COMPLETE / a sample of our accomplishments


Aspen, Colorado

Located in Aspen’s West End, across from the cultural offerings of the Benedict Music Tent and the Aspen Institute, ‘Game On’ is a modern interpretation of the historic, turn-of-the-century homes that comprise much of the neighborhood. The exterior façade was intended to bring a sense of clarity and precision while utilizing traditional materials. The open floor plan connects the indoor and outdoor spaces with sliding glass pocket doors, allowing for large-scale entertaining as well as peaceful relaxation. The interior palate features calm and tranquil wood tones with custom built-ins and furniture. ‘Game On’ has achieved LEED Gold certification for its sustainable design.

"Game On represents a focused and restrained design that shows the rigor of R+B’s design aesthetic. Its beauty in materials and textures, is balanced by the proportions of the spaces which give an expansive feeling." John Rowland, AIA

Honor Society / HOSPITALITY

Denver, Colorado

Located on 16th Street, adjacent to Denver’s newly redeveloped Union Station, Honor Society is an exciting new “fast fine” restaurant concept pairing forward-thinking design with healthy, seasonal cuisine. Set within a LEED certified building, which required each tenant to also achieve LEED certification, the concept for the 3,500 square foot space was to combine classic barn detailing with the clean, fresh lines of a modern loft. Against a purposeful, neutral palette, finishes and furnishings include reclaimed barnwood, metal paneling, recycled glass countertops, reclaimed oak fence planks, concrete flooring, tin ceilings and custom-designed community tables, banquettes and wall graphics.
To aid in the flow of the restaurant, which includes an ample bar and offers both sit-down dining and take-out services, the R+B team utilized extensive 3-D modeling to help fine tune the design and materials palette and allow the client team to “see” the space prior to construction. Since its opening, Zagat acclaimed, Honor Society has become a hub for residents, visitors and local business people and workers looking for healthy, well-crafted, affordable food.
"It was an awesome process. The (R+B) designers were first class people with great ideas. They understood the importance of easily moving customers through the line so there are no bottlenecks and added nuances to the interior design that are absolutely beautiful. When people walk in, they get a nice organic vibe." 
Justin Brunson, Owner and Executive Chef, Honor Society, Old Major and Masterpiece Deli

Launchpad / COMMERCIAL

Carbondale, Colorado

Rowland+Broughton assisted Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities and Dance Initiative, two Carbondale based non-profits, to successfully acquire a lease for the old Carbondale Public Library.  Architects for the project, R+B designed a beautiful, multi-purpose space for the movement arts. The Launchpad features two professional grade performing arts studios, an art gallery, a promenade, and a boutique. Equipped with spring-loaded Harlequin dance floors, the 1,150 sq ft, light filled studio space is accentuated with soaring multi-story ceilings punctuated by skylights structurally designed to hold dangling silks for aerial performers and circus classes.

"The design and oversight of the renovation of the Gordon Cooper Library into The Launchpad was incredibly well considered and accomplished, especially as Dana Ellis was working with two clients who had some different needs and desires. Dana was able to find compromises where required without sacrificing any important elements. The design is a model of simplicity and elegance." Peter Gilbert, Dance Initiative Founder

PROJECT SHOWCASE / projects in process


Denver, Colorado

Rowland+Broughton is excited to be partnering with Matsuhisa Denver LLC as architect and interior designer for the new Matsuhisa Denver in the high-end Cherry Creek North neighborhood. Located in the Steele Creek multi-use development at the corner of First Avenue and Steele Street, the new 7,800 square foot restaurant will be the third in Colorado featuring the cuisine of internationally renowned chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa. Textural contrast, carefully designed lightscapes, a muted natural palette and modern detailing will combine to create a well-balanced, flowing environment that’s elegant, functional and appealing to guests. Completion is expected for 2016.


