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1O1 Architecture is a firm specializing in the full spectrum of design and development services. We were founded on January 1st of 2010 in Denver, CO with the goal of focusing on fulfilling our client's needs, and successfully managing expectations and achieving the balance between program requirements, design, budget, schedule and market influences. 


Our value is in our ability to listen to our clients, focus our efforts, and leverage our experience in translating their desires and requirements into creative, inspiring and enduring environments that exceed the project objectives. We optimize the value and quality of our services and designs by blending in the right mix of individual talent, management experience, and technical skills for each project, and creating a successful collaboration that is responsive to the client’s specific program, budget, and schedule.


We strive to be an invaluable member of our client’s team and a key partner in every aspect of the project.  At 1O1 Architecture, we are committed to excellence and we have a vested interest in our clients, and in the success of their projects. With that comes a commitment from Frank Malek and Buddy Poppitt, to maintain hands-on oversight on each and every assignment. 


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Frank Malek, AIA, NCARB possesses over 38 years of experience in the design, construction and development industries, and has successfully delivered a variety of retail, mixed-use, healthcare, automotive, and hospitality projects nationally. 


A strategic thinker with a keen sense of design combined with superior management skills and business acumen, Frank is the driving force behind every project. He personally oversees all projects from initial design concept through delivery.  As team leader he hand picks a design team specific to each project and insures that the team is aligned with the project goals and the client's expectations.


Prior to forming 1O1 Architecture Frank was principal and co-owner of three design firms, including Managing Principal of Hangar 41, and senior executive and principal architect for a national and an international real estate development company, respectively, where he oversaw the development of a range of projects from land acquisition to post project delivery.


Frank holds a bachelor's degree in architecture and a master's degree in civil/structural engineering. He has practiced and holds architectural licenses in over 38 states.

Frank A. Malek | AIA 
Managing Principal

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Buddy Poppitt | LEED AP
Principal | Design Director

101 Architecture is proud to welcome Buddy Poppitt to the firm.  Combined, their leadership skills and expertise compliment each other, adding another layer of depth to the services 101 Architecture offers it's clients. 

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Buddy Poppitt is a driven professional with over 28 years of design and project management experience in hospitality, multifamily, commercial, institutional, educational, civic, retail and mixed use project types.   


Buddy has a sensitivity and ability to identify the needs of his clients, conveying a  thoughtful understanding of the vision and goals on every project.  His collaborative project approach combines both artistry, critical thinking, and a drive to create buildings that both serve and inspire the user and their community.  Buddy promotes strong team organization and draws from the combined expertise of his client and team to produce meaningful and thoughtful architecture.  His passion and zest for everything he does is contagious and serves as an inspiration to those around him.  

Prior to joining 101 Architecture, Buddy was the founding Principal of Hangar 41, a creative and collaborative Architecture firm serving the community for over 10 years.  Buddy has a passion for the arts, and education community.  With a strong desire to make a difference, he has sponsor dozens of arts shows, charity events, and engaged young aspiring architects, artists and musicians to perform and exhibit their work in the Arts District on Sante Fe.  

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