Team

Principals

Elizabeth "Liz" Hallas
Elizabeth "Liz" Hallas

Elizabeth “Liz” Hallas

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Wells Squier
Wells Squier

Wells M. Squier II

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Our Team

​Kristen Craig
​Kristen Craig

​Kristen Craig Associate

AIA

Project Manager

Andy Duckett-Emke
Andy Duckett-Emke

​Andy Duckett-Emke Associate

AIA

Project Architect

​Brandon Gossard
​Brandon Gossard

​Brandon Gossard Associate

AIA

Project Architect

Laurie Addo
Laurie Addo

Laurie Addo

Marketing Coordinator

Logan Bond
Logan Bond

Logan Bond

Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Job Captain

Anne Cutrell
Anne Cutrell

Anne Cutrell

AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager

Anna Gelotte
Anna Gelotte

Anna Gelotte

Office Coordinator

Susie Hacker
Susie Hacker

Susie Hacker

Associate AIA, LEED GA

Designer

Rachel Koleski
Rachel Koleski

Rachel Koleski

AIA

Project Architect

Laine McLaughlin
Laine McLaughlin

Laine McLaughlin

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Architect

David Miller
David Miller

Dave Miller

BIM Manager

Chelsea Rooney
Chelsea Rooney

Chelsea Rooney

AIA

Project Architect

Daniel Schommer
Daniel Schommer

Daniel Schommer

RA

Project Architect

Brooke Schubert
Brooke Schubert

Brooke Schubert

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Rebecca Silva
Rebecca Silva

Rebecca Silva

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Elizabeth Vergillo
Elizabeth Vergillo

Elizabeth Vergillo

Associate AIA

Job Captain and Preservation Specialist

Elizabeth "Liz" Hallas

Elizabeth “Liz” Hallas

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

Liz Hallas is a Principal who manages the big picture. Her work is like puzzle solving as she eyes each piece, from leading design teams to building client relationships. She’s responsible for quality control, assuring the firm runs smoothly and that each project shines. One of her favorite projects was the Breckenridge Community Center project which converted a vacant school into a vibrant library, gathering space, and movie theatre. Projects that enhance communities while bringing people together are what interest her. A past chair of Colorado Preservation Inc, she’s also served on the jury of AIA National’s Honor Awards. She’s devoted to her children and spends her free time attending her son’s basketball games and her daughter’s swim meets. Otherwise, she enjoys yoga and tries to keep up with her two book clubs.

Wells Squier

Wells M. Squier II

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal

Wells Squier is a Principal specializing in turning a client’s idea, memory, or list of notes into an actionable building vision. In the role of strategic oversight, he ensures the integrity of projects from start to finish. He facilitates good listening, making sure the voices on his team and the client are heard and considered. A lover of the outdoors, one of his favorite projects was the facilities he helped create at the rim of the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel trailhead. When he’s out of the office, he’s most likely mountain biking on the Colorado Trail or teaching his daughter to ski.

Andy Duckett-Emke

​Andy Duckett-Emke

AIA

Associate, Project Architect

Andy Duckett-Emke is a Project Architect who is passionate about reimagining existing buildings. His Master of Architecture from Washington University and year abroad at the Helsinki University of Technology were pivotal to his design aesthetic that strikes a sensitive balance between contemporary and historic. Applying this to projects like the Breckenridge Arts District, where he reinvented a collection of historic barns, sheds, and ranch buildings into a lively arts complex, is his favorite design pursuit. He’s always on the hunt for the newest sci-fi movie, is loyal to CrossFit, and loves hosting dinner parties with friends.

Laurie Addo

Laurie Addo

Marketing Coordinator

Laurie Addo is Marketing Coordinator who brings clarity and an organizer’s eye to proposals and marketing materials. A Colorado native from Grand Junction, her favorite part of the job is creating visual clarity for documents. With a cheerful, “I’ll see what I can do,” she takes the stress out of any task. Her biggest priority is spending time with her family. She enjoys exploring Denver’s urban landscape on the 16th St Mall and basking in the sun.

​Brandon Gossard

​Brandon Gossard

AIA

Associate, Project Architect

Brandon Gossard is an architect inspired by manifesting a community’s vision. He sees community architecture as a kind of barn raising, with the client, creative team, and community coming together to create a compelling and complete space. With an undergraduate degree in geography and fourteen years of urban planning experience, he came to the firm with an understanding of what it takes to make communities and the ability to map and model buildings with precision. His favorite part of the work is exploration as he travels to all corners of the country for site visits, from Great Basin to Tall Grass Prairie. He’s been a volunteer at the Poudre Environmental Learning Center for twelve years, participating in a wide range of projects from the new inSTEM Learning Center to putting up sand bag walls to prevent flooding of the original center. His passion for public policy has led him to work with AIA Colorado on the Government Affairs Committee as Secretary, and on the steering committee for the Resiliency Knowledge Community. He loves canoeing, rafting, skiing, and backpacking to explore the West.

​Kristen Craig

​Kristen Craig

AIA

Associate, Project Manager

Kristen Craig is an Associate/Project Manager who specializes in preservation. She helps clients identify and celebrate a building’s unique character and works to retain or return its original charm. She’s concerned with preservation of the past, supporting what’s survived over the centuries. Her favorite projects have been the great lodges in national parks. She’s served on the local board for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology and was recently elected to the Association for Preservation Technology International board. She enjoys running, hiking, and playing on an intramural volleyball team.

