Under the Chihuly

Tolleson Architects has been so very fortunate to work with inspiring Clients and extremely talented people from artists to craftsman all over the world.

Our projects wouldn’t be what they are without them.

And to all of them, we say 'Thank-You!'

Our Approach

Tolleson Architects is a small boutique architectural firm.

You will work with the same two highly talented, creative architects from start to finish, ensuring that your dreams are incorporated into your final architectural design, and not lost like they sometimes are when ideas are handed down from one department to another.

Tom Tolleson and Cheryl Tolleson are a husband and wife architectural team, which brings both a woman and man’s perception to the Design table.

We are sensitive to our clients' understanding of the architectural process. If we sense you are having trouble understanding an idea or concept, we will create three-dimensional renderings, graphics or study models that are articulate, easy for you to understand and evaluate.

Our residential projects are located throughout the United States. They range from small exquisite tree houses tucked away in pristine mountain forests, to a large estate perched on top of a mountaintop overlooking the ski slopes of the Telluride Mountain Village in Colorado, to a private Mediterranean style compound with stunning views of the deep blue ocean that surrounds the Molokini Crater off the island of Maui, Hawaii.

Tolleson Architects has conference rooms in Evergreen, Colorado, and in Georgetown, Texas, just outside of Austin, Texas, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. We are now providing local high end architectural designs for Central Texas, Williamson County, Austin, Round Rock, Lakeway, Liberty Hill, Leander, Travis County and retreat subdivisions like The Reserve at Lake Travis, Cimarron Hills and Spanish Oaks.

Design Philosophy

Tolleson Architects 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 should 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.


Tolleson Architects has been on the forefront of cutting edge design in Mountain, Modern and Contemporary Architecture for over 30 years.

We love what we do and it shows, in the many awards we’ve received, in the magazines, and in the repetitive business that comes from our clients and referrals. Tolleson Architects won ‘Best Regional Design’, for a ski-in, ski-out home in Telluride, Colorado, an award for ‘Buildings that Beckon’, that was presented to us by Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock, for the Stir Cooking School and the ‘Grand Award for Best of Show’ in the prestigious Castle Pines Golf Club Parade of Homes. Our designs have been published in national magazines such as Luxe, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Colorado Expressions, Custom Home Magazine, Professional Builder and Better Homes & Gardens.

Architectural Styles

Architectural Style should be unique to a place and the individuals who inhabit it. A structure becomes enduring and timeless when it is a reflection of its surroundings, not some perceived notion of what Style is or was at the time it was created.

We let our Clients’ unique tastes and the indigenous character of a site shape our design objectives and determine Architectural Style.

Our projects cohabit urban and rural contexts. We have extensive experience with steeply sloped terrain on mountains and hillsides, high altitude environments and with climates that range from alpine, to tropical.

Tolleson Architects find inspiration working with historic and traditional styles that include Prairie Style, Craftsman Style, Farmhouse Modern, Texas Hill Country, Tuscan, Mediterranean, Modern, Contemporary, Mountain Rustic and Parkitecture. We’ve also creative styles we coined ourselves like: Foothills Contemporary, Modern Mountain and Mountain-Prairie, throughout Colorado, in, Evergreen, Boulder, Summit County, the Colorado Ski Resorts of Vail and Telluride and in other states like Great Falls, Virginia, and Maui, Hawaii.

Building Green

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, including but not limited to local materials and building practices. Our focus is on creating Timeless Designs with a sense of place that endure and coexist with their natural surroundings.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your new home
design, remodel or addition. You’ll be glad you did.

We love what we do, and it shows!