About Us

Design Edge, P.C. is a full service architectural and interior design firm that provides professional design, planning and construction administration services to a wide range of clients. The success of our projects are directly measured by our client-architect relationship. We believe that the best design solutions are a result of strong communication with our clients, dialogue planning and our building knowledge. By combining the best available technologies, a highly qualified staff of design professionals, and an unyielding desire to satisfy our clients, Design Edge, P.C. aspires to rank among the best in Colorado design firms.

Team

SWAGATA GUHA, PRINCIPAL
Bachelor of Architecture, Sir JJ School of Architecture, Bombay Master of Architecture
Iowa State University MS (Civil and Construction Engineering), Iowa State University
Architectural Registration and Licensed in Colorado

Swagata is Founder and Managing Partner for Design Edge, P.C. and oversees the Colorado Springs office. Swagata brings a remarkable level of education and experience in the A/E field. She has designed and managed several projects for the local, state, and federal government, including recreational, office, and justice facilities and has designed several award-winning single-family homes. Swagata uses her background in construction engineering and a hands-on approach to project management to ensure that her projects have minimal problems and changes during construction.

ANDY C. OLREE, PRINCIPAL
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kansas
Architectural Registration and Licensed in Colorado, Missouri, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico

Andy is Managing Partner for Design Edge, P.C. and oversees the Denver office. He has managed and completed an impressive list of commercial, multi-family, and retail projects which have involved many challenges from a site design and community perspective. Andy works with neighborhood groups to create design solutions that are acceptable to the neighborhood, without compromising project quality and goals. Andy is extremely committed to quality control of all projects and has set into place many quality assurance processes that are currently being implemented in our firm.

MIKE RAGETH
Master of Architecture, University of Arizona
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arizona
Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado
Architectural Registration and Licensed in Colorado

Mike is an architect for Design Edge, P.C.  He has managed and completed Government, Residential and Retail projects. His expertise ranges from site design to space layout. Mike often works with clients directly, providing advice both before the drawing stage and during construction.  Mike is highly detail oriented and has developed a wide range of skills that can facilitate inquiries prior to construction.

PATRIZIA BOWER
Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture
University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Germany

Patrizia is a project manager for Design Edge and works in our Colorado Springs office bringing over 5 years of architectural experience with her.  Patrizia has worked on a wide range of project types including commercial, governmental, educational, and medical projects. Her Professional Core Competencies include Architectural Design, Marketing and Construction Documents. Patrizia is currently on the National Council of Architectural Registration Board and working to obtain her license as a registered architect.

MICHAEL GROGAN
Master of Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Michael is a project manager for Design Edge, P.C.   He comes to us from Boston and brings with him a high level of architectural knowledge in technology and design work. Michael excels at drafting in the design and construction phases in both residential and retail projects. Michael assists in a wide-range of projects within our company.

RUSS FORSTER
Bachelor of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University

Russ is a project manager for Design Edge, P.C. and comes with 20 years of architectural experience. Russ continues to master in a wide span of work ranging from residential, government, commercial, healthcare, aviation, nuclear, and biocontainment projects.  His attention to detail and his effective coordination between Owners, Contractors, and design disciplines, brings a great supportive influence to our design team.

DAWN BURNLEY
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Texas Tech University
Master of Architecture, Texas Tech University

Dawn is a project manager for Design Edge, P.C. While she has extensive experience with government, commercial, multi-use and retail projects, her passion and primary focus is on residential design. Dawn’s unique special planning skills and extensive knowledge of the local building and zoning codes has helped many developers and home owners alike find the full potential for their properties. Her passion for maintaining strong client relationships continues to facilitate long lasting and repeat partnerships, from custom, spec & remodel designs.

YVONNE SPRAGUE

Yvonne is the office administrator and accounting representative for Design Edge, P.C. and came to us November of 2008. Yvonne handles billing and office management for both the Denver and Colorado Springs offices. She also assists both Principals in project management within both offices and maintains organization and scheduled deadlines.