Randy Shortridge, AIA NCARB LEED AP

A focus on urban design and mixed-use architecture from the beginning of his 29 year career has made Randy Shortridge an expert in the field,

exemplified by award winning projects from Asia to the Americas. His work consistently responds to the challenges of dense urban locales-transit-oriented, affordable housing, historic context and public spaces–with special attention to climate and geography.  In 2013, he co-founded [au]workshop Architects+Urbanists and is currently engaged in projects in Colorado, New Mexico, Southern California, Hawaii and Thailand.

His prior experience includes 18 years of practice culminating as a design-focused Vice President with the Los Angeles office of RTKL where his many completed and award winning projects included the transit-oriented mixed-use district Mockingbird Station in Dallas, Siam Paragon in Bangkok, and the 717 Olympic Tower, The Market at 9th and Flower and LA Live, all in Los Angeles.  In 2008 he and his wife elected to return their hometown of Fort Collins to raise their two sons and Randy joined a well known local firm for four and a half years.  While there, he engaged in mixed use architecture and urban design, and furthered his interests in sustainable architecture and urbanism as well as work in the public realm including civic and educational projects.  

Randy has a Master of Architecture degree with Distinction from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the Urban Land Institute, and is a LEED accredited professional.  He is a licensed Architect in Colorado, New Mexico and California.

Some of Randy's work prior to founding [au]workshop

Most of Randy's ideas begin with sketching...