Brad Tomecek’s interest in architecture was sparked at a very young age. “I was always imagining things and places and then drawing versions of what they might look like,” he says. “My father was a general contractor for a bit of time when I was young, and he would take me to his sites.”
These days, he heads the award-winning Tomecek Studio, a boutique practice with a staff of five that is hands-on with both the clients and the process. The size of the firm, he says, “allows us to be nimble and wear many hats in the design and building industry. We explore ways of making things that range from ‘pieces’ for Denver Art Museum events to different approaches to prefabrication.”
Tomecek’s approach places a high value on exploring unique programs and tailoring solutions to an individual client’s needs. “Our studio structure is very horizontal,” he says. “We collaborate with our clients, and together as a team, to understand the best possible solution.” The group is currently working on projects ranging from custom residences to creative commercial spaces to 28-unit townhomes.
The firm has certainly been a part of several creative and beautiful homes, yet when asked about his favorites, Tomecek cites a residence of a different kind. “We were asked to reconsider a contemporary version of a chicken coop,” he says. The final design involved a translucent cube with a wooden nesting box. “The research to do a proper, functioning chicken coop and not just a visually pleasing coop was what made the project fantastic,” he says. “The in-depth detailing with the contractor to pull off a functioning piece of art was very rewarding.”
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