Consultant Work

Durango Dharma Center

  • 5914 SF Remodel of Main Floor and Basement (former Office Space)
  • Assembly seating for 250 people in Meditation Hall
  • Provided Code Review to maximize number of occupants and uses of space
  • Provided code compliant options to eliminate panic hardware on custom carved wood doors, reduce doors in hallways, and use basement room
  • Added Sprinkler System and 2 hr rated Firewall

Axis Health Clinic

Elk Park Center Office and Retail Building Durango, Colorado
  • 11,860 sq ft comprehensive Health Care Offices
  • Designed to Sustainability Standards
  • Code Review, Sustainability Design and Review, Construction Detailing for J. Gunnar Anderson, Architect, 100% CDs complete July 2010
  • $2.1 million Construction Budget met, including Sustainability Features

Client: Axis Health System

281 Sawyer Drive, Durango, CO

Phone:(970) 259-2162

Berndt Hall Reconstruction, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

Elk Park Center Office and Retail Building Durango, Colorado
  • 60,838 sq ft, 40 story Educational Building for GeoSciences, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy Departments
  • Designed to LEED-Gold Sustainability Standards
  • Compliance with 2003 International Energy Code
  • Local Architect working for Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Architects, Albuquerque, NM Provided local advice, drawing review comments
  • Construction nearly complete
  • $25 million Construction Budget met, including LEED-Gold Features

Owner: Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO

Owner´s Representative: Mark Gutt

Phone:(970) 247-7010

Durango Recycle Center, Durango, CO

  • Renovate 6,235 SF Existing Building + New 5,431 SF Garage Addition
  • Adaptations to enable Durango to use "single stream" recycling
  • Context Architecture provided Wall Sections and Details for 2 new (Commercial and Residential) Conveyor Belts, Push Walls, Collection Pads and Roof Canopies

Architect-Of-Record: Blythe Group + Co, Grand Junction, CO
Owner: City of Durango, T. (970) 375-5004

    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.