About Us

About Us
About Us

Gayle Berkey Architects is a full service residential architectural firm founded in 1987. We do approximately 35-40 projects per year with a construction cost of $500,000 to $4,000,000 per project. We are located in the heart of downtown Denver.

Custom Home Design

Our specialty is luxury custom homes for individuals. One specific design to meet the current and future needs of one family or individual. We design to any style the client desires. We are famiiliar with what is currently "hot" on the market, but in our history have designed almost every style of home. We are happy to look at any examples of styles or design elements you have seen and would like incorporated into your design.

The Contractor

We have long-standing relationships with selected residential contractors we can recommend to you or we are happy to work with a contractor you have already chosen. We prefer to work as part of a team with both client and contractor involved from the start, but if you would like to put your project out for bid, we can produce the drawings for that scenario as well.

Builder's Spec

We also design custom homes for sale by residential contractors. You may see our name linked with contractors in the planned communities of Colorado Golf, Willow Springs, Castle Pines, Cherry Creek Country Club, Castle Pines North, The Preserve, and many others in the Denver metro area and suburbs. This is a good place to walk through some of our designs.


Gayle Berkey is a licensed Colorado Architect with certification by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. The firm is also a member of the Home Builders Association.

Architectural Control Committees & Building Codes

Many sites in planned communities have restrictive covenants. All of our projects are designed within building codes, architectural control committees, and site/view challenges. Every project can be in harmony with the specific area and site without sacrificing personalized design intent.


We charge a per square foot amount for most projects. Pricing varies for finished and unfinished space. Calculations of square footage are to the outside of walls, foundations, or cantilevers. Remodel and addition projects are billed on an hourly basis for all work. Due to the housing recession of the last three years, we have lowered our fees 15% or more.

Custom Homes

Custom home photo

Our specialty is luxury custom homes for individuals. One specific design to meet the current and future needs of one family or individual. More »


Custom home photo

We have worked with many residential contractors all of which we may recommend depending upon your design size, type, and cost. More »


Custom home photo

Gayle Berkey Architects have been included in two publications and won awards as participants in the Parade of Homes. More »