Joseph E. Simmons, Principal



Joe Simmons founded BlueSky Studio in 1984. He brings over twenty five years of experience in design and construction to your project team. His versatility and ability to actively participate in all levels of the architectural experience has proven invaluable to our clients in all of our design projects. Inventive solutions, that utilize standard building components, have produced many unique and surprisingly interesting solutions -- a trademark of his work.

Joe is regarded as an expert within the preservation community because of his ability to sensitively and skillfully produce innovative and cost-effective design solutions while reconciling the requirements of the building codes.

1974 BFA, Architecture
University of New Mexico; Albuquerque, New Mexico

1984 Principal / Architect
BlueSky Studio;Denver, Colorado

1983 Associate / Project Manager
CCSB Architecture Planning; Denver, Colorado

1980 Principal / Project Manager
Pouw and Associates; Denver, Colorado

1979 Project Architect
Zuhair Fayez Associates;Jeddah, London 

1978 Project Architect
SLP Architects; Denver, Colorado

1974 Job Captain
Mastin / Fletcher Architects; Albuquerque, New Mexico

1970 Estimator and also Carpenter/Ironworker
J. E. Simmons Corporation; Albuquerque, New Mexico


Colorado, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Iowa, NCARB Certificate

Public Service
Guest Lecturer/Critic - AIA Colorado, and CU Denver, Graduate School of Architecture.