Fentress Architects is an international design firm with studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.; and Houston, Texas. Founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, the firm passionately pursues the creation of iconic public architecture. Known for his “patient search,” Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, has designed $43 billion of architectural landmarks worldwide, visited by more than 650 million people each year.
Fentress Architects rank among the Top Green Design Firms in the U.S. and has been pioneering sustainable design since the early 1990s — creating the world’s largest daylit structure and the largest LEED Gold building (which later achieved LEED EB Platinum) in its era. The majority of the firm’s licensed architects are LEED Accredited Professionals. As a testament to the firm’s solution-driven and creative design approach, projects designed by Fentress have been honored with over 550 awards for innovation and excellence.
Design team members are engaged with the project through its entire life cycle. As the design team, Fentress Architects play an important role in the AC Gen Next project by adding value to the project in a variety of ways from an emphasis on value engineering to implementing sustainable building practices.