As a licensed architect with three decades of experience, Sharon offers unparalleled professional guidance for land planning and site design, custom home design and community enhancement projects. Sharon's success is built upon her commitment to clear communication and personal integrity, as well as environmental stewardship with sustainable design solutions that optimize solar and wind energy, water conservation, and holistic ecology. While partnering with her clients to help them achieve their goals and dreams, Sharon's designs focus on the minimizing building maintenance, incorporating low or non-toxic interior materials, and preserving future use-group flexibility.
As a twice-certified Permaculture Designer, Sharon brings a depth of wisdom and practicality to her practice, always seeking solutions that solve more than one challenge at a time, while minimizing inputs and utilizing the smallest amount of resources possible.
Sharon offers the full range of architectural services enabling her to provide feasibility studies, project programming, conceptual sketches and schematic designs, design development drawings and specification, complete construction drawings and specifications, and contract administration on the jobsite. She has also acquired proficiency in landscape design, including grading and drainage planning, hardscape design and detailing, softscape design and materials selections, as well as lighting and irrigation in landscapes. Further, Sharon particularly enjoys interior design, with a specialty in lighting design and fixture selection.
Construction and Design-Build Services
Sharon offers General Contracting services within the context of her design/build practice, Porter Design Build LLC, with her scope of projects includes speculative houses as well as custom homes for private clients. Sharon's ies ingoals for each project consistently inclu, and her focus is on skillful management of timelines and budgets during the construction phase.
For successful execution of her design-build projects, Sharon has a sources and vetted team of architectural, drafting and engineering professionals and a variety of construction subcontractors that she trusts both in their technical competency as well as their personal integrity. Sharon's focus during each design-build project is on managing the dynamic budgets and schedules while maintaining the overall design vision and ensuring that the end result meets the owners' goals. Sharon presents a variety of options to her clients for selecting the right delivery model for the project, as well as assembling the right team of professionals.
Real Estate Services
As a licensed Colorado Realtor, Sharon has the unique ability to integrate design and construction knowledge with the financial management inherent in each real estate transaction. She has provided time-tested guidance to countless clients to help them make well informed decisions about the largest asset reallocations of their lives ... buying and/or selling real property.
Sharon helps navigate the myriad of details in each real estate transaction while keeping each client's ultimate goals in mind, making sure the end is in sight from the very beginning. Sharon takes her fiduciary responsibility to each client seriously, and is committed to protecting each client's interests throughout the real estate transaction.
Development Support Services
Sharon has extensive experience in real estate acquisition, development and disposition. She has developed and executed numerous speculative residential projects, both single family home subdivisions and multifamily projects, sought and obtained rezoning, summary subdivision approvals, Planned Unit Development entitlements, annexations, lot line adjustments, and more. She has a keen eye for acquiring prime pieces and undervalued parcels of real estate. Sharon knows the ins-and-outs of the Planning and Zoning processes, including applications that require public hearings and managing diverse neighborhood attitudes.
Sharon brings a disciplined and practical attitude to development projects, a network of strong relationships for creating effective teams and discovering opportunities, understanding and minimizing hidden risks in transactions, establishing an effective asset management strategy, and focusing on value for project owners while upholding the future vision of the local community.