Residential project by fellow Guild member  Stephen Hentschel.

Residential project by fellow Guild member Stephen Hentschel.

Today marks the launch of the Elati Design Guild, a group of Colorado-based professionals from all facets of the design community. Our mission is to highlight the craftsmanship, integrity and willingness of this community to work in harmony with one another to complete remarkable projects.

As defined by Wikipedia, a guild is an association of artisans or merchants who oversee the practice of their craft in a particular town. The Guild’s home base, www.ElatiDesignGuild.com, is the platform where we will share exactly what it takes to bring our skills together, each Guild member speaking to their craft.

Sign up here to follow the Guild and receive our design insights! 

We hope you enjoy the Elati Design Guild!

David Lauer

"Columbus" Film Screening



I really enjoyed sharing my experience of my 2013 trip to Columbus, Indiana with the audience at last night's Columbus film screening!  It is a wonderful film and a special remembrance of my time there.  Thanks to Modern In Denver magazine for making it all possible. I'd also like to thank Erin Hawkins of the Columbus Visitors Center for making my visit there so awesome.  Check out behind the scenes info on the film production here.  

Newfields | Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Indianapolis Museum of Art has rebranded itself as Newfields, a name that covers the entire 100-plus-acre campus, including the museum, its gardens and the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, Lilly House and the Miller House and Garden. To coincide with this change they have published a book on their history and collection.  

I'm honored they have commissioned several of my photos of the Miller House to be included alongside two of my favorite mid-century photographers; Balthazar Korab and Ezra Stoller.  

This beautiful hard cover book is available now here.

Modern In Denver | Winter 2017-2018

We are pleased to have contributed the photography to the 14 page cover story!  Hotel Born is Denver's hottest new hotel complete with 2 fantastic restaurants, all designed by Semple Brown.  Check out the feature to get the back story of the development of this amazing hotel and the neighboring Continuum office building.  

Also in this issue is our special photo feature of artist Andrea Zittel's Planar Pavilions sculptures and Nest Architecture's sweet remodel of a mid-century gem.  


5280 Home | Dec/Jan 2017-18

The 5280 Home Top Denver Design Award issue is out and we are pleased our clients won Home of the Year!  

Congratulations to all the talented contributors:

Architecture: Scott Parker, Nest Architectural Design
Interior Design: Beth Armijo, Armijo Design
Construction: Boa Construction
Kitchen Design: Exquisite Kitchen Design
Custom Millwork: Abacus Cabinetry

AIA Awards 2017

David Lauer Photography would like to congratulate our clients for their awards this year!

Renée Del Gaudio Architecture - Big Cabin | Little Cabin
2017 Award of Excellence | AIA Colorado and AIA Colorado North
Residential Architecture – One to two family, under $1 million in total construction costs.

Studio B Architecture - Space Pod
2017 Award of Merit | AIA Colorado North
Residential – One to two family, under $1 million in total construction costs.

gkk worksHalcyon Hotel
2017 Award of Merit | AIA Denver
Commercial or Institutional

Interiors | June/July 2017

Interiors is a beautifully crafted international design magazine.  We are proud to have the story "Mile High Style" featured in the July/August issue.  This gorgeous Four Seasons private residence in downtown denver has incredible city and mountain views, along with impeccable design by Arianna Noppenberger