ALAN FORD, FAIA
Alan Ford established Alan Ford Architects P.C. on June 1, 2007. Previously, Alan was a design and managing partner with Hutton Ford Architects P.C. from 1993 to May 2007.
A licensed architect with over 35 years of experience, Alan has a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado. Prior to 1993, Alan worked with W.C. Muchow and Partners in Denver, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects and John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson in New York. Alan has served on the editorial board of the award-winning AIA magazine, Architect Colorado, and as an honorarium professor and guest critic at the University of Colorado, School of Architecture. He is a former member of the national AIA Soloso (now Architect's Knowledge Resource) Editorial Content Review Board and former subject matter expert for the website's design content.
Alan's passion is participating in and promoting quality, high-performance, sustainable architecture, with an emphasis on green schools. He is author of the recent book Designing the Sustainable School and co-author with Paul Hutton on the book A Sense of Entry. Alan has published articles in Architect Colorado and on WorldArchitectureNews.com.
KATHY FORD, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Kathy Ford is an experienced Project Manager currently focused on educational facilities and commercial renovations and additions in the Colorado communities. Her 25+ years of experience in commercial project types including large retail projects, inline retail, tenant finish improvements, space planning, office and industrial projects complements her broad base of knowledge. She excels in project development during all phases from conceptual planning stage to construction closeout. Responsibilities include research and programming, construction documentation, code studies, specifications, implementation of architectural design intent and quality control, management of the consultant team, contract administration and closeout. She works closely with the client, design team, and contractors throughout the project to ensure project goals, budgets and schedules are met.
WHITNEY GRANT, LEED GA
Whitney Grant has a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University, and studied at Virginia Tech in Washington, DC and at University of Istanbul. She received the Alpha Chi Medal for leadership and the MSU Student Research Award upon graduation. She has received a number of professional honors related to research and activism in design. Whitney has professional experience in project management, architectural design, real estate and community development, educational program development, and volunteer coordination. Whitney recently relocated to Denver to pursue a more focused path in sustainable and 21st century educational design.
JESSE SHERR, LEED AP
Jesse has 10 years of experience designing schools, hospitality, ecclesiastical, commercial and community buildings and interiors. Through his education and experience, he has developed a design philosophy that each project needs to be uniquely adapted to each individual client group, and each site, with an integrated design process. Each environmental intervention should nurture the activities and lives that occur within. Each project's unique constraints of client needs, schedule, budget, program, and site should be seen as informants of the eventual outcome. Jesse has experience working through all phases of design and construction projects, utilizing a broad array of delivery methods. Construction detailing, building envelope expertise, and extensive design committee process management are all skills he brings to the table. His role at AFA includes the development of graphics, models, and specifications for design discussions and construction documentation. Aside from project tasks, Jesse helps to market AFA through development of qualification submittals and interview presentations. He plays a supporting role under the principals of the firm.
INTAN NURMAYA, STUDENT INTERN (and resident rock climber)
Intan is a master of architecture student at University of Colorado. She is interested in sustainable design practices, design-build, and innovative material use and building practices. Intan has an undergraduate degree in geosciences from University of Arizona and is happy to share her knowledge of geologic landscapes.