, OH)     US Architects (Yorktown, IN)       Affiliations:   LEED AP Homes  Passive House CPHC  Certified Passive House Consultant         

Courtney Basile, AIA LEED AP Homes  \\ Designer

cbasile@359design.co

 

Education: 

Ball State University – Master of Architecture & Bachelor of Science, Architecture

 

Previous Professional Experience: 

Sol design + consulting (Cincinnati, OH) 

US Architects (Yorktown, IN)

 

Affiliations:

LEED AP Homes

Passive House CPHC

Certified Passive House Consultant

 

 

 

Courtney Basile \\ Designer

  Brad Buell   \\ Project Manager                                                                                           

Brad Buell \\ Project Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Buell \\ Project Manager

  Joe Coleman   \\ Project Manager   jcoleman@359design.co      Education:    University of Colorado Denver-   Masters of Architecture    Metropolitan  State University-  Bachelor of Science Industrial Design        Previous Professional Experience:    Center of Preservation Research (Denver, CO)      Affiliations:   Associate AIA                  

Joe Coleman \\ Project Manager

jcoleman@359design.co

 

Education:

University of Colorado Denver- Masters of Architecture

Metropolitan  State University- Bachelor of Science Industrial Design

 

Previous Professional Experience: 

Center of Preservation Research (Denver, CO)

 

Affiliations:

Associate AIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Coleman \\ Project Manager

  Griffin Gilbert  / Designer  ggilbert@359design.co      Education:   University of Oregon - MArch  University of Utah - Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering  University of Canterbury - Study Abroad      Previous Professional Experience:     Rowell Brokaw Architects (Eugene, OR)  BLRB Architects (Eugene, OR)  York Engineering (Mountain Green, UT)      Affiliations:   Passive House CPHC   

Griffin Gilbert / Designer

ggilbert@359design.co

 

Education:

University of Oregon - MArch

University of Utah - Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering

University of Canterbury - Study Abroad

 

Previous Professional Experience:  

Rowell Brokaw Architects (Eugene, OR)

BLRB Architects (Eugene, OR)

York Engineering (Mountain Green, UT)

 

Affiliations:

Passive House CPHC

 

Griffin Gilbert \\ Designer

  Will Hentschel  \\ Principal  whentschel@359design.co      Education:   University of Pennsylvania - Masters of Architecture  Hobart College - Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies  Syracuse University - Bachelor of Architecture      Previous Professional Experience:    OZ Architecture - Principal (Boulder, CO)  Adamstien Demetriou  (Washington, DC)  Cole Prevost  (Washington, DC)  AI  (Washington, DC)      Affiliations:   Urban Land Institute- Full Member- Resort Gold Council  NCARB  American Institute of Architects

Will Hentschel \\ Principal

whentschel@359design.co

 

Education:

University of Pennsylvania - Masters of Architecture

Hobart College - Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies

Syracuse University - Bachelor of Architecture

 

Previous Professional Experience: 

OZ Architecture - Principal (Boulder, CO)

Adamstien Demetriou  (Washington, DC)

Cole Prevost  (Washington, DC)

AI  (Washington, DC)

 

Affiliations:

Urban Land Institute- Full Member- Resort Gold Council

NCARB

American Institute of Architects

Will Hentschel \\ Principal

   Adam Wagoner,  RA  \\ Design Director   awagoner@359design.co      Education:     Yale University - Master of Architecture II   Kansas State University - Master of Architecture I      Previous Professional Experience:    Tatiana Bilbao Estudio (Mexico City, MX)   Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (New Haven, USA)   Klaus en Kaan Architecten (Rotterdam, NL)  El Dorado Inc (Kansas City, USA)   Helix Architecture + Design (Kansas City, USA)  RAW Design (Wichita, USA)      Affiliations:    Lecturer at University of Colorado Denver School of Architecture   Associate AIA  Urban Land Institute Member

 Adam Wagoner, RA \\ Design Director

awagoner@359design.co

 

Education: 

Yale University - Master of Architecture II

Kansas State University - Master of Architecture I

 

Previous Professional Experience: 

Tatiana Bilbao Estudio (Mexico City, MX) 

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (New Haven, USA) 

Klaus en Kaan Architecten (Rotterdam, NL)

El Dorado Inc (Kansas City, USA) 

Helix Architecture + Design (Kansas City, USA)

RAW Design (Wichita, USA)

 

Affiliations:

Lecturer at University of Colorado Denver School of Architecture

Associate AIA

Urban Land Institute Member

Adam Wagoner \\ Design Director

 
  Julianna Mestas  / Design Intern  jmestas@359design.co      Education:   University of Colorado - Bachelors of Science in Architecture                           

Julianna Mestas / Design Intern

jmestas@359design.co

 

Education:

University of Colorado - Bachelors of Science in Architecture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Anni Hurt  LEED AP ID+C IIDA\\ Designer  ahurt@359design.co      Education:   Rhode Island School of Design - Master of Design in Interior Architecture  University of New Mexico - Bachelors of Art in Architecture      Previous Professional Experience:    Gensler (Denver, CO)      Affiliations:   LEED AP   IIDA               

Anni Hurt LEED AP ID+C IIDA\\ Designer

ahurt@359design.co

 

Education:

Rhode Island School of Design - Master of Design in Interior Architecture

University of New Mexico - Bachelors of Art in Architecture

 

Previous Professional Experience: 

Gensler (Denver, CO)

 

Affiliations:

LEED AP

IIDA

 

 

 

 

 

Anni Hurt \\ Designer

  Matthew Wiedenman  \\ Project Manager  mwiedenman@359design.co      Education:   Kansas State University - Master of Architecture I      Previous Professional Experience:   FitzGerald Associates Architects (Chicago, IL)  BVH Architects (Omaha, NE)  Randy Brown Architects (Omaha, NE)                           

Matthew Wiedenman \\ Project Manager

mwiedenman@359design.co

 

Education:

Kansas State University - Master of Architecture I

 

Previous Professional Experience:

FitzGerald Associates Architects (Chicago, IL)

BVH Architects (Omaha, NE)

Randy Brown Architects (Omaha, NE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Wiedenman \\ Project Manager

  Bruce Ivins  \\ Constructabilty Manager                                       

Bruce Ivins \\ Constructabilty Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Ivins \\ Constructability Manager

  Rob Wilberger  \\ Project Manager  rwilberger@359design.co      Education:    University of Tennessee -   BA Urban Planning   Nashville State Tech - AAS Architectural Engineering Technology      Previous Professional Experience:    Grieve Associates Architects  (Knoxville, TN)  Gerou & Associates  (Evergreen, CO)  OZ Architecture  (Denver, CO)         

Rob Wilberger \\ Project Manager

rwilberger@359design.co

 

Education:

University of Tennessee - BA Urban Planning

Nashville State Tech - AAS Architectural Engineering Technology

 

Previous Professional Experience: 

Grieve Associates Architects  (Knoxville, TN)

Gerou & Associates  (Evergreen, CO)

OZ Architecture  (Denver, CO)

 

 

 

Rob Wilberger \\ Project Manager

  Ted Lupberger  \\ Operations Director  tlupberger@359design.co                                    

Ted Lupberger \\ Operations Director

tlupberger@359design.co

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted Lupberger \\ Operations Director

  Jacob Wilhelm  \\ Designer   jwilhelm@359design.co       Education:   Arizona State University - BsD Architectural Studies, Minor in Urban Planning      Previous Professional Experience:   PreiserConsults LLC (Scottsdale, AZ )  Breckenridge Architects (Tempe, AZ )            

Jacob Wilhelm \\ Designer

jwilhelm@359design.co

 

Education:

Arizona State University - BsD Architectural Studies, Minor in Urban Planning

 

Previous Professional Experience:

PreiserConsults LLC (Scottsdale, AZ )

Breckenridge Architects (Tempe, AZ )

 

 

 

 

Jacob Wilhelm \\ Designer

Julianna Mestas \\ Intern

Mary Hentschel \\ Human Resources

Lindsay Brown \\ Residential Design 

Pam Nelson \\ Business Manager

 

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HOW WE WORK

Scope of Services

359 DESIGN provides feasibility, guidance on zoning entitlements, community outreach, project management, project visioning and architectural activities. On the small side, we have vast experience in Single Family to Four‐Plex Residential Projects. We help clients through all stages of their projects, typically teaming with a general contractor in a design‐build capacity.

On a larger scale, we are experts Multi‐Family Housing, Hospitality trends, Project Branding/Flag matching and Municipal Office Trends and Design. We use this expertise to assist clients in developing early pro‐formas and project vision that serves as a basis for raising capital on larger scale developments. In the next stages of the project we work with planners and landscape architects on zoning entitlements. We also provide non-technical team management for the client in difficult resort municipalities. Upon we request, we team or depending on the project size, self‐perform Schematic Design through Construction administration for the above mentioned project scales.

