Archaeo Architects focuses on very few projects for which we provide personalized superior services to residential and commercial clients.

Van Drimmelen/Gore
Casa Sagrada
Cerro Gordo
Chapel of Light
Community Bank



One of Archaeo’s primary concerns is creating architecture that is one with its landscape. In this way we pay great respect to the historical vernacular buildings of every locale in which we build – which now includes many different areas of the country, as well as internationally. We have developed a deep appreciation for the lean simple humility of early architecture found throughout the world, and from this we derive our inspiration.

This respect for the landscape – wherever it may be – is the product of our having worked for years in the richly historical region of the American Southwest, with its Anasazi ruins dotted across the sunlit landscape, echoing the shadows of memory of a noble people. We pay particular attention to the character of the light and work with it as a form-defining element to sculpt the architecture. This, combined with close attention to the details of the client’s program, gives birth to buildings that feel “right” in their particular landscape – something that is deeply felt by our clients.

Archaeo Architects’ overall business philosophy is largely influenced by Bo Burlingham’s book “Small Giants”.

Our Clients

The relationships with our clients are personal. We focus on the human dimension.

We do what is “right” for the client, even when it does not seem to be profitable, expedient or conventional. We go the extra mile.

Extraordinary customer service has always made good business sense to us.

What life has to offer at its best – exciting challenges, camaraderie, intimacy, community, sense of purpose, feeling of accomplishment – this business allows people to get that and our clients feel that attraction.

Archaeo Architects is attractive because what’s going on here is good, fun and interesting – and it’s something our clients want to be associated with.

The Company

The primary goal of Archaeo Architects is for the owner, staff, consultants and clients to become better human beings.

We are a boutique business that targets an elite market of very demanding customers.

Inspired architecture, complete attention to the client, meticulous follow-through and excellence in execution results in great service. We excel at both art and business, which is one of our greatest strengths.

Business is the means to pursue our passion, not the other way around.

Ours is like some great companies that tend to be founded by obsessed people.Our obsession is unique design executed with meticulousness.

The Environment

For us, architecture means entering into a dialog with the environment, and in particular a dialog with the site on which the structure will sit. This dialog is not just a practical one involving sun, prevailing wind patterns, microclimates and vegetation; it is also a spiritual dialog, the same dialog that we imagine ancient indigenous peoples entered into when they began building in the landscape.

Thus, when we adopted the name “Archaeo”, we felt we were entering into a commitment to a relationship with the earth that was deeper, more grounded and more connected than simply placing buildings on its surface. It meant that we were entering into a reciprocal relationship with the earth and with those who had come before us.

We see the “green” approach to architecture as being much more than the selection of materials and finishes and respect for the planet in environmentally sound building practices. It is a deeply held philosophy.