Who We Are

RealArchitecture Ltd and UnrealConstruction LLC:

We are a licensed architecture and general contracting company based in Denver, Colorado. We have completed projects in metro Denver and the Colorado Front Range. Currently, we hold architecture licenses in the states of Colorado and Florida and a commercial contractor’s license in the City and County of Denver, Colorado. In addition we carry the required insurances to design and build commercial, tenant finishing, multi-family, and single family residential projects.

Our staff includes both registered architects and licensed general contractors. The company has experience renovating historic structures as well as expertise in new construction. Combining credentials in architecture, planning and construction, we have been responsible for a variety of projects including the shopping centers, restaurants, residential and office buildings.

We believe that without a strong planning foundation, projects may run into unexpected construction issues. Our team coordinates closely with ownership to determine the overall goals for the project with respect to user requirements, quality control, schedule, and budget. During the planning process, we identify the challenges of the project and offer solutions that fit with the overall goals established by the team. Our approach to design and construction for each project is based on providing a safe and productive environment for our team’s performance.

We pride ourselves on providing quality design/build professional services to our clients. We can provide full service contracts including: planning, architecture, engineering, general contracting, construction management, as well as partnering for a complete development package services or complete development services for one. Our single-source service is backed by a team of professionals to ensure the comprehensive execution of a project. Our company offers a-la-carte source from start to finish. We conceive an idea, make it a reality, negotiate with the building department and all other governmental agencies, coordinate architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering drawings, subcontractor bidding and contract negotiation, construction project management, and on site supervision. We do it all to ensure your project is a success.

David Berton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

David Berton, Principal Architect

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

The firm founder and principle is David L. Berton AIA Leed AP. David was born on Long Island, New York. He grew up in Miami, Florida. He was educated at the University of Florida where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture. David became a licensed architect and AIA member in 1992. He moved to Denver in 1992 and worked as an architect and construction manager for a local developer.

In 1995, he founded the design firm, RealArchitecture Ltd. and the construction firm, UnrealConstruction LLC. He has designed and built and developed residential and commercial projects throughout the region. In 2003, Colorado Construction Magazine listed RealArchitecture/UnrealConstruction as both a top 10 design/build company and residential firm.

Past community involvement includes: Director of the West Washington Park Neighborhood Plan steering committee, Member of the AIA Denver Design/Build committee, Chairman of the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Plan steering committee to name a few. In 2003, David was honored by the Denver Business Journal, designated as a “40 under forty” business leader. In 2011 Realarchitecture won the Denver Mayor’s Design Award, “Home is where the Art is”.

David has taught at the University of Colorado Masters of Architecture program. He currently sits on the Board of directors for the non-profits including Colorado Youth for a Change.

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Jordan Fisher
Associate AIA, Project Manager
Grant Horton
Associate AIA, Project Manager
Kendall Goodman
Associate AIA, Project Manager
Savanna Nightengale
Associate AIA, Project Manager
Andrea Shaffner-Powell
Interior Designer
Michael Knight
Draftsman
Timothy Childs
Draftsman
Thomas Blair
Draftsman
Andre Couvillion
Project Coordinator, Certified Passive House Consultant
Ken Goldman
Construction Manager
Lukas Vial
Construction Coordinator
Tommy Lopez
Construction Assistant
Chris Telk
Property Manager

“Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”

Frank Lloyd Wright