Team Approach Delivers Comprehensive Architectural Experience


One way we do that is through excellence at our craft. But experience alone isn’t enough. We also hold the following core values to guide our efforts everyday: listening, humility, respect, and learning and working together as a team.

Our Purpose is Enriching People’s Lives

Scott Sudik
Principal - AIA, NCARB

Scott has always loved art; he has found that architecture is a way to express his artistic passion in a practical manner. It’s finding a simplistic solution to a complicated problem and the connection that is created between the user and the product that pushes Scott to design.

Paul Brady
Principal - AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CGP

Paul loves putting things together and architecture is the perfect blend of creative and technical challenges. Having the opportunity to design hundreds of people’s homes is a humbling and rewarding process that together with satisfying those project’s complex goals is exciting.

Alex Jewett
Principal - AIA, NCARB

Alex, a Colorado native, grew up building houses with his Dad and always enjoyed exploring his artistic side. The confluence of these two passions led him to study Architecture at the University of Colorado where he received a B. of Environmental Design and a M. of Architecture.

Alex Duran
Associate

Alex grew up with every Lego set available. He translated that passion into studying architecture at Lawrence Tech Univ. in Southfield, MI. For most of his career he has focused on multi-family design and construction, everything from townhomes to midrise dwellings.

Kelsey Dague
Project Architect

Since age 12, architecture has been Kelsey’s known path. She followed that passion to CU Boulder where she received a degree in Environmental Design. Since graduation, she has had the opportunity to work here at Godden Sudik, without ever leaving her home state of Colorado.

Jennifer Jess
Project Architect

For Jen architecture is the juggling act of satisfying municipal requirements, design review boards, and site constraints, without losing sight of the homeowners’ vision. Jen’s responsibility is to listen; her joy is to use her creative skills to make their ideas a reality.

Rob Jess
Senior Project Architect

Originally from New York, Rob’s passion for the built environment led him to a career in residential architecture. As an architect, the most rewarding aspect for him is the opportunity to help shape the world we live in and thereby enriching people’s daily lives in the process.

Chris Walla
Senior Project Architect

Born in Chicago, raised in Colorado, and a graduate from the University of Kansas, being an architect has always been Chris’ ambition. With a wide range of project experience, Chris is dedicated to creativity, teamwork, problem solving, and experiencing the built environment.

Tim Williams
Senior Project Architect

With his respect for the environment and an appreciation of world art and culture, Tim combined a perpetual curiosity of how things are assembled through practice and innovation in his architectural pursuit of being consciously creative.

Adam Cassella
Project Manager

Having lived in 6 states, traveled to 17 countries, and completed 1 of the world’s top 10 most dangerous hikes, Adam has an open outlook to problem solving. He brings passion and knowledge to our team every day, waking up at 8500 ft.

Christopher Cherabie
Project Manager

Christopher traveled extensively growing up, which led to a passion for studying the diversity of the built environment. He excelled at the Univ. of Colorado & earned the AIA Henry Adams Medal. Chris' architectural focus is tailored to single-family production and custom homes.

Sydney Grove
Project Manager

A band trip to Europe & a drafting class in high school is what started it all for Sydney’s architectural career. Sydney shined at the Univ. of Colorado & won the 2014 Newman Award. Sydney’s architectural experience is in high end custom residential, including historic renovation.

Brenda Harvey
Project Manager

Brenda’s passion for architecture includes thought, science, and the process of bringing an idea to life. It offers new challenges and opportunities to learn everyday and is one of the few professions where you can physically experience the full effect of your creation.

Eric Lindner
Project Manager

Inspired early by his hometown of Chicago, Eric’s curiosity and creativity drove him to the world of architecture. Today, he continues to be inspired by nature and enjoys the challenge of developing complex arrays of ideas and relationships into thoughtful, holistic environments.

Heather Murphy
Senior Project Manager

As a native New Yorker, Heather moved to Colorado to enjoy the great outdoors. She has always been interested in architecture, and with 15 plus years of experience in both single and multi family residential, she brings expertise and passion to our firm.

Scott Roberts
Senior Project Manager

Scott’s first job after completing an unrelated undergrad degree was in the graphics department of a large architecture firm. He knew within a week that he wanted to pursue a career in architecture. Since grad school, he has focused on honing his custom residential design skills.

Rick Sall
Project Designer - Associate AIA

Rick’s lifelong love affair with architecture began at age 6. A passion driven from creating Lego buildings and exploring new homes lead to learning everything that goes into building a home, and then to his professional dream of designing dream homes - hopefully cool ones.

Kim Spencer
Project Manager

Growing up Kim had passion for creativity and wanted to leave her mark on the world in a tangible way. After graduating with a degree in architecture, Kim worked for 7 years in Hospitality design. She has now transitioned to Godden|Sudik where she continues to create and inspire.

Mike Weigel
Quality Assurance Manager

Since Mike was a kid he was curious how buildings go together. With an enthusiasm to draft, he set course for architecture and the home building industry. His diversity of experience gave him the tools to produce a variety of projects including commercial and his own PUD process.

Sarah Alberg
Operations Manager

Sarah’s passion for business started early. Working in the management field for her entire career, she is passionate about helping an organization function more efficiently. She enjoys the architecture field and working with a team of people that design & create.

