5280 Home – Features our Elder project

fuentesdesign architects are honored to have one of our recent design-build projects in 5280 Home. Good Natured An ultra-efficient house with knockout design elements, too? This Boulder home proves it’s possible. BY JULIE DUGDALE | 5280 HOME AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017...

Boulder County Business Report: Raising the Bar

“The clients that fit best with us are the ones really committed to their health, to the environment and to doing the right thing,” said Brian Fuentes of Boulder-based architecture firm Fuentes Design LLC. Read more in the Boulder County Business Report.

fuentesdesign award winning

Two fuentesdesign projects were recently award the “Best Green Residential New Construction” and, with builder/developer Boulder ZED, “Best Green Residential Remodel” at the Boulder Valley Green Building Awards by the Colorado Green Building...

AIA National Convention!

The AIA National Convention is coming to Denver this June.  Below, Brian Fuentes at Charles Deaton’s “Sleeper House”, is helping the AIA in preparations for the upcoming convention – stay tuned for some amazing footage in and around Denver!...

Sunshine project update

Perched on top of Sunshine Canyon, this 4-Mile Fire rebuild is heading towards the home stretch! Targeting the Passive House standard, the home is designed with a continuous air barrier, super-insulated wall/roof/slab assemblies and phase change material for increased...

Featured Project – Strata

It’s always exciting when a project starts to become a home! Congrats to everyone involved as our STRATA project, designed and built by the fuentesdesign team, wraps up! Read more about the project here.      

Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency

With tax day being right around the corner, make sure your tax adviser is aware of available tax incentives for energy efficiency! Most recently, when the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was signed end of last year it extended a $500 incentive for certain...

Brian Fuentes to Present at Clean Energy Action

From Clean Energy Action: Please join us in hearing Brian Fuentes and Lance Wright, both Certifiied Passive House Consultants, discuss their knowledge of constructing and the cost and energy savings behind high performance buildings. The Passivhaus concept was...

Featured Project – Wash Park

Excited to see our newest Wash Park project wrapping up! Located in the Washington Park neighborhood in Denver, this second floor addition and energy retrofit transforms an existing single story brick bungalow by adding R-20 continuous insulation to the exterior,...

Water for People Dinner

Fuentesdesign is excited to support the Rocky Mountain Section of Water for People in their annual “Everyone Forever Annual Theme Dinner” through a donation of time for their silent auction. Join us here!

Renew bath almost finished

The Renew Home bath is almost complete- reclaimed barnwood, custom cast concrete ramp sink by Concrete Visions, who also did the hand troweled floor.  The shower walls are by Artesano Plaster, and are tadelakt, or a Morrocan lime plaster technique that creates a...

Project Report – Sunset

Our newest project is framed and starting to take shape! Perched on top of Boulder, this second floor addition is rotated true south to capture passive solar gains and mountain views while a complete gut and remodel of the first floor and basement improve the layout....

Allenspark Gallery Improvement

Fuentesdesign is excited to be involved with the schematic design of the NEW Old Allenspark Gallery! The Old Gallery is owned and operated on a volunteer basis by the Allenspark Community Cultures Council, Inc. (ACCC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity.  Formed in...

Chasing Ice

If you haven’t seen Chasing Ice yet,  you should!  The scenery captured by Boulder based photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is not only awe inspiring, but the time-lapse photography of the retreating glaciers proves to be heartbreaking...

350.org “Do the Math Tour”

Bill McKibben and the 350.org “Do the Math Tour” bio-diesel bus recently made a stop in Boulder, Colorado spreading awareness of the math behind climate change, asking those who signed the banner below to remember three numbers: 1) 2 degrees Celsius: The...

Brian Fuentes speaks at dasHaus Conference in Denver.

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest and Colorado Chapter will host a Half-day Conference in Denver on October 18th, 2012 from 9am – 1pm as part of the international dasHAUS exhibition. Join fellow architects, engineers, green building and solar...