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About Us

Our Philosophy

Through time, the ultimate goal of architecture has been the ordered creation of appropriate physical realities. This conscious endeavor seeks to connect the pragmatic needs of space and sheltering of human beings in context with their perceptions of meaningful value and culture purpose.

CARLSON Design & Build, Inc. is an artisan based design-build firm specializing in addressing this noble enterprise by providing unique, upscale designs and knowledgeable, comprehensive building services for discriminating clients like you.

Experience tells us that successful projects are realized through a synthesis of creative, clearly communicated designs nurtured through a relationship of trust and collaboration between the client and their architect.  In the same way, accurate, skillful and timely execution of the design requires experienced construction supervision and craftsmanship. At CARLSON Design & Build, Inc., we excel at both.

Our personalized focus on each individual client is the foundation on which we undertake every project.  We fashion the entire design and building process around your specific needs and wishes.  Carefully listening to your goals and objectives allows us to explore a range of alternatives as we strive to share and achieve your ultimate project vision.  Our commitment is to produce an exciting, satisfying and enlightening experience whereby all of your building dreams are fully realized.

The ongoing Mission of CARLSON Design & Build, Inc. is to be a visionary team of artisans, continually pioneering effective and innovative ways for the successful delivery of design and building services.  Our goal is to provide for you, the discriminating Owner, uniquely successful building solutions through the capabilities and sensitivities of CARLSON Design & Build, Inc.

Inspired by the great masters, we wish to bring forth . . . in our time . . . the Best of new ideas for Your distinctive project that you will not find anywhere else.

Our Team

Terry E. Carlson, Principal, Registered Architect, Licensed General Contractor

University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning

Terry Carlson, Registered ArchitectTerry is Company Owner, Principal and a Registered Colorado Architect.  He is a Licensed Contractor throughout the Greater Denver Metropolitan area.

Terry’s early career in Cincinnati prepared him well for his role as principal of CARLSON Design & Build, Inc.  Terry received his training at the highly regarded University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, home to such architectural and design luminaries as Michael Graves, Kevin Roche and original “Star Wars” toy designer Jim Swearingen.  After college, Terry worked for a variety of architectural firms specializing in residential and light commercial design and construction.  He gained immeasurable experience working for the second largest production homebuilder in Cincinnati as lead designer of new homes.  He rounded out his training as Designer and Senior Project Manager for a major Cincinnati design/ build remodeling firm.

Terry has written the lead article for “Deck Builder” magazine.  He has served as professional consultant for many charitable organizations, including Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity, and churches in both Cincinnati and Highlands Ranch.  He has also provided educational mentoring for high school students in Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock in the area of responsible, sustainable design.

Terry insures that CARLSON Design & Build practices and follows the highest of professional and ethical standards set forth by the industry.  He is also personally involved in every aspect of a client’s project, start to finish.

“I’m passionate about the entire Design/ Build process.  Clients not only invest large sums of money into improving their homes or businesses . . . they literally entrust us with their lives.  That’s a huge responsibility, which I deeply respect and value.  They share their dreams . . . their wishes . . . their desires . . .  and ask us to make whatever doesn’t work in their living environment uniquely better.  I truly believe such trust deserves a design professional thoroughly educated, trained and licensed in the disciplines of architecture and building sciences to insure their very best results.  Not all practitioners in the construction industry offer the broad education and experience we bring to a project.  And that makes all the difference in the success of any given building venture  . . .”

Terry resides in Highlands Ranch with wife Janet and kitties Bailey and Jasper.  Along with spending time with friends and family, listening to classical and jazz music, he also enjoys biking, golfing, hiking and skiing in the Colorado mountains.