Arabasz named principal at RB+B

FORT COLLINS — RB+B Architects LLC named Matt Arabasz as the firm’s newest principal.

Matt Arabasz

joined RB+B in 1998 and has been instrumental in many of the firm’s projects, including: Emerald Elementary School (Broomfield), Trailside Academy P-8 School (Mapleton), Fossil Ridge High School (Fort Collins), Kinard Middle School (Fort Collins), Summit Elementary School (Casper, Wyo.), and Kelly Walsh High School (Casper, Wyo).

He is currently leading several school districts throughout Northern Colorado in developing district-wide roadmaps for the future of their facilities, as well as leading the new Poudre School District Middle/High School projects in Fort Collins.

Arabasz has been active in committee work with the American Institute of Architects and the United States Green Building Council. His latest focus, as he describes it, is “shaping our work from the inside out, as we refine our internal processes to elevate the quality of our work.”

Notable initiatives with which he has led or been involved include setting up the firm’s standards in AutoCAD, REVIT standards, managing office technology for a number of years, working collaboratively with the firm’s GREEN Team, pursuing work to enhance marketing initiatives, planning office-wide and leadership retreats, and helping to clarify the firm’s design process and messaging.

He earned his Accredited Learning Environment Planner credential, a certification focused on the design of educational spaces. “Obtaining this credential was part of a deliberate effort to improve my ability to help lay the groundwork for successful educational projects and to build a skill within our firm that would lead us toward continued success. In my experience, our clients are increasingly reliant upon their architect to provide leadership in this realm on educational projects of all scales,” he said in a written statement.

Corky Bradley, president of the firm, noted Arabasz’s growth over the years. “Over the past 21 years, I have seen Matt grow into not only an outstanding architect, but a true leader and mentor. Matt exemplifies the design philosophy and culture of RB+B, and always puts the client first. His diligence in guiding our firm into the years ahead, as well as providing outstanding client service, shows he is unflinching in his commitment to high performance building design, our community, and to our profession.”

Matt joins three other principals, Bradley, Rebecca Spears, and David Kress, in his new leadership role.

RB+B Architects is a 22-person architecture, planning and interior design firm located in downtown Fort Collins.

FORT COLLINS — RB+B Architects LLC named Matt Arabasz as the firm’s newest principal.

Matt Arabasz

joined RB+B in 1998 and has been instrumental in many of the firm’s projects, including: Emerald Elementary School (Broomfield), Trailside Academy P-8 School (Mapleton), Fossil Ridge High School (Fort Collins), Kinard Middle School (Fort Collins), Summit Elementary School (Casper, Wyo.), and Kelly Walsh High School (Casper, Wyo).

He is currently leading several school districts throughout Northern Colorado in developing district-wide roadmaps for the future of their facilities, as well as leading the new Poudre School District Middle/High School projects in Fort Collins.

Arabasz has been active in committee work with the American Institute of Architects and the United States Green Building Council. His latest focus, as he describes it, is “shaping our work from the inside out, as we refine our internal processes to elevate the quality of our work.”

Notable initiatives with which he has led or been involved include setting up the firm’s standards in AutoCAD, REVIT standards, managing office technology for a number of years, working collaboratively with the firm’s GREEN Team, pursuing work to enhance marketing initiatives, planning office-wide and leadership retreats, and helping to clarify the firm’s design process and messaging.

He earned his Accredited Learning Environment Planner credential, a certification focused on the design of educational…