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Offering - Thoughtful design and personal attention through a collaborative process for over 17 years.  Our architectural firm services clients in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Basalt, Snowmass, Aspen, Marble, as well as other areas of Colorado and beyond.

Creating – Inspired yet highly functional spaces that feature character, comfort, and soul in the most environmentally conscious way possible while staying on budget. 

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Thinking of a new home, remodel, or a green building that you can feel great about, contact us!  We would be honored to help you create the space of your dreams.

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Donna guided us through a complete redesign of our home, both inside and out.  She was excellent at assessing the site, the existing home, and where we had room to grow.  Donna was very attentive to our budget and worked closely with the builder and engineer to design cost-effective solutions that met our goals.  We have worked with architects before that prioritized design concepts over functionality - Donna finds a way to achieve both.  She was always responsive and kept the project moving.  In general, Donna was a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an architect to provide a high level of personal attention, knowledge and expertise for their project.

Kelley Amdur

We have now worked with Donna on two very different projects, and couldn't be happier with the results.  Donna listened closely to our needs and interests, and worked in a collaborative manner that made us feel involved in crafting our dream home.   The entire project was smooth and on budget.  

At each stage of the project, Donna was diligent, organized, and thoughtful in her work.  We would enthusiastically recommend Donna Riley Architect.

Randy Spurrier

Donna took over the final stages of planning our straw bale home. She worked beautifully through the transition from the previous architect, kept the project on track, and was competent and thorough through the entire process. She worked professionally and easily with others, even a few "male ego" sorts, without ever becoming frustrated or flustered. I would recommend her without reservation for a sustainable architecture project like ours, which was a large, lengthy, detailed job working for a perfectionist like me!

Sarah Villafranco

We hired Donna to help us create flow between our indoor and outdoor living spaces.  She gave the project her full time and detail and she nailed it!  We are now enjoying a new beautiful 12 foot sliding glass door that opens to a renovated covered patio while also maintaining a stunning view of Mt. Sopris.  We enjoyed her ideas, her enthusiasm, the multiple tools she used to present her ideas, and her cooperative ethic in working with our contractor.  We highly recommend Donna Riley Architect.

Sarah Klingelheber

Donna not only actualized our very rough architectural plans, but went further to incorporate her expertise and knowledge as well as her aesthetic to produce a wonderful straw bale home which not only worked perfectly, but felt perfect. Small touches and modifications made it right in every respect!

Susan Drinker

Donna brings a strong design sensibility to every project. She is very sensitive to the unique nature of the project and devotes a great deal of time and detailed attention to the entire design / build process. Having her in a key position for our project was the best decision we could have made.

Aaron Garland

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