About Us


Asher Architects + Engineers is located in beautiful downtown Berthoud Colorado from where we serve Colorado, Wyoming, and occasionally other states. Our diverse team’s wealth of experience allows us to take on a variety of project types and sizes, and our desire to never stop learning contributes to our success and growth. Please see our bios for more information about the Asher team and contact us today to tell us about your project.

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Meet the team

We are a passionate group of hardworking individuals with youthful energy focused toward our clients needs, thoughtful design, and a well-built final product. David Asher Stranathan developed Asher Architects in 2020 to provide full-service architectural design for residential, commercial and industrial clients.

In 2022, we added Civil Engineering & Land Planning to our company to provide a full service design team to our clients. We are a small, efficient company with backup services provided by family members, friends, and a group of professional consultants.

David Stranathan
Principal architect

David has been fascinated with the design and construction industry since he was a child. He received his first power tool for his 13th birthday and has been adding to his woodshop collection ever since. His years of experience working for general contractors in commercial construction followed by working as a general contractor himself in residential construction has provided him with a depth of knowledge for designing build-able structures in creative ways.

David graduated from The University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Design and then completed a Master of Architecture degree at The University of Colorado Denver. David is a Licensed Architect in Colorado and Wyoming and also holds a LEED BD+C Certificate.

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Sam Rodgers
Project architect

Sam received his Architectural Degree from the University of Colorado in Architecture as well as Minor in Landscaping Design and has experience with nearly every facet of residential and commercial project development, making him an invaluable asset for our clients. Clients appreciate his thoughtful and enthusiastic approach to creating properly designed custom homes.

In addition to his work experience in Colorado and Texas, Sam also spent a summer abroad in Istanbul, Turkey where he focused on advanced building construction and real-world design constraints driven by community and family needs. A native Coloradan, Sam loves the outdoors; you can find him on the golf course, or spending time with his beautiful wife Hannah and their four children.

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TJ Heupel
Professional civil engineer

TJ Heupel started his engineering career in 2004 as a Material Testing Technician and Inspector working on multiple residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects across Northern Colorado while attending Colorado State University for Civil Engineering. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in 2013, TJ moved into a Materials Testing Project Management role before taking a Development Review Engineer position with a municipality in Northern Colorado where he learned about land development processes and permitting regulation. After several years on the government side of development he moved his career back to the private sector to continue his professional education in civil design for land development. Since earning a Colorado Professional Engineering License in 2021 TJ has been aiding property owners, business owners, and developers navigate through the entitlements/compliance, permitting, and construction process for a variety of projects.

TJ spends most of his free time hanging out with his wife Amanda and their 3 kids and has occasionally been seen working on home remodeling. He also enjoys camping and hunting in the Colorado mountains.

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Diana Springett
Project civil engineer

Diana is a Peruvian Civil Engineer, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from National University of Engineering (UNI) Lima-Peru. She has worked in multiple cities in Peru on residential construction projects in Lima, Open Pit Mining in Cajamarca, and Earth Dam Construction in Cerro de Pasco.

In 2013, she moved to the United States to gain experience as a Land Development Designer. In 2019, Diana started working as a Land Survey Project Manager, learning the legal side of the properties.

Diana loves spending time with her husband Mac and their 2 daughters. They enjoy Colorado breweries, snowboarding, riding bikes and playing soccer.

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Giovanna Antonelli
Architectural designer

Giovanna is a Brazilian Architect, with a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Mackenzie University (São Paulo - Brazil). In 2015 she was awarded a full scholarship to study abroad, where she was a student for one year at the University of Colorado in the Environmental Design program. Giovanna has a broad experience with residential and commercial projects, both in Brazil and in the US, giving a different perspective to her designs.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, backpacking, skiing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog.

