Grand Junction, Colo (KKCO)--From the Mesa County Justice Center to City Hall, take a close look at some of the city's most used and notable structures and you might pick up on slight similarities. That's because they're all designed by the same company.
"We have done most of the major public projects in Grand Junction and Mesa County," says Roy Blythe, founder of the Blythe Group and Co.
The Blythe Group has been designing buildings in the grand valley for 15 years. Roy Blythe says, "As architects we always want to design a building that 100 years from now people will still be looking at and admiring." Roy started the business back in 1996 with his wife Pamela, who also has a degree in architecture but does the interior design work for the firm. Roy Blythe says, "And the things that she dislikes I don't mind doing and vice versa."
Notable works by the two include the office complex at 760 horizon drive, the new Oral Health Partners building on Patterson and 25 ½ roads and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation headquarters by the airport. "Incorporating daylight into projects is one of my biggest challenges,” Pamela Blythe says. The Blythe group's work at CBI even earned them several awards to add to their growing collection of local, state and national architecture awards.
Pamela Blythe says, "We spend a third of our lives at our office so I take it very personally when I am designing someone's space." The Blythe's portfolio is too big to list but includes four schools, a church and many other projects. But their favorites are the ones used by the public.
Roy Blythe says, "We take pride in those because we think they were buildings that the community feels were good expenditures of their money."
The next project on the list for the Blythe group is the Grand Junction Public Safety Complex. The Blythe Group also designed the new Grand Valley Power Building. Keep watching 11 News; we'll take you inside the sustainable building as soon as it opens.
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