Established in 1999, fuentesdesign is small architecture firm located in Boulder, Colorado. With over thirty years of combined experience in custom home design, boutique commercial projects and construction, fuentesdesign focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy and a conscious choice of local, natural building materials whenever possible. Collaborating with our builders, engineers and artesians, fuentesdesign customizes services for each project considering budget, site and client.
Brian Fuentes, AIA, CPHC
Brian is a registered architect in the State of Colorado, a member of the AIA and a Certified Passive House Consultant with the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany as well as the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS). Brian graduated from the University of Oregon and Robert D. Clark Honors College with distinction in Architecture with his thesis “A Pattern Language for the Front Range of Colorado”, where he also worked as volunteer on the first straw bale house in Eugene in 1998. He was the recipient of the UO’s Rosenberg Traveling Fellowship in 1999 from the University of Oregon’s Architecture program and traveled to Curitiba, Brazil to see the latest in sustainable urban planning. He has taught architecture at the University of Colorado as honorary faculty and presented his thesis and fellowship work at the University of Oregon. Projects by fuentesdesign have been featured on the Denver or Boulder Solar Home Tours in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The work of fuentesdesign has been featured in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record Magazine, 5280 Magazine, The Denver Post [(1) The House Gore Should Have Built , (2) A Second Home that passes Green Muster), (3) Jeffco Home is a Bale-out)], Boulder County Business Report, the Boulder Daily Camera, The Colorado Sustainable Design Awards, and the book Prefabulous and Sustainable, by Sheri Koones. He has lectured at the U.S. National Passive House (PHIUS) conference, the USGBC Colorado‘s conference, Colorado Sustainable Living Fair.
Steven Rouisse, M. Arch, LEED AP
Working towards his licensure, Steven Rouisse joined the fuentesdesign team in the spring of 2012. With an undergraduate degree from University Colorado at Boulder in Environmental Design, a Masters of Architecture from University Colorado at Denver, and years of construction experience under a master carpenter, Steven brings a wealth of experience in design as well as construction management to the team. Steven manages design and construction with building information modeling, project budgeting and visualization. Originally from Massachusetts, Steven has resided in Colorado for over 15 years, is a father of two and an avid ultimate frisbee player and rock climber.
Megan Monroe, M.S.
Megan joins fuentesdesign after completing her M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. Prior to joining fuentesdesign, Megan worked for the City of Boulder’s Water Quality and Environmental Services and an international environmental consulting company. Megan’s experience includes project management, regulatory reviews, assistance with low impact development (LID) guidance and watershed implementation planning, energy/moisture modeling and website development. Megan’s primary role with fuentesdesign is assistance with business and project management. Originally from Wisconsin, Megan moved to Colorado in 2005 to attend graduate school; her free time is now spent outdoors with her husband and daughter Rona.