Updates from the R+B Team 

R+B Aspen is proud to welcome Carol Way Cisco to the team as Senior Interior Designer. Relocating from Illinois, Carol was most recently Principal of Signature interiors + studio and prior to that, she spent 20+ years as Director of Interior Design for an international design-build team. Recognizing the impact that interior design has on healing and recovery, Carol founded Designing for Veterans, an award winning non-profit focused on aiding our wounded heroes. Carol spent her undergraduate years at the University of Northern California and later received a BFA in Interior Design from the Illinois Institute of Art–Chicago.

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tim Owen joins the Aspen studio as an Architectural Designer, where his synergistic approach and excellent Revit skills will help to further the firm’s technological capabilities. A self-proclaimed bike enthusiast with a passion for the outdoors, Tim moved to Aspen after earning his Masters in Architecture at Virginia Tech and working with Auburn University Rural Studio to design and build a $20,000 single 
family home in rural west Alabama for a client in need.

Born and raised in Northwest Rhode Island, Brett Lohr joins R+B as an Architectural Designer. In addition to assisting with architectural drawings, he runs the 3D printing machine, helps with marketing and graphics, and is on the Visualization, IT and Process committees. Brett earned his Bachelors of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Previously, he was owner-designer at Lohr Designs LLC in Encinitas, CA, where he created renderings and animation for architecture firms. Settling into Aspen, he is passionate about video and photography. 

Bryan May, AIA/NCARB, has passed the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), a national licensing exam for architects presented by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Congratulations Bryan!

Wedding bells rang for three of our colleagues. Please join us in congratulating Katie King in her marriage to Jason, Mark Hardeman who recently tied the knot with Vanessa, and Ryan Reilly in his wedding to Jess. All the best to the newlyweds!

R+B would also like to welcome our newest little colleague, Axel Cruz Haasarud Wagner, born on July 5th to our Director of Culture, Izzi Wagner and her husband Seth. Congratulations to the new family!


AIA Colorado West

McLain Flats – Aspen, CO – Merit Award for Interior Design
AIA Colorado West
Game On – Aspen, CO – Citation Award for Residential ($1-$3M)
AIA Colorado West
Der Berghof: Maison Bianca – Aspen, CO – Citation Award for Residential - Less than $1M
ASID Crystal Award – Residential
McLain Flats – Aspen, CO – Residential Renovation over 4,000 Square Feet

Game On – Aspen, CO – Residential "LIVE" 
INTERIOR DESIGN Rising Giants 2015
R+B was ranked #62
 in the top 100 Interior Design Rising Giants firms 

Circle of Excellence
R+B was named for the sixth year in an international listing by PSMJ Resources, Inc. of best-managed A/E/C firms, with strong client bases, that are led in a responsible and sustainable manner.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, October 2015, "Mansion: A Home to Go With the Art"
Serious art lovers design homes around their collection. 

BUILDING DIALOGUE, October 2015, "#EatWithHonor: 'Fast Fine' Restaurant Concepts"
R+B discusses our latest restaurant project in Denver, Honor Society A Handcrafted Eatery.

SNOW, Winter 15/16, "Elevating Experiences"
In an extensive remodel on McLain Flats Road, Aspen architects stay true to the past, relevant to the future. 

ASPEN PEAK, Summer 2015, “Homes on the Range
From home automation to what a vigorous stock market means for local residents, John Rowland, AIA and Aspen’s top experts discuss the latest trends in local real estate.  
ASPEN PEAK, Summer 2015, “Queen Midas
Principal at the award winning R+B firm, starchitect Sarah Broughton, AIA, is determined to pave Aspen’s architectural future with gold. 

MOUNTAIN LIVING, July 2015, “Sun Valley’s Second Act
America's first destination ski resort prepares for the next generation of travelers with luxe new lodging options. Featured in the "Up and Coming" side bar, which highlights Limelight Ketchum's design partnership with R+B.
SUN VALLEY PROPERTY NEWS, June 2015, “Limelight Ketchum
Details and renderings are announced about the Limelight Hotel and Residences in Ketchum, Idaho, slated for opening in November 2016.
CURBED SKI, April 2015 “How One Architecture Firm is Remaking Colorado Ski Country
A story chronicling R+B’s impact on sustainable and contemporary architecture throughout Aspen. 

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All the best,
John, Sarah and the R+B Team

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