wes has made a small name for himself as a respected design professional with over 27 years of residential design, commercial interior design and construction experience across many segments of the architectural industry. His focus and livelihood for the past several decades has been a study in improving and enhancing our experiences working and living in built environments. It was actually biology and his love for science that got him off to college, then coming full circle while working in the Chicago commercial design and architecture scene as green building science was emerging. The focus on responsible energy usage, efficiency in planning and specifying healthy sustainable materials on projects ultimately led to becoming a LEED accredited designer (Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council, and subsequent work on several large LEED projects in the US and Canada. Along the way taking a segue to work as a designer and carpenter for a Chicago area design-build contractor. In 2004 a new path was set when he and his wife discovered Crested Butte, CO and they were able to secure a small lot in the hamlet community of Crested Butte South. In 2005 studio cb was formed and in 2013 lived up to it’s name when it also became a built reality. The design studio combines years of varied work experiences into designing efficient and engaging mountain homes in the Crested Butte/Gunnison valley and beyond. Importantly, a new design-build relationship with matt sleightholm of Sleightholm Workshop was formed during the build which lives on to this day. wes and matt’s relationship can best be described as symbiotic as they share common interests in design, efficiency, structure, details and execution - and although the two do work separately from each-other they typically share design efforts creating one of a kind mountain homes. When he’s not in the studio wes can be found biking, hiking and enjoying the many outdoor sports that keep him connected to our environment and the Crested Butte community.