About Us

The firm of Noel Griffith Jr & Associates Architects was founded in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1976. We are very proud of our Cheyenne community and are actively involved on many different levels. We support the local arts by contributing to the Cheyenne Civic Center and the Botanical Gardens. Our staff participates in various organizations within our community, such as; local churches, Cheyenne Frontier Days, and helping with the fundraising for the All City Children’s Choir. Members of our staff also serve on a variety of local boards: Cheyenne Day of Giving, Cheyenne Boys & Girls Club, and the Contractor Licensing Board. We also are members of the Cowboy Joe Club and the Southeast Wyoming Home Builders Association.

Noel Griffith Jr., & Associates Architects firmly believes that each endeavor undertaken is representative of our company as a whole. Whether the project is large or small, simple or highly technical, we go to great measures to ensure that the accuracy and quality is our priority throughout the collaboration.

Design Process

The architect’s services are generally sub-divided into six consecutive phases. Within each phase of the architectural process we continually analyze and monitor design and construction prices to maintain cost effectiveness on our projects.

Schematic Design Phase

Schematic Design Phase

This initial phase involves the architect consulting with the owner to determine the scope of the project. Once the scope is agreed upon, the architect then prepares schematic design studies which lead to a recommended solution. Following approval, the architect submits a cost estimate of probable construction costs, based on current area costs.

Design Development Phase

Design Development Phase

Based on the approval of the schematic design, the architect prepares the design development documents, consisting of plans, elevations, and other drawings that illustrate the size and character of the entire project. A further statement of probable construction costs is submitted.

Construction Documents Phase

Construction Documents Phase

After the owner approves the design development documents, the architect prepares working drawings and specifications for the architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, equipment, and site work. The necessary bidding information, proposal and contract forms are prepared. Governmental approvals are finalized. Adjusted cost estimates are submitted.

Bidding or Negotiation Phase

Bidding or Negotiation Phase

Following the owner’s approval of the construction documents and latest statement of probable costs, the architect assists the owner in obtaining bids or negotiating proposals. The architect will also assist in awarding contracts.

Construction Observation

Construction Observation

The architect assists the owner in general administration of the construction work. Shop drawings, conferences, project observations and final approval for certificates of payment are services to be rendered by the architect.

Interior Design

Interior Design

As an additional service, if requested by the owner, the architect may supplement his basic services by providing expertise in selecting, purchasing, and overseeing installation of goods which further the client’s goals. This category offers the opportunity for designs ranging from tenant planning to art programs and interior landscaping to product design.

Design Team

Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates Architects maintains a staff of six – an office manager, two architects, and three technicians. In addition to these team members, Noel Griffith Jr., & Associates Architects have a close working relationship with several engineering firms throughout the State of Wyoming. Our Design Team is comprised of experience designers and engineers who have worked together on numerous projects over the years. Our focus and philosophy is to provide the highest quality architectural and engineering services possible in a timely manner by a staff committed to technical excellence and the highest integrity.

Noel Griffith, Jr. | A.I.A. Principle/Architect

Noel Griffith, Jr. | A.I.A. Principle/Architect

Mr. Griffith’s practice is wide ranging and touches nearly every corner of the profession. His experience, over 40 years in all, includes over 10 years as a contractor-architect, based in Omaha, Nebraska; nearly 4 years as an instructor at the University of Nebraska in Omaha; a part-time instructor/lecturer in the Architectural Engineering Program at the University of Wyoming for 3 years; and many years associated with and as a principal of architectural firms in Nebraska and Wyoming.

As a principal in the firm, Mr. Griffith has many roles at which he excels. He has developed a good reputation for his working relationships with not only his clients, but with the contractors as well. He is very efficient in managing complex projects and reducing construction time; he is also known to be highly accurate in cost estimating.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Griffith not only provides architectural design services, but also project management services, construction observation services, master planning, and feasibility studies that also include cost estimating services. Mr. Griffith has conducted numerous master planning and feasibility studies for the State of Wyoming Boys Institution, Wyoming State Highway Department, various church complexes in this region, educational facilities, office park complexes, the City of Cheyenne, and a resort community along the Mediterranean Sea.

