CHRISTINE HUCKINS FRANCK, ARCHITECT, LLC offers architectural services with a focus on custom designed new homes, additions, and renovations. An award-winning firm with projects built across the country, we specialize in adapting classical and traditional design principles to modern lifestyles. Described by Traditional Building Magazine as the “quintessential classicist,” Christine Huckins Franck brings over 30 years of expertise in classical architecture to each project.
Whether you seek to work with us to custom design your new home, exclusively tailored to your taste and needs, or to renovate your existing home, we welcome your inquiries and the opportunity to help you.
- Pre-design and budgeting
- Site design and master-planning for estate and large projects
- Custom design, detailing, and documentation from schematic design through construction documents
- Bidding, contractor selection, and construction administration
- Schematic landscape design
CHRISTINE HUCKINS FRANCK is an architect, educator, and author living in Denver, Colorado. She began her design practice in New York City before moving to Colorado to found and direct the Center for Advanced Research in Traditional Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver. After successfully completing its development and launch, Christine returned to practice and is pleased to launch her Denver-based architectural firm serving national and international locales.
Our architectural work includes custom houses, preservation and restoration, landscape design, and decoration. In addition, Christine, a sought after teacher and speaker, continues to teach, lecture, and write on the topics of architectural design, contemporary and historic Classical architecture, and American domestic architecture. All aspects of her work and the work of her firm are ethically focused on improving the built environment and quality of life of all individuals.
Christine is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) allowing her to file for expedited architectural registrations in jurisdictions, as needed for each specific project. Currently, she is a registered architect in Colorado and Mississippi.
HOW WE WORK WITH YOU
Christine personally oversees the design of each project, working alongside you from start to finish to ensure your vision is realized and your goals are met. We always begin our projects listening to you, visiting your existing home, understanding how you live and how you want to live.
At the beginning of a project we create multiple hand-drawn sketches to help you envision the look of your home. We then build our consultant team, including structural engineers, mechanical engineers, sustainability consultants, or other team members unique to your project.
We create your construction documents using today’s advanced computer aided drafting, which allows for the easy exchange of information among our consultants. The process of designing and building a home is a rewarding and challenging one. Many decisions are made, including the layout and function of rooms, the sustainability of your construction, system, and material choices, the cost and schedule of your project, and the appearance and character of each aspect of your home. Our mission is to help and guide you through the entire process.
WE SHARE OUR NETWORK WITH YOU
Each project is different and our network of consultants allows us to call upon structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers as needed. Likewise, we are able to assist you with building the rest of your project team, whether you need an interior designer or a landscape architect.
As first executive director of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, the nation’s premiere membership organization of classical and traditional architects, interior designers, landscape architects, artisans, craftspersons, builders, and manufacturers, Christine began developing her extensive network over 25 years ago. Today, as chair of the International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture, and Urbanism USA Chapter and founding member of The Urban Guild, she has extended her network beyond America’s shores. With these long-term relationships, Christine can bring the world’s most renowned and talented professionals to your project.