Shane Martin

ShaneShane Martin is the principal of Arrow B Architecture. He started Arrow B with a simple premise do good work with good people. He spent more than twenty years at top firms in Colorado and Kansas before striking out on his own in 2012.

Arrow B Architecture capitalizes on his wide-ranging experience everything from one-of-a-kind, extraordinary residential projects, to tight, clever mixed-use spaces, myriad craft breweries, talk-of-the-town restaurants, and smart, functional office spaces. Shane’s pragmatic, problem-solving approach to architecture complements his keen sense of design. A cheeky sense of humor rounds out his approach to running his own firm.

Shane is a direct and honest communicator who stakes his reputation on the success of each project, and is proud that many clients have become longtime friends. His projects are successful because he treats contractors as allies, vendors and product reps as valued contributors, and consultants like experts.

More than twenty years in architecture has given Shane hands-on experience in all aspects of project planning programming, concept design, and construction contract administration. His projects have been published in 5280 Magazine, Denver Magazine, 303 Magazine, VMSD, and Stone World. He also enjoys mentoring young architects, and volunteers as a youth mentor for Goodwill Industries.

Shane graduated in 1993 with a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas. But truth be told, it wasn’t Shane’s education, experience, or grades that helped land his first job; it was a lucky meeting as he gave a bus tour of the University of Kansas campus. A man on the tour complimented Shane’s public speaking skills and somewhat irreverent humor, and asked what he was studying. Shane told him he was an architecture student and the man said, “I have an architecture firm in Wichita. You call me when you graduate and I’ll give you a job.” Shane moved to Wichita in 1993 to work for Bill Livingston at Gossen Livingston. He worked for Colorado firms based in Denver and Aspen until starting Arrow B Architecture in 2012.

Shane comes from a solid Midwest background. He credits his success to the values his parents instilled in him discipline, hard work, and humility. At graduation, his father shook his hand and said “Congratulations, son. Just remember that a shovel will still fit your hand.”

Ally Frueauf

2015_12_04_Ally-FrueaufAlly is a Western gal if ever there was one. She grew up in the great outdoors: riding horses and 4-wheelers in Wyoming and the light rail in Oregon, before deciding to get her Bachelor’s of Interior Architecture at the University of Oregon. She also studied at the Danish Design Institute for furniture design in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ally comes from a long line of engineers. One of her grandfathers designed the sling to help land planes on aircraft carriers, while her other grandfather emigrated from Germany and designed his own tap and die set to work on the railroad.

Ally particularly enjoys working on small business projects that have a distinct personality. She likes building relationships with clients, understanding their needs, and helping bring their dreams to fruition.

When she’s not working, Ally spends time with her English chocolate lab, Mac, loves watching hockey and going snowshoeing. She’s an avid Oregon Ducks fan and served on the University of Oregon Denver alumni board.

Cimone Brown

Cimone 2016_07_07_Cimone-Brown-editBrown has been creating structures since she was a kid; her first projects were intricate dioramas crafted out of papier-mache for school projects. Her interest in designing led her to the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree.

Cimone loves when a design concept comes together. From materials to lighting and custom details, she works to understand how each detail can bring the project together into a cohesive and exciting whole. She looks forward to working with each client to take their ideas and incorporate them thoughtfully.

Outside of work, Cimone enjoys doing home improvement projects and is a secret video game nerd. As an avid Oregon Ducks fan, you’ll find her decked out in Duck gear cheering on her team on game day.

Alicia Kahm

2015_12_04_Alicia-KahmAlicia Kahm has a head for numbers, sharpened by more than a decade in the accounting industry. She’s responsible for making sure the bills are paid and everyone gets a paycheck, which makes her a very popular gal around the office.

Alicia graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Regis University in 2010. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Accounting at Regis and will soon sit for the CPA exam.

She’s also a Colorado native who loves practicing mixed martial arts, doing crossfit and going hiking. More than anything, she loves spending time with her two girls.

Sarah Beatty Martin

2015_12_04_Sarah-BeattySarah Beatty Martin helps manage the Arrow B office, organizes everything she can get her hands on, and unsticks sticky things. She writes, researches, and solves problems. She’s also is a video producer with her own company, and a mother to two of the best kids around. You’ll often see her at Arrow B Architecture, doing whatever needs to be done. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Journalism & Technical Communication in 1997.