9 west design studio


Laura Jordan


Kansas State University - Bachelor of Architecture May 2000

KSU Study Abroad Program - exchange student at Czech Technical University - Prague, Czech Republic

Computer experience   Revit AEC, Auto CAD, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Adobe Photoshop


9 West Design Studio   Telluride, CO September 2016 - present - Owner & Principal Designer

Sante Architects   Telluride, CO January 2006 - October 2016 - Project Manager - Architectural Design, Construction Documents & Administration.  Exterior Material Specification & Finish coordination. Lead Interior Designer - Space Planning, Fixed Finish, Plumbing & Appliance Specification

Studio Frank  Telluride, CO January 2004 - December 2005 - Project Manager - Interior Design, Fixed Finish, Plumbing & Appliance Specification, Lighting Design, Construction Documents & Administration

Craig Melvin Architects  Telluride, CO January 2002 - December 2003 - Project Manager -  Architectural Design, Construction Documents & Administration.  Exterior material specification, finish & lighting coordination

DLR Group   Colorado Springs, CO July2000 - November 2001 - Architectural design member on multiple educational, hospitality & athletic facility teams. Junior Design Member & Project Assistant - Construction Documents, Material Specification & Bid Negotiation

Michael McNamera   Manhattan, KS 1999 model builder for the Mazzoni traveling architecture exhibit


Rascals, Rainbow, Rockies Board of DirectorsTelluride, CO 2013-present - Special Projects Director & Scholarship Committee Member

Telluride Parks & Rec   2015 - present - Coach Pitch Baseball Coach, ages 7-8

Habitat for Humanity 2003 - Volunteer for house framing weekend in Montrose, CO

American Institute of Architecture Students KSU 1994-2000 - Elected representative 1996 & vice-president 1997-98, FORUM participant - Washington DC 1996, Denver 1997

Phi Eta Sigma Academic Fraternity 1995-life admittance with 3.5 GPA - elected treasurer 1996

KSU Architecture Accreditation Review 1997 six projects selected for accreditation evidence room

SOM Traveling Fellowship 2000 one of six candidates considered to represent KSU nationally

Bayer Stone Competition 2000 awarded to one senior who incorporates innovative stone design into thesis project

KSU Heintzleman Prize 2000 awarded to one graduating senior for design excellence during final semester of study 

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Comments from clients/collaborators

Gail & Russ Newman-  Liberty Bell 4, IdoradoTelluride, CO

Laura quickly grasps her clients’ sense of style and consistently executes their vision throughout the project.

Johnathan Abram - 113 E ColumbiaTelluride, CO, Kitchen Washington DC

Laura has a wonderful sense of interior space, not only its aesthetics but also the day-to-day practicalities of designing a useable interior space.  She is remarkably easy to work with, has wonderful ideas, but injects no ego into the process, so the end result is a wonderful collaborative relationship.

Eleni Constantine - 113 E ColumbiaTelluride, CO, Kitchen Washington DC

Laura is a talented and creative designer with the confidence born of experience. She's the one who will have an idea that can change the whole picture and point the way to the best solution.  While she is fun and easy to work with, she is also a perfectionist who will go the extra mile to make sure a good idea gets executed just right.

 Paul Emrick - Shinwa Builders Inc.

I’ve been the finish carpentry contractor on several projects drawn by Laura Jordan. It’s been refreshing to work with an architect that is willing to interface creatively with the craftsmen. It is the nature of custom homes to do quite a bit of detail design as you build and Laura’s willingness to work with all of the trades onsite means the end user get’s a more thoughtfully conceived, higher quality home.  It is inspiring to have the respect of the architect, and she in turn receives the respect of the builders. This creates a positive environment that ultimately benefits the customer.