Ready to get your design-build project underway? Look no further– your personal design team is here! Kogan Builders demands top quality design and in turn, delivers custom home projects that exceed our clients’ expectations. With a highly qualified team of design experts, we’re here to help interpret the custom home you have envisioned and turn it into a reality. Meet the team:
Tracy Toner – Interior Designer
As a Colorado native, Tracy has a passion for designing in the mountains. Her love of design began as a young girl, in awe of grandfather’s architectural talent and her parents’ Frank Lloyd Wright- inspired home in Iowa. Earning her degree in architectural drafting and interior design from the Colorado Institute of Art enables Tracy to bring qualified and refined expertise to the table. The best part of her job? “Working with clients to design their dream home. Presenting ideas and paying special attention to detail is a big part of my job.”
Tracy has lived in Durango for 17 years, where she loves to ski, hike, bike, and enjoy the river with her Husband, Todd, and three beautiful daughters.
Chris Dale – Home Designer
Our newest team member, Chris, is an American Institute of Architects Associate as well as a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board. Growing up in a family of architects in Denver instilled the passion of design in Chris. He earned an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Boulder and a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University. His time spent in New England became the foundation for his continued interest in design/ build architecture, where he spent eight years designing and constructing custom homes for a well-established architectural firm in Vermont. In his pursuit of ongoing research in design, Chris ventured to Europe to study traditional and contemporary architecture. Chris says that upon his return to Colorado, he “attempts to incorporate these experiences into my residential design work, striving at the same time to create spaces that are both highly responsive to their human users as well as to the environment to which they are sited.”
Chris and his wife Erin are new transplants to Durango, having just moved here last spring. They are in continuous awe of the beautiful landscape and high quality of life that Durango has to offer.
Alix Kogan – Design Principal
Alix has been involved in the building industry since he was a child. Both his father and brother are established builders in the Chicago area and through them Alix has learned about the construction business. He is passionate about architectural design and producing unique design solutions specific to each client’s needs. He is also committed to learning about green and sustainable techniques and utilizing them to add value to each project. Alix’s goal is to provide each client with the best possible experience building their dream home.
Alix has lived in Durango for over 15 years and enjoys all this town has to offer from skiing to mushroom hunting and everything in between.