MEET OUR TEAM
Peter Sante, Registered Architect, NCARB, BArch. Arch History (Minor)
Peter Justin Sante,
Married. Born 1968 in Ruston, Louisiana Studied at the University of Oregon. Graduated in 1994.
Moved to the Telluride area in 1980, as a kid from the midwest, with his family. The adventures of mountain living drew him back summers and after college. Working in local architecture firms including Aspen's Cottle Graybeal Yaw Architects for eight years in both Aspen and Telluride offices before opening Sante Architects in the summer of 2004 with a mission to both build and preserve the Telluride community's built environment. He served on HARC for eight years and contributes to other neighborhood design review boards today.
Peter's leadership and design capabilities on projects ranging in scale and uses have explored timeless, contextual, and forward looking solutions that can also be described as simple and modern.
The variety of projects types is a big appeal for Peter, now that he's started his third decade in the local practice of architecture.Whether big compound homes on high mountain meadows, or the tiny homes, in historic alley sheds in Telluride, or mixed-use commercial/residential infill, interior architecture, multi-family and somewhere in between.
Interests include adventuring in the great outdoors, crossfit, local architectural history, mountain biking, skiing, and traveling.
Shane Jordan, Registered Architect, NCARB, BArch
Shane Randall Jordan,
Married, Born 1976 in Wichita, Kansas Studied at Kansas State University and at Centro Studi Santa Chiara, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Graduated in 2000.
Worked at a commercial and health facilities architecture firm in Colorado Springs before relocating to Telluride in 2001. Has 12 years in residential architecture in the Telluride region and beyond. Began working with Sante Architects in February of 2013.
Has extensive experience with green technologies, construction detailing and project management. Responsibilities at Sante Architects include architectural design, project management, administration of approvals, digital based model making, and construction documentation.
Interests include painting, music, football, and fly fishing.
Adam de Alva, Registered Architect, NCARB, BEnvd
Adam Levi de Alva,
Born 1990 in Telluride, Coloardo. Studied at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Adam graduated from CU in 2012 with a Bachelors in Environmental Design and a Minor in Technology, Arts, and Media. Began working with Sante Architects in August of 2013.
Responsibilities at Sante Architects include architectural design, project management, design, drafting, physical and digital modeling, and office technology management.
Interest include mountain biking, dirt biking, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, camping, fly fishing, hunting, and everything the San Jauns have to offer.
Adam is also a member of the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department & Fire Protection District. Qualifications include FFII, EMT-B, HZMT OP/A and he is currently serving as Captain for Battalion 13.
Matt Lee, Registered Architect, AIA, LEED AP
William Matt Lee was born and raised on the farm, the suburbs and in the cities of Mississippi; giving him a unique perspective on rural, suburban and urban lifestyles. After graduating from and working for the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University, Matt headed to the mountains to explore the wonders of elevation and to escape the heat and humidity of the Deep South.
Matt has over a decade and a half of experience practicing architecture based out of the Vail and Aspen valleys, and his projects have taken him all over the Western Rocky Mountain region and internationally. Matt founded his own architectural practice after working for two award winning Colorado design firms: Cottle Carr Yaw Architects and Morter Architects. Matt has experience working on projects ranging from high-end residential, multifamily housing, ski and golf resort base development, restaurants, performing arts facilities, and educational facilities.
Matt joined Sante Architects in the fall of 2016, and is happy to be living in his favorite mountain town.
Matt’s artistic habits range from ceramics, to watercolors, to furniture building. Working with these mediums is a continual exploration into how we interact with the tangible buildings we create and the environment in which we build. When not in the office, Matt can be found in the whitewater until it freezes; on the slopes when it does; and traveling the country year-round to satisfying his love of seeing live music.
Edwin Tyler Lindell, Registered Architect
Edwin Lindell has distilled his own unique design sensibilities from studies and architectural design work in his native North Carolina, Colorado and New York.
After starting his architectural apprenticeship in Colorado in 2010, Edwin returned to North Carolina to study mathematics at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he had the privilege to work with award-winning architect Alicia Ravetto on sustainable design projects.
Edwin was later awarded the Dean’s Scholarship to Parsons School of Design in New York City, by winning the Parsons Design Challenge. After studying in New York, Edwin returned to Colorado to begin his architectural experiential licensure.
For the past three years, Edwin has designed and managed custom residential projects in Telluride and Durango. He joined Sante Architects in February 2017.
From skiing and boating to adventure and opportunity, Edwin is pleased to experience all that the West
has to offer.
Born in western New York. Studied at the State University of New York at Geneseo and at Oxford University in England.
Studied biochemistry and studio art at Geneseo and went on to study humanities and environmental management at Oxford University. Heather started her life in Colorado in 1994, settling in Boulder, where she raced bikes, worked as a free-lance architectural model-builder, remodeled a home, designed and built wood furniture, and discovered her passions for rock climbing, yoga, mountain running, and skate skiing. Many summers were spent teaching photography to high school students at the Putney School in Vermont.
Heather joined the Sante team in 2013 as bookkeeper, model-builder, and miscellaneous handy-person extraordinaire. She also a calligrapher, teaches skiing to 3 and 4 year-olds at the ski area in the wintertime, and volunteers with the local search and rescue team.
Interests include backcountry skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, salsa dancing, ceramics, gardening, and time outside in the mountains.