Our Team

A family-owned business since 2002.

We are a full-service architectural firm dedicated to the idea of value through design. The company’s wide range of design experience allows clients of all types to stretch their budget while creating a project that supercedes their expectations.

Design emphasis is on function, constructability, and project budget through the creative use of scale, massing, texture, color, and light. Projects and clients are individual, and the design service offered by Bucher Design Studio reflects this. The firm’s goal shall always be to offer individualized design service to create unique, vibrant, usable space in the built environment.

Brian Bucher

President, Principal Architect. Still passionate about his work after being in the industry for over 25 years, Brian loves the challenge of providing design solutions that are creative, exciting and within the client’s budget. He is licensed in multiple states and has designed projects in other countries. When he can get away from work, Brian enjoys a good game of golf and a glass of 1982 Bordeaux.

Professional Experience

2002 – Present, Principal/President
Bucher Design Studio, Palmer Lake, CO

1996 – 2002, Principal/Shareholder
Hagen Design Architecture, Monument, CO

1991 – 1995, Project Architect
Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto, Redding, CA

1990, Intern Architect
Buehlmann Architects, Switzerland

1989 – 1990, Project Architect
Samuel Sinnott & Company, Menlo Park, CA

1989 – 1990, Intern Architect
Spencer Associates, Palo Alto, CA

1988 – 1989, Intern Architect
Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto, Redding, CA

Architectural Highlights

Bachelor of Architecture – California Polytechnic State University (1988 Magna Cum-Laude)

Licensed architect in the following states:

  • Colorado
  • California
  • Utah
  • Oklahoma

Experienced in all phases of planning, design, and production of construction documents

Experienced project architect with strong design and construction background

Professional Affiliations

AIA – American Institute of Architects
NCARB – National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
ICC – International Code Council

Madeleine Bucher

Office Manager. Having been with the company since its inception, her role has expanded as the needs arose… bookkeeper, web designer, IT manager and draftsman. When not at work, she enjoys hiking, knitting and gardening.

Professional Experience

2002 – Present, Office Manager
Bucher Design Studio, Palmer Lake, CO

2005 – 2010, Technology Teacher
Monument Academy, Monument, CO

1995 – 2003, IT Project Manager
Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, Colorado Springs, CO

1988 – 1995, Email / PC / Unix Support
Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA

 

Professional Highlights

BS Business Administration, MIS – California Polytechnic State University
MS Secondary Education – University of Phoenix

Professional skills:

  • Project management
  • Bookkeeping
  • PC support
  • Web design

Chris Hanson

Project Manager. The firm’s master juggler of projects, he can manage ten projects in one day and still keep it all straight. He is skilled in all phases of architecture (schematic design, design development, construction documents) and 3D modeling. In his spare time, he hikes 14’ers and competes in the Leadville 100.

Professional Experience

2010 – Present, Project Manager
Bucher Design Studio, Palmer Lake, CO

2007 – 2009, Intern
Bucher Design Studio, Palmer Lake, CO

 

Architectural Highlights

Experienced in all phases of planning, design, and production of construction documents.

Experienced draftsman with strong 3D modeling and facility documentation background.

Associate Degree, Architectural and Construction Technology, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO (2007)

Professional Affiliations

AIA Associate – American Institute of Architects
NCARB – National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Nick Sallechia

Project Manager. The newest member of the team joins us from Australia via Ohio. His prior experience in both commercial and residential projects make him a perfect fit for the firm’s variety of projects. In his spare time, he coaches club soccer and plays on a competitive team.

Professional Experience

2015 – Present, Project Manager
Bucher Design Studio, Palmer Lake, CO

2014 – 2015, Draftsman
Gunzelman Architecture + Interiors, Columbus, OH

2009 – 2012, Draftsman
One Design & Drafting, ACT, Australia

Architectural Highlights

Experienced in all phases of planning, design, and production of construction documents.

Experienced draftsman with strong 3D modeling background.

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, University of Canberra, ACT, Australia (2011)

Advanced Diploma, Building Design, Canberra Institute of Technology, ACT, Australia (2009)

History

Bucher Design Studio was formed in 2002 out of the growing desire of founder, Brian Bucher, to provide extraordinary architectural design service on ordinary budgets. It is our goal to provide personal design service to develop and expand upon our client’s vision. The firm’s ability to offer one on one design expertise with minimal overhead costs reflects the firm’s unique position in the field of full-service architectural firms.

Bucher Design Studio has provided “one on one” design consultation for various project types throughout the United States and abroad. The firm’s success is marketed purely by word of mouth, and its small office environment ensures direct client interface on each project.

Brian’s experience working with small to mid-size west coast firms, along with his apprenticeship in Europe, has given him a wide range of experience and exposure to some of the world’s great regional architecture.

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