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KENT SANFORD

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN, Architect

Years of Experience 34
Years with Intergroup 18

PHONE: 303.738.8877
EMAIL: ksanford@igarch.com

Role & Responsibilities with the firm 

Kent Sanford is a creatively brilliant project architect and serves as Intergroup’s talented lead designer. Known for creating projects that are visually interesting, welcoming, and recognizable to the surrounding community, Kent is passionate about providing his clients the best possible design within their budget. Kent provides creative one of a kind designs that make people feel comfortable and at ease in their environment. He works to capture the image a business wants to convey and provides clients with renderings that support the brand. While presenting drawings, he focuses on receiving quality feedback and listens to what the client feels regarding the image portrayed by the design.

Education

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1984

Registrations

Licensed in Colorado

 

TOP PROJECTS

Industrial

Office

Multifamily

Healthcare

Retail

  • Colfax Central
  • Woodlawn Shopping Center
  • Denver Mattress, Toledo
  • Shops at Columbine Valley
  • Starbucks
  • Quebec Plaza

Specialty

  • Volunteers of America Head Start Childcare
  • Baby Haven Child Care Center
  • Xcel Energy Corporate Hangar

  • Most Precious Blood Childcare

  • Hurlbut Residence

  • Ice Ranch

  • 5280 Gymnasium

GETTING TO KNOW KENT...

How do you want your clients to feel when they work with you?

I would like them to feel that this is the only project that I’m working on.  I want them to feel that my attention is 100% focused on their project.  I want them to feel excited about their project.  I want them to feel comfortable and confident with me.

Who is your favorite architect?

That’s a very difficult question because architecture can speak to people on so many different levels.  Having grown up in the west, a big part of me is drawn to the rustic vernacular modernism of Bowlin Cywinski Jackson, James Cutler, Lake/Flato, Rick Joy and Antoine Predock.  My rational side favors the crisp forms of Mario Botta and Tadao Ando.  Rem Koolhaas and Arquitectonica appeal to my wild side.

What is your favorite architectural wonder of the world?

The Burj Khalifa, for now.  In the future, it will be the taller Jeddah or Dubai Creek Towers, and after that the taller...

Character

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Kent is enthusiastic about providing clients the best design possible. He wants his designs to give each client a personalized experience that reflects the entrepreneurial achievement required for reaching the milestone of building a new facility.

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Kent has the innate ability to understand a client’s vision and  then create a buildable, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing facility design.

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When interacting with clients, Kent sets aside his design aspirations to instead listen and discern the core of what his clients want and need from the design.