Christa Plaza

CHRISTA PLAZA, AIA, LEED AP (BD+C)

Christa’s vast experience in architectural design has translated into her ability to
work with clients that have diverse needs. With over 20 years of experience in
architecture and lighting design, her work includes local projects with Boulder,
City of Lafayette, Clear Creek County, and Parker as well as across the country
from California to Boston. Since 2011 Christa has worked on numerous projects
with the City of Lafayette including remodels, additions and upgrades to all LED
lighting. Her extensive design portfolio includes fitness centers, athletic facilities,
restaurants, spas, commercial office buildings, retail, tenant finish, schools, and
residential design.

Christa’s fitness experience ranges from facilities that are 3,000 sq. ft. to 143,000
sq. ft. Christa understands what it takes to ensure a successful fitness facility
design. Having worked with all phases of design and documentation, Christa
works closely with clients to develop their specific building program and to create
and realize the vision for each project. Focus on client connection and good
communication with the entire project team has been the primary focus of many
successful projects for Christa.

Christa believes that architectural design should enhance the experience of
peoples living and working environments. Through selection of products and
meticulous detail development, she strives to create sustainable spaces that are
truly compatible. Christa’s additional strengths include follow-through in the
construction observation phase where quality control is of the utmost
importance.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • USGBC, Emerging Professionals Committee
  • AIA, North Chapter, Secretary 2009
  • AIA, Denver, Continuing Ed Chair 2009
  • AIA Colorado North, Committee Co-Chair, Design Awards Gala, 2007-2009
  • AIA - Denver
  • ARE Committee, 2003 to 2006
PUBLISHED ARTICLES
  • Recreation Management Magazine
  • Trends in Strategic Fitness Facility Design
  • Association of Fitness Studios
  • Know your numbers
  • Opening your own studio
  • Designing your own studio
  • 11 Tips to Design and Build your studio
  • Club Industry Newsbeat Design Series (Online)
  • Pools that Amaze
  • Workout Spaces Should Entertain and Engage
  • Locker Rooms that Make Sense
  • Going Green to reduce Costs
  • Designing a Fitness Studio - Guest article with Stephen Tharrett
  • What Every Fitness Studio Entrepreneur Must Know When Designing Their Studio
  • Exciting Workout Spaces
  • Pools that Rock
  • Spa Essentials
  • Cafés that Create Cash Flow
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

AIA
USGBC
IHRSA
Assoc. of Fitness Studios
CPRA

REGISTRATION | CERTIFICATION

Registered Architect:
Colorado #400686,
Texas #20787,
LEED AP, (BD+C)

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Architecture,
Arizona State University