Vertical Arts Architecture is a full-service, multi-disciplinary firm of highly experienced and visionary designers, planners and technicians providing a menu of architecture, land planning, interior, and landscape design services.
A fully-integrated architecture, interior design, landscape and planning firm with offices in Steamboat Springs, Vail and Denver, Vertical Arts employs 18 team members who wear many hats depending on the day, hour or phase of each project. In fact, owner Brandt Vanderbosch says the ever-changing, dynamic nature of the business is the fun part. Like any high performing team, there is a common goal that drives our team to work together and strive for excellence; at Vertical Arts, the client is always most important and everything we do is designed to craft our clients’ stories with empathy and creativity.
The cornerstone of everything we do is listening, which helps us understand each client’s unique problems and opportunities from the very beginning. From there, our multidisciplinary approach allows us to build the right team for the job. Our concierge service mentality means that each project’s creative team takes full responsibility as a client advocate, solving all problems from start to completion. During the process we never lose sight of our goal of crafting your unique story through architecture and design.
Our proprietary envisioning process is the most important component of schematic design and planning. Through envisioning, we carefully explore the major concepts and ideas of the project including the client’s goals, a site’s history, the surrounding environment, local design guidelines, materiality, and more. Armed with that information, we craft the overall story, creative concept and technical strategy that will serve as the foundation for the development. The result is an invaluable tool that guides the client, the design team and critical stakeholders through the life of the project.
“Thank you again for your work on The Olympian. The project exceeded my expectations in design and service. The Olympian is clearly the most respected architectural work in downtown Steamboat Springs. Your implementation of stone, steel and timber in a timeless fashion is the new cornerstone against which future developments will be measured. The attention to detail in design and construction observation services has been second to none. I look forward to a continued long and prosperous relationship with Vertical Arts.”
– Paul B. Franklin, Managing Member
“The team at Vertical Arts was given little parameters to work with, a few words in a spatial vision statement, and they created an award winning work space that has been a pleasure to work in and a space we are proud to call our home.”
– David Hill and Brent Pearson, Principles, Resort Ventures West
“As an international development group, we work with architects throughout the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. The experience collaborating with Vertical Arts has been among the very best. Too often in large project design the working dynamic becomes adversarial, with the artistic vision of the designer clashing with the development goals of the client. Not so with Vertical Arts. They actively request ideas, input and innovation from our group every step of the way. In return, they interpret our requests and inspire us with their creations. Steamboat Highlands started with an idea. The vision that Vertical Arts defined made our idea a reality.”
– Zach Beimes, Gamir/Reilly Developments
Meet Our Team
Principal and Founder
A natural leader who’s never shied away from hard work, Brandt Vanderbosch founded Vertical Arts in 2004. Brandt’s impeccable eye for design, unique problem-solving ability and customer-centric approach sets the standard for excellence and guides the team to strive for the same.
Sarah has been an integral leader on the Vertical Arts team member for eight years. She seamlessly balances technical details and project management and is driven by her passion for expressing her clients’ stories through exceptional design.
Based in Vail Valley, Chandler has an unmatched troubleshooting and quality assurance skill set that adds value to a variety of Vertical Arts’ project types. He is involved in all phases of design, management and construction.
Retail & Procurement Manager
Along with her key eye for design, Gina has had a successful 20-year career in logistics and operations management. At Vertical Arts she integrates sourcing, process improvements and maximizes efficiency to exceed client expectations.
Originally from the Midwest, Heathre moved to Steamboat Springs nearly two decades ago to pursue her lifelong dream of living in the mountains. She brings more than 15 years of experience in bookkeeping, business management and property management to the Vertical Arts team. When not in the office, you’ll find Heathre pursuing her passions of dance and choreography, writing, photography, live music, organic gardening, and all things outdoors.
Al brings more than 30 years of experience to the Vertical Arts team having begun his career in 1982. His extensive expertise and attention to detail leave clients with a high level of satisfaction.
Andrew is a licensed architect, who before joining the Vertical Arts team spent 7 years working as an architect in New York City on a wide array of high-end residential project types and styles.
Architectural Designer / Interior Designer
Makenzie is passionate for the aesthetics and function of the architecture and interior design of both residential and commercial projects. She graduated with a Fine Arts degree in Interior Design in 2014 and earned her master’s at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.
Leia earned her bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the University of Nebraska. Her passions for videography and sustainability push her to find ways for the built environment to tell personal stories and ultimately have a lasting positive impact.
A graduate of the University of Colorado Denver, Henry’s adventurous spirit has led him to explore design through various scales and mediums. He brings a passion for architecture that pushes sustainable solutions to improve people’s experience and well-being.
Motivated by sustainability and vernacular design, Austin brings his background in commercial and residential architecture to the Vertical Arts team. He applies his passion for functional homes that blend into the surrounding environment to enhance the client experience.
In 2018 Adam graduated with his BArch in New York before moving to Denver, joining the Vertical Arts team. Adam brings a keen eye for detail and comprehensive technical skills to each project he works on. In his free time, Adam can be found skiing or attending live music performances.
Landscape Architect / Planner
As a registered Landscape Architect in Colorado, Mitch works seamlessly with the architect, planning and design teams to supply his wealth of knowledge and expert creativity throughout the design process.
Interior Design Intern
While working in real estate and hospitality in prosperous markets around the county and beyond, Carly discovered her passion for interior design. She believes thoughtfully curated design is what makes home, home.
Austin brings a diverse background in accounting, finance and business management to the Vertical Arts team. When he’s not in the office, you can find him pursuing his passions in the mountains.