About Tolleson Architects

Tolleson Architects is an award winning Architecture and Interior Design firm that has been on the forefront of cutting edge design in Mountain, Modern and Contemporary Architecture for over 25 years. We are passionate about the architecture and design of spaces that are inspiring and timeless in Custom Homes, Residential Remodels and Restaurants. We love what we do and it shows, in the many awards we’ve received for ‘Best Regional Design’ for a ski-in, ski-out home in Telluride, Colorado, for Buildings that Beckon’, a Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock, award for the Stir Cooking School in the urban hip Highlands District of Denver, and, the Grand Award for ‘Best of Show’ in the prestigious Castle Pines Golf Club Parade of Homes.

Tolleson Architects was also listed as one of ‘Colorado’s Top Ten Architects’, in a recent survey of notable Architects throughout the state.
Tolleson Architects is a small, unique, hands-on firm; the boutique store of architectural firms.  Principals Cheryl & Tom Tolleson work directly with each client throughout the architectural and construction process, ensuring that your dreams, ideas and goals are all realized and incorporated into the final product, not passed on and handed down from one department to another.  We are sensitive to our clients’ understanding of the architectural process and provide three-dimensional renderings, study models and graphics that are easy to understand and evaluate.
Design Philosophy:
        Cheryl and Tom want to enrich the way you experience the space around you. A creative Design is like moving through a work of Art. If it’s your home, it will be a joy to come home to.  It’s a treat you’ll look forward to at the end of a hectic day. It’s a place where you and your family enjoy spending time together and entertaining friends.  It’s a home where you can kick your shoes off, lean back and marvel at how you helped custom design your own retreat uniquely for you; your lifestyle and your family. It’s a work of art you’ll find a pleasure to experience every day of your life.

Building Green:
For over 25 years, Tolleson Architects has been practicing and incorporating Sustainable Design Principles long before they became a buzzword. We take these principals a step further, by being respectful and sensitive to the enduring natural elements of each project’s unique surroundings. Our focus is on creating Timeless Designs with a sense of place that endure and coexist with their natural surroundings.

Architectural Style:
There is no one style suitable for all needs and all tastes. Architectural Style is unique to a place and the individuals who inhabit it.  A structure becomes enduring when it is a reflection of its surroundings, not some perceived notion of what Style is or was at the time it was created.

At Tolleson Architects, we find delight in many styles of Architecture. We don’t advocate one over the other.  Rather, we prefer to let our Clients’ own unique tastes and the indigenous character of a site determine the Architectural Style.  We’ve received recognition and awards for historic, traditional, and newly creative styles we’ve coined ourselves, like Mountain Modern, Mountain-Prairie Style, Colorado Foothills Style, Mountain Rustic, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Texas Hill Country, Contemporary, Mountain Contemporary, and Craftsman Style Designs, throughout Colorado, Denver, Evergreen, Boulder, Summit County, The Colorado Ski Resorts of Vail and Telluride and even in Maui, Hawaii.