The design and development team has extensive high altitude, resort community design, development and construction experience. Notably, with the exception of new addition Matt Stais, the team has worked together for the last ten years in the design, and development and construction of the Wellington Neighborhood, Breckenridge, Colorado. Wellington is approximately 60% built out and will consist of 280 single family and double houses at full build out. Wellington has received local and national recognition, including: EPA National award for Smart Growth Achievement; Colorado Public Research Interest Group Smart Growth Hall of Fame; Metropolitan Homes Design 100; Sunset Magazine Merit Award; “Denver Post Editorial” declaring Wellington a “model for the entire state”; HGTV nationally televised piece; “Cottage Living” ’A Place to Call Home’; “Better Homes and Gardens”; “Home Planning Ideas”; and “Urban Land”. Design, development and construction team resumes follow:
David O’Neil, Peak One Neighborhood, LLC
David O’Neil has been developing traditional neighborhoods in Summit County since 1999. Most recently, he is the developer of the Whole Foods Market planned for Frisco, Colorado. David is also member of the Colorado Bar and has practiced land use and real estate law.
As General Counsel for a national real estate investment, development and management firm, David has been involved in real estate development in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland and Tennessee; projects including residential development, manufactured housing and marina acquisition / permitting. David was founder of Peak One Neighborhood, LLC, Wellington Neighborhood, LLC and Traditional Neighborhood Builders, Inc. Previously, David was a partner in Eighth & Pearl, LLC, developer of the Eighth & Pearl Shops and Residences in Boulder. Awards include: EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement; Metropolitan Homes Design 100; Sunset Magazine Merit Award; and, Congress of New Urbanism Charter Award. ADenver Post editorial declared one of his projects, “a model for the entire state”. David has been involved in several public and private partnerships. He attended the University of Denver (Bachelor of Arts; Juris Doctor) and the University of Colorado (Masters of Public Administration). David served as a Juror, French Gulch Studio, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, 2006. He has also spoken on housing and public/private partnerships at numerous conferences, including Conservation Based Affordable Housing, American Planning Association National Convention, San Antonio, 2006; Land Conservation and Affordable Housing, Green Build International Conference and Expo, Chicago, 2007; and National Continuing Legal Education Conference, Snowmass, 2012.
David and his wife Ann have a 20 year old daughter and 19 year old son who both attend the University of Virginia. They own a home in the Wellington Neighborhood.
Master Planners/ Architects
John K. Wolff & John T. Lyon, Wolff Lyon Architects
John K. Wolff and John T. Lyon are both registered Architects with over thirty years of experience in housing and commercial design, construction and general contracting.
Wolff/Lyon are well known for their “timeless” and distinctive designs, major commissioned residential works (design and build) including: Bennett Residence, Aspen, Colorado; Carlston Residence, Aspen, Colorado (New York Times, October 3, 1996); Gold Residence, Boulder, Colorado; and Cech Residence, Boulder, Colorado.
Wolff/Lyon commercial and mixed-use experience includes Pour La France Restaurants in Boulder and at Denver International Airport; the following Boulder projects: 1818 16th Street Building; Arcadia Building ; Ninth and Pearl Residences and Shops, which received a 1999 AIA Colorado Design Award; Eighth and Pearl Residences and Shops (which received a Charter Award from the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) in 2001); Main Street North, a 37,500 sf mixed use project in North Boulder that received the national American Institute of Architects (AIA)/ HUD Secretary”s Award for Mixed Use/Mixed Income Development in 2005. Another mixed use project, Mason Street North, containing 40,000 sf in five buildings, was completed in 2008 in Fort Collins, CO.
In the area of affordable housing and community development, Wolff and Lyon are founding members of the Affordable Housing Alliance and architects for the Poplar Project, another award winning (Urban Land Institute and American Institute of Architects 1998) affordable housing joint venture with the City of Boulder Housing Authority. They were also selected by the City of Boulder Housing Authority in a major competition as project architects for the Foothills Community, a 76 unit affordable housing community in North Boulder that received both the prestigious 2002 Agency Award of Excellence award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the Colorado Housing NOW Eagle Award. As founding members and architects for the Wellington Neighborhood in Breckenridge, CO, they received a national EPA Smart Growth Award as well a Western Home Award from Sunset Magazine.
