Spencer Lindstrom

Spencer Lindstrom

Fort Collins, CO, US

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An emerging designer with wide-ranging skills, Spencer specializes in architectural graphics and visualization. He has seven years of experience with projects at all scales, ranging from small sculptures to millions of square feet. He has worked on a variety of projects at all stages of design, with a focus on exterior facades and schematic layout.

Bringing designs to life is his passion, through sketches, drawings, images, and finally in built form.

A Fort Collins native, Spencer graduated first in his class at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Architecture and Planning in 2011. He returned to Colorado and [au]workshop in early 2014, after successfully defending his master’s thesis at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He completed the licensure process in 2016, and is a licensed architect in the state of Colorado.


Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, Fort Collins, Project Architect

Jan 2021 - current

[au]workshop architects + urbanists, Fort Collins, CO, US, Associate

Lead designer responsible for independently developing design studies for evaluation with the design principal, at all scales and throughout all stages of the design process.
_ Developed and presented design concepts to clients and stakeholders.
_ Produced renderings in-house for both design, material, and lighting evaluation, and for presentation. Led production of external presentation renderings.
_ Supervised internal team members in producing design studies and associated documentation. Supervised and coordinated with external BIM teams.
_ Managed and coordinated internal BIM models through SD/DD, supporting role in later stages of design and CA.

Feb 2014 - Dec 2020

University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, US, Adjunct Lecturer

Part-time faculty for fall semester Graduate Studio 1 (3-year track M.Arch students’ first studio), focused on developing familiarity with the elements and principles of architectural design.
_ Guided students through readings, precedent studies, and a series of stereotomic and tectonic studies, culminating in a design for a Japanese tea house.
_ Assisted in studio coordination.

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016


Rice University, Houston, TX, US, MArch, Architecture

Two-and-a-half year Option 2 program graduate, successfully defended master's thesis in January 2014.

Sep 2011 - Jan 2014

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

Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.ENVD) awarded. CA+P Class of 2011 Outstanding Graduate with Special Honors; Class Rank: 1 of 216.

Sep 2008 - May 2011

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