OUR TEAM

Chancie Keenan, aia lEED A.P.

Principal Architect, President

Registered Architect, State of Colorado ARC.00404781
Bachelor of Science: Design, Drafting
Associate of Science: Drafting Technology
Montana State University, Northern, Havre, MT | May 2002

Chancie joined the Mountain Architecture team in 2006 and brings 20+ years of design experience to the Firm. Her background, coupled with an innate architectural acumen continues to position Mountain Architecture in serving their clients design needs. Her portfolio reflects a balance between design of public buildings and residential dwellings. Recent public projects include Routt County Health & Human Services, STARS Ranch, Soda Creek Apartments for Horizons Specialized Services and Steamboat Mountain School. She is currently designing several custom single-family residences and a few local renovations. Client testimonials reflect that Chancie’s strength are realized in her ability to listen and focus on the design challenges to ensure their needs and goals are addressed. She is known to bring energy and creativity to her projects with a solution-oriented approach as the unknowns are presented during construction.

When Chancie isn’t designing you may find her on the ski slopes with her family and friends, floating down the river or squeezing in a mid-day mountain bike ride.

Lacy R. Morrill, NCIDQ, LEED A.P. ID+C

Design Associate

Interior Designer,  NCIDQ No. 27947
Bachelor of Science: Interior Design
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO | May 2006

Lacy joined the MADG team in 2014. Her diverse skill set includes Interior and Architectural Design, 3D Renderings as well as marketing and presentation plans for a wide range of audiences. Her communication skills paired with her solution-oriented approach make Lacy an extremely valuable team member.

Lacy grew up in Eagle, Colorado and spent portions of her summers in Steamboat with her grandparents, who instilled a deep appreciation for the natural beauty in Routt County. It was in these formative years that Lacy developed her passion for the environment. Lacy graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Interior Design. She participated in a Sustainable Design Course at Maho Bay in the US Virgin Islands, which inspired her interest in green building philosophies and motivated her to obtain a LEED AP certification with a specialty in Interior Design and Construction.

Lacy is thankful for every opportunity to spend time outdoors with her family, friends and dogs.

Andy VanBlarcum

Design Associate

Architectural Designer
Bachelor of Architecture
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Ks. 1993

Andy joined Mountain Architecture Design Group as a Design Associate in the Spring of 2019. His holistic design approach brings creative expertise to MADG’s architectural design process – his diverse skill set, experiential knowledge and attention to detail make him a valuable team member.

Andy has worked on a wide range of projects throughout his career – from small residential renovations to commercial high-rise buildings – the journey through architecture is continuous and ever-changing which inspires Andy’s approach to design.

Andy hails from the Kansas City, Missouri area. In an attempt to escape the oppressive midwest heat he and his wife Kathy landed in Summit County to begin their Colorado chapter. Outdoor adventures and a job opportunity brought them to Steamboat Springs where they have built their life and family.

Outside of office hours you’ll find him recreating in the Yampa Valley with his wife and two children: biking, skiing, shuttling kids and design-building home projects.

griffin triplett

Design Associate

Architectural Designer
Bachelor of Architecture
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. 2013

Griffin is an Architectural Designer with a background in design and construction. He built residential homes during his summers growing up, which led to studying Environmental Design at the University of Colorado Boulder. Since graduating, he worked for firms specializing in residential homes in California and Colorado for the past four years.

Griffin enjoys the collaborative processes between clients and colleagues that lead to pragmatic design solutions. When he’s out of the office you can find him skiing, surfing, hiking, and cooking.

Tari Gassaway

office manager

Yampa, Colorado

Tari is a native of the Yampa Valley. Tari brings over 30 years of experience in office management and bookkeeping to MADG — her insight is invaluable to our firm. She certainly keeps our team organized! When Tari isn’t keeping the numbers in line, you can find her chilling at home or enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Ed L. Becker

retired | Founding Principal Architect

jan m. kaminski

retired | Founding Principal Architect

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