Rex Carpenter, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal

“The true measure of any successful design is the realized building. We have an opportunity to influence the future by designing unique learning environments that shape the minds of our next generation of leaders.”

About Rex

Rex manages the Denver office, specializing in healthcare and higher-education projects. From the historic brick building one block from Coors Field, Rex leads the staff in an open-office environment that places an emphasis on humor and approachability.

Rex grew up spending time with his grandfather, a carpenter. Early experiences visiting construction sites, marveling at pieces coming together, and watching his family build their own house led him to a career in architecture. He’s inspired by visiting great buildings and reading about young architects advancing the architecture profession.

Rex is most proud of his work with children’s hospitals. “People’s lives are so affected by architecture,” he says. “Architects have a tremendous opportunity to make people’s lives better.” Rex is on the Board of Directors for the Teammates for Kids Foundation, founded by Troy Aikman and Garth Brooks. Together, they have completed Child Life Zones in children’s hospitals in Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Fort Worth, New York, Phoenix, St. Paul and Indianapolis, with more on the way. For more information about this charity, please visit

Professional Credentials
Registered Architect: Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional

Bachelor of Architecture, Texas Tech University