Preserving Our Past, Designing Our Future
Winter & Company is a planning and urban design firm that consults nationwide to public agencies, downtown improvement committees and private property owners. The firm was founded in 1986 and is based in Boulder, Colorado. Winter & Company currently has a staff of 6 employees who are frequently featured speakers at conferences and conventions, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Western Planners Association, the American Planning Association and statewide preservation organizations.
Where We Have Worked
Who We Are
Principal and Owner
Noré Winter, Principal and Owner of Winter & Company, is an urban design and planning consultant with more than thirty years experience nationwide. He focuses on design strategies that promote the distinctive characteristics of individual communities and neighborhoods while enhancing economic vitality, sustainability and heritage conservation. He is inspired by communities whose residents value their past and look to a future with neighborhoods that enrich their lives. He helps citizens develop visions for their cities and towns, and then crafts tools that will accomplish their goals for livability. He is recognized nationally for preparing context-sensitive guidelines and standards, and tailoring urban design plans to inspire action.
Many successful downtowns reflect improvements inspired by plans and guidelines directed by Noré. These include Athens, Georgia; Bellingham, Washington; Boulder, Colorado; Canton, Ohio; Flagstaff, Arizona; Georgetown, Texas; Fort Collins, Colorado; Memphis, Tennessee; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Monterey, California and Walla Walla, Washington.
Mr. Winter is frequently a featured speaker at conferences and conventions, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Service and the American Planning Association. He also has conducted special seminars for the APA and the National Trust on design management systems and guidelines.
Director of Urban Design Studio
Julie Husband offers twenty-five years of experience in architecture, urban design, historic preservation and related fields. She has worked for Winter & Company for the past twenty years on urban design, historic preservation, design review and architectural rehabilitation projects. She is currently directing the development of design guidelines for the Dinkytown District in Minneapolis. She is also the project manager for Downtown Historic District Design Guidelines for Plano, Texas and the Economic Opportunity and Urban Design Plan for Hayden, Idaho.
Julie has helped to develop design guidelines for many historic districts across the nation. In each case, these documents have been tailored to be educational as well as regulatory. She also directed the development of the Preservation Plan for Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and design guidelines for the St. Anthony Falls Historic District in Minneapolis.
Marcia Boyle (Klopf) joined Winter & Company after completing her Master of Urban Planning in May 2016. Before joining Winter & Company, she gained planning experience through work in the public and non-profit sectors. She has been involved with the research of historic downtowns and the history of a city's influence on planning future development for a variety of communities throughout the country. She has also been part of a variety of urban design projects including feasibility studies for active transportation planning, site analysis for green development, transportation planning for sprawl and the design of a Main Street parklet. Marcia has written historic district design guidelines for local historic districts, resource books for historic district property owners, surveys regarding historic resources for property owners and updated historic preservation ordinances for local governments.
Marcia is currently assisting on a preservation strategy for Jackson, WY; Harris Park Area Plan in Westminster, CO; Westminster Design Standards/Code update; Westminster Sign Code update; City of Tacoma, WA Historic District Design Guidelines. She has worked on historic district and urban design guidelines for a variety of communities across the country, as well as a Historic Preservation Training Manual for the State of Minnesota and a guidebook titled, "Understanding Certified Local Governments in Colorado" for the State of Colorado.
Harry Brennan has been with Winter & Company since 2015. Before coming to Winter & Company he gained planning experience working in both the public and non-profit sectors. Harry has worked on corridor plans, downtown plans and a variety of design guideline projects. He has also been involved in historic research and design character analysis for preservation projects and neighborhood compatibility studies. His historic research has helped inform private development feasibility and public sector preservation strategies.
While at Winter & Company, Harry's key projects have included the North Reserve/Scott Street Urban Renewal District Master Plan in Missoula, MT; the Estes Park Downtown Plan; Ithaca Downtown and Collegetown Design Guidelines; the Anchorage Spenard Corridor Plan; and the Denver National Western Center Campus Placemaking project.
Harry holds a Master of Regional Planning Degree from Cornell University and a B.A. in Geography from the University of Montana. He has also been a speaker at state preservation and planning conferences.
Christopher Ball has been with Winter & Company for over five years and plays an integral role in the creation of graphic content for the company. He has a strong knowledge of 3D modeling, graphic software and architectural practices. His previous work experience in the field of construction allows for his designs to incorporate contextual and rational characteristics. Chris has a refined knowledge in the practice of architecture and urban planning.
Christopher is currently assisting with the Westminster, CO Design Standards/Code update; the Deadwood, SD Main Street Plan; and the Town of Ross, CA Design Guidelines.