Susie Hacker

Susie Hacker

Associate AIA, LEED GA

Designer

Susie Hacker is a Designer with a Master of Architecture who wants to create a distinct sense of place in every building she touches. With an additional Master’s in Historic Preservation from CU Denver, Susie also uses the past as an anchor point for design. She’s also one of the firm’s go-to computer modelers, having recently created a full Revit model for the Mt. Rushmore Visitor Center rehabilitation. A teacher’s daughter, she also enjoys designing school classrooms. She’s been a lifelong explorer of the outdoors, likes to read mystery novels, bake frosted sugar cookies, and attend her son’s baseball games.

Laine McLaughlin

Laine McLaughlin

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Architect

Laine McLaughlin is a Project Architect who assesses the condition of historic buildings and designs solutions to make them useful today. She has her Master of Architecture from CU Denver, with a post Master in Preservation from the University of Leuven in Belgium. Her recent project, the reconstruction of Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, required a seven-mile/3,500’ climb into the park’s back country to access the site. Only the chalet’s 2-story stone walls remained after a 2017 wildfire, but through heroic design and construction efforts, is now completed. In her free time, she can be found playing golf, cheering on the Broncos, and growing roses.

David Miller

Dave Miller

BIM Manager

David Miller is a BIM Manager who considers every surface of a structure. Utilizing a laser tape measure and laptop, he’s able to model complex existing buildings in a matter of days. Back in the office, he polishes the model for use in rehabilitation designs and shares his expert detailing and understanding of materials to the benefit of others. One of his proudest accomplishments is the 3D model of the Colorado State Capitol building – an invaluable tool in its ongoing management. A veteran in the industry since 1991, he started out in structural engineering where he learned to problem-solve. He’s an outdoorsman who loves four-wheeling, fishing, and hunting elk.

Logan Bond

Logan Bond

Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Job Captain

Logan Bond is a Job Captain, who makes digital modeling look clean and sharp. Hailing from Charleston, SC, he’s responsible for checking every inch of the drawings, honing details and contributing to initial concepts. He discerns the finishes throughout the design process, choosing wood and color accents to enhance the design. Projects like the Avon Barn Rehabilitation, a dynamic community event space, channels his zeal for historic preservation. In his free time, he can be found skiing, travelling, and attending the symphony.

Rachel Koleski

Rachel Koleski

AIA

Project Architect

Rachel Koleski is a Project Architect who imagines the texture of place. She helps clients identify what they want and need in a building and facilitates discussions on place making. A recent graduate of the University of Colorado Denver with a Master’s in Architecture, she’s concerned with spatial layouts, context, connection to nature, and the connection of the user with the space. The design of Outward Bound’s Staff Lodge combined her interests of sustainability and the outdoors. An avid fisherman, member of Trout Unlimited, and lover of river trips, her latest catch was a 28-inch, 10-pound lake trout with her dad on the Blue Mesa Reservoir.

Rebecca Silva

Rebecca Silva

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Rebecca Silva is a Project Manager who approaches design through the lens of sustainability. Her background, which includes a double Masters of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, has taught her to focus not only on the inside of a building, but to honor its surrounding context. She lives by the credo: never design in a bubble. Her holistic approach centers on locating recycled materials, moderating construction waste, streamlining responsible energy use and surveying the environmental impact of a project. She loves hiking with her two dogs and relaxing at her backyard koi fish pond.

Anne Cutrell

Anne Cutrell

AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager

Anne Cutrell is a Project Manager who makes sure the plan moves forward. She keeps projects on schedule and budget, often visiting sites to check in on design implementation. In her 18 years of experience, she’s worked on projects from cultural heritage centers, schools, and skyscrapers. In her free time, she volunteers for Women in Design, a nonprofit, supporting women in design professions. She enjoys board games, reading, and the fine art of crafting homemade marshmallows.

Chelsea Rooney

Chelsea Rooney

AIA

Project Architect

Chelsea, Project Architect, is intrigued by the connection between historic architecture to modern times, making historic structures relevant and useful centuries after they were created. As an undergraduate she studied abroad in Genoa, Italy, which further sparked her interest in historic architecture and preservation. Chelsea’s passion began as a child with a dream of becoming an Architect, measuring her bedroom and drawing floor plans for rearranging her furniture. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and two architecturally named fur-babies, Beaux and Eero.

Elizabeth Vergillo

Elizabeth Vergillo

Associate AIA

Job Captain and Preservation Specialist

Liz is a Job Captain and Preservation Specialist who takes pride in caring for existing buildings. She studied Studio Art and Art History before pursuing a Masters of Architecture and a Masters of Interior Architecture at the University of Oregon. Liz loves getting into the details and discovering the layers of a building’s past. In her free time, she can be found throwing pottery, ice skating, or hiking with friends.

Brooke Schubert

Brooke Schubert

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Brooke is a Project Manager who has a strong background of design for public projects and inspired by the opportunity to create or improve spaces where people interact, learn, play, and gather. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana University. In her free time, Brooke volunteers in the PTA and her child’s school building committee and participates in the ACE (Architecture Construction Engineering) mentor program and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Daniel Schommer

Daniel Schommer

RA

Project Architect

Dan is a Project Architect is fascinated by striking the balance between crafting harmonious spaces with the coordination of the complex system which run them. Dan is also interested in exploring software and developing standards used for Design. Intrigued by self-sufficiency, he has chickens, fruit trees, and a large garden at home. Dan has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from North Dakota State University.

Anna Gelotte

Anna Gelotte

Office Coordinator

Anna is our Office Coordinator at Anderson Hallas. Passionate about design, she is excited to explore the field of architecture while working with the team. She is inspired by nature and spends her free time hiking, skiing, and traveling. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications from Elon University.