Kirsten Snobeck Senior associate, Rodwin Architecture and Skycastle Construction

Boulder Valley 40 Under Forty

Kirsten Snobeck loves to travel and “be immersed in different cultures, languages, cuisines and histories. Nothing to me is more worthwhile and exciting than traveling,” she said, “and the best way I remember my travels is through sketching.”

Some of those sketches may inspire her building designs at Rodwin Architecture. She has been project manager and senior designer on several notable projects in Boulder, and every project comes through her desk as she trains staffers to become well-rounded future architects.

Snobeck developed and co-teaches “Understanding the Rules for Building in Boulder,” and more than 500 Boulder-area real-estate agents have taken the course.

Several of her projects have been featured in local magazines.

She recently served on the city of Boulder’s Landmarks Board, where she worked for code changes, and worked closely with Historic Boulder on several projects, including its tour of historic houses.

Snobeck said she considers her main professional accomplishment to be “designing several beautiful homes and successfully bringing them through the design-build process.”

She has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity build days, Growing Garden’s benefit playhouse competition, the Center for ReSource Conservation and international student volunteers.

Before coming to Rodwin, Snobeck worked for Nantucket, Mass.- firms BPC Architecture and Chip Webster & Associates.

Some of her Boulder County projects include the tenant finish of the Bohemian Biergarten, the complete remodel of the 12,000-square-foot Brewers Association headquarters, and the Gunung Ranch in Gold Hill.

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