Linda Hazen
Administrative Assistant

Linda has business experience with instituting organizational strategies, measures for continuous improvements and efficient business operations. With her professionalism and strong communication skills she enjoys building strong alliances with external customers as well as internal teams. Her innate drive to succeed and overall zest for life enable her to be an asset to GSA.

Carolyn Anderson
Senior Graphics Designer

Born and raised in Denver, Carolyn received her B.Arch from the University of Miami. A multi-disciplinary designer, Carolyn has combined her education in architecture with her experience in graphic design to build upon GSA's already impressive visual body of work and help bring clients' visions to life.

Warren Harris
Junior Graphics Designer

Warren is a native Coloradoan, and received his B.S. in Industrial Design from Metro State University Denver. His design philosophy is form with function while being environmentally coherent about each design, keeping the aesthetics while incorporating the desired function, believing that structures should last.

Don Gibson
Senior Job Captain

Don's interest in problem solving, creativity, and the love of the outdoors led him into architecture. He loves creating efficient spaces that are not only functional but unique. For most of his career he has focused on single family construction, large custom homes, and remodels.

Mason Novak
Senior Job Captain

Born and raised in Colorado, Mason’s interest in architecture began when he received his first Lego set. To continue his dream, he moved to Bozeman where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from Montana State. After graduating, he came back to Colorado and found his home at GSA.

Janel Venter
Senior Job Captain

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa she gathered experience from various African projects before she took her talents to Denver. She has a B.Tech Degree in Architecture from the University of Johannesburg. She and her husband enjoy exploring their new home and getting to know its community.

Victoria Ziegler
Senior Job Captain

Originally from rural Missouri, Victoria received her M.Arch from Drury University in 2017. After gaining experience at a large commercial firm in Kansas City, she relocated to Denver in search of a design-focused firm and proximity to the mountains. She brings her passion for design and client relationships to GSA.

Dana Ashoori
Job Captain

Dana's architectural journey began at a young age helping her family build homes. She continued her passion for hands-on application at the University of Arizona where she received her B.Arch. Driven by minimalism and function, she designs with the comfort and logic of the client being most important.

Eric Dillon
Job Captain

Eric grew up in Colorado and completed his education in 2013. Whether it was Legos or other objects, he was always interested in how things were built. His interest in architecture stems from an appreciation for the natural world and how people can live in a symbiotic way with it.

Oscar Gandarillas
Job Captain

Born in Brazil, Oscar studied architecture and urban planning in Bolivia. With a Master's degree at the University of Colorado Denver, he worked in important residential design companies in Colorado until he found his home with our creative and professional group.

Brandon Plouff
Job Captain

A native of California, Brandon moved to Colorado at a young age. He completed his Master's of Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver where he also earned his BSArch. His love of architecture stems from the ability to create art while simultaneously designing inhabitable spaces for people.

Darren Rutledge
Job Captain

As far back as Darren can remember he has always been fascinated with the built world, sketching his own designs, constantly looking through building details as he walked through them or drove by. Now doing it for a living, he couldn’t be happier.

Nathan Visnyei
Job Captain

Nathan’s love for architecture came at a young age when he learned his father’s dream job was to become an architect. Growing up in Colorado, he completed his Bachelor's at the University of Colorado Denver. Knowing residential architecture was his calling, he pursued personal design projects until finding his home at GSA.

Hunter Wells
Job Captain

Born and raised in Texas, Hunter always had a passion for architecture. Having received his BFA in architecture from SCAD and his M.Arch from CU Denver, he now enjoys all that Colorado has to offer.

John Cremer
Architect in Training

Born and raised in Denver, John learned to love the natural landscape surrounding him. The connection between the natural and built environment is a large reason why he became fascinated by architecture. He recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from CU Boulder and spent his first year out of college framing custom homes in the area

Anna Diffee
Architect in Training

Anna was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee where she received a dual BFA in Architecture and Interior Architecture. Her passion for changing lives through architecture came from her extensive travel and family renovations growing up. She thrives on details and solving problems to create functional, unique designs.

Emi Ito-Morsch
Architect in Training

After falling into and spending a number of years in IT, Emi began looking for a more creative career direction. Moving to Colorado allowed her to go back to school to explore architecture, the one industry that had kept her interest. She is excited to move forward with her new career in architecture.

Martin Ochoa
Architect in Training

Originally from Ecuador, Martin grew up in the Denver area and completed his BSArch at CU Denver. He expressed himself through artwork long before he studied architecture. This strong foundation in design has allowed him to investigate concepts more freely in his career.

Suraj Shankar
Architect in Training

Growing up amid the fast-paced and groundbreaking innovations of architecture in Dubai led Suraj to pursue design through the built fabric. His passion for creating thriving communities is driven by sustainable design practices and urban renewal. Suraj spends his free time with his four dogs, attending concerts, and making scaled models.

Tallyn Sherman
Architect in Training

Tallyn, after growing up and graduating in the Midwest, joined the moon of his life in Colorado. As a kid he was always creating plans and building models, and knew architecture was his calling. He enjoys the design process, & the joy of seeing people enjoying the final creations.

Jesus Vera
Architect in Training

Jesus grew up in Colorado Springs, framing houses with his dad, and developed love for the creative process involved with the built environment. This hands-on experience led him to appreciate the technicality within the process as well as the aesthetic. A recent grad from CU Boulder, Jesus is ready to pursue his career in creating homes from a different perspective.