About

A B O U T
A n d r e P i e r c e A r c h i t e c t u r e is a small design practice with a rich history. With professional roots starting with the founding of Vail, Colorado, one of North America's largest ski resorts, the firm has collaborated with clients, developers and consultants on a multitude of project types in a variety of locations and environments.

Our firm specializes in custom residential and resort-related design.

We have garnered a well-deserved reputation for uniquely crafted designs distinguished by their superior material and spatial qualities and timeless character. Our design mantra is "optimize" rather than "maximize," which leads to successful, financially viable projects.

Building on over 60 year's architectural practice by Gordon Pierce, Andre and his firm have produced an extensive portfolio of design projects in the U.S., the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. These include the award-winning Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, Colorado, the Grace Bay Club Villas in the Turks and Caicos, the master plans and architectural guidelines for Beaver Creek Village, Colorado, the Vidauban Golf and Tennis Resort in Provence, France, the Tamarack All-Seasons Resort in McCall, Idaho and numerous custom homes.

Andre, who holds architectural licenses in California, Colorado and Washington, started his professional career with Marquis Associates, a San Francisco firm specializing in institutional and custom residential projects. As an Associate in the firm, Andre worked on the Albany Library and Community Center and, with Bob Marquis and Lawrence Halprin, the service and entry buildings at the F.D.R. Memorial in Washington, D.C., the nation's first ADA compliant National Parks project.

Andre left Marquis Associates in 1993 to join his father's practice in Colorado and shared design responsibilities with him on numerous projects in both warm and cold weather resort locations as well as many custom homes.

After Gordon's retirement, Andre established Andre Pierce Architecture, with a focus on custom homes, as an adjunct to Resort Design Architects, the moniker under which his firm continues to provide architectural services for resort-related design.