Monthly Archives: March 2015

GRANT GOLIGHTLY AND JOE PIENEZZA ARE DESIGN WEST’S NEWEST LICENSED ARCHITECTS.

It’s not a walk in the park to become a licensed architect. In fact, Grant Golightly and Joe Pienezza have been working towards this goal for many years. In addition to working for Design West full time, these guys put in many hours over the weekends and at night studying for the Architecture Registration Examinations. Covering everything from Programming to Construction Documentation, and everything in-between, this rigorous exam tests their knowledge, skills and abilities to practice architecture. Drawing on their extensive experience and studying, both Continue reading →

HE WANTS WHAT? Confessions of an Architect

Garfield Hall is the latest Residence Hall at Colorado Mesa University; it is a Traditional Dormitory with congregate bathrooms.  How that came about is a lesson for all involved in the development, design and management of Residence Hall projects. Colorado Mesa University (CMU) is a rapidly growing comprehensive regional public higher education institution, located in Grand Junction, Colorado.  CMU President Timothy Foster is a visionary, hands-on administrator, who has transformed a small college campus into a vibrant “place to be” for young people looking for Continue reading →