Intentional design for modern living in Western, Colorado 

Meaningful | Sustainable | Elevated


What we do

Who we are

Our mission is to create beauty for living by thinking and building in a way that engages our clients, challenges ourselves, and considers the opportunities for sustainability in the 21st century.

Among our Testimonials

Ryan and his team helped us from start to finish. We chose Ryan because of his knowledge of modern architecture being inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright who saw no limits to how design may improve the quality of the lives we live and put special importance on the value of beauty. We love modern architecture because it shows the actual structure and materials used in the building, featuring design elements of wood, steel and glass. Ryan helped us balance the clean lines and minimalist interiors with the warmth of natural materials such as wood and stone. He created beautiful features in our home that stand alone as art.

RG Cowan Design strives to create unique projects that set his work apart from other home builders. He enjoys the one-off custom design and build projects on various scales.

Ryan feels that architecture and the objects in them fill our lives with stories and meaning, becoming the backdrop to how we live our lives. We were truly fortunate to have Ryan and his team build our new home.

– The Fosters

Featured Projects

Bookcliff Modern

The Bookcliff modern was a home designed for clients who were looking for a sustainable approach to designing and constructing their new home. After living abroad for most of their professional careers, these clients had lived in a variety of housing types that were not typical of most north American homes. They found things along the way that they loved and worked well for them and they found things that they didn’t like and brought this valuable information to the design table. The Bookcliff Modern was to be their “forever home” and needed to be a special place for them.

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