ENR Mountain States, working in concert with other regional ENR publications and editors across the U.S., has selected its Design Firms of the Year for 2020. They are Method Studio, Salt Lake City, for the Intermountain area (Utah, Idaho and Montana); and JVA Inc., with multiple offices in Colorado, for the Colorado-Wyoming-Dakotas side of the region.

Design Firms of the Year are chosen by a vote of ENR regional editors across the country from a carefully selected group of finalists based on regional revenues, new initiatives, current projects, community and industry contributions, and several other factors.

Architectural and interior design firm Method Studio has grown from six people to 98 employees since its inception 13 years ago, including an 18% growth in full-time equivalency and a 19% boost in revenue in 2019 alone. The firms design work focuses on the higher education, performing arts, multifamily, corporate and civic sectors, with a 98% base of repeat clients.Its recent projects include:

New projects include:

Last year the firm implemented a leadership training program for 35 of its employees, improved an ongoing project management training program and a QX program that analyzes and updates quality-control processes firm-wide.

Method Studio has received numerous awards from AIA and IIDA, including Best of State in Commercial Architecture in Utah in 2018, firm of the year with WIA in 2017 and firm of the year with IIDA in 2016. The firm also has been part of many winning teams for ENR Mountain States Best Projects over the past 10 years.

JVA Inc. is a structural, civil and environmental consulting engineering firm headquartered in Boulder, with four other offices in Colorado. The firms key services include K-12 and higher ed facilities, health care, municipal, state and federal projects, historic preservation, forensic engineering, site design, stormwater collection, municipal infrastructure, parks, sports fields, hospitality, residential and water and wastewater treatment plants.

JVA also has a group of engineers dedicated to preservation of historic properties, specializing in development of sensitive and creative treatments for archaic building systems.

The firm consults nationwide on behalf of the National Park Service and statewide on projects funded by History Colorados State Historical Fund. In addition, JVA also leads multi-discipline teams on projects for on-call contracts with the U.S. Forest Service and other entities.

In 2019 the firm increased its staff in all three of its major disciplines and completed facility expansions in three of its five Colorado offices, most prominently in downtown Denver.

In addition, JVA acquired Structural Consultants Inc. (SCI) in 2019, a Denver-based consulting engineering firm.

The JVA structural teams Many Glacier Hotel Renovation project in Glacier National Park won a 2018 NCSEA Award of Excellence in Structural Engineering and was featured on the April 2020 cover of STRUCTURE magazine.

Profile stories on both firms will appear in the June issue of ENR Mountain States. Congratulations to this years winners.

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ENR Mountain States Announces 2020 Design Firms of the Year - Engineering News-Record

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