Land+Shelter has offices in Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado.

Mailing address: PO Box 550, Carbondale, CO 81623

Aspen office: 301 Hopkins Avenue, Suite 211, Aspen, CO 81611 - map

Carbondale office: 215 N 12th Street, Unit C, Carbondale, CO 81623 - map

Company Profile

Land: the mountain west landscape
Shelter: the structures that shelter us within it.

Land+Shelter brings these concepts together into a practice with expertise in planning, real estate development, and building design. We create long-lasting relationships with both our clients and our consultants through a collaborative design process, long-term community involvement and an honest commitment to sustainable design.


Gavin Brooke: Principal

Gavin Brooke: Principal

Gavin (Associate AIA, LEED AP) is the founder and the principal development partner of Land+Shelter. Gavin's an innovator and big-picture thinker whose integrated approach to sustainable design and development adds value to every step of a project.


Gavin studied architecture at University of Colorado at Boulder and Gavin currently exemplifies community service through his many volunteer commitments.  Gavin serves on the Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission and is a board member for the Carbondale Third Street Center. He previously served as the co-director of the Sustainability Center of the Rockies and chair of the Carbondale Recreation Board. 

Jeff Ellis: Principal

Jeff Ellis: Principal

Jeff (AIA) is a registered architect and is the principal architectural partner at Land+Shelter. Jeff’s consummate attention to the craft of architecture shows from the first sketch drawings to the finished built form.


Jeff’s architectural experience includes design work for a variety of mountain-based firms, including specialty metal work, custom homes, and multi-family residential projects. Jeff earned his bachelors and masters of architecture at Montana State University. He currently resides in New Castle, Colorado where he and his wife are renovating an historic 1890 Main Street building. Jeff currently serves on the historic preservation committee for the town of New Castle.


Andrea Korber:  Principal

Andrea Korber: Principal

Andrea (AIA, LEED AP) is a registered architect and an associate at Land+Shelter. Andrea is dedicated to great design and a champion of the creative process wherever she goes.


Andrea studied engineering and visual arts at Dartmouth College - where she was a member of the women’s alpine racing team, and went on to earn a Master of Architecture from Harvard University. In the community, she continues to be an active volunteer for local non-profits. She enjoys fine art painting and shows her work regularly in the First Friday’s art walks. She founded the Hothouse Design Project in 2011 to share her passion for design and offer design education opportunities to her community.




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Publications List

2006 DECEMBER 14
Valley Journal: Prices for CES Space a Blast from the Past

2007 MAY 24
Valley Journal: Town looks to partner for nonprofit center management

2007 JULY 12
Valley Journal: Nonprofits center plans moving ahead

2008 OCTOBER 16
Valley Journal: CES building swap finalized

Valley Journal: Carbondale, school district complete land swap, Nonprofit center moves closer to reality

2008 DECEMBER 18
Post Independent: Third Street Center plans for a positive new year

2009 FEBRUARY 12
Sopris Sun: Third Street Center nonprofit collective comes to life

2009 JUNE 4
Sopris Sun: Lights on at Third Street Center

2009 JUNE 6
Aspen Daily News: Carbondale ‘green’ center welcomes local nonprofits

2009 JULY 23
Post Independent: Loan will pay for nonprofit center remodel

2009 AUGUST 11
Aspen Sojourner: Built to Last: A Carbondale nonprofit works with a broad range of businesses to create sustainable structures

2010 APRIL 22
Sopris Sun: After years of work, Third Street Center dream becomes reality

2010 JUNE 1
Crystal Valley Echo: The Third Street Center: A hope and a wish and a prayer

2010 JUNE 17
Sopris Sun (Cover Photo of Third Street Center)

Aspen Times: A holiday market with some added flair in Carbondale

Sopris Sun: It takes an Airstream Village

2010 DECEMBER 16
Sopris Sun: Tis the season to shop C’dale

Sopris Sun: Board seeks input on new Carbondale library

2011 NOVEMBER 17
Sopris Sun: Build it and they will come” phenomena expected

2012 JANUARY 19
Sopris Sun: Gordon Cooper Library design beginning to take shape