Mark A. Ford, President
The founder of Studio 3fold, Mark is a Licensed Architect in the State of Colorado with over 25 years of experience designing a wide variety of building types including high-end custom homes, educational facilities, veterinary hospitals, small commercial buildings, and mixed-use projects. Maintaining affiliations with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) gives Mark the credibility and pedigree expected of high profile clients who demand exceptional design at all levels.
Mark began building his career with Bowie Gridley Architects, an award-winning firm in the District of Columbia that specializes in public and private schools, hospitality and entertainment projects, and high-end custom homes. After moving to Boulder, Colorado in the Fall of 1995, Mark began working for Gates Hafen Cochrane Architects, specializing in veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and pet resorts. Mark enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in the conception to completion of several family-owned hospitals and clinics, as well as large-scale animal facilities for organizations such as the MSPCA and The Seeing Eye. In 1998, Mark was offered an opportunity as a lead designer for Sparn & Associates in Boulder focusing on high-end custom homes and mixed-use projects. For over ten years, Mark honed his skills designing and detailing many custom homes throughout Boulder County and the Front Range. In 2008, Mark was recruited to join Mosaic Architects in Boulder as Project Manager and was elevated to Partner in 2011. As Partner, Mark further developed his skills as a designer, incorporating sustainability, project management, and interior design into his projects. His residential experience includes high-end custom homes, additions, remodels, and mixed-use.
Having such varied experience creating many different styles of buildings; Mark leverages a deep understanding of how to blend the architectural virtues of aesthetics, sustainability, and high-end design. With a calm, genuine demeanor and an honest, trustworthy character, Mark’s intuitive nature and light-hearted approach allow him to effortlessly guide clients through the design and construction process. His keen interest in understanding the needs and desires of the client, and transforming those needs into reality is accentuated by his attention to detail, and his ability to diplomatically communicate challenging issues facing every project. Dedicated to exceeding his client’s expectations, Mark believes in a “never say no” design philosophy that encourages the evolution of the design throughout the architectural process.
Kristän Maynard, Interior Designer
With Scandinavian roots, Kristän grew up among horses and farming in the fields of the Skagit Valley in Northern Washington State. She and her husband have traveled the globe gaining inspiration through the uniqueness of cultures, people, art, and history. Kristän has taken this inspiration and a global palate of knowledge into her work as a Designer and Interior Stylist.
Having studied Design and Architecture at Arizona State University and with a true entrepreneurial spirit, Kristän brings over 20 years of experience assisting homeowners with their individual design goals, assisting with all facets of the project to ensure a cohesive design. She has worked on design and publication styling throughout the US and internationally with major brands. Whether at work or play, Kristän loves people and a positive spirit for life. In the early morning, you will find her running the beautiful foothill trails of Boulder.