Our Mission

provide extraordinary architectural design for work & living spaces on ordinary budgets

Brian Bucher

President, Principal Architect

Still passionate about his work after being in the industry for over 30 years, Brian loves the challenge of providing design solutions that are creative, exciting and within the client’s budget. He is licensed in multiple states and has designed projects in other countries. When he can get away from work, Brian enjoys a good game of golf and a glass of 1982 Bordeaux.

Professional Experience

2002 – Present, Principal/President
Bucher Design Studio, Colorado Springs, CO

1996 – 2002, Principal/Shareholder
Hagen Design Architecture, Monument, CO

1991 – 1995, Project Architect
Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto, Redding, CA

1990, Intern Architect
Buehlmann Architects, Switzerland

1989 – 1990, Project Architect
Samuel Sinnott & Company, Menlo Park, CA

1989 – 1990, Intern Architect
Spencer Associates, Palo Alto, CA

1988 – 1989, Intern Architect
Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto, Redding, CA

Architecture Highlights
Bachelor of Architecture – California Polytechnic State University (1988 Magna Cum-Laude)

Licensed architect in the following states:

  • Colorado
  • California
  • Utah
  • Oklahoma

Experienced in all phases of planning, design, and production of construction documents

Experienced project architect with strong design and construction background

Professional Affiliations
AIA – American Institute of Architects
NCARB – National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
ICC – International Code Council
Henry Pierce

Henry F. Pierce, Jr.

Project Architect

Proof that this is indeed a small world, Henry and Brian are back working together again after a 20-year gap. Both had their start at Hagen-Cameron Architecture when they first moved to Colorado in 1996 from opposite sides of the U.S. We are excited to have Henry with us as he brings an extensive architecture background to the firm. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking and nature photography.

Professional Experience

2020 – Present, Project Architect
Bucher Design Studio, Colorado Springs, CO

2019 – 2020, Sole Proprietor / Freelance Architect
H5Design, Colorado Springs, CO

2018, Certified Home Inspector
Pillar to Post Home Inspections, Colorado Springs, CO

2015 – 2017, Project Manager / Project Architect
TreanorHL, Colorado Springs, CO

2010 – 2015, Sole Proprietor / Freelance Architect
H5Design, Colorado Springs, CO

2007 – 2010, Project Manager / Project Architect
RTA Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

1999 – 2007, Project Manager / Project Architect
HB&A Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

1996 – 1999, Intern Architect
Hagen Cameron Arch PC, Colorado Springs, CO

1994 – 1996, Intern Architect
Health Facilities Planning Inc., Cleveland, OH

Architecture Highlights

LEED AP and licensed architect in Colorado since 2004.

Decades of experience in all phases of planning, design, construction documentation and administration/observation.

AutoCAD expert with strong 3D modeling skills.

Judge for NAWIC CAD/Design/Drafting Scholarship awards, 2000-2007

Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science, Minor in Photographic Illustration, Kent State University, OH (1995)

Professional Affiliations

LEED AP – LEED Accredited Professional
USGBC – U.S. Green Building Council

Nick Sallecchia

Project Manager

Nick joins us from Australia via Ohio. His prior experience in both commercial and residential projects make him a perfect fit for the firm’s variety of projects. In his spare time, he coaches club soccer and plays on a competitive team.

Professional Experience

2015 – Present, Project Manager
Bucher Design Studio, Colorado Springs, CO

2014 – 2015, Draftsman
Gunzelman Architecture + Interiors, Columbus, OH

2009 – 2012, Draftsman
One Design & Drafting, ACT, Australia

Architecture Highlights
Experienced in all phases of planning, design, and production of construction documents.

Experienced draftsman with strong 3D modeling background.

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, University of Canberra, ACT, Australia (2011)

Advanced Diploma, Building Design, Canberra Institute of Technology, ACT, Australia (2009)

Professional Affiliations
AIA Associate – American Institute of Architects
NCARB – National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Megan Burke

Architectural Associate

After surviving two summers with the company as an intern, Megan agreed to work with us full-time after graduating from Kansas State in May 2019. She is in hot pursuit of obtaining her architect’s license… watch out world! When she has free time, you’ll find her exploring the great outdoors.

Professional Experience
2019 – Present, Architectural Associate
Bucher Design Studio, Colorado Springs, CO

Summer 2018, Intern
Bucher Design Studio, Colorado Springs, CO

Summer 2017, Intern
Bucher Design Studio, Colorado Springs, CO

 

Architecture Highlights

Architecture licensure program in progress with NCARB

Master of Architecture, Kansas State University, (2019)

Professional Affiliations
AIA Associate – American Institute of Architects
NCARB – National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Madeleine Bucher

Office Manager

Having been with the company since its inception, her role has expanded as the needs arose… bookkeeper, web designer, IT manager and draftsman. When not at work, she enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, knitting and gardening.

Professional Experience

2002 – Present, Office Manager
Bucher Design Studio, Colorado Springs, CO

2005 – 2010, Technology Teacher
Monument Academy, Monument, CO

1995 – 2003, IT Project Manager
Hewlett-Packard/Agilent, Colorado Springs, CO

1988 – 1995, Email / PC / Unix Support
Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA

Professional Highlights
BS Business Administration, MIS – California Polytechnic State University
MS Secondary Education – University of Phoenix

Professional skills:

  • Project management
  • Bookkeeping
  • PC support
  • Web design

History

Bucher Design Studio was formed in 2002 out of the growing desire of founder, Brian Bucher, to provide extraordinary architectural design service on ordinary budgets. It is our goal to provide personal design service to develop and expand upon our client’s vision. The firm’s ability to offer one on one design expertise with minimal overhead costs reflects the firm’s unique position in the field of full-service architectural firms.

Bucher Design Studio has provided “one on one” design consultation for various project types throughout the United States and abroad. The firm’s success is marketed purely by word of mouth, and its small office environment ensures direct client interface on each project.

Brian’s experience working with small to mid-size west coast firms, along with his apprenticeship in Europe, has given him a wide range of experience and exposure to some of the world’s great regional architecture.