Mr. Griffith’s work includes a wide spectrum of genres, however office buildings and complexes have been a major component of Mr. Griffith’s design expertise, with more than 100 projects completed, such as the Westland Office Park, Aspen Ridge Professional Office Plaza, Laramie County Government Building, SafeCard (Jonah) Building, College Park (phase I), College Park North (phase II), Y.E.S. House Campus in Gillette, WY, and both the Bloedorn Lumber Company Headquarters Building and the Lincoln Community Complex located in Torrington, WY. Mr. Griffith also has a tremendous amount of experience in tenant finish design for several varying clients such as the Social Security Administration, Allstate Insurance, Hirst & Applegate Law Firm, Holland & Heart Law Office, and several medical offices.

Danny Johnson | Architect

Danny Johnson | Architect

Mr. Johnson’s experience covers all aspects of the profession, including project development, design, specifications, and contract administration. Mr. Johnson has been involved in the contract administration of various renovation/addition projects for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; provided construction management for the District Office Building in Casper and for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Mr. Johnson has also been involved with the design/development of various residential housing projects ranging from custom homes to high/low density townhouse and condominium projects.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE:
Mr. Johnson has been the Project Architect for various projects located at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. These projects include the Historic Family Housing Renovation, Renovation Building 65 (20th Air Force/Space Command), Renovation of Building 34- Security Police, Renovation/Addition to Combined Officer’s/Enlisted Club, and Club house Facility for F.E. Warren Golf Course.

Mr. Johnson has also been involved with various projects for both the Wyoming Air and Army Guard units at Camp Guernsey and in Cheyenne. Some of these projects included the comprehensive Master Plan and Spatial Study for the renovation of Building 016, the Composite Airlift Support Complex, the Base Fire Station, and the newly completed Squadron Operations Facility, that was certified LEED Gold.

Mr. Johnson has previously worked with the State Parks and Historic Sites for the State of Wyoming on various projects throughout the state. A vast number of these projects included historic preservation and rehabilitation on numerous structures located at the Wyoming Territorial Prison in Laramie, WY and at the Ford Fred Steele Historic Site in Rawlins, WY.

Paul Carlson | Project Manager

Paul Carlson | Project Manager

Mr. Carlson has 29 years of experience in the architectural profession, as well as additional experience in architecturally related fields. Mr. Carlson’s experience includes programming, construction documentation, construction administration and client relations. His experience also encompasses a wide range of projects including educational facilities, commercial offices, healthcare and industrial/manufacturing facilities. He is knowledgeable in requirements of various regulatory agencies and building code requirements, and is skilled in construction document production.

 

J. Corey Falzone | Computer Systems Manager

J. Corey Falzone | Computer Systems Manager

Mr. Falzone has assisted in organizing and developing the firms Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Department. He presently serves as computer Systems Manager of the CADD Department, providing coordination and development of all the Computer Drafting Projects. In addition to CADD Manager, Mr. Falzone is also Consultant Computer Coordinator. As Computer Coordinator, Mr. Falzone’s duties consist of creating/refining construction bid documents and coordinating integrity/unification of all drawings between landscape architect, civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers.

 

Corie Wulf-Towne | Designer

Corie Wulf-Towne | Designer

Mrs. Wulf-Towne assists the Project Architects in several different areas throughout the project starting early in the schematic phase and continuing through construction coordination, finish selections and project completion. Her experience includes design development, construction documentation, and project management. Mrs. Wulf-Towne facilitates the product design department, which includes exterior and interior building finishes. Mrs. Wulf-Towne also coordinates the rendering needs for the firm. She utilizes Computer Aided 3D-Design to help expedite the translation from the Owner and Architect’s vision to reality

Mrs. Wulf-Towne has experience with new construction, existing building remodel and historical renovations. These projects have ranged in degree from minor upgrades to comply with ADA requirements to extensive building remodels and complex new construction projects.

 

Pam Rohla | Office Manager

Pam Rohla | Office Manager

Mrs. Rohla coordinates all office responsibilities and contract documents, and has been a vital member of Noel Griffith Jr. & Associates Architects for over 20 years. Mrs. Rohla plays an important role in ensuring that throughout the entire design process each client receives exceptional personal service.