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.

Follow the link for a sampling of my accomplishments in Architecture, Furniture Design & Graphic Arts:


Brian Thomas Klatt, NCARB, LEED AP, Colorado Rocky Mountains, Registered Architect with a focus on Custom Residential, Furniture Design & Graphic Arts

Execute CAD and 3D visualizations to effectively communicate design intent
Create professional documents for Design Review Submittals & Construction
Produce as-built and new drawing sets for Residential and Commercial projects
Draft Construction details for coordination with Engineering Consultants
Coordinate proposed Designs with Clients and Interior Design Consultants
Collaborate with a variety of local Architects and other Design Professionals
Perform Contract Administration through Project Delivery & Construction observation
Design Custom-built Furniture in collaboration with Vail Custom Woodworking

Mar 2012 - current

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 & 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

Apr 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

Feb 2010 - Mar 2011

Morter Architects, Vail, CO, US, Intern Architect

Collaborated within a team through 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

Sep 2004 - Sep 2008

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

Worked 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