• Industry

    Architect

  • Services offered

    Architect, Passive House, Building Information Modeling (BIM)

  • States served

    Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

  • Has Experience with these buildings:

    Assembly (Worship, Restaurant), Business (Office), Mixed-Use, Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos)

  • Has Experience with these materials:

    Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam, Light-Frame

  • Has Experience with construction types:

    I-A, I-B, II-A, II-B, III-A, III-B, IV-A, IV-B, IV-C, IV-HT, V-A, V-B

Individuals Who Work Here:
CO Adaptive Architecture is a process oriented architectural practice focused on retrofitting our existing building stock to create energy efficient, climate resilient and spatially beautiful environments. We are passionate about using the Passive House design methodology to create quiet, comfortable and high-performance interiors. Throughout the design process, we are attentive to the functionality, durability, and embodied energy of materials to create buildings that minimize their carbon footprint and remain for decades to come. We believe it is our responsibility as architects to understand the design of one building as part of a holistic system whose component parts have an effect on the environment they sit within, and there is a global cost to every decision made.

We are a majority women-owned architectural practice, founded in 2011 in New York City. We pride ourselves on the personal service we provide each of our clients through listening and innovating with every project we take on. We don’t believe a top down approach has a place in a collaborative environment, and are convinced that the best results are achieved when everyone's voice is heard.

What sets us apart is our holistic approach to the design process. We use BIM (Building Information Modeling) for even our smallest projects, which allows the design to come to life in three dimensions from the very beginning. This enables us to help our clients visualize spaces as they come together, and ensures all architectural aspects and building systems are three-dimensionally integrated. In addition, we do thorough cost estimating at each project phase, to ensure that what is planned comes in on budget. All of the filing with the Department of Buildings is done in-house, which establishes a streamlined permitting process, and a comprehensive relationship between code and vision. We believe that a successful project is equal parts good design, thorough planning, and technical know-how.