Mary Holley

Mary Holley

Basalt, CO, US



I am a highly experienced architect specializing in residential and hospitality design.  I have worked in the Aspen area for the past 26 years and have had extensive experience in designing, detailing, and documenting projects for extremely discerning and demanding clients.  I have had my own firm since 1999 where I have worked with numerous developers to create cost effective yet stunning homes which have consistently sold faster than similar properties on the market.  Please take a look at my website for more detailed information.



ma2 architects, Basalt, CO, US, President

President and founder of ma2 architects. I do everything required to run the firm: marketing, design, documentation, land use applications, marketing materials for clients, specifications, interiors, accounting, contracts, and 3D modeling. I am proficient in AutoCAD, Sketchup Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, can hand draft, sketch, and create renderings, and am learning REVIT.

May 1999 - current

Poss Architecture + Planning, Aspen, CO, US, Project Manager, Project Designer

Beginning as a Job captain, I worked to become a project designer/manager. Responsible for design and direction of documentation of high end residential, multifamily, and hospitality projects, management of the project team, coordination with consultants, construction administration, coordination with clients and principals, and this still being Aspen, assigning interns to go on Friday beer runs.

Jun 1992 - May 1999

Charles Cunniffe Architects, Aspen, CO, US, Job Captain/designer

Responsible for designing both residential and multifamily projects, hand drafting and rendering, creating construction documents, and coordinating with consultants. Responsibilities also included Friday afternoon beer runs. It was Aspen, after all.

Feb 1991 - Jun 1992

Hagman Yaw Architects (now Cottle Carr Yaw Architects), Aspen, CO, US, Draftsman, designer

Responsible for hand drafting large scale residential and hotel projects, designing individual components to fit within the overall design aesthetic, going on beer runs for the partners, and, of course, organizing the firm's library in the days before everything was on the internet.

Oct 1987 - Feb 1991


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, BArch

Sep 1982 - Jun 1987


Aspen Historic Preservation Commission Historic Preservation Honor Award, 1st Place

Award in recognition of an outstanding effort to preserve a historic structure and contribute to the character of the neighborhood.


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