Denver, CO, February 8, 2013 — This past week, Humphries Poli Architects welcomed to new licensed architects to the firm: Erik Okland and Natalie Lord.
A Colorado native, Natalie Lord’s love and passion for historic preservation brought her to Humphries Poli Architects; her love of architecture began at the age of seven. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego in 2006 and her Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University in 2008. Natalie’s preservation interests encompass all building types. As a licensed architect, Natalie has nearly ten years of experience working with many building types including: residential, commercial, healthcare, aviation, fire stations, as well as higher education facilities. She enjoys the challenge and variety offered by new construction and working with existing buildings. Natalie is currently the project manager for Humphries Poli’s contract with the United States Postal Service, which includes a variety of project types and scopes.
Erik Okland brings to Humphries Poli more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of architecture, from initial presentations on conceptual design through design documentation and construction phases. Erik, Chair of the AIA Denver Housing Committee, has directed many projects that have earned local and national design awards and has contributed to shaping the Denver skyline. His management skills have resulted in projects being delivered within tight budgets and schedule constraints. Erik’s focus and interests lie in leading the design team toward innovative solutions for complex projects and he will add value to the firm in the role of project manager. Erik is on the design teams for the design of the new Sheridan Public Library and the Aurora History Museum expansion.
Humphries Poli Architects, P.C. is a professional corporation founded in 1994 with a passionate commitment to design excellence in all aspects of the practice of architecture and design. With expertise in architecture, preservation, urban design, and interiors, the firm is directed by its two principals, Dennis Humphries and Joseph Poli. HPA is located in Denver at 2100 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80205. The firm and leadership have been consistently recognized as a benchmark in the areas of design, leadership, professional practice and community service. Perhaps most notable among these achievements is the AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year Award. This distinction follows their past selection as AIA Colorado Firm of the Year and the AIA Denver Firm of the Year. These acknowledgements are among nearly 60 awards they have received for their leadership and work now in their 19th year of practice.