Team

Principals

Elizableth "Liz" Hallas
Elizableth "Liz" Hallas

Elizabeth “Liz” Hallas

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Wells Squier
Wells Squier

Wells M. Squier II

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Nan Anderson
Nan Anderson

Nan Anderson

FAIA, LEED AP

Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

AIA, LEED AP

Our Team

Kathleen Andres
Kathleen Andres

Kathleen Andres Senior Associate

Office Manager

Andy Duckett-Emke
Andy Duckett-Emke

​Andy Duckett-Emke Associate

AIA

Project Architect

​Ben Heppe
​Ben Heppe

​Ben Heppe Associate

AIA, LEED AP

Project Manager

​Kristen Craig
​Kristen Craig

​Kristen Craig Associate

AIA

Project Architect

Laurie Addo
Laurie Addo

Laurie Addo

Marketing Assistant, Administrative Concierge

Logan Bond
Logan Bond

Logan Bond

Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Architectural Intern

Anne Cutrell
Anne Cutrell

Anne Cutrell

AIA, LEED AP

Project Manager

​Brandon Gossard
​Brandon Gossard

​Brandon Gossard

Associate AIA

Job Captain

Susie Hacker
Susie Hacker

Susie Hacker

Associate AIA, LEED GA

Designer

​Erinn Harkness
​Erinn Harkness

​Erinn Harkness

Marketing Manager

Rachel Koleski
Rachel Koleski

Rachel Koleski

Associate AIA

Job Captain

Laine McLaughlin
Laine McLaughlin

Laine McLaughlin

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Architect

Dave Miller
Dave Miller

Dave Miller

BIM Manager

Chris Nelson
Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

AIA

Revit Drafter/Designer

Angela Schwab
Angela Schwab

Angela Schwab

AIA

Project Architect

Rebecca Silva
Rebecca Silva

Rebecca Silva

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Elizableth "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 2 book clubs.

Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Dave Anderson is a Principal whose real passion is working with his hands. Design that encourages curiosity is his main goal, with a focus on elements that turn buildings into experiences. The historic Quarry Visitor Center remains one of his most memorable projects - creating a resilient new building from the bones of a structure ravaged by unstable soils in the high desert of Dinosaur National Monument. The project re-envisioned an iconic Mission 66 Visitor Center while retaining the original character-defining elements of this stunning modernist structure. Having designed and built everything from furniture to costumes, he revels in both the whimsy and functionality of all he sees. Of course, it doesn’t get any better than being able to make chocolate chips cookies with his grandchildren and then heading off for a hike or a bike ride.

Nan Anderson

Nan Anderson

FAIA, LEED AP

Principal

Nan Anderson is a Principal, who explores the story of place to inform design. For thirteen years, she guided the extensive rehabilitation of Many Glacier Hotel, a grand lodge in Glacier National Park. Referencing historic photos, her team recreated the dramatic lantern lighting in the lodge’s spectacular entry atrium, rebuilt a unique, helical stair and exposed the Dining Room’s engineered trusses. In her spare time, she builds. From creating an award-winning studio called the Moose Workshop to reinventing an 1884 railroad depot as a gathering space, she is always seeking paths for invention. Having recently backpacked the 580-mile Colorado Trail, she also loves giggling on the phone with her granddaughter. At this point in her career, she’s just having fun.

Wells Squier

Wells M. Squier II

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal

Wells Squier is a Principal, specializing in turning a client’s idea, memory, 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 Assistant, Administrative Concierge

Laurie Addo is an Administrative and Marketing Assistant, bringing clarity and an organizer’s eye to charts, plans, and proposals. 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 family and spending time with her daughter. She enjoys exploring Denver’s urban landscape on the 16th St mall and hiking in the mountains.

