Fentress Architects is an international design firm with studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Houston, Texas; Washington, D.C.; London, U.K.; and Shanghai, China.
Founded by Curtis W. Fentress in 1980, the firm passionately pursues the creation of iconic public architecture. Known for his "patient search," Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, has designed $43 billion of architectural landmarks worldwide, visited by more than 550 million people each year.
Fentress Architects ranks among the Top Green Design Firms in the US and has been pioneering sustainable design since the early 1990s -- creating the world's largest daylit structure, Denver International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex and the largest LEED Gold building (which later achieved LEED EB Platinum) in its era, the California Department of Education Headquarters.
The majority of the firm's licensed architects are LEED AP BD+C. As a testament to the firm's solution-driven and creative design approach, projects designed by Fentress have been honored with over 500 awards for innovation and excellence.
Fentress is internationally known as an innovative, award-winning designer of airports, museums, convention centres, laboratories, higher education, civic, and government buildings. Additionally, the firm designs office, mixed-use, cultural, and residential buildings. Fentress Architects is internationally recognised for the design of Denver International Airport, voted "Best Airport in North America" by Business Traveler Magazine readers for six consecutive years (2005-2010).
The Denver International Airport is also the fourth "Favorite American Architecture" landmark built in the last 15 years (public poll by the American Institute of Architects). Fentress Architects is also known for Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea, voted "Best Airport Worldwide" by Airports Council International, 2005-2009; and the National Museum of the Marine Corps, honoured with over 20 awards for design excellence and innovation in the first 20 months after opening.