Our work tells a story. But it’s not just about us. It’s about our ability to uncover and understand our client’s stories and retell them through extraordinarily imaginative, functional and beautiful spaces. Spaces that connect physically and emotionally and make people feel …“Wow!” It’s what we live for. It’s what we deliver. Because we believe life is too short to feel adequate, fine or even good. Experience more “Wow!” We’ll show you how.
Areas of Practice
More than structures in concrete, glass and steel, architecture is both a passion a science. Once a client’s dream becomes our vision, we bring commitment, creativity and a multi-disciplinary approach to make it a reality. Each project is as unique as its solutions. Our process is driven by the needs of people who will occupy the space, applying today’s technology to create inspiring, high-performance and sustainable spaces.
Our greatest asset is our ability to listen and understand our clients’ specific needs. We work closely with clients to develop a Program that reflects the nuances of a building’s function including spatial relationships, long-term needs and environmental impact. We translate this into detailed architectural requirements that meet the budget and schedule.
Planning and Urban Design
The best environments spark connections between people and places to enhance the way we work, live and play. We meet these challenges at the intersection of architecture, planning, landscape and culture. Our approach integrates sustainable development, place-making, environmental stewardship and economic viability. We work alongside private and public clients to help make decisions about long-term needs and targeted goals.
Great interior design strikes a balance between beauty and function. More than just style, it enhances the architecture and improves the way people interact, function and feel. Studio M and our interiors team employ a multi-disciplinary approach with a singular focus—to design the right space for each client’s needs. The only limitation is our imagination.
Sustainable Design / LEED
Sustainable design ensures that our actions and decisions today support opportunities for future generations. We design healthy, high-performance buildings that positively affect the people, environment and communities they serve. We focus on minimizing our projects’ demands on power, resources and people, creating resource-efficient, site-enhancing facilities.
We integrate site and building design from the beginning to ensure a cohesive result. Groundwork Studio takes landscape architecture to its full potential through site design coordination, project synthesis, ecological resilience, functionality and site-specific experience. We approach design as a living, breathing, collaborative process, a transformative progression for the design team and stakeholders as well as the project site.
Welcome, Henry Reitwiesner!
FBT Architects is excited to announce that Henry Reitwiesner has joined their Colorado Springs team as a Project Executive after retiring from Academy District 20. Henry has been invested in educational architecture for over 25 years, with a depth of experience in facilities’ management, construction supervision and contract administration. After more than two decades employed […]
Groundwork Studio Hires Toby Levin
Toby Levin joins Groundwork Studio and FBT Architects as a Landscape Designer. He brings a diverse history, having worked as an actor and in philanthropic administration before turning to landscape architecture. Toby is drawn to urban spaces that connect people with natural processes and works to balance the needs of these sometimes-competing interests. He enjoys […]
Groundwork Studio Hires Erika Robers
Erika Robers joins Groundwork Studio and FBT Architects with a background in education, community-based research and program development. Her love for the outdoors, plants and nature-based education led her to pursue a degree in community, environmental and natural resource planning. Planning outdoor student learning events and her time organizing and teaching recent immigrants informs Erika’s […]
FBT Hires Cheyenne Gurule
FBT welcomes Cheyenne Gurule to our team as an Intern Architect. Cheyenne applies her detail-oriented approach to FBT’s projects, working at the production level to turn big picture ideas into a built reality. She is most inspired when culture, community and innovation converge to form beautiful architecture. Her interests include the many facets of sustainability […]
FBT Hires Nicholas Morse
FBT welcomes Nicholas Morse to our team as an Intern Architect. Nicholas is driven by a desire to improve individual and societal wellbeing through conscientious dialog between the built environment and the natural world. He is intrigued by passive natural systems that reduce our carbon footprint and blur the line between architecture and the landscape–such […]
FBT Named Top Workplace for the 6th Year!
There’s no ‘I’ in WOW! The Albuquerque Journal’s annual Top Workplaces awards compile employee survey feedback and recognize businesses with high employee satisfaction. The survey addresses key issues including company values and culture, professional development opportunities, meaningful work and innovation. Our practice is built on a culture that commits to our mission that pushes each […]
UNM McKinnon Center for Management Receives AIA New Mexico 2021 elevAte Honor Award
The UNM McKinnon Center for Management has been recognized with an AIA New Mexico 2021 elevAte Honor Award for Distinguished Architecture, the only honor award issued this year. The jury praised the building’s sophistication and role in framing a new campus gateway, its navigation of a large program around a common “living room,” and the […]
Jicarilla-Apache Community Wellness Center Now Open!
The Jicarilla-Apache Nation welcomed the Tribal Council to preview this spring and the wellness center is now open to the community to enjoy. The design concept reflects the idea of creating spaces for all the four major Community functions connected by a river (the Concourse). The site’s dramatic elevation change inspired the Forum Steps within […]
Celebrating Community in Colorado Springs
FBT is celebrating our Colorado Springs office’s third anniversary. After working throughout the region for over twenty years, in 2018 we opened a dedicated office to serve our Colorado projects and clients. Our team and project list have grown since then, but most of all our community has expanded. “It’s been incredibly rewarding to establish […]
Award of Excellence for Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Groundwork Studio was awarded Arid LID Coalition’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure’s top award for their work on the International District Urban Agriculture Plan’s Presbyterian Kaseman Health Resource Center (HRC) Community Garden. The Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Awards program promotes GSI projects and celebrates the outstanding teams exploring creative ways of meeting stormwater needs while caring for […]