Our Process

Define the scope of Work.  From the start, we help clients establish clear goals: what are your short and long term plans, what is your market, what is most important to you, sales, comfort, outward image?  We extract all of these items from the start and constantly refer back the them throughout the process.

 

Design Charrette 

359 Design utilizes the Charrette process as its primary means of developing concept design. A majority of our projects are kicked off with a design Charrette, which can last from one to four days depending on the size and scope of the project. These highly collaborative, intense work sessions involve all stakeholders plus the architect/planner and sometimes other consultants. After conducting preliminary research on the site, the history of the location and other project specific considerations, we work with the client to develop an overall project vision. The project ‘story’ is created to inform the design - whether that is an architectural vision, master plan or more specific concept and schematic design. The ‘story’ influences the development of all design components; such as site layout, and functional relationships, and building size and massing.

During the Charrette, design ideas are created based upon the expressed facts, goals and needs for the project. Day one is largely brainstorming and developing a deeper understanding of the client’s vision, the team then works independently to develop the concept further. This vision is presented for further review, critique, and refinement, and continues to evolve through the multi-day process until we arrive at a final vision and presentation. Typically, stakeholder input and reviews quickly build trust in the process and foster true understanding and support of the design. From this intensive design session, we will develop a concept level documents that include:


+ Hotel Branding and Flag Development Sessions
+ Clear direction on the character for this project.
+ Conceptual understanding of the building, defining all users, their budgets, schedules and phasing strategies in coordination with the Town of Vail.


We believe that the Charrette process has proven to be the most expedient means to provide a design that recognizes and address all of the stakeholders’ issues. The key to a Charrette’s success is engaging everyone and leaving no comment unanswered. Following the Charrette, a final design is generated. The design team documents the initial, interim, and final designs in booklet form as a clear record of the decision making process.

 

Entitlements

359 Design has vast experience with Project Approvals within the Rocky Mountain Region. To successfully manage the Entitlement process with the Design Review Board (DRB), Planning and Environmental Commission (PEC) and Town Council requires immediate and often contact with these groups. In advance of these meetings weekly contact with Community Development is required.

As coordination of documents, effects on the design process and potential for inefficiency can all ride on the entitlements, we will lead the process and our client’s development team through the maze of various agency requirements in a timely manner so that the design and construction documents phases of our work can proceed expeditiously and not be held up by unresolved or unforeseen problems.

WE RUN THIS PROCESS THROUGHOUT THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

  • Direct the approvals process and make presentation to Public Works, Fire Department

  • Meet with Community Development and the Town Manageas needed to coordinate the overall development review process as well as specific reviews of site and architectural design

  • Manage our Civil Engineer and Landscape architect to diligently coordinate with waste water departments regarding surface water retention/detention and water quality.

  • Prepare, submit and adequately address PEC, DRB and City Council Concerns

 

Systems-Built (Modular) Design: Experience and Benefits

359 Design is dedicated to exploring the possibilities and efficiencies embedded within the cutting-edge technologies of systems-build projects. Through recent projects and studies, we have positioned ourselves to understand the current trends and practices within the industry, yet we continually look for ways to push the established systems in new, different, and innovative ways.  

How can modular become more efficient and more streamlined yet at the same time go beyond the stereotypes of modular construction to create interesting, vibrant, distinct spaces and buildings?  That is our pursuit. 

For our Vail Chamonix project, this delivery system was documented by CBS 4 News: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/09/08/vail-chamonix-housing-crisis/

See our project for more on our modular designs.

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CONNECT WITH US

3630 Osage St. Denver, CO 80211

720.512.3437

office@359design.co

Employment

We are not currently hiring new employees, however we are always interested to hear from talented designers.  If you are interested in connecting with us, submit a portfolio and resume in .pdf format (no larger than 10 Mb) to awagoner@359design.co

 
 
 

Client List

Aspen Ski Co
Broadmoor Resort and Hotel
Christy Sports
Cisneros Real Estate
City of Aspen
East West Hospitality
Fairmont Hotel and Resorts
Forte International
Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts

Intrawest
Lettus Entertain You
Lionheart Capital
LVMH
Momentum Development

Native Roots
Red Gru Development
Related
Ritz Carlton Hotel Company
Rock Resorts
Solaris
Town of Vail

Triumph Development
Vail Resorts Development
Viceroy Hotels and Resorts