Fentress Architects is an international design firm with studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Jose, California; Washington, D.C.; London, UK. Founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, the firm passionately pursues the creation of iconic public architecture. Known for his “Patient Search,” Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, has designed $20 billion of architectural landmarks worldwide, visited by more than 300 million people each year.
Fentress Architects ranks among the Top 25 Green Design Firms in the U.S. and has been pioneering sustainable design since the early 1990s — creating the world’s largest daylit structure and the largest LEED Gold building (which later achieved LEED EB Platinum) in its era. The majority of the firm’s licensed architects are LEED accredited professionals. As a testament to the firm’s solution-driven and creative design approach, projects designed by Fentress have been honored with over 330 awards for innovation and excellence.
Fentress is internationally known for innovative, award-winning design of airports, museums, convention centers, laboratories, higher education, civic and government buildings. Additionally, the firm designs office, mixed-use, religious and residential buildings. Curtis Fentress is internationally recognized for the design of Denver International Airport, voted “Best Airport in North America” by Business Traveler Magazine readers four consecutive years (2005 – 2008) .
The Denver International Airport is also the 4th “Favorite American Architecture” landmark built in the last 15 years (public poll by the American Institute of Architects). Fentress is also known for Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea, voted “Best Airport Worldwide” by Airports Council International, 2005-08, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps, honored with over 20 awards since opening in late 2006.
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