We approach every project with the purpose of delivering an end product that is livable, environmentally responsible, and aesthetically pleasing.

Mark Markley, Principal Architect
"I love what a boutique Architectural firm can offer to its clients. Creating a close relationship with them and the design is my ultimate goal. It allows the design team to achieve successful projects that are tailored fit to the client's needs and wishes."

Architectural Design

Markley Designs has established itself as one of the premier full-service architecture firms in Northern Colorado. We have extensive project experience in the areas of residential, higher education, civic, commercial, and athletic work. We have maintained a consistent focus in finding creative client-driven solutions for a wide-varied portfolio of project types. Our goal is to develop working partnerships with clients in order to arrive at creative, functional, and innovative design solutions – together.

Interior Design

We view interior design as an integral part of every architectural project we undertake. In addition to keen design sensibility, our design focus devotes significant effort in remaining current with the latest advances in the industry, including color and material trends, as well as technological and sustainable initiatives in finish product improvements.

Beyond the careful selection and coordination of interior finishes, we provide guidance for furniture selection and specification, building signage, as well as interior project management and scheduling.


Architecture Planning

Our desire is to work with clients from the inception of an idea through construction. Developing a master plan is the first step in creating a complete and cohesive vision for the future. From the onset of a project we aim to engage leadership, user groups, and stakeholders in a process of brainstorming and collaboration to distinguish the goals and ideals that ultimately will define success. We have completed master plans for universities, schools, churches, and civic/urban developments.

Sustainable Design

We are committed to infusing environmentally conscious design practices into every facet of our work. Product selection, regional awareness, and incorporation of new technologies all play key roles in guiding our design practice. With USGBC LEED Accredited Professionals, our team has led and managed multiple sustainable and LEED certified projects.

Construction Consulting

Our philosophy concerning project cost and construction management is to utilize market-based information rather than traditional cost-estimating methodologies to control scope, schedule, and budget. We firmly believe that construction input during design leads to more practical and realistic decisions, which in turn minimizes delays due to budget overruns. On public/institutional projects we work with a construction consultant to provide constructability reviews, cost estimates, and construction scheduling throughout the design phases.

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