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Jesus Cordova
Architectural designer

Jesus graduated from Longmont High School (Longmont, Colorado) in 2012, after which he decided to pursue his college academics in his hometown of Chihuahua, Mexico where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from The Superior Institute of Architecture and Design (ISAD). In 2020, Jesus returned to Colorado looking to gain experience in Architectural Design as well as further his education. Jesus brings an extensive background in 3D rendering in both residential and commercial projects to our team.

He enjoys International travel, learning about architecture from different cultures, playing sports, and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

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Givan Carrero
Architectural designer

Givan was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, and later moved to New England to pursue her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was awarded a full scholarship while working as an Architectural Designer for the University and completed a variety of projects ranging in complexity and scale. She also worked on private residential projects from interior renovations to additions.

In her spare time, she enjoys sci-fi and fantasy genres, video games, singing, and creating different cuisines from cultures around the world.

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Daniel Russell
Architectural drafter

Daniel is a Colorado native who graduated from CU Boulder in 2021. He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Certificate in Technology, Arts, and Media at only 20 years old. He has experienced the residential construction trades, from designing the house, pouring the flatwork, and even installing the landscaping. Daniel especially enjoys the Landscape Design side of Architecture.

While not at work, Daniel can be found spending time with his family, playing video games with his friends, or enjoying the outdoors with his wife and dogs.

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Alejandro Chavez
Architectural drafter

Alejandro was raised in southwest Denver before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado Denver. Working with his father from a young age resulted in an interest in construction and the construction process and the ensuing experience in residential construction has given him a hands-on understanding of home building. Alejandro feels his goal of obtaining his architectural license will make him a greater asset to the Asher team and the clients he will serve.

Alejandro enjoys being involved in sports by coaching young teens and watching his own children play volleyball and soccer. Other than sports, he enjoys seeing all the beauty Colorado has to offer.

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Debbie Bunker
Office Manager

Debbie has over 25 years of full-charge bookkeeping and office administration experience. Throughout those years, she learned about the industries for which she worked, including plumbing, electrical, rental, manufacturing, wholesale, and nonprofits. This has led, on many occasions, to the expansion of responsibilities beyond bookkeeping.

Although technically a native Coloradan, Debbie spent most of her childhood in Nebraska before returning to Colorado in 1989. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Having been part of the team since start-up, Debbie is excited to see what the future holds for the talented and dynamic team that makes Asher Architects+Engineers special!

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An important part of our fulfillment as designers is to use our natural talents and gifts to give back to the community we are a part of as well as communities around the globe.

Asher Architects sets aside at least 10% of our profits toward design-and-construction-related outreach projects annually. If you have a non-profit organization that may be a good partnership for us, let us know your mission and we would be happy to discuss working together.

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Community organizations we support

Good Shepherd Church

Located in Loveland, CO.

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Rendering of a remodeled classroom at Good Shepherd Church, created by Asher Architects + Engineers.
House of Neighborly Service

HNS helps to stabilize and strengthen the at-risk families, children, youth, and seniors of the Loveland and Berthoud communities. They encourage self-sufficiency through the multiple tools and resources they offer that assist in getting people out of crisis and back into self-reliance.

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Berthoud Life Center

Asher Architects designed the Berthoud Life Center, which is a part of the House of Neighborly Service.

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Caretakers of Tradition

The Caretakers of Tradition is a Colorado nonprofit, 501-c3 whose members are past firefighters with the Berthoud Fire Protection District. Their mission is to preserve the history of the community volunteer fire and rescue services and to exhibit these historical items for educational purposes. Asher Architects is designing the new Berthoud Fire Vehicle Showroom and they are donating 100% of their services to the project.

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Rendering of Berthoud Fire Vehicle Showroom
Life for the Innocent (LFTI)

Life for the Innocent partners with communities to rescue, restore and renew children from human trafficking. Asher Architects are proud supporters of LFTI. They were a platinum sponsor for the LFTI Gala event and helped them raise $300,000.00 in one night.

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Asher Architects staff and their families at the LFTI 2022 Gala
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