Phoenix Recycling Plant, Ignacio, CO

  • New 15,000 SF Facility for sorting recyclable materials
  • Heated Break Room with Equipment Mezz above
  • Metal Building with translucent wall panels and skylights to maximize daylight, reduce lighting use
  • "Cool Roof" and operable windows to maximize ventilation, reduce fan use
  • Large, tall garage doors, indoor truck ramp
  • Construction Drawings and Construction complete in time to meet State Grant deadline.

Bayfield Center Plaza, Bayfield, CO

  • 19,656 SF New Shopping Center
  • Metal building with two firewalls:"non-separated" occupancies for greatest tenant flexibility
  • Context Architecture did most Tenant Finish Drawings, including 2 restaurants, dentist, hair salon and offices
  • Bayfield Planning Code compliance, including shared parking calculations

Holiday Inn Renovation/Applebee's Restaurant Durango, Colorado

  • 1 story restaurant/hotel
  • 11,000 sq ft restaurant/hotel
  • New pool building, lobby re-design, Applebee's Restaurant
  • Responsibility: Planning process, design, health department approvals, construction documents, construction review and support

Client: Ocean Properties, Ltd, Portsmouth, NH

Barry Kimball

Phone:(561) 573-5350

Elk Park Center Office and Retail Building Durango, Colorado

Elk Park Center Office and Retail Building Durango, Colorado
  • 2 stories office/retail/restaurant
  • 18,720 sq ft retail/office/restaurant
  • Compliance with 2003 International Energy Code
  • Responsibility: Planning approvals, code review, project design, construction documents

Client: Thad Barnes

693 County Road 233, Durango, CO

Phone:(970) 247-5724

Restroom/Storage Building for Yamaguchi Park, Pagosa Springs, CO

Pagosa Restroom
  • 571 SF Restroom Building with Storage Room for park maintenance
  • Sustainable Features include:
    1. Split Face Concrete Block walls are a thermal mass
    2. Clerestory window admits morning light to pre-heat restrooms
    3. Awning windows for natural ventilation in summer months
    4. Roof Slope designed for future Hydronic Solar Panels, will tie to in-floor radiant heat
    5. In-floor tubes can be tied to nearby river water for summer cooling

Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center

  • 8 story Convention Center, 25 story Deluxe Hotel, Four 45 story office towers, 4 story Retail Complex, underground Fountain Court with Restaurants
  • Master Plan in collaboration with I. M. Pei & Partners
  • Fast-track construction process
  • Responsibilities: Design Team Leader for Hotel & Project Commons Design, Construction Document Development with DP Architects, Singapore Interface with Singapore Government Departments

Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center


    About Context Architecture Inc.

    Carolyn Hunter started her career in New York City, working for large architectural firms specializing in convention hotels, and schools/athletic facilities, respectively. She was then hired to move to Singapore to become Design Team Leader for the Convention Hotel and Project Commons portions of the Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center.

    Since coming to Durango in 1992, Carolyn has worked for Southwest Housing Solutions (as a VISTA volunteer), the La Plata County Planning Department as Case Planning Supervisor, Ocean Properties, Ltd (a hotel developer), and IndaCAD drafting and project management services.

    In 2001 Ms. Hunter founded Context Architecture, Inc, which developed quickly into a successful local firm with a diverse clientele, designing commercial, multi-family and custom residential projects.