Who We Are
At Wong Strauch Architects (WSA) we not only design and build buildings, we also build relationships. We do this by integrating our clients into the design process and listening to what they have to say. Just as they are experts in their business, we are experts in ours. This process encourages trust and eliminates confusion through an open exchange of ideas and communication. Misunderstandings and unrealistic expectations are minimized and the development of close working relationships is encouraged. Our designs inherently become as unique and creative as our clients due to our interactive design process.
WSA is also known for superior technical skills along with creative, budget conscious designs. We take pride in producing accurate, detailed, and simple-to-read drawings that are easily understood by contractors. We respond to issues and focus on solutions as a leader of your design team.
WSA is comprised of knowledgeable core of people with varied professional experiences. It is this diversity that endows us with the ability to respond to a myriad of project types and sizes, and to constantly challenge one another to excel in our endeavors. At WSA we thrive on these challenges because we believe they encourage us to grow, both individually and as professionals. Meeting these challenges also permits us to be attentive to the clients we serve and to improve the caliber of services we provide to them.
Wong Strauch Architects, P.C. is a progressive, full-service design firm with expertise in all aspects of Architecture, Planning, and Interior Architecture, founded in 1989. Our staff includes uniquely talented professionals capable of producing projects of varying sizes and magnitude.
We offer a full range of architectural services, including feasibility studies, planning and entitlement, programming, architecture, project management, Code Analysis, ADA compliance, interior architecture, and space planning. Our history with successful projects includes vehicle maintenance facilities, fire stations, aviation facilities, educational facilities, retail shopping centers, multi-family housing, office buildings, municipal projects, recreational facilities, and multi-use projects.
Our main goal is to provide excellence in design services for a diverse group of clients. We believe each element of a project is unique and offers an individual set of challenges. To achieve the most appropriate solution, we combine our experience and skills to meet our clients’ technical, aesthetic, and financial needs. We listen carefully, give straight answers, and supply technical expertise. The result is a Team that is responsive to issues and focuses on solutions, and fully integrates with our clients.
2017 DIA Denver Fire Station #35 – Best Project 2017 – DBIA Rocky Mountain Design Awards
2017 DIA Denver Fire Station #35 – Best Civic Building – DBIA Rocky Mountain Design Awards
2017 DIA Denver Fire Station #35 – Merit Award Government Public Building ENR Mountain States
2014 City of Black Hawk Public Works Facility – Public Works Project Award – American Public Works Association
2011 Denver Water Einfeldt Station – Community Preservation Award – Historic Denver, Inc. for the historic design of the new Einfeldt Station
2007 T-REX – NPHQ National Achievement Award, Partnerships for Quality Highway Work – for the Transportation Expansion project
2002 DHA Thomas Connole Apartment – Golden Eagle Award, Creative Solutions on Renovated Projects – National award for project design and construction of the Thomas Connole Apartment complex for the Denver Housing Authority
2002 1335 Elati Studio.- AIA Award of Citation for Built Interiors – American Institute of Architects
2001 BCER Engineering Office Building – ASID Award for Interior Design of a Small Office Building American Society of Interior Design
2000 DHA Quigg Newton Homes Family Learning Center.- Gold Hard Hat Awards, 2nd Place Outstanding Public Project, Best Colorado Construction Projects of 2000 – Colorado Construction
2000 DHA Quigg Newton Homes Family Learning Center – NAHRO Agency Award of Excellence in Project Design / New Design –The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
1999 Broomfield Marketplace – Capital Investment Award –Broomfield Economic Development Corporation
Individual – Firm Awards
2011 Volunteer of the Year – Presented by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce (SMDCC) Economic Development Group (EDG) to Kevin Sullivan/WSA in recognition of the SMDC new offices at Southglenn
2010 Recognition of Leadership – Presented by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Group to Kevin Sullivan/WSA
2007 Volunteer of the Year – Presented by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce (SMDCC) to Kevin Sullivan/WSA in recognition of the Community Service for the SMDCC/EDG
2001 Small Business of the Year – Presented to WSA by The Asian Chamber of Commerce in recognition of WSA’s contributions to the community
DIA Denver Fire Station #35 – LEED Gold, 2017
DIA Concourse C West Expansion – LEED Gold, 2015
Xcel Arvada Service Center Renovation – LEED Silver, 2010
Xcel Greeley Service Center – LEED Certified, 2012
DIA CCB West Expansion – LEED Gold, 2021 (Associate Architect for HNTB)
DIA CCA West Expansion – LEED Platinum, Pending (Associate Architect for HNTB)
At Wong Strauch Architects, long term RELATIONSHIPS matter. Not only with our clients, but also with our personnel.
Wong Strauch Architects was founded in 1989. After 17 years as shared owners of one of Denver’s largest architectural firms, founders Don and Jam established WSA and have worked together for over 4 decades. Working hard throughout their partnership, successfully creating long term relationships (and projects!). Don’s leadership continued at WSA until Kevin Sullivan moved forward to replace him as the firm’s President. Kevin worked in tandem with Don and Jam for nearly 20 years. Vicki Dettman, WSA’s Business Principal, helped found WSA and worked with Jam and Don for nearly 3 decades. Other Senior Staff members, noted below, have working relationships that span over 25 years with Jam, Don, Vicki and Kevin.
At Wong Strauch Architects, all long term RELATIONSHIPS really matter!
President/Principal-in-Charge/Director of Design
Vice President/Senior Principal
Principal Project Manager/WSA Production Director
Principal/Senior Project Manager/Architect