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architecture development


01 who we are

MA+KE : a boutique Design-led and Design-focused architecture + development firm dedicated to creating sustainable living for today's urban communities.



02 our projects | development

in the works

in the works

in the works


02 our projects | architecture

in construction

in construction

in construction

in the works

in the works

in the works


01 who we are

In 2006, Peter and Dorothy met in Graduate school while studying Architecture at CU Denver.  Graduating in 2009 in the midst of the recession, they purchased their first home together and decided to put their design and construction skills to the test.  They fixed up the home, doing all the work themselves, spending all their free time tiling, finishing hardwood, and learning how to work together.  The work paid off, and soon after, they were purchasing one fixer upper after another.

The two founded MA+KE after noticing a lack of attainable, design-focused homes in the growing Denver real estate market.  They noticed the lack of communication and collaboration between developers, architects, and contractors which resulted in inefficiencies and unnecessary added costs.  MA+KE was created to challenge the existing process and deliver quality designed homes without the added markup costs created with multiple parties. By acting as Developer, Designer, and Builder, MA+KE can dictate the design, eliminate negative VE decisions, and produce a much better product by having control over the architecture and construction.


We believe quality design should be accessible to all and recognized a need for Design-led and Design-focused development in Denver's growing urban communities.  MA+KE believes design is crucial in every phase of a project and our approach allows design to take precedent without sacrificing other aspects of the project.  


Dorothy holds a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA, a Masters of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver and has over 15 years of experience in architecture and design.  Prior to branching out, Dorothy worked for HCM, an award-winning, national architecture firm, focused on education and institutional architecture.  


Dorothy oversees the architecture and design division of MA+KE, which includes in-house development projects as well as design projects for like-minded developers.  She is a licensed architect and also holds an active real estate license in Colorado. 

Dorothy strongly believes in giving back to the community - she continues to dedicates time to creating affordable housing solutions for Radian Inc, a local non-profit architecture and urban design group as well as teaching as a guest lecturer in the Architecture program at the University of Colorado at Denver.  


Peter moved to Colorado in 1998 to attend CSU and has since made Colorado his home.  Shortly after graduation, Peter began working as a framer building custom residential homes.  It was during this time that he realized his interest and passion in building and construction.  Peter decided to return to school and received his Masters in Architecture.


As the 'build' side of MA+KE, he oversees all project construction from beginning to end to ensure construction quality and project schedule is met. With his background in construction and architecture, Peter provides great attention to detail in all his projects and ensures the quality of design is not overlooked.  Peter holds a class C contractor's license.  He is an avid skier and when he is not busy on site, he is busy entertaining his 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter.


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