Courtney is a NCARB certified architect licensed in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico with over twenty years of experience in sustainable design and construction.  A LEED Accredited Professional since 2004, she is also trained as an Eco-Nest Builder in the alternative construction method of straw, clay and timber structures. To architecture, she brings knowledge of natural construction and the LEED Green Building Rating System, as well as practices of positive environmental impact or biophilic design, which recognizes the inherent human need for nature together with sustainable and universal design strategies to create spaces that truly enhance life.




Land Planning


Founder and Principal Architect, Courtney King Studios 2009- present

Architect, Reynolds + Associates Architecture & Engineering 2001-2014

Architectural Designer, Donoho & Associates 2000-2001


Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Rhode Island

Bennington College, Bennington Vermont


Pagosa Peak Open School Building Corporation, board member 2019-2021

Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP), board member 2014-2015

Colorado Housing Inc, President of the Board of Directors 2007-2010

Town of Pagosa Springs Streetscape, Furnishings and Signage Plan, Steering Committee 2007-2008

Town of Pagosa Springs Downtown Master Plan, Steering Committee 2006-2007


“A rustic modern designed mountain house with little maintenance required and nothing but character. I now have big beautiful southern facing windows that give me free heat in the winter and are perfectly shaded by my extended overhang in the middle of summer just as designed. I’m the talk of the neighborhood.” -Stavros Georgio

“We are enormously pleased with Courtney King Studio’s design of our new home. Courtney stretched herself to satisfy our desire for an esthetically pleasing net zero home and stay within the strict guidelines of our homeowner’s association. She went well beyond our expectations in dealing with our changes and the many concerns of our builder. With her professionalism, patience, and infinite good humor we enjoyed a great collaboration among homeowner, builder, and architect. All this stayed within our tight budget.” -Paul Laakso

“Changing Pagosa one elegant home at a time.” -Leslie Barnett