Bring on Fall! While we can’t believe that summer is over, we are ready to FALL in love with the cooler weather. Take a peek at what some of us have been up to…..


When Principal, Paulla Shetterly, joined our firm we knew she came with a portfolio of very happy clients. So, when a past client reached out to us to continue that relationship, we were happy to step up to the plate. First Baptist Orlando is one of the largest churches in central Florida. With a congregation of 14,000, it’s home to 2 campuses and programs for young children, students, and adults.

Their most recent major renovation, The Kids Building, in which Paulla was Lead Designer with another firm, was completed in 2019. This renovation caters to weekly programs for each age range (kindergarten-5th grade) and hosts services for new moms and children with special needs. Its colorful environment and welcoming atmosphere have won the hearts of many, especially all the kids who can use the indoor SLIDES, to get from the top floors to lower floors. It’s no wonder that the church wants to continue this excitement to other parts of the campus.


Every rendering starts with a floor plan. Just like any other project, the bones of the building are needed to create an accurate and realistic rendering. Next, it is up to the designer to select which program they would like to build the 3D model in. The most often used programs are Sketchup and Revit. After quite a bit of time and coordination, the designer will finally have the 3D model of the client’s building put into the program. Once that is done- the creative part begins! The designer inputs images of all the finish selections into the program and makes any necessary edits to ensure that an accurate representation in the rendering is achieved. Then, the designer applies the finish selections to all applicable surfaces such as walls, floors, architectural elements, and furniture. The next step is to see how the rendering looks. There are a variety of programs that will render an image for you. In our office, we use Enscape. Enscape takes the 3D model with the applied finish images and makes a realistic snapshot of what the client’s space will look like. The designer...

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Renee Choksey is a new designer and joined our team in January. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and Design from Colorado State University. Renee’s crush on airplanes led her to a career path in aviation design.

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It’s been a busy spring and start to the summer! Keep reading for this quarter’s professional and personal announcements!

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The new Anschutz Health Sciences Building is located on the Anschutz Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The building is part of the University of Colorado’s campus. The 396,000-square-foot facility houses mixed-use spaces including a seven-story atrium, data center, offices, and clinical spaces including labs and classrooms. A spacious second-floor conference center named in honor of Chancellor Don Elliman is a highlight of the new facility. The central Benson Atrium, named for CU President Emeritus Bruce Benson and his wife, Marcy, has capacity to include up to 1,700 people offering the first opportunity for larger-scale events at CU Anschutz. On the top level of the building, is the Krummholz Lounge which showcases a skyline view of downtown Denver and the beautiful rocky mountains. Alongside the lounge is the outdoor rooftop gathering space which is a wonderful area for all to enjoy on campus.

The building was designed in collaboration with local Denver architect Anderson Mason Dale and Portland architect, ZGF. JE Dunn, the general contractor, worked closely with the...

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Courtney McNaul joined our team in the fall of 2021. Originally from Minnesota, she traded in the land of 10,000 lakes (and mosquitoes) for the sunshine and mountain views of Colorado in 2019. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.


UCHealth Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute (RMLEI), located in the Sue Anschutz-Rogers Eye Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus was originally opened in 2002 in a new 47,000 SF building. A 2015 expansion added a new entry, and an additional two floors totaling 85,000 SF and renovating 10,000 SF of the original building. In 2019, planning began for a 40,000 SF renovation and buildout of shell space to further expand the Eye Center. Completed in 2021, it is now one of the largest eye centers in the country, offering the highest level of treatment for any eyesight condition, as well as clinical research and training.

The new expansion includes a conference center, modern collaborative open work areas, flexible offices, and additional exam rooms, diagnostic, and treatment spaces.

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Anthony joined our team in November after graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture and Design. Anthony grew up in Pueblo, Colorado and is inspired by the local culture around the area and he brings a fresh perspective to all projects he’s been involved with. One of his favorite parts of design is advocating for the local community.

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Gallun Snow's Kirsty Ferguson and Meryl Corbin were recently featured in the Colorado Real Estate Journal, where they discuss the design of the B-West Concourse Gate.

