Katherine Kiefer

Katherine Kiefer

Steamboat Springs, CO, US



Founding partner of West Elevation Architects, Inc.  providing a wide range of services in the realm of Modern, High End Architecture, Interiors & Landscape Solutions.  Looking for Collaboration and/or  Short Term Contract opportunities in any of the above areas of expertise. Willing to relocate for specific projects with finite deadlines. 


West Elevation Architects, Inc., Steamboat Springs, CO, US, Founding Partner, Director of Design

Managing Partner for firm of 6 (2009) Architect; Licensed in Colorado, Interior Design, Furniture/Textile Design, Landscape Solutions including large scale Landscape Installations including Sculpture.

Directing brand development, marketing, advertising, client communication, contract review, all aspects of design, construction documents & construction administration.

Projects completed include Residential, Commercial, Tenant Improvement

Oct 1996 - current

Katherine Kiefer Architecture, Steamboat Springs, CO, US, Sole Proprietor

Jan 1994 - Sep 1996

Tom Ellison Architects (TEA2), Minneapolis, MN, US, Project Architect

Project Designer & Project Architect in a mid-sized firm providing services to residential & small commercial client. Primary client responsibility included Park Dental Health Centers

Sep 1989 - Aug 1993

HGA, Minneapolis, MN, US, Staff Architect

Mar 1985 - Sep 1989

Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle (MS&R), Minneapolis, MN, US, Intern Architect

Sep 1983 - Mar 1985


North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture, 1983
Bachelor of Arts, 1982
Minor of Study: Art History/Gallery Management

Sep 1978 - May 1983


Mountain Living Magazine Responsible Development Award, 1st Place

Butcherknife Co-housing Project, a ten unit residential development in Steamboat Springs, CO. Constructed in 1999-2000, as affordable housing for middle income professional/technical residents. The project is located within the city limits, on 3.2 acres, and maintained 2 acres of dedicated open space.


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