tres birds workshop is a full-service architecture and general contracting firm based in Denver, Colorado. Our primary objective is to unite humans with natural systems through the built environment.
The natural world runs on highly sophisticated and efficient systems that create balance and order. We seek to mimic this efficiency and view each project as a total system to be approached in an entirely integrated and holistic manner, using cross-disciplines: art, science (biology, ecology), anthropology, architecture and construction management.
From historical renovations and commercial retrofits to new construction, from dynamic office space and creative studios to retail and mixed-use development, from single family homes to multi-unit residential buildings, from civic engagement to private, non-profit and public sectors, from temporary installations to permanent fixtures, locally, domestically or abroad: our goal is to work on projects with people who share values of environmental stewardship, human health, community enrichment and artistic appreciation.
DOING MORE WITH LESS
tres birds workshop simplifies the building process; the same people who design are also the same people who build. Each person on tres birds workshop’s core team is educated in architecture and has deep construction knowledge or experience. This creates nimble and seamless management across all phases of the project, eliminating overlapping costs as well as providing one point of responsibility for the client, ensuring a consolidated and cohesive process from start to finish.
tres birds workshop uses reclaimed materials as well as new materials. In either case, materials are selected for their inherent structural qualities. The advantage to sourcing local and reclaimed items not only reduces materials cost for the client, but it lowers the overall embodied energy of the project, adding rich sustainable value.
Art-making and the creative process is central to the architecture work of tres birds workshop. The tres birds workshop team crystalizes their designs through the belief that creativity is infinite and a necessary tool to transform any space into an inspiration-invoking place for building inhabitants. This view of creativity is extended to the use of materials, with the ability to reinvent run-down spaces, discarded materials or materials with low market value into something new, beautiful and purposeful.
A BETTER BUILT ENVIRONMENT FOR THE FUTURE
tres birds workshop is a leader in creating distinct design experiences as well as tailored environments that align with individual client lifestyles, workflows and desires. tres birds workshop is concerned with how humans as a species can come into greater balance with our natural potential as part of a vast and delicate web. The built environment is one of human’s greatest manifestations; as designers and makers in this realm, we seek to bring about collaborative solutions that ultimately impact both people and the planet in positive ways. Lowering embodied energy, increasing use of day lighting and connecting humans to nature are top priorities in the architecture of tres birds workshop.
ABOUT MIKE MOORE // PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER
Mike M. Moore is an artist who has chosen architecture as his primary medium, founding tres birds workshop in 2000. Mike's career formally began at the University of California at Berkeley where he studied both Environmental Biology and Fine Art. With a desire to merge both ecological systems science and modern design principles, he completed a Masters in Architecture at the University of Colorado at Denver.