Living and working in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Carney Logan Burke Architects has built a practice that reflects the traditions and values of the region while reinterpreting vernacular forms to suit modern patterns of living. By applying a reductive approach to Western themes and emphasizing a refined use of local materials, the firm embraces the conventional forms of the area while challenging accepted notions of Western character. By creating an authentic body of work that speaks to the past while living in the present, the firm attempts to create a legacy of buildings in tune with the region’s natural beauty.
After completing his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard in 1977, John apprenticed with the firm of Metz Train and Youngren in Chicago. Later he moved with that firm to open their office in Denver, Colorado, where he worked on the construction phase of one of Denver’s tallest towers. In 1983 John left to start his own firm, John Carney & Associates where he completed a number of historic renovations and loft projects in Denver’s Lower Downtown. In 1990 he became a partner at Urban Design Group where he worked on the design of a large hotel for Disney Development and the renovation of the historic Denver Dry Goods Building. While in Denver John served on the board of trustees of the Denver Botanic Garden and the Denver Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and was president of the Urban Design Forum. In 1992, John Carney moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to establish Carney Architects, a firm that has grown to accommodate a staff of 20 people. The work of the firm covers a range of project types that include single-family houses, affordable housing, and commercial and mixed-use buildings. John has been active in resort design in the Rocky Mountain West for clients such as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, 3 Creek Ranch, Snow King Resort, and Sundance Resort. In addition to his work in the firm, John has been active in the Jackson Community, including two years as a County Commissioner and four years on the Teton County Planning Commission. While a County Commissioner John actively promoted sound planning and sustainable values, culminating in a resolution on Global Warming. In 2001, he served as Vice President of the Wyoming Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and designed many community projects, which include the Multi-Agency Visitor Campus and the Jackson Hole High School. John has taken part in downtown planning initiatives and is committed to principles of ‘smart growth’ and ‘town as heart’. John currently serves on the board of directors for the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Jackson Hole Historical Society and the Jackson Hole Land Trust. He is a member of both the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is licensed in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Idaho.
Eric's particular influence is in the realm of design excellence for all of the firm's work. As a building evolves from concept to completion, he leads the team through the process of developing and refining the design. In this supervisory role, Eric strives to express the firm's
artistic vision, in which clarity of purpose, responsiveness to site, and dedication to human habitation work in concert to make quality buildings.
After graduating with a Master of Architecture degree from Arizona State University in 1991, Eric moved to Denver to apprentice with Urban Design Group. He completed his architectural internship at Blue Sky Studio and, as a newly licensed architect, participated in Denver's urban renewal initiative, renovating loft buildings in the city's Lower Downtown. Eric returned to his home state to join Carney Architects in 1995.
In addition to overseeing the design process for the practice, Eric defines the firm’s marketing vision. Eric also manages his own projects, which currently include several residences, office buildings, and ski resort facilities.
Eric serves as the Chairman for the Town of Jackson Design Review Committee and is on the board of directors for the Art Association of Jackson Hole. He is a member of both the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is licensed in the state of Wyoming.
As managing principal within the firm, Kevin directs the financial, business and staff administration of the firm, and maintains an organized infrastructure as well as a motivated team as the practice continues to grow. Aside from his everyday management duties, Kevin has an affinity for the technical aspects of building within our unique climate and mentors best-practice principles of building science, ensuring high technical standards for all projects. As both a principal and LEED Accredited Professional, he is an advocate of sustainable design, furthering the firm’s commitment to environmental integrity through innovative green building techniques. Kevin was born and raised in New Hampshire, but with both parents being native to Idaho, and yearly trips to visit extended family in the state, he quickly developed a deep appreciation for the dramatic landscapes of the region. After graduating from the School of Architecture at Roger Williams University in 1990, he honed his skills at several firms specializing in commercial and custom residential projects in Idaho and Wyoming. He brought his expertise in project management and technical building to Carney Architects in 1999. In addition to his management and technical guidance, Kevin manages several large-scale projects within the firm. Currently he is directing work on two residential compounds in 3-Creek Ranch, an expansion at the Jackson Hole Airport and an employee housing development in Teton Village. Most recently, Kevin completed the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve in Grand Teton National Park, the first LEED Platinum building in Wyoming and in a National Park. Kevin is active within the community and sits on the Pathways Taskforce – a volunteer Town and County board fostering non-motorized transportation. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is licensed in the state of Wyoming and is a LEED Accredited Professional of the United States Green Building Council.