Denver Modern Architecture

Lubowicki Architecture is a collaborative design studio focused on the delivery of exceptional architecture and design. Our team of design professionals is encouraged to inquire and innovate, ensuring that every project is unique to its own circumstances. Our design concepts are never preconceived, ensuring that we continue to deliver site sensitive architecture which engages with local climatic conditions and adapts to the surrounding neighborhood.
Our work ranges greatly in scale and complexity. We have worked on interior office renovations, new-built commercial facilities, retail shops, non-profit organizations, multi-family housing, single-family homes and other residential additions. We do not specialize in any one building type, rather our strength lies in finding each project’s ideal resolution through our process of discovery.
We see our projects not just as buildings, but as a means through which our client’s identity and business proclivity can be enhanced. We take stewardship of our client’s needs and financial abilities to deliver cost-effective solutions on time and within budget. With the budget forefront in our mind, we have developed efficiencies to carve out the time from the schedule that is crucial to create exceptional design, investigating the specifics of each project, and understanding our client’s agenda.

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Steve Lubowicki received his architectural degree from Virginia Tech, and has additional experience working as a licensed contractor and a developer, which supplement his main career as an architect. He worked for architectural firms in New York City and Barcelona before moving to Denver, where he has been Owner and Lead Architect at Lubowicki Architects for over 10 years.


Our Process

We believe that spaces should inspire you.

We create places that can enrich your life, enliven your community, and ease our impact on the environment. We strive for a clarity of idea, an elegant solution, a purity of expression, and a skilled use of materials to be inherent in all of our work.

Why not live and work in places that are beautifully and thoughtfully designed, that highlight the sunlight that fills our Colorado days, that flow from the inside to the outside and encourage you to take advantage of our amazing climate? Our projects are woven into their sites, with maximum attention to detail and sensitivity to environmental conditions. We blur the boundary between interior and exterior space, and create places that reflect, rather than impact, their environments.

We design modern architecture that honors the history of our neighborhoods, while capturing the contemporary, progressive attitude that makes this an exciting place to live. We create architecture that is alive to the subtleties of place — man-made or natural, to the varied natures of people, to the sensibilities of individuals, to the character of institutions, and to the rich possibilities of materials and the means of construction.

To us, architecture is the conversation between our built spaces and the environment, and at the core of all great architecture is the aspect of sustainability. So in addition to the traditional goals of creating spaces that excel in form, function and delight; our projects also respectfully co-exist with the environment.

Our design process centers upon the investigation of the project and the synthesis of the many factors that need to be considered to create great architecture. By factoring in the needs of the many stakeholders of a project, the responsible use of resources and energy, the fiscal requirements, the project’s schedule, and the other particular demands of a site, we can come to a balance that creates a successful design.

There is, of course, the somewhat intangible results of strong design as well. These include the experiential use of space, an authentic expression of materiality, and the engagement of the senses. A successful design will tease out the full potential and soul of the designed environment, creating a space that intuitively “feels right”.



2013 AIA Denver Award                  ...                  Bottle & the Bowl
2009 AIA Colorado Award             ...                                Thin Copper Sky
2008 Mayor’s Design Award         ...                  Thin Copper Sky
2008 AIA Colorado Award             ...                                       Klug Studios