Brian Thomas Klatt

Brian Thomas Klatt

Vail, CO, US



My highest goal is to align my creative energy with socially responsible, environmentally conscious, engaging, intelligent design.  For a sampling of my accomplishments in Architecture, furniture design, and graphic arts, please visit my website at the following address:


Brian Thomas Klatt, NCARB, LEED AP, Colorado Rocky Mountains, Colorado Licensed Architect

Designed two major residential remodels from conceptual design to stamped construction documents. Developed custom residential plans, details, and 3D visualizations for accurate communication of design intent. Collaborated designs with Structural and MEP Engineers and interacted with clients and subcontractors daily. Performed REScheck analyses to demonstrate energy code compliance. Prepared and reviewed bids and material specifications for accurate implementation on site. Performed contract administration through project delivery and construction observation. Implemented new marketing strategies via development and design of website portfolio. Managed personal accounting and finances for a sole-proprietor business in Colorado.

Mar 2017 - current

Contract Design & Drafting, Vail, CO, US, Contract Design & Drafting

Collaborated with Architects, Builders, and Designers: Suman Architects, Krueger Architecture, Krueger Construction, Intention Architecture, Studio Spinnato Inc.,
Vail Custom Woodworking, Blue Devil Builders, Kienzle Construction.
Executed CAD and 3D visualizations to effectively communicate design intent. Created professional documents for Design Review Submittals & Construction. Produced as-built and new drawing sets for Residential and Commercial projects. Drafted Construction details for coordination with Engineering Consultants. Coordinated proposed Designs with Clients and Interior Designers.

Mar 2012 - Mar 2017

Coastal Engineering & Surveying Inc., Kitty Hawk Beach, NC, US, Contract Design & Drafting

Designed concept for new Multi-use Commercial building in Corolla, NC
Coordinated drawings with Site Planner, Structural and Mechanical Engineers
Submitted plans and renderings to Currituck County for Design Review
Assisted Civil Engineer with hurricane and flood-damage assessments
Gained familiarity with North Carolina building codes and regulations

Oct 2011 - Dec 2011

K. H. Webb Architects, Vail, CO, US, Contract Design & Drafting

Drafted Construction Documents for Multi-family remodel in Vail Village
Worked with Project Manager to complete revisions and change-orders
Coordinated drawings with Interior Designers & Engineering consultants
Completed Permit Submittal for Interior remodel of residence in Los Angeles, CA

May 2010 - Jul 2011

Cozzens Construction, Minturn, CO, US, Contract Design & Drafting

Drafted Construction Documents for new Single-family residence in Minturn, CO
Created 3D models and renderings for Design Review Board submittal
Coordinated designs with Builder & Structural Engineer
Observed construction progress until completion in 2012

Mar 2010 - Mar 2011

Morter Architects, Vail, CO, US, Intern Architect

Collaborated within a team throughout all phases of custom residential & commercial design. Functioned as Project Manager for two major residential remodels in Vail Valley. Produced drawings & documentation for Design Review, pricing, permit and construction. Communicated design intent to Clients, Contractors, Consultants and Building Officials. Created brochures for project proposals and marketing advertisements. Managed office reference library, product literature and material samples. Built detailed scale models for single-family and multi-family projects.

Oct 2004 - Oct 2008

Chipotle Design & Development Lab, Denver, CO, US, Intern Architect

Worked at corporate office alongside licensed Architects designing Chipotle restaurants. Drafted prototype details and signage for nationwide restaurant brand. Rendered exterior elevation schemes for material and color development. Documented completed Chipotle restaurants for reference library. Participated in weekly office meetings and design critiques.

Jul 2000 - Jan 2002


University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, US, MArch, Architecture

Jan 2000 - May 2002

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Aug 1995 - May 1999


AIA design award, 1st Place

AIA Colorado "Castles for Canines" Green Doghouse design winner for the "poocHouse"


Areas of Specialization