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At this season of gratitude, we thank you for your continued support and partnership, and we look forward to working with you in the year to come!

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Gallun Snow's Sara Parsons and Brenda Chrisman were recently featured in the Colorado Real Estate Journal, where they discuss the design of the new Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center.


The B-West Concourse Expansion at Denver International Airport symbolizes a gateway to the Rocky Mountain region. The project includes 3 levels, 4 new gates for United Airlines, 6 holdrooms, and additional support spaces. The design is a modern twist on the ‘mountain’ aesthetic featuring the warmth of the reclaimed wood in the millwork walls and furniture which balances the clean lines and crisp white and gray neutrals of the interior finishes. Strategic color placement helps passengers navigate the concourse. Visual cues like cobalt-blue quartz walls at restroom entrances and branded violet-purple lounge furniture helps to distinguish key areas. Since DEN offers world-class amenities like integrated power in the furniture, pet relief areas, family-friendly restrooms and nursing rooms, the airport was recently voted USA Today’s Best Large Airport in America 2021.

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We had the chance to sit down with Meryl this month and ask her about her involvement in the Denver International Airport - Concourse B West Expansion project!

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It’s not very often as interior designers we have the opportunity to design outdoor spaces. As you can imagine when presented with the challenge of designing an outdoor seating area with a fire pit in a 24-hour use airport, that we were excited. The new B-West, A-West, and C-East Gate Expansion Projects at the Denver International Airport are all designed with outdoor seating areas allowing passengers to mingle outside in the sun, moonlight, rain and snow. We outfitted the areas with soft lounge seating, a bar, and fire pits, the space feels intimate surrounded by beautiful Colorado scenery and impressively large airplanes.

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Gallun Snow and TreanorHL have had the pleasure of working with the amazing team at Valley Hope of Parker on their new building addition and existing building renovation. The project was an integrated team effort between the end users, architect, engineers, and interior designers.

Valley Hope of Parker, formed in 1989, is a residential addiction treatment and recovery center located in Parker, CO. With a desperate need for more space and a heart for helping those in need, we worked with the Valley Hope of Parker team to add 18,000 square feet of new building to their current location as well as renovation to 21,000 square feet of existing space. The new building adds a large community room, new dining, dorms, group rooms, and a new detox center including patient rooms, dayroom, nursing areas and a new dining area special to the detox suite. The new building also houses more offices, a new business admin area and a new welcoming entry lobby.


Emily Leck is an Associate on the team, and recently celebrated her 8 year anniversary at Gallun Snow. Keep reading to learn more about Emily's passion for design!


When deciding to build walls vs. specify demountable wall systems, it is important to think about the long-term goals of your client and determine if there is a desire to design for change and evolution of the interior space. If flexibility within a clients’ layout is important, modular walls could be a viable solution. These wall types allow for deconstruction of an old layout and installation for the future in a timely and cost-effective manner.


We have plenty to celebrate so far in 2021. We’re working on new projects and our team members are fully vaccinated. Keep reading for this quarter’s professional and personal announcements!

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TreanorHL and Gallun Snow designed a 59-bed, single-story secure skilled nursing facility to replace an existing outdated state facility in eastern Idaho. The project was featured in the May issue of Healthcare Design Magazine.

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TreanorHL and Gallun Snow Associates worked alongside each other to design the new Orthopedic Surgery Center in Laramie, Wyoming. Check out the feature below from the May issue of Healthcare Design Magazine.


Gallun Snow worked with Boulder Associates to design an outpatient tenant finish space for Kaiser Permanente, serving the Colorado Springs area. Completed in January of 2021, this 25,000 square foot space provides services for primary and specialty care, pharmacy, medical imaging, lab, and non-oncology infusion services as Kaiser Permanente’s first project in Colorado to implement their NextGen model. The design team also adhered to Kaiser Permanente’s Total Health Environment design criteria to provide a healing and welcoming environment.

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Andrea Rector is a Senior Associate at Gallun Snow. Not only is she a project manager but she is also our BIM manager. Read more below to learn about what Andrea loves to do!

1. What is your favorite project you have worked on at Gallun Snow?

I was fortunate to be able to work on the Carla Madison Recreation Center, a new facility that opened in 2018 serving the central Denver area, which previously lacked a rec center. Not only was this project incredibly fun to design with the great team at Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, it was also meaningful to be a small part of improving my own community. I love driving by the building and seeing the moving LED light installation that is linked to people exercising inside.

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Have you ever seen a product and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that”? The Trim-Tex Flat Tear Away Bead might make you have those exact thoughts. As designers we envision clean lines and the perfect marriage of two materials coming together, which in reality, is not always easy to achieve. Think gypsum wallboard and distressed wood beams, or gypsum wallboard covered in decorative wall covering against a textured stone wall.

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Our team has been hitting the ground running since the beginning of 2021. We have had personal and professional achievements to celebrate, projects ending and projects beginning. Take a look to see what we’ve been up to!


Brenda Chrisman has been promoted to Associate Principal. Brenda’s passion for healthcare design and creating a space to promote positive has shown through the past 5 year she has been at Gallun Snow. We’re so excited to see her thrive in her new role.

Ashley Gavaldon has been promoted to Associate. Ashley excels at problem solving and looks outside the box to create thoughtful solutions for her clients. We cannot wait to see what Ashley brings to this new role.

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Kirsty Ferguson and Ashley Gavaldon co-authored this article in the Colorado Real Estate Journal's quarterly Building Dialogue publication, discussing our recent project at the UCHealth Cherry Creek Medical Center. Read their article below to learn more about this fantastic new addition to the UCHealth medical offices.

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Melyssa Feiler and Emily Leck co-authored this article on textiles in the Colorado Real Estate Journal's quarterly publication of Health Care & Senior Living Quarterly.

Read their article for important insight on choosing your fabrics, especially in today's day and age.

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During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to our partners, clients and friends who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and wish you all the best as you embark on the new year ahead.


Gallun Snow Associates, in conjunction with TreanorHL Architects, recently completed construction of the Syringa Chalet Nursing Facility in Blackfoot, Idaho. Syringa Chalet is a government-run facility that provides skilled nursing services for behavioral health patients. The campus includes 50,000 square feet of brand-new space for both patients and staff. There are a total of 36 private and semi-private guest rooms with private bathrooms, a centralized nurse station with views down each of the three guest wings, a dining area featuring 22’ high wood ceilings, two community lounge spaces with fireplaces, a theater, a salon, a kitchen/craft room, and a rehabilitation gym. It was important for the architecture to take advantage of the daylight, giving patients optimal views to the outdoors throughout the building.


We’ve been asking ourselves, how will design be impacted by COVID-19 and which design modifications will stick around? Social distancing has become a high priority in public spaces such as registration desks, elevators, and waiting areas. While it’s easy to incorporate acrylic screens into a new build construction project, it’s less easy to do so at an existing facility. A design solution we are excited about is the use of decorative privacy screens by Yellow Goat. Their vast library of imagery allows users to detail many options, from built in screens at waiting areas to create separation, to freestanding screens placed at registration lines. These screens are a nice way to incorporate art and encourage social distancing.

The screens are available in many materials such as vinyl, acrylic, and metal and can be customized to different sizes. The smooth and durable nature of these materials makes them easy to wipe down and sanitize. Yellow Goat screens have been installed in healthcare, education, workplace, hospitality, and retail spaces. With these endless options, there’s...

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Allison Courtney joined our team a year ago after she graduated from Kansas State University with a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design. Allison’s favorite thing about living in Denver is the wide variety of things there are to do. With over 300 days of sunshine, you can find her enjoying the outdoors when she isn’t designing. Allison loves to hike, hammock and camp with her husband and their dog. She also loves traveling and is always planning her next trip somewhere. I bet you didn’t know that Allison is an adrenaline junkie! Some of her favorite memories include paragliding in the Swiss Alps and climbing down 150 feet to a waterfall.

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2020 continues to surprise us with new twists and turns! We are regularly checking the State of Colorado guidelines and are still working remotely most days. We are thankful our office has remained healthy, and will continue taking necessary precautions.

Our team has been taking advantage of the beautiful Colorado fall scenery and spending time outdoors. Check out these snapshots from the last few weeks. Some of us are looking forward to the upcoming snowy months, and some of us are not!

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Paulla Shetterly recently shared her knowledge on creating the most engaging and safe kids' ministry facilities, especially now in the wake of COVID-19. Please read her article below published in the September edition of the Colorado Real Estate Journal's quarterly publication Building Dialogue.


Project Scope: Interior design, furniture, art

Project SF: 15,000

Gallun Snow along with PACT Studios recently completed an interior refresh and partial renovation for the Poudre Valley Hospital Cardiac and Progressive Care Unit (PCU), located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Poudre Valley Hospital is part of the UCHealth system serving northern Colorado and southern Wyoming.

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Working closely with facility management teams is one of our specialties. On-call or as-needed projects can include, but are not limited to, move coordination, budget comparisons, finish standards, furniture reupholstering and casework design. Our design team will work within quick schedules to maintain limited downtime during any finish, furniture, or art renovations. No project is too small to keep our clients up to date with the latest design and safety trends. Take a look at some project examples!

Project: Natividad Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Services, Cardiology Clinic, and Women’s Diagnostic Imaging

Scope: Finishes, Furniture and Artwork


Grace Dearani joined Gallun Snow first as a summer intern and then as official part of our team last year. As a young and new designer, Grace values the close relationships she has been able to build with our senior designers who have become mentors to her. Grace is passionate about the healthcare work we do particularly because of the direct impact it has on people’s daily lives and experiences.

A fun fact about Grace is she is terrified of Doctor’s appointments, despite her love of healthcare design! She is very talented at creating photorealistic renderings for our clients. Renderings are a fantastic tool that allow the client to visualize all the small details of a space, allowing them to become more involved in the design work. Collaboration is very important for Grace.


Can you believe we’re more than halfway through 2020? What a year! We are still mainly working remotely to help keep us all healthy and safe.

Our most exciting announcement this quarter is the release of our new and improved website! We have spent a lot of time over the past few months adding the polish to make our new website look as amazing as our projects do! Please click through and explore the new site!

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UPDATE: We currently have our physical office closed to visitors. We are all available to assist you while working remotely.

Our Gallun Snow team wishes you and your loved ones a healthy “stay at home” period while we all try to flatten the curve and work together to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our team started working from home in mid-March and by the 23rd we officially closed our physical office in response to the Stay at Home order in Denver. Luckily for us we had past experience working remotely during our office renovation in 2017, so the transition was smooth. We are proud of our team for their resilience, flexibility, and dedication to our clients, as we navigate changing circumstances and altered project schedules.

We are grateful to work for health care providers, airports, higher education and worship clients who are building new and improved spaces for today and continue to plan for the future needs of our Rocky Mountain region. We would especially like to recognize our many healthcare clients, whose doctors,...

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Gallun Snow is delighted to announce the addition of Paulla Shetterly, EDAC, IIDA, LEED AP, NCIDQ as a new Design Principal. Paulla comes to Gallun Snow with a diverse portfolio of work for healthcare, worship, and education clients. Leveraging over three decades of architectural and interior design experience, Paulla brings a well-rounded skill set that will enhance the expertise of our firm. In her new role, Paulla will continue to expand Gallun Snow’s healthcare and education portfolio, while leading the expansion into the worship sector.

Paulla is driven by the opportunity to create spaces that positively affect the mind, body and spirit of users. Her thought leadership and passion for design are evident in recent speaking engagements for Worship Facilities Conferences (WFX) on the application of evidence-based and biophilic design for themed children’s spaces. She has also contributed articles for national publications including Church Executive. For the past two years, she has been a student mentor for the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Master’s...