Forum Phi Architecture | Interiors | Planning was recently featured in The Aspen Times article "Basalt’s retail sales surge 6 percent in 2017 thanks to new businesses, offices"
"The town also is reaping benefits from several businesses opening offices, Aspen Skiing Co., Pitkin County and Forum Phi among them."
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Thank you to all who voted in the the Basalt Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors election. We are thrilled to have our Founding Partner, Steev Wilson, elected to the board. Giving back is an embedded core value of Forum Phi and Steev is committed to investing time and energy in supporting the local environment in which he calls home.
Forum Phi Architecture | Interiors | Planning is seeking full time interns, architects and interior designers for their studios in Aspen and Basalt, Colorado. Bachelors degree in Architecture, Interior Design or related field and a high level of technical competency required, as well as solid communication skills and a sense of humor. Join our expanding team and work for Outside's #1 Best Place to Work for two years running! Exceptional compensation and benefits. Please send resume, cover letter and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Curtis Vaughn, of Forum Phi, Appointed to Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission
Eagle County has appointed three regular members and two alternate members to the Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission to fill expired and vacated terms. Temple Glassier, a current regular member; Phillip Ring, a current alternate member; and Curtis Vaughn will fill the three regular seats. Robert "Bob" Andre and Michael Luciano will serve as alternates. All terms are for two years. The appointments follow the recommendation of Eagle County's Community Development Department and were based on the need for diverse and balanced representation on the commission, as well as consideration of a broad range of experience and interests.
The planning commission makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding land use within the Roaring Fork, Missouri Heights and Frying Pan Road areas of unincorporated Eagle County. Upcoming projects to be undertaken by the commission include the evaluation and possible amendment of the Mid-Valley Area Master Plan and review of a new land-use code for Eagle County.
Forum Phi Architecture | Interiors | Planning is pleased to announce that Travis Terry has joined their interior design team as Creative Director.
Forum Phi’s design team takes a personalized approach to each project which fundamentally focuses on the client’s perspective. Forum Phi’s interior design team specializes in programming, space planning and design, finishes and furnishings procurement, and coordination through installation. Travis adds an additional layer of collaboration to Forum Phi’s design process by providing a seamless integration between the exterior façade and interior finishes, creating intimately interconnected spaces.
Travis is an extremely talented designer whose experience and sense of style will be a great addition to our team!
Shining Stars Toy Drive
Forum Phi offices in both Aspen and Basalt are official Shining Stars Foundation Toy Drive drop off locations.
Aspen: 715 W. Main St. #204 204 Aspen, CO 81611
Basalt: 104 Midland Ave. #202 Basalt, CO 81621
Forum Phi Wins ABOR's Best Corporate Tee for the 2nd Year in a Row!
In recognition of the most creative, fun and original tee box sponsorship for the Aspen Board of REALTORS 2016 Heldman/King Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament.
The honor entitles us to a FREE Tee for 2018
Forum Phi congratulates Lori Gerety on receiving her architectural license!
Lori began her tenure with Forum Phi eight years ago after earning her Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado. She has managed several residential projects in California and Aspen, while simultaneously volunteering with Women Build events and Habitat for Humanity. Lori’s love for yoga and crossfit keeps her life in balance allowing for her positive outlook.
Forum Phi congratulates Kara Thompson on receiving her architectural license!
Kara earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. While residing in New York, Kara gained valuable experience working in construction and for a variety of firms focused on interior and retail design. During her years with Forum Phi, Kara has discovered the importance of attention to detail and efficiency in managing both her projects and her team.
A Leap Ahead For Homes Down Under
In the recent Huffington Post and Virgin news articles, our very own Steev Wilson added his insights from an architectural point of view on the sustainability of energy scores and their potential effects on the real estate market.
“A home energy score, while providing an at-a-glance rating for overall efficiency and carbon footprint, is also a description of the performance and comfort within a home. This comfort and performance comes from quality construction practices that reduce the inherent symptoms of shoddy construction, like air infiltration, noisy equipment, leaky ducts, cold floors, the list goes on,” said Steev Wilson, owner of Forum Phi Architecture, an award-winning firm based in Colorado. “I believe that as scores become more prevalent, they will not only be valued as a means to identify energy efficient buildings, but will become a measure of the quality of the product being purchased and gauge the expectation for the quality of life and health that product is associated with.”
Forum Phi is Aspen's 2016 Business of the Year!
Aspen Chamber Resort Association's Business (ACRA) of the Year Award is a long-standing program designed to overtly recognize and appreciate organizations that demonstrates strengths in company culture, management philosophy, community involvement, customer satisfaction, and sustainable business growth.
We are truly grateful for this recognition. To ACRA, our community and the wonderful people we work with - thank you for making this dream possible!
We Are #1
Outside Magazine Names Forum Phi America's Best Place to Work!
Outside Magazine conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group and asked employees to review factors like corporate culture, policies and perks, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop - companies that empower their employees to live bigger better lives...and Forum Phi is at the top of that list!
Forum Phi Celebrates 10 Years of Success!
October 2016 marked 10 years of success for Forum Phi! We celebrated in style and opened our doors to our friends, family, clients and network partners.
The Aspen Historical Society (AHS) was in need of a significant remodel to redesign the Carriage House and Archive Facility, home to hundreds of Aspen’s historical archives and AHS office spaces.
Introducing Geneva Podolak
With seven years of experience in interior design, Geneva (Gigi) approaches every home as a chance to not impose her vision, but rather work to realize her clients personal style. She believes that assessing surroundings and working as a team is the best way to create a beautiful and usable space. Gigi attended the University of Colorado at Boulder graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the School of Architecture and Planning. As a born and raised Aspen local, Gigi is not only inspired by what the mountains have to offer, but she is your go-to-gal for any recommendations on eateries, happy hour, hiking trails or hidden gems.
Our very own Geneva Podolak, Interior Architect and Designer, was featured in the midsummer issue of Aspen Magazine's Interiors Colorado - Design Spotlight.
Art | Design | Fashion | Wine
FORRE & CO FINE ART | ASPEN, CO
An evening of art, design, fashion, and wine was hosted by Forum Phi and Forre & Co Fine Art. All proceeds benefited WindWalkers Equine Assisted Learning & Therapy Center.
Our Town Mix & Mingle
CUVEE WORLD BISTRO | BASALT, CO
Mixer was hosted by Forum Phi and Peck.Feigenbaum to preview highlighted sketches from the Basalt Our Town Planning process. All proceeds benefited the Basalt Education Foundation.
Learn more about the Basalt Education Foundation HERE!
AVSC Clubhouse Sneak Peek
LIMELIGHT HOTEL | ASPEN, CO
Happy hour was hosted by Forum Phi and the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club to preview exclusive designs of the AVSC Clubhouse remodel. All proceeds benefited AVSC's scholarship program.