Brooke leads BVH’s Denver K-12 Studio, having dedicated most of her 17 years of architectural practice to schools. Her diverse portfolio also includes multifamily housing, higher education, and civic buildings— reflecting her commitment to creating dynamic spaces that shape our communities. Brooke received her undergraduate degree at Augustana University in South Dakota, and her Master of Architecture degree at the University of Colorado-Denver.
Brooke approaches school design as not just places of learning, but also as spaces of inspiration. Students need future-forward spaces that lend themselves to a diversity of learning types and give children room to follow their interests, via both traditional and non-traditional educational models. Her commitment to environmentally responsible design extends to every project she undertakes, as it results in more efficient, cost-effective, and resilient buildings.
In her spare time, Brooke enjoys biking and hiking in Colorado’s majestic outdoor spaces with her husband and two boys. When not attending children’s activities, she loves to recharge by reading or gardening. Brooke has served as an ACE mentor and ULI Next Co-Chair, and volunteers in local school organizations.
How do you engage with your community?
Mentoring through programs like the ACE mentor program, Co-charing the ULI NEXT committee, and volunteering at schools.
What is your area of interest or research?
Passive Building Standard, Integrated Sustainability.
What is the most impactful thing you’ve learned over the course of the year?
Architecture is iterative and collaborative. Working together and listening to one another, we can create better buildings.
What is the future of architecture and design?
Regenerative architecture where we can do “more good” rather than just doing “less bad” with our buildings. Sustainability limits resource use, while regeneration replenishes them.