Aalok is a Master of Architecture Candidate at the University of Colorado Denver. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Aalok received his undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Aalok enjoys art, basketball, food, traveling, and fields of design ranging from structural to urban. His plan after finishing school is to work in the Denver area before transitioning to the projects in places with a need for design around the world.
Alena Gagnon was drawn to Colorado to transfer her love of the outdoors and adventure education into landscape architecture. Her appreciation for nature and design developed in her home state of Vermont where her undergraduate degree blended outdoor education and architectural studies. She hopes to continue developing natural spaces within communities and enhance access to outdoor recreation through sustainable and integrated design. Alena fills her free time hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking and otherwise adventuring with her dog.
Aneliya Bargon is a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate. Her passion for design started in her home country of Bulgaria, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree of Landscape Architecture. Aneliya believes that landscape architects not only create beautiful designs but create healthy sustainable environments for people and other species. Her career goal is to preserve natural resources and improve the environment through design.
Aria Dellepiane joined the CCCD team in the spring of 2019. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Design from University of Colorado Boulder and is currently pursuing a Masters in Architecture at University of Colorado Denver. Aria is a designer who leads with her passion for meaningful community engagement and civic empowerment – values that she believes are at the core of good design. In her past experience, Aria worked with hundreds of community members to realize healthy, safe and equitable communities on various projects, including affordable housing, universal access design, sustainability, land-use planning, transportation, and more. When she’s not in the studio, Aria can be found traveling to new places, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, or roller-skating in her favorite parks.
Chelsea Gieryic is a Master of Landscape Architecture student at the University of Colorado Denver. Chelsea was born and raised in Albany, New York and went on to receive her Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Green Building and Community Design at the University of Vermont. After obtaining her degree she moved throughout the Rocky Mountains and enjoyed exploring the beautiful landscapes. She moved to Denver in order to pursue her masters degree and looks forward to utilizing design in order to inspire a connection with nature while integrating sustainable communities with the built environment.
Gaelen is a third year Master of Landscape Architecture candidate at the University of Colorado Denver with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Colorado College. He has strong interests in site appropriate design, urban agriculture, and green infrastructure in the Western United States. Using Design he hopes to work toward a more authentic understanding of the human role in the Earth’s processes. Gaelen enjoys all types of outdoor recreation that allow him to explore the endless ecologies of his region.
Gregory Allan Davidson has worked at the CCCD since the summer of 2016. He holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Studio Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder, and is currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver. Born in Breckenridge and raised on the Front Range, he currently resides in Denver, where he raises chickens and experiments in garden farming. When he is not gardening, hiking, building, drawing, or reading, he can be found playing & dancing to electronic music.
Ivy Steele is a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate who hails from Massachusetts. With a background in sustainable architecture and community engagement, she was drawn to study and work in Colorado for its unique ecology and cultural history. She received her bachelors degree from Boston Architectural College in 2012 and has a passion for creating equitable, sustainable, and beautiful environments for the enjoyment of all.
Justin is rooted in the state of Colorado and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Architecture. Previously, he spent time working in journalism were the drive to make impact in the built environment emerged. With a background in Ecology from the University of Colorado - Boulder, his aim is to bring environmental principles into designs that will serve both human and natural systems.
Kendrick Wyman was born and raised in beautiful Longmont, Colorado. He grew up exploring the remarkable outdoor landscapes of Boulder County and the greater Front Range. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration from CU Boulder, he left home to explore other locales in the Rocky Mountains. Colorado started beckoning him back, and after several years running around the mountains of Wyoming he moved back to his home state. He brings his love for the natural world into the landscape architecture program here at CU Denver. He looks forward to helping design and maintain functional green spaces which support the communities they are located in and creating places that integrate humans and nature together.
Kortney is earning her dual master’s in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning at the University of Colorado Denver. Her background is in interior architecture and she has worked in the architecture realm for a few years. Upon graduation she hopes to design urban spaces using equity and social justice as her design platform. When not pursuing her studies, she can be found hiking, traveling across country and enjoying some R&R binge watching Netflix.
Shane Krenn, an Ohio native, is a current Master of Architecture candidate. With a Bachelors degree in City & Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, his understanding of the built environment thus far has come from an understanding of the human condition - how and why we interact with spaces, how they can facilitate social interaction and the lasting effects of built systems on our mental well-being. It is his intention to continue exploring the societal implications of architecture and allow this basis to inform his design motives through graduate school and beyond.
Tatum Moorer is a Master’s in Landscape Architecture candidate who was raised in Colorado. She earned her B.A. in Interior Design with an emphasis on interior architecture and has had an eclectic work background with a variety of skillsets before deciding to pursue her masters. Tatum has a curiosity of the life between interior and exterior spaces and is focused on creating intimate places while blurring the lines between the two. When not following her academic pursuits, she is up for adventure and travel, both international and domestic. She can often be found engrossed in a book, petting dogs, listening to music, Olympic weightlifting, laughing with friends and enjoying the Colorado sunshine.