Chris is a Colorado native who graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Landscape Design. Over the last 13 years, Chris has specialized in the high-end residential market creating outdoor spaces that been recognized both locally and nationally in magazines such as Architectural Digest, Luxe Interiors and Design, 5280Home, Modern in Denver, Denver Life, and Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, among others. Chris was recently chosen as one of Denver Business Journals’ 40 under 40 award which honors influential and accomplished business leaders who are active members in the community and in shaping Denver business.  Chris was also recognized by Colorado Homes and Lifestyles magazine, by being named Top 5 Under 40, which spotlight the hottest emerging talent in residential design in Colorado. Selected by an expert design panel, Five Under 40 winners are the people to watch, producing some of the most stunning and innovative work available today.

Elevate by Design has been named Top Denver Design in 5280 Home Magazine for two consecutive years. They have also been named to the 2019 Luxe Magazine “Luxe Gold List” which recognizes top design firms across the country. 


A native of Indiana, Paul received a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Design and Horticulture from Purdue University. After graduation, Paul moved to Colorado and began his landscape career. He worked as a landscape designer for a well-known, award-winning design/build firm  for 12 years. Paul has a passion for creating cozy and intimate outdoor spaces, designed with the intent to relax and unwind with family and friends.  He also has an enthusiasm for designing roof top gardens.  Paul’s designs have been recognized with numerous local and regional awards including two Excellence in Landscape Grand Awards and an additional 6 Merit Awards for the ALCC. He also won 3 National PLANET Awards for his projects that he designed and supervised. Paul was featured on HGTV’s Landscaper’s Challenge in 2006. His design was selected by the owner and constructed on the show.

Aubrey is the senior designer at Elevate by Design and has a passion for transforming ordinary spaces into idyllic outdoor oases. She joined EBD in July of 2014 and holds a Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University.

Prior to joining Elevate by Design, Aubrey worked for a well-known Landscape Architecture firm in Houston, Texas specializing in mixed use land development and large scale community planning. This experience provided her with an invaluable understanding for how team collaboration and communication can provide the best design