Architect much more than just a designer

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* Name: Morey Bean, AIA

* Organization: Colorado Architecture Partnership LLP

* Position: Founding Partner

* Hometown: Colorado Springs

* How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: A native of 52 years.

* Education: Bachelor of Environmental Design, CU Boulder

Master of Architecture, Ohio State University

* A few words about your company: The Colorado Architecture Partnership provides high performance buildings with quality design for the best government, non-profit and private development clients in Colorado Springs.

* Recent accomplishments:

* 2004 Graduate, Colorado Springs Leadership Institute

* Selection as the architect for the Heller Ranch at UCCS, an arts and humanities center

* Emcee for the 2004 Southern Colorado Sustainability Report at the Fort Carson Community Sustainability Conference

* Portrayed General Palmer for Colorado College and the Palmer Land Trust

* 1999 Colorado Architect of the Year

* Biggest career break: Past City Parks Director Nancy Lewis commissioning my architecture for the Starsmore Discovery Center in North Cheyenne Canyon Park.

* The toughest part of your job: Finding time to spend with my co-workers.

* Someone you admire: Daniel Libeskind, architect of the Denver Art Museum and the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero in New York City

* About your family: The Lights of my Life: Married to master gardener Tam for 23 years; three boys: Isaac, 20, CU Boulder sophomore, accomplished artist, currently traveling South America; Thatcher, 18, cancer survivor, recipient of a Life Time Achievement Award from the Colorado Springs Non-Profit Chamber; and Adam, 16, cancer survivor, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico Native, sophomore at Cheyenne Mountain High, cross country runner.

* Something else you’d like to accomplish: Painter, leadership coach, professional world traveler!

* How your business will change in the next decade: Will morph into a design/build powerhouse in partnership with high performance collaborative allied architects, consultants and builders.

* What book are you currently reading? Chris Carmichael’s “Food for Fitness”

* What is the one thing you would change about Colorado Springs? To make our City Council and city government accountable for implementing a vision for Colorado Springs with specific quality of life policies and actions.