Lea Sisson

My professional goal is not only to provide my clients with a wonderful experience during the design and construction of their projects, but also to inspire them to live and work more connected to their surroundings. Dwelling is an essential part of living and should be as harmonious and invigorating as the rest of our lives. My firm chooses to focus mostly on the home, as it is one of the most influential spaces in our lives. It is a place we share with our family, where we raise our children, entertain our friends and family, where we come to relax. The home should be treated like the sanctuary. We work on new custom homes, remodels, or even just a interior touchup. If you can dream it it can be done!

Lea Sisson Architect

Everyone in this world has their own best place in the world to be, this is my best place.” TH

“We love the house!” VH

Education:
1988-1994 University of Miami under the tutelage of Andres Duany and Elisabeth Plater-Zyberk the Architects of the Seaside development and cofounders of the Congress for New Urbanism.
1990-1991 Architecture Association of London, the originators of the Architectural Deconstruction Movement, where learning included reading philosophy, building objects in the shop, and attending guest lectures by Peter Eiseman, Daniel Liebinskind, and Zaha Hadid.
1993-1994 Stuttgart, Germany the seat of the Ecological movement.

Internships:
1994-1995 Imre Makovecz in Budapest, Hungary considered the FLW of Hungary.
1995-1999 Mickey Muennig Architect who studied and worked for Bruce Goff, FLW’s protégé and long standing proponent of organic and anthropomorphic architecture.

licensed in 2003

Started firm Lea Sisson Architect in 2004

2012 “Top Mountain Architect” Mountain Living


2011 Fall LUXE magazine Colorado edition Feature “Organic Compound” by Patrick Soran

2010 Summer "Mountain to Mesa Parade of Homes" "Mountain Builder"
1st prize - Best of Show
1st prize - Best Master Suite
1st prize - Best Elevations
1st prize - Best Detail and Craftsmanship
3rd place - Kitchen Design (judged unfinished)

2009 Aspen Daily News - "Photo of construction"

2008 Summer/Fall DCDHome Telluride and Aspen magazine
Feature “Subtle Sophistication” by Sheryl Engelhardt

2007 DCDHome Telluride - Durango
Article “Green Telluride: Sustainable Building One Step at a Time” by Lea Sisson

2006 Awarded Design for -Town of Telluride Marshal’s department, renovation of old library/jail, Interior Design & Construction

2005 Awarded Design for Town of Telluride Redevelopment, deed restricted ecological housing, seven single family houses

“Lea’s architectural and design skills are extraordinary. She creates beautiful homes that take full advantage of the site: the way the land sits, the views, and the neighboring properties. Everything is considered to ensure the home ends up comfortable and fitting into its surroundings. It has been very rewarding and refreshing working with Lea. She is smart, decisive, and inspired. My ideas were considered in all phases of the project and I felt fully respected.” —DG

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