Partnership

P A R T N E R S H I P
Managing principals, Andre Pierce and Tom Frye, are personally involved in every project and encourage a collaborative team approach that includes the general contractor and other key design consultants at the earliest point of design. We are partners in the process from start to finish.

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, before joining his father's practice, Pierce, Segerberg and Spaeh. At Marquis, 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 has shared design responsibilities with the firm's founder, Gordon Pierce, specializing in both warm and cold weather resort projects, as well as the many custom homes that have been a hallmark of the company's reputation for elegantly comfortable designs.

Tom is licensed in Colorado and has been in professional practice for over 20 years. He was an integral member of Gordon Pierce's Vail office - the predecessor to Resort Design Architects - starting in 1989, until 2000 when he opened his own office. Tom rejoined Resort Design Architects in 2006 and became a principal in 2012. In 2014, Tom and Andre renamed the firm - Pierce + Frye Architects.

Tom's background in construction details and practices has proved especially useful in projects where complexity and schedule require thoughtful and efficient solutions. He works closely with the construction team throughout the design process to ensure that the architectural integrity of the firm's designs is incorporated into the finished product. A native of Idaho, Tom has lived in the mountains most of his life and is well versed in the special building challenges presented by that demanding environment.

Gordon Pierce, Design Principal Emeritus and co-founder of the firm with Andre, consults on selected projects where his more than 50 years of professional experience and creative vision offer a uniquely valuable perspective to every undertaking.