Jeff Pedersen, AIA

Practice Director

Jeff joined BVH in May of 2023. Jeff and his family (wife Michelle, sons Alex and Oscar) have lived in Colorado for 23 years after relocating from Michigan, but stopping first in San Francisco for a year and a half. Having lived on a lake since he was five, Jeff’s sport of choice was water skiing, which drew him to the ski team at the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Design Degree. Back to Michigan, he attended Cranbrook Academy of Art for his Masters degree in Architecture.

While in high school, Jeff’s parents had a house designed and built which began his interest in architecture. Jeff’s wife, Michelle, is a veterinarian in Boulder so their house is always full of pets. Currently just two dogs, Linus and Lucy. Son, Alex, is a senior at University of Colorado in computer science, and Oscar just finished his freshman year at Kansas studying architecture.

When not working, you will find Jeff on the golf course as he tries to get 2 or 3 rounds in a week (weather permitting.)

What is your favorite place you’ve visited?
First, much of Italy. Second, Helsinki and surrounds visiting Eliel Saarinen’s work.

What project are you most proud of?
The new stage roof at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver. It influences the experience of 9,000+ attendees every day of the year from April through October.

What is your favorite building or who is your favorite architect and why?
Favorite architect is Gunnar Birkerts. He was one of the European architects who came to America to work with Eero Saarinen. His modern approach to projects was fresh and unique to each project.

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