Recognized for creating homes with elegant simplicity and natural beauty, Root Architecture and Development is a comprehensive practice devoted to making beautiful homes.

The construction process is a highly chaotic process with many moving parts and multiple inputs in the decision process. Our goal is to help bring clarity and leadership to this process. We are a unique comprehensive practice in that we leverage our strong construction relationships and collaborative approach to design to bring thoughtfully conceived homes into reality and construct them within our clients budgets.

We are professional, yet personal and approach each of our clients as partners in this important life journey of building a home.

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We believe the best ideas evolve through an engaging, collaborative process with our clients and team.  Our desire is to create the spaces our clients imagine, to help breathe form to their vision and shape to their dreams, resulting in unique and lasting artistic architecture.

We utilize BIM (Building Information Modeling) to create 3d visualizations drawings and construction documents. This process allows us to explore various design ideas and helps our clients easily visualize outcomes.  This results in a solid, well-coordinated construction document before construction, allowing us to deliver accurate early pricing, and pre-test energy performance.


Our expert Colorado Realtor can help you find the perfect property to build on.  Amy Freeman works with home buyers and developers who have a site in mind or need help finding one.  Her wealth of knowledge of the selling, buying and building processes makes finding and securing the perfect property a cinch.


Root-AD believes that good design and sustainable design are one in the same.  A building approach that utilizes good solar orientation, natural passive design, and partners with the landscape (rather than fighting against it) tends to yield the most efficient and elegant results.  We strive to be thoughtful in each component of building. The team at Root-AD is innovative in bringing nature and new building technologies together to improve the energy performance, comfort, and health of the structures we create.



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has worked with many professionals in architecture and construction over the years. Without hesitation, Root Architecture and their leader Zeke Freeman are the best I have ever worked with. Both in quality of work and responsiveness, they stand above all others!

Keith O'Neal

As part of a General Contractor company, I have had the absolute pleasure of getting to know and working with Root Architecture on a professional level for over a year. That has given me a front row seat to how they operate both, as a company and as individuals. 

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Nothing could speak more highly to my regard for Zeke Freeman, Seth Donnell and everybody at Root than my decision to hire them at the time of choosing an architectural firm to design my own new home. Choosing an architect is never easy and, when building a home, that could not be a truer statement. We are effectively asking someone to read our minds and hearts and translate them into a building that will represent and speak to both. That is the sweet spot where a building stops being a building and becomes a home. I had dreamed of building my own home for two decades and, being in the construction industry myself, i thought I knew exactly what I wanted and what it should look like. Root took the time to get to know and understand me, my life, the needs the house should meet and that ideal in my head and they not only embraced it but elevated it to deliver a design I can wholeheartedly say represents my dream home. I have nothing but gratitude and I could not imagine going on this journey with anyone else.

Ceci Veccia

Zeke does exceptional work. He has an amazing eye for creativity and he is a great architect if you need someone to think outside the box. To say the design of my home is award winning is an understatement. He did a fantastic job! 

Brandon Gill

About Root Architecture and Development, LLC

At Root-AD, we are passionate about designing beautiful, authentic homes. An authentic home is where you’ll watch your children take their first step; it is the place where you’ll sip that first cup of coffee each day as you prepare to take on the world; it is your sanctuary. For most of us it is the largest investment we will make in our lifetime.

We take this responsibility seriously. We are professional, licensed architects and builders that approach building differently than most. We see each of our clients as partners in a journey to create the highest value, beautiful home within the budget in place. We strive to inform, guide and bring clarity to the design and construction process. Helping you build your authentic home is our life work. We consider it an honor to serve you by laying the blueprints or managing the construction for your dreams.


Design-Build has many advantages over the traditional system where an owner himself hires an architect for design, engineers for technical trades, interior designers, and a builder for construction.

You may be wondering: what is Design-Build?

The roots of the Design-Build system came from the nineteenth century figure of the Master Builder, men who had the highest respect from their peers and clients, due to their mastery and knowledge.

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