Todd Heirls ArcWest Architects

Todd L. Heirls

Architect & Founding Partner

Todd founded ArcWest to focus on project management and operational organization and build a firm portfolio of both residential and commercial projects. The profession recognizes Todd as a responsive project manager with an in-depth understanding of integrated building systems and construction methods. As a project leader Todd collaborates directly with owners and senior management to develop a design that meets the client’s goals with functional and aesthetic solutions.

Todd’s hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, camping and welding. Todd had become and experienced welder and many time fabricates custom steel details used in ArcWest’s projects. Prior to forming ArcWest, Todd held senior management positions with national A&E firms.

Todd is married to Tina and they have two children, Connor and Ainsley.

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Robin Adams ArcWest Architects

Robin P. Adams

Architect & Partner

Robin has been practicing architecture in Denver for over 30 years and maintains a LEED Green Associate certificate. Robin strives to maintain a reputation for dedication and focus towards client service while offering creative solutions at all levels of design and construction issues. As an architect and project manager, Robin brings a depth of planning & design experience to each unique project.

Robin’s hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, camping, photography and music.

Robin is married to Susan and they have three children, Hazel, Althea and Delilah.

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Brian Spotts ArcWest Architects

Brian Spotts

Associate | Architect

Brian grew up and went to school on the Panhandle of Florida – mostly playing music, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors with friends – and going to class when possible. After completing undergrad, he would go West into the desert of New Mexico to start his master’s degree in architecture. After completing his master’s in architecture Brian traveled to Colorado to enter into the architectural workforce. His initial job was at ArcWest and he worked there for about 3.5 years. After leaving ArcWest Brian worked at other architectural firms on a wide variety of project types including: healthcare, multifamily, restaurants/bars, veterinary facilities, schools, and custom homes in the mountains.

After completing his exams and licensure, Brian settled down and lives in the mountains in Eagle, CO with his wife. Most of his time is spend in the mountains fly fishing, paddle boarding with his beautiful wife Natalia, or hitting the slopes on the pack powder days. His path has come back to ArcWest after all his experiences to a much gentler river stream.

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Cody Van Holland ArcWest Architects

Cody Van Holland

Cody Van Holland joined the ArcWest team in July of 2020. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Master of Architecture degree in May 2020.

Cody also worked in residential construction for 4 years in Iowa and in Denver. His construction knowledge ranges from custom homes to high-end decks and outdoor living in the Denver area. Prior to working at ArcWest Cody worked at a production housing firm in Boulder where he gained experience in all aspects of the residential process.

Originally from South Dakota, Cody has adapted to Colorado life swiftly and effortlessly. During his free time, Cody enjoys snowboarding, playing and coaching soccer, construction, and hanging out with friends and family.

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Tom Ferguson ArcWest Architects

Tom Ferguson

Tom joined the ArcWest team in January 2020 after moving to Denver from Houston. With a strong upbringing in construction, Tom graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors’ degree in Construction Management. After working in the industry for some years he pursued his passion for Architecture and graduated from the University of Houston with a Masters of Architecture. During his Architecture studies, Tom studied abroad in France and Brazil where he focused on Urban complexities of the “city” from a sociological, economic and ecological context. His understanding of scale has helped him garner a better appreciation for design, big and small.

Tom grew up in the Philadelphia area where he appreciated the colonial heritage of the city, while admiring the postmodern works from Robert Venturi and Louis Kahn. In his downtime he enjoys traveling, music, sketching, camping, snowboarding and working on his car collection.

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Nate Holbrook

Nate Holbrook

Nate joined the ArcWest team in December 2020. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Masters degree in Architecture in the spring of 2018. During his studies at CU Denver his primary focus was on sustainability and green architecture with an emphasis on passive solar design strategies to achieve ZNE (zero net energy) buildings. While attending grad school and prior to working for ArcWest, Nate worked full time for an architecture firm in Denver as a project manager working on the design and construction of stealth telecom sites for Verizon Wireless. Nates holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder. During his undergraduate studies he spent a semester studying abroad in Florence, Italy.

A Colorado native, Nate grew up enjoying the Colorado sunshine and plentiful outdoor recreation the rocky mountains provide. He enjoys hiking, camping, cycling, snowboarding, and rock climbing. He also enjoys woodworking in his spare time and has designed and built much of his own furniture.

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Antonio Martinez

Antonio Martinez

Antonio joined the ArcWest team in June 2021 after graduating from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a master’s degree in Architecture.

During his time in college, Antonio had the opportunity to travel to a variety of cities, but his favorites were Tokyo where he spent 2 weeks, and Florence, where he spent a summer semester.

Originally from Mexico, Antonio moved to the U.S. looking for an opportunity to pursue a professional career. Although he enjoyed his time in Florida, he enjoys Colorado much more and truly appreciates both the weather and the mountains.

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Aarsh Ramolia ArcWest Architects

Aarsh Ramolia

Aarsh Ramolia joined ArcWest in June 2021 after moving to Denver from India. Aarsh discovered his passion for architecture while in India where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He continued his studies in the U.S., earning a Master’s degree in Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology. During his studies, Aarsh’s interests leaned toward sustainability and modern contemporary, and he focused on design processes, conceptual designing, and psychological connectivity and its role in informing design. Aarsh appreciates the opportunities he has had as an international student to explore new cultures, food, and lifestyles.

Prior to ArcWest, Aarsh gained experience in exterior design and remodeling projects for both public and private sectors. Presently at ArcWest he works primarily on residential projects, including remodels and additions, single- and multi-story homes, and various home types from urban to mountain.

In his spare time Aarsh enjoys travelling, music, sketching, cycling, and spending time with friends and family.

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