About

Our team

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.

Swagata Guha, Principal

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Sir JJ School of Architecture, Mumbai India
  • 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.

When not at the office, she likes to hike and bike. She is an avid scuba diver and enjoys sailing catamarans.

Andy 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.

In his free time, Mike enjoys playing basketball, hiking, camping, biking, snowboarding, and enjoying everything outdoors. Mike also brews his own beer and enjoys finding new and unique whiskeys to taste.

Michael Grogan

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • 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.

In his free time Mike enjoys being in the mountains skiing, biking, or climbing, as well as seeing live music and spending time with friends.

Thomas Slaughter

  • Master of Architecture, University Nevada Las Vegas
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Nevada Las Vegas
  • Associate in Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Military College

Thom is a project manager at Design Edge. Thom is a US Navy Veteran with extensive architectural experience in commercial, hospitality, multi-use and healthcare projects. He has a high degree of skill in rendering, design and technology.

Outside of the office, Thom is an award-winning charcoal artist, whose works are in private museums in Chicago and have been displayed at Arlington National Cemetery and Dulles International Airport. His primary designs are black and white realism, but he ventures into all other genres. Thom is also an avid hiker who enjoys the wilderness, and all that Colorado has to offer.

Nicholas Carlson

  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Miami, Ohio
  • Master of Architecture, Ohio State University

Nick is a project manager at Design Edge. Nick has a highly creative mind and applies his talents in contemporary designs within our current projects. He is very knowledgeable in BIM modeling and 3D rendering, and uses those skills to showcase design elements, and ensure a smooth transition from the design phase through construction. Nick has architectural experience in commercial restaurants, retail, healthcare, education, and residential projects, and makes it a priority to create spaces that are both enjoyable and functional.

Outside of the office, Nick enjoys cooking and trying new foods. He enjoys designing and building furniture, hiking, camping, spending time with his two cats, and challenges himself by participating in strategy games at a competitive level.

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.

In her free time, Yvonne enjoys live music, new restaurants, watching football, soccer and basketball with her family and her friends.

Portfolio

Our Projects

Portfolio

Our Projects

  • Multi Family
  • Workplace
  • Recreation
  • Retail
  • Specialty
  • Government
  • Single Family
  • In The Works

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    Email:

    info@de-arch.com

Call Us

    Denver:

    303 260 7277

    Colorado Springs:

    719 667 1972

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