​Erinn Harkness

​Erinn Harkness

Marketing Manager

Erinn Harkness is a Marketing Manager, who implements strategic communication. She manages the growth of the firm through public relations, content development, and client coordination. Her background is in journalism from Colorado State University, approaching projects with the curiosity of a reporter. For 20 years, she has been a mentor through the Society for Marketing Professional Services, where her biggest piece of advice is to always keep learning. She spends her free time with her daughter and husband, RV camping, and four-wheeling in Moab.

​Brandon Gossard

​Brandon Gossard

Associate AIA

Job Captain

Brandon Gossard is a Job Captain, who is inspired by manifesting a community’s vision. He sees architecture as a kind of barn raising, with the client, creative team, and community coming together to create a livable space. With an undergraduate degree in geography and eight years of urban planning experience, he came to the firm with the ability to map and model buildings with precision. His favorite part of the work is discovery 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 12 years, participating in structural projects like building sand bag walls to prevent flooding. He loves canoeing, skiing Breckenridge, and backpacking remote expeditions.

​Kristen Craig

​Kristen Craig

AIA

Associate, Project Architect

Kristen Craig is an Associate/Project Architect, who specializes in preservation. She helps clients identify building features that celebrate its character and works to retain or return 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.

​Ben Heppe

​Ben Heppe

AIA, LEED AP

Associate, Project Manager

Ben Heppe is an Associate/Project Manager, who thrives on problem solving. He keeps work moving downstream, as he consults with engineering teams, coordinates the construction phase, collaborates with the client, and manages the team – bringing both new and old buildings to life. He’s drawn to legacy projects, like the Breckenridge Library that went from vacant historic school to thriving community center. His favorite moments come at the end of all the planning, when structures rise up or breathe again. He’s always been an outdoor person, who loves trails, snowboarding, and mountain biking in Crested Butte.

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 Masters in Historic Preservation from UC 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 Visitors 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 conditions of historic buildings and designs solutions to make them useful today. She has her Master of Architecture from UC Denver, with a post Master in Preservation from the University of Leuven in Belgium. Her recent project launched the reconstruction of Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, which 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 well on its way to completion. In her free time, she can be found playing golf, cheering on the Broncos, and growing roses.

Dave Miller

Dave Miller

BIM Manager

Dave 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.

Angela Schwab

Angela Schwab

AIA

Project Architect

Angela Schwab is a Project Architect, who has scaled her design reach from creating ceramic art to fashioning the heart of buildings. She believes that creating is a way of seeing. Beyond design, her role is client communication and coordinating community feedback. A favorite experience was listening to citizens’ dreams for what a library space could be for the Gunnison Library District. Her passion is creating sincere connections, designing spaces that bring people together in a meaningful way. Her inspiration comes from her time in the kitchen making challah bread, the creative process of weaving dough, and extending an extra loaf to a friend.

Logan Bond

Logan Bond

Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Architectural Intern

Logan Bond is an Architectural Intern, 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

Associate AIA

Job Captain

Rachel Koleski is a Job Captain, 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 Masters 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, that 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.

Kathleen Andres

Kathleen Andres

Senior Associate, Office Manager

Kathleen Andres is Office Manager and Senior Associate, who wrangles numbers into order. Her work entails accounting, payroll, and ensuring projects remain on budget. She worked with programmers to coordinate the biggest data migration in Anderson Hallas history. She has a strong eye for details and her organizational skills keep the office running smoothly. She enjoys living in the mountains, biking, and New Zealand white wine.

Anne Cutrell

Anne Cutrell

AIA, LEED AP

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 to schools to 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.
Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

AIA

Revit Drafter/Designer

Chris Nelson, AIA, is a Revit Drafter/Designer Specialist, offering his keen attention to detail and quality control on projects. He received his Master’s in Architecture from Arizona State University, where he studied abroad in Paris. His interests lie in creating inspirational and influential architecture through his technical expertise. In the office, he uses his Revit prowess to create a smooth and efficient work flow. One of Chris’ proudest accomplishments is building his own furniture from scratch. Chris is a fan of the outdoors and spends much of his time between mountain tops whether its hiking, rock climbing or snowboarding.