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A New Kind of Neighborhood Design

A New Kind of Neighborhood Design

When tasked with designing an entirely new residential complex near Steamboat Resort, we could have created a dense residential structure that’s common for urban areas. However, we chose to keep density high while leveraging the site to provide distinctive homes that...

How Remodeling Can Completely Transform a Home

How Remodeling Can Completely Transform a Home

A modernized front porch updates the look and feel of an older homeWhile the latest fashion trends may be circling back to the 90s, architecture and design trends have been moving in a whole new direction. We often work with homeowners seeking an entirely fresh look...

The Absolute Importance of a Landscape Architect

The Absolute Importance of a Landscape Architect

You wouldn’t dream of leaving the custom details of your dream mountain home to anyone except for your architect, so why should it be any different with your home’s exterior? It shouldn’t. Employing a landscape architect to design a property’s landscape and outdoor...

The Making of a Modern Mountain Home

The Making of a Modern Mountain Home

World travelers who have long admired various and distinct resorts and cities, the owners of The Flat Top residence, a 7,300-square-foot Steamboat Springs retreat, wanted to create an equally luxurious space. The result: a dream-like, sophisticated residence...

Vertical Arts Wins Big in Architecture Awards in 2020

Vertical Arts Wins Big in Architecture Awards in 2020

This year the Vertical Arts team has been fortunate to receive recognition from industry experts, peers and customers alike and has achieved award wins across a variety of categories. We are proud of the hard work behind each and every one of these awards and are...

Redefining Mountain Modern

Redefining Mountain Modern

After more than a decade of the emergence of the sleek stone, steel, and glass modern homes that have come to define “mountain modern,” we’re seeing a shift toward more traditional design when it comes to new construction and remodels in the Mountain West. Does this...

Before & After: A patio space for all seasons

Before & After: A patio space for all seasons

It’s almost hard to believe these two images are of the same space. Of course, the space is entirely transformed. We worked closely with the client to design and create this outdoor Steamboat sanctuary, a serene living space they can enjoy through all of the mountain...

4 Things You Need to Know Before Designing Your Mountain Home

4 Things You Need to Know Before Designing Your Mountain Home

Building a mountain home is a dream for many, yet getting started on the design process can be confusing and overwhelming – especially if you are new to the mountains. We’re breaking it down with four things you need to know, from choosing the right team to navigating...

Mountain Architecture Trends Across the West

Mountain Architecture Trends Across the West

Architectural styles can come and go by the decade, becoming especially apparent as mountain towns take turns becoming the new “it” destination for a plethora of snowsports and cozy winter retreats. So, with the start of the decade we asked architecture and design...