MEET BELZ

Cheri Belz has architecture in her blood and was greatly impacted by her father who was a modernist architect in the 1950’s and 60's and passed away when she was very young. She grew up surrounded by architecture, design, and real estate development. 

 

After beginning her career as an artist/art & architectural historian, she turned to architectural design in 1979.

 

Architecturally licensed in Colorado, Utah, and Texas, Belz designs and builds custom spec homes in a modern, organic style. Additionally, she has been involved in real estate development and investments for more than 35 years..

 

Belz obtained her real estate license in early 2003 to complete the picture of total services she can offer a client. She has helped clients buy and sell homes in the Boulder, Broomfield, Niwot, and Denver areas.

In addition to working one-on-one with clients to help them obtain their dream home, she also designs, builds, and sells custom spec homes.

 

Each home, with a unique flow of forms and spaces, is approached with a deep respect for the environment, incorporating passive solar gain and using natural regional materials. Designs are site specific, with the form and scale of the project carefully integrated into the landscape.

 

Cheri Belz always tries to include solar orientation and natural materials in her designs, whether a client specifies it or not. But, more and more, clients are beginning to make specific requests to incorporate green features in their homes. Home buyers still have many preconceived notions about the ‘green’ look.

 

On Being Green….

When people think of green building, they think back to the old tire earthship buildings of the '60s, and don't understand that solar doesn't have to look like that anymore. A lot of 'green' is within the walls or design of the house, not necessarily in the visible materials of your kitchen or living room.

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SERVICES

  • Architectural Design

  • Sustainable Design

  • New Home Construction

  • Custom Homes

  • Energy-Efficient Homes

  • Green Building

  • Historic Building Conservation

  • Home Additions

  • Home Remodeling

  • Kitchen Design

  • Kitchen Remodeling

  • Bathroom Design

  • Architectural Drawings

  • 3D Rendering

EDUCATION

1987  MArch
University of Colorado - Denver, CO

1977  BA - Double major Fine Arts/Art and Architectural History
New College, Sarasota, FL

AWARDS

2015

Home Builders Association of Denver  

Colorado Award for Remodeling Excellence.

Project: 955 Jasmine Circle (Boulder, CO)

  • 1st Place for Exterior Remodel

  • 1st Place for Whole House Remodel

2013

Home Builders Association of Denver

Colorado Award for Remodeling Excellence.

Project: 5010 Ingersoll (Boulder, CO)

  • 1st Place for Interior Remodel

  • 2nd Place for Exterior Remodel

2009

Home Builders Association of Denver 

Colorado Award for Remodeling Excellence.

Project: 819 6th Street (Boulder, CO)

  • 1st Place for Architectural Design

  • 2nd place for Whole House-Luxury

2009 

City of Boulder Historic Preservation Award for the sensitive rehabilitation and addition to the Landmark "Labrot House".

Project: 819 6th Street (Boulder, CO)

PRESS

Modern Organic: Belz Architecture Bringing the Outdoors In, Camille Wilson, Boulder Lifestyle Magazine, April 2016, pp. 42-45

 

Beauty in Simplicity, Dell Bleekman, Boulder Lifestyles Magazine, April 2014, pp. 42-45

 

Modern in Boulder--The Historical Players, Kris Scott, Modern in Denver, Summer 2011, p. 50

 

Boulder Modern Architects of Today, Kris Scott, Modern in Denver, Summer 2011, pp. 52-53

 

Leading Residential Architects, Pamela Jacarino, Sandow Media, 2nd Edition, 2008

 

Council Marks Boulder Home, Heath Urie, Daily Camera, October 28, 2008, p. 1C

 

‘Smokin’: Kitchens on Fire Tour Showcases Some of Boulder's Best, Cindy Sutter, Daily Camera, May 14, 2008, p. 1B

 

Home Again, Lori Conner, Luxe Magazine, Summer 2007, pp. 154-167

 

The Green House Effect: The Third Street House, Juli Dugdale, 5280 Magazine, March 2007, p. 114

 

Room with a View, Cheryl Nedderman, Daily Camera, May 13, 2005, p. 1D

A Room to Roam, Carrie Smith, Better Homes and Gardens: Beautiful New Homes, Spring 2002, pp. 44-52

 

Door Prizes, Lori Tobias, Architecture and Design of the West, Spring 2002, p. 69

 

House Hurdles Getting Higher at City Limits, Clint Talbott, Daily Camera, Dec 7, 1999, p. 1C