#6-2021 – #3 Kirsch/Stroup Passive House Series Munn Architecture – Architecture and Passive House

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Munn Architecture  

Architecture in fulfillment of clients’ longing of space, mindful of the landscape of the place. We listen, we explore and then we create designs that are unique to you.

We are a team of mountain enthusiasts who originated in cities and towns. We listen. We have fun. We develop relationships with our clients in order to understand their needs and goals. We facilitate a collaborative process through which beautiful, creative and functional designs are born. We encourage creativity. We strive to be good stewards of our land and natural resources. And we apply practical knowledge for building in the mountains, such as consideration of the extremes in weather, intense sunlight, preservation of the night sky, and a respect for the historic architectural vernacular. We crush it when it comes to contemporary, modern, or traditional mountain architecture, or a combination thereof.

Scott Munn Principal of Munn Architecture:

Scott Munn’s warm-hearted and positive demeanor, coupled with a genuine love of his craft, translates directly into client satisfaction time and again. He is a Colorado native with ties to Grand County extending longer than 50 years. His family still has a home on Grand Lake, an incredible place that engendered in him a love for water. A graduate of architecture from the University of Washington, Scott achieved greatness in 1994 as World Champion in rowing, competing in Tampere, Finland, preceded by a fourth place in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He now channels his passion for water in the sport of competitive sailing and as an avid fly angler. Munn’s architectural career launched in Vail and continued to Grand County in 2000. As founder of Munn Architecture, LLC, in 2007, he has brought together a team of talented individuals who share his unique perspective for innovative architecture and how it relates to the mountain vernacular. He resides in greater Grand Lake with his wife Tonya, daughter Ashlyn and son Zayden.

University of Washington school of Architecture 

Frank Ching – an influence on Scott

Joe Mautz LEED AP BD+C~ Architectural Designer

Joe Mautz joined the Munn Architecture team with a strong background in sustainable studies and an accreditation in high performance efficiency in construction. Originally from Pennsylvania, Mautz moved to Colorado in 2010 to finish his B.A. degree, then earned an Associate Architectural Engineering degree at Luzerne County Community College in northeastern Pennsylvania, as well as a B.A. in Sustainability Studies at Colorado Mountain College. Mautz went on to achieve a Master of Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver. He brings to Munn Architecture substantial experience as an energy auditor at a nonprofit community design center and from employment at smaller firms in the Denver area, where he gained considerable knowledge working on multifamily projects. With an official LEED AP BD+C accreditation, Mautz enriches the Munn team with his passion and authority on sustainable architecture. His appreciation of this place extends to his free time, in skiing, wakeboarding, hiking and camping.

University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning 

Joe Mautz did hi energy auditing with High Country Conservation Center