We went to Robbie with some very specific goals including a focus on sustainable design and a limit on size. Robbie was able to achieve our goals, but also designed a home that maximized the views from almost every room. He achieved solar gains beyond what we thought possible – it is rare for the heating system to have to send any heat to the main level of our home. We won’t build another home but if we were going to – we would go back to Equinox Architecture.
When my husband and I decided to build a home in Breckenridge, Colorado, we queried friends on their experiences with local architects. Robbie Dickson of Equinox Architecture, LLC, was referred to us with high regard. After meeting Robbie, we knew he was the right choice. Not only is he a talented architect, but he is deeply involved in the community of Breckenridge, which is important to us. Robbie worked on every detail of our home with us and our builder. From choosing the property (we had three in mind and Robbie’s careful eye helped us make the final decision), to the completion of the project, Robbie has provided his knowledge, patience, insight and innovative ideas. Robbie’s expertise with passive solar design uses natural light and heat beautifully. The planning began in 2012 and we now are living in our beautiful home. We highly recommend Robbie Dickson if you are considering new home designs or remodeling an existing structure.
We began working with Robbie to design our home in 2005. Having never been involved in a project like this before, we appreciated Robbie's knowledge of the area as well as his expert architectural skills. He was also very patient and willing to work with us as we constantly changed our minds and had him redesigning different elements. He communicated with us clearly and regularly and responded to our inquiries quickly. Robbie had many great ideas that we incorporated into our plans.
We moved into our home in 2007 and have been very happy with the design. Robbie was very easy to work with and we would recommend him highly.
Sarah and I purchased our lot in the summer of 2006 and began to gather photos and images of homes and features we wanted in our home. We attended several parade homes and decided in late 2008 to begin the process of selecting an architect and builder. We met with 10 or more builders and 4 or 5 architects. Robbie (Equinox) was our only choice when it came to an architect. In our initial discussions he spoke about bringing the outside into our home, he discussed the mass of the home; he spent time reviewing our images and photos. He visited the site to understand the view corridors, the sun angle during various seasons, and the potential for natural heating. He blended our home into the landscape rather than having it fight the surroundings. We understood what we wanted in our home (which is critical to a successful project), but in all candor in a home with 2500 sq ft of living space we never expected to accomplish all we requested…..but we did!!…. The finished product is immensely livable, flexible and comfortable, whether it is just Sarah and I (with our dogs) or the never ending stream of visitors during the holiday season. The sub-contractors who built the home felt it had the roominess of a home 20-25% bigger. The deck and the flow of the main living space allows for great entertaining. The views are available at every opportunity. The work with the builder, handled by Robbie, provided us creative ways to meet our budget (such as a shed roof car port in lieu of a third garage) but still have the quality and impact we wanted from our mountain home. There is not an inch of wasted space in this home and I would recommend Robbie without hesitation.
My wife and I decided to undertake the daunting task of designing and building a beach house in Baja, Mexico. We hired Robbie Dickson with Equinox Architecture because of his strong experience designing second homes for families. Even though most of his prior work was from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado using wood (very different from the coastal deserts of Baja), we felt comfortable that he would design a fabulous getaway for us. We were not disappointed. Take a look at the photos and you can see for yourself. It was a great experience all around. The builders who didn't speak english commented that they were the best architectural plans they had ever built from, the easiest to follow and with all the appropriate details called out to make building go smoothly and efficiently, even in a foreign country. Hi marks for Equinox Architecture.