Steamboat Architect steps into ‘semi-retirement’

JAN-uary is an accurate way to describe the first few weeks of 2017 at Mountain Architecture Design Group.

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January marks the first month of semi-retirement for Principal Architect and part owner, Jan Kaminski.

One might ask, “what is ‘semi-retirement?”

Good question. In this case, Jan plans to maintain office hours a few days a week with the goal of balancing time divided between work and any golf course that is open (and of course, with his family!).

Part owner and Principal Architect, Ed Becker, will guide our design team comprised of two Design Associates: Chancie Keenan, LEED AP and Lacy Ramunno, LEED AP ID+C.

Our team is excited to continue collaborating, designing and creating — we all feel fortunate that ‘Code Master’ Jan will be available as a resource here at Mountain Architecture Design Group.

We believe that the built and natural environment are intimately connected. Our passion is to create meaningful spaces and indigenous forms that grow organically from our clients’ vision. Through a collaborative design process, we want to know what inspires you. We thrive on translating that inspiration through creative, unique and pragmatic solutions to create a vibrant, living design; cohesive with its environment and reflective of who you are.

We hope 2017 will be another successful year in Steamboat Springs.


Below you will see a few photos from Jan’s retirement gathering at the Chief Theater. Colleagues, friends and family celebrated and shared stories from Jan’s 30+ year career: