James Hardy Architect LLC was established on April 1, 1999 by architect James Hardy, and is devoted to the creation of unique human spaces for public interaction and private contemplation. Each solution is a unique response evolving from a clear understanding of the clients’ dreams and program requirements, as well as the challenges of context, site and budget. It is our belief that good buildings come from listening and collaborating with our clients.

With 30+ years of professional experience in Aspen and Telluride, Colorado, James Hardy has worked on a variety of distinguished projects including exciting custom residences, resort hotels, large-scale commercial projects, and restaurants throughout the world.

Dedication to excellence in design, as well as professional and personalized service, guarantees our understanding of a client's needs. James Hardy’s comprehensive education and professional experience provide a unique approach to the selection and use of materials and systems, in his search for new directions in design.

“James Hardy masterfully marries anachronistic materials and open space, with contemporary asymmetrical elements and elegant features.”

–Karen Bellerose, Mountain Homestyle, Mid Winter 2007


Awards & Recognition    

The GOLD LIST 2009, Western Interiors and Design Magazine
The LIST 2008, Western Interiors and Design Magazine
The LIST 2007, Western Interiors and Design Magazine
The LIST 2006, Western Interiors and Design Magazine

Top Mountain Architects 2009, Mountain Living Magazine
Top Mountain Architects 2008, Mountain Living Magazine
Top Mountain Architects 2007, Mountain Living Magazine


LUXE, Volume 4/Issue 4
Robb Report Vacation Homes, April/May 2009
Mountain Living, March/April 2009
Mountain Homestyle, Holiday 2007/2008
Mountain Living, September 2007
Mountain Homestyle, Mid-winter 2007
The Denver Post, May 11, 2006
Western Interiors and Design, Nov/Dec 2005
Distinction Magazine Sept/Oct 2004
Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, March 2004