Current TAB Project: Chen 3 Timber Springs Residence


Current TAB Project: Chen 3 Timber Springs Residence
Chen 3 is a collaboration of ideas and styles that will form a luxury log cabin for family retreats.

TAB Associates is proud to be working with Andy Schifanelli of Andy Schifanelli Enterprises, Inc., a General Contractor, and Tracie Schumacher of Studio 80 to present the beautiful home design, Chen 3 Timber Springs Residence.

This project is all about open spaces, with the upper level overlooking the entryway and great room, and entry itself overlooking the great room. For more open space, we’ve used a 20-foot wide Wieland door (fully pocketing), opening onto the patio, just off the grass play field. The outdoor patio faces south for optimal winter warmth, with an alternative of radiant heaters in case the cold becomes too much.

This 8,000 square foot home design project factors in the importance of privacy for the whole family, including the four bedrooms being tucked away upstairs, making them quiet, safe havens even when there is noise coming from the great room.

None of the square footage goes to waste, with beds for 18 occupants, a private office, and a study/classroom for summer school, and an unfinished basement for a future theater or free space. This project also includes parking for four golf cart sized toys.

For more information on our architectural planning services like Chen 3, please contact us at 970.766.1470.

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Advice for Architects: Leave Your Ego at the Door

Advice for Architects: Leave Your Ego at the Door
Working hand-in-hand with the client is a good hallmark of a professional architect.

We’ve noticed there are plenty of Colorado architects who have been skipped over or fired by clients who come over to TAB Associates, instead, for all of their home building and design needs.

In an article written by Tab Bonidy, President of TAB Associates, there are quite a few reasons why other architects lose jobs. The primary reason, of course, is that the architect the clients were using couldn’t get past his or her own ego, leaving the clients dissatisfied. Stemming from a huge ego comes three very big problems that get architects fired:

  • Inability to listen. Because of the strong ego, the former architect never really heard what the client wanted.
  • Not keeping the client involved. Clients fully involved in the process (particularly the concept phase) often love their end results, because they were part of the design process and had an investment in it.
  • The “I know what you want” syndrome. Clients know what they like and dislike, and taking that away from them is a recipe for disaster.

If you’d like to learn more about Colorado architects who care more about custom designs for their clients’ needs, please take a moment to check out TAB Associates.

TAB Planning Project: The Ocean Club at Flamingo Bay

TAB Planning Project: The Ocean Club at Flamingo Bay
After completion, The Ocean Club will be a hot spot for summer travel in Costa Rica.

Here at TAB Associates, we have a great enthusiasm for architecture planning services, and we feel it shows in one of our past projects, The Ocean Club at Flamingo Bay in Costa Rica. This is one of our master planning projects, and we are proud to be on lead design. We have teamed up with Ossenbach, Pendones & Bonilla S.A. for construction administration, documentation, and further development.

The club, once completed, will have 300,000 square feet of luxury living and vacationing, with 126 condos and villas, infinity edge pools, cabanas, a clubhouse, and ample dual-level parking, leaving many vacationers reluctant to leave. Comfort and beauty are tantamount elements for this project, but the efficient use of space has not been neglected.

The floor plans — two bedrooms and four bedrooms — all include a study, and are designed to maximize comfort and privacy. Additionally, they are practical, with en suite bath for each bedroom.

When it comes to architecture planning services, here at TAB Associates, we enjoy working with the surrounding local landscape to build incredible structures that fit in with the scenery yet stand out for their true merits in design and construction.

TAB Associates Resort Spotlight: McCoy Peak Lodge

TAB Associates Resort Spotlight: McCoy Peak Lodge
McCoy Peak Lodge is a prime example of one of TAB’s past resort projects.

Colorado offers beautiful landscapes and numerous outdoor activities during spring and summer seasons, spectacular scenery during the fall and challenging snow covered mountain slopes in the winter. These reasons, alone, make resort architecture in Colorado a competitive business as more and more visitors make their way to the to the state to enjoy extraordinary vacations, weekend getaways or as a retirement destinations.

McCoy Peak Lodge is a fine example of the type of outstanding architecture that draws visitors to Colorado. The 160,000 sq. ft. lodge is family-friendly with 36 luxury condominium units, underground parking and stunning views.

Tab Bonidy utilized his 16 years of experience to capture the essence of what a luxury resort should entail in design, construction and budget while optimizing the mountain landscape of Beaver Creek. The project exemplifies Tab’s ability to create a vision with a positive impact while keeping all elements of the project in balance.

When the best in design, creativity and architectural balance is needed to develop a complete plan for a luxury resort from start to finish, contact TAB Associates, Inc. and let the experienced architects be the visionaries of your next project.

TAB Associates is Prepared to Handle Your Architecture Needs

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TAB Associates can handle architecture projects both small and large, as per your request.

One of the best architecture firms in Colorado for complete balance and attention to detail when creating a client’s vision is TAB Associates, Inc., currently located in Edwards. Founder and President, Tab Bonidy, has shared his architectural expertise with his clients for over 35 years.

With this extensive knowledge, he has come to understand that his goal is always to create a client’s vision without overriding it with his own. Maintaining balance in all things related to a project to include client needs, budget, planning, and requirement is his, and his design team’s, goal from beginning to the end result.

TAB Associates, Inc. focuses on all aspects of architecture design from room and building additions to new residences and commercial buildings. Along with creating the plans and building a single or multi-room structure, business, or resort, the professional staff is fully experienced in interior and exterior renovations and remodeling.

As a company that strives to serve its clients in all areas, the team takes your vision and works with you to implement what you need. TAB specializes in log homes, vacation homes, townhomes, and residential properties as well as resorts, commercial businesses, and educational and medical facilities maintaining a perfect balance regardless of the size of the project.

To speak with a professional at TAB Associates, Inc., call 970.766.1470 today!

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LEED Gold Project Spotlight: Navarro-Wear Residence

Picture above, The Navarro Wear Residence is one of the LEED Gold projects completed by TAB.
Picture above, The Navarro Wear Residence is one of the  certified LEED Gold projects completed by TAB.

Here at TAB Associates, we specialize in The Architectural Balance and catering projects of our clients’ needs. One such example of our versatility in planning and customization is the is the Navarro-Wear residence project, which is LEED Gold Certified.

The LEED – Leadership in Energy and Design – rating system was first developed in 1998. The rating system sets the bar for homes, neighborhoods, and green buildings in terms of construction, performance, design and operation.

There are four levels of LEED achievement: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level has a required number of points that can be earned from five categories in various sustainability categories.

The Navarro-Wear residence is a prime example of incorporating green options such as rooftop photovoltaic collectors, solar thermal collectors, exceptional insulation using R-30+ and R-50+ for walls and roof, and a continuous flow of fresh air via air-to-air heat exchangers.

With the LEED gold certification, the Navarro-Wear project became part of an elite group of certified buildings that include the illustrious Empire State Building.

If you have any questions about custom architecture and planning, please contact TAB Associates, Inc. at (970) 766-1470 today!