Design Workshop's Aspen office specializes in resort tourism, residential landscape design for mountain estates, regional, local and comprehensive land planning, and urban design. Since 2009, the Aspen office has been recognized with numerous awards from both the Colorado and National Chapters of ASLA and APA for our outstanding work on design and planning projects. On every one of our projects, we strive to implement the firm's mission of Legacy Design and the incorporation of Metrics for measuring success. The Aspen office strives to promote a work-life balance so our employees can enjoy the beauty that is our valley.

The Roaring Fork Valley is an internationally renowned winter and summer resort area, located high in the Rocky Mountains. Aspen and Snowmass Village offer the best of downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter, while in the summer, they host cycling, mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts as well as art and music patrons. The Roaring Fork, Frying Pan and Crystal Rivers are a fly fisherman's dream and boast some of Colorado's best trout fishing while the Colorado River creates excitement for the white water rafting types. Although tourism is the No. 1 industry, Aspen is a thriving community where 6,307 year-round residents take great pride in maintaining its charming Victorian past. First silver, then coal and later near-perfect snow conditions and incredible scenery, enticed more recent settlers to the Roaring Fork Valley.

The Aspen office is lead by Shareholders Kurt Culbertson and Richard Shaw, and Principal Mike Albert. Please contact any of them for business development inquiries.

Employee Insight


"Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley has an abundance of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, no matter the season. By getting your five P's (Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance) in order you'll be able to take advantage of DW's work-life balance."

Paul Squadrito


"Design Workshop has allowed me the opportunity to work on all scales of projects: from the construction detail level to the regional planning level, in the U.S. and abroad."

Sara Egan


"Design Workshop fosters a level of collaboration unmatched. This provides the client with exceptional solutions and ideas, as well as creates a stimulating working environment."

Darla Callaway


"Design Workshop actually practices what they preach. Keeping with strong values and driving principles creates a positive work environment that encourages excellence"

Mike Tunte