In the area of Master Planning and Community Design Wolff/Lyon recently completed the Planned Community Development Plan for Sunrise Valley in Washington City, Utah , a 200 acre mixed density, mixed use neighborhood plan that will contain 650 homes at build-out. In 2005 Wolff/Lyon completed the 31 acre, 290 unit mixed density Rivercrest Master Plan for Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. They were also selected by the Town of Truckee, CA in a national search to prepare a Building Types Study exploring mixed-use and affordable housing opportunities for the 27 acre Truckee Railyard Project. Wolff/Lyon recently completed the Design Book for Mesa Del Sol, a new community to be built on the mesa on the southeast edge of Albuquerque, NM. The book received the New Mexico American Society of Landscape Architects (NMASLA) 2011 Honor Award in the category of Planning and Analysis. Currently, Wolff/Lyon is working on the up-date to the Stapleton Design Book to prepare for the development of the North Neighborhoods at Stapleton, another 2500 acres north of I-70 in Denver. Other completed projects include several building designs at the redevelopment of Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, (Now known as Highland Gardens Village) and numerous projects at the Redevelopment of Stapleton including creating the original Design Book that contains the residential design guidelines for builders. Mr. Lyon is an on-going member of the Stapleton Design Review Committee.
Mr. Lyon has two children ages 19 and 21. He attended Colorado College (BFA, 1974). Mr. Wolff and his wife, Helle, have four children ages 11, 13, 16 and 20He attended Harvard College (BA, cum laude, 1972). Mr. Lyon and Mr. Wolff met at the University of Colorado where they received Master of Architecture degrees in 1977. Mr. Wolff was Chairman of the Boulder Planning Commission (1988 – 1989) and has taught design studios and housing seminars at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado.
Korkut Onaran, Wolff Lyon Architects
Korkut joined Wolff Lyon in 2001 and became a Principal in 2007. He is an urban architect with a broad knowledge of development codes and regulation cultures, a subject he explored extensively through his doctorate studies. He is also an Assistant Professor Adjunct and has been teaching at the University of Colorado since 1997.
He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published several articles on design review and local land use planning, and won prizes in architectural competitions including first prize in the national competition (in Turkey) titled “Small House,” second prize in the architectural competition for a mixed-use downtown complex in Kusadasi, fifth prize in the architectural competition for the Opera House and Performing Arts Center in Ankara, and fourth prize in the urban design competition for preparing a preservation master plan for Citadel District in Ankara. In 2007, Korkut received the American Institute of Architects” Colorado North Chapter Mentor of the Year Award.
Korkut, also a poet, received second prize in the 2006 Baltimore Review Poetry Competition. His poetry has been published in journals including: Penumbra, Rhino, Peralta, Colere, Writer’s Journal, Water – Stone Review, Bayou, and White Pelican Review.
Matthew Stais, Matthew Stais Architects
Mr. Stais is founder and President of Matthew Stais Architects (MSA) and been working in the architectural profession for over 25 years. His experience, which includes custom residential, commercial, civic, and institutional projects, is diverse and includes an emphasis on high altitude sustainable design.
Mr. Stais is well known for his recent work on the Summit County Materials Recovery Facility, the first facility of its kind to be built green and was awarded two Green Globes by the Green Building Initiative (2006). He is also responsible for the design of a custom home in Breckenridge that is a showcase to sustainable design techniques and products, most notably ground source heating and cooling, the first project of its kind in Summit County.
Aside from his work at MSA, Mr. Stais is a founding member of the Summit Green Building Project and has spearheaded the development of the draft Summit Sustainable Building Code.
Mr. Stais is a LEED™ Accredited Professional, Chair of the Breckenridge Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee, High Country Conservation Center advisory board member, National Trust for Historic Preservation member, Summit Historical Society member, International Conference of Building Officials member, and Breckenridge Resort Chamber Ambassadors member.
Mr. Stais earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1984. He holds professional licenses in Colorado, Maine, and Washington D.C. Mr. Stais lives in Breckenridge with his wife, Kiersten, and two daughters, Shelby and Alexis.
Dan McCrerey, Traditional Neighborhood Builders, Inc.
Mr. McCrerey is President of Traditional Neighborhood Builders, Inc. and has over 22 years Summit County / high altitude construction experience, positions including: carpenter, superintendent, estimator, and construction manager. His most recent project is managing the construction of 280 homes in the Wellington Neighborhood, Breckenridge, Colorado. As neighborhood project manager during the last ten years, he has overseen 18 primary subcontractors with over 100 employees and instituted a web based project management intranet to facilitate project coordination and customer warranty claims.
Previously, as a real estate developer and general contractor, Mr. McCrerey has built entry level housing for sale and rent, his most recent projects being construction of the Summit County Housing Authority’s Ophir Mountain Townhouses, 18 units, and Glen Cove at Lake Dillon homes, 37 units. Additional Summit County projects where Mr. McCrerey designed, developed or project managed, include: Westview at Willow Grove, Silverthorne (subdivision); Creekside Estates, Frisco (subdivision); Grey Fox, Summit Cove (subdivision); Royal Alpine Rental Housing, Frisco (design / build); and Willow Grove (subdivision).
Mr. McCrerey is a pioneer in the area of shallow frost protected foundation systems and in this regard was a speaker at the National Association of Home Builders convention, Houston, 1995. Mr. McCrerey has completed NAHB Graduate Master Builder classes in scheduling, estimating, project management and building codes.
Mr. McCrerey graduated from Punahou School, Honolulu 1972, obtained an occupational certificate in Ski Area Technology from Colorado Mountain College 1973 and graduated from Western State College BS Business Administration 1978. Mr. McCrerey and his wife Roberta have 12 year old daughter and a 16 year old son. They have lived on a hill overlooking the Peak One Parcel for twenty years.
Jim Lenzotti, Tetra Tech ISG – FLO Engineering
Mr. Lenzotti is Founder and President of FLO Engineering, Inc., a civil engineering and water resources consulting firm founded in 1985 and located in Breckenridge. Recently, FLO Engineering merged with Tetra Tech, a publicly traded company, and expanded its areas of expertise to include environmental engineering, architectural design, construction management, environmental remediation and the development of architectural/engineering public policy.
Mr. Lenzotti has seventeen years of experience in the field of civil engineering. His areas of expertise include high altitude municipal engineering, site development, contract administration, drainage and utility design and construction supervision. In the area of municipal engineering, Mr. Lenzotti has served as project manager on water systems, road projects, highway projects, wastewater systems, recreational facilities and bike paths.
His design experience includes the design of water treatment facilities, wastewater facilities, water distribution and storage facilities, wastewater collection facilities, road projects and overlot grading projects. He also has prepared service plans for the formation of a water district, the master planning of water systems including design of wells, booster pump stations, storage facilities and distribution systems. He also has served as a Town and City Engineer for the Towns of Frisco, Dillon and the City of Walsenburg, CO.
Mr. Lenzotti’s recently completed projects include extension of the wastewater collection system for the Breckenridge Sanitation District, the pump house for the Blue River Water District, water transmission line extension for the Town of Breckenridge, street improvements for the Towns of Breckenridge and Dillon, and drainage improvements for the Town of Frisco. Mr. Lenzotti recently served on the Summit School District Board. He attended Colorado State University (Bachelor of Science, Engineering, 1979). Lenzotti and his wife live in Silverthorne.
Kate Clement, Peak One Neighborhood, LLC
Mrs. Clement is currently the Sales Manager of Peak One Neighborhood, and is responsible for coordinating various relationships between the LLC and potential buyers, local governments, the Summit County Real Estate Community, media groups, and Traditional Neighborhood Builders. In addition, Mrs. Clement oversees on-site sales & marketing including scheduled improvements, signage, and print materials as well as assists residential buyers through the sales process and beyond. She is responsible for the evolution and execution of the PeakOneNeighborhood.com website, contact requests, marketing materials, and various print, video and radio advertising.
In 2000, Mrs. Clement graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, then moved to Colorado a few months later. After obtaining her Real Estate Brokers License in 2002, Mrs. Clement began building her real estate career and passion with Markel Homes Construction Company in Boulder. In 2011, Mrs. Clement was recruited to become a part of the Peak One Neighborhood team and relocated to Summit County. Mrs. Clement is an avid mountain biker & skier, and spends her free time exploring the mountains with her husband & her little boy, Michael.
Local Legal Counsel
Stephen West, West Brown Huntley & Hunter, P.C.
Mr. West has lived in Breckenridge since 1973 and been involved in or with local government throughout that time, including having served as Mayor of Breckenridge for sixteen years. Mr. West specializes in the area of real estate law. He graduated from Yale University (BA, 1970) and the University of Virginia Law School (JD, 1973). He and his wife, Karen, reside in Breckenridge and have two grown children and two grandchildren.