WHO WE ARE
Fänas Architecture is a small Boulder, Colorado-based architectural firm led by partners, Dale and Elizabeth Smith. Both Dale and Elizabeth received their education from the University of Colorado, Boulder and have over 50 years architectural experience between them. Fänas was established in Boulder in 2000 with a second office opening in Pagosa Springs in 2006.
We are, by design, a small firm of talented, excited, professional designers. We procure a limited number of projects at any given time, so as to be responsive to our clients and their projects.
If we were to be described in a single word, that would have to be ‘appropriate’; appropriate aesthetic, appropriate sustainability, appropriate balance of quality, quantity, & cost.
Unlike most firms, ours is not named after its founders. That’s not what is important. Our name, Fänas, is a Gaelic term, with the duel meaning of “space” and “opportunity” – can “architecture” be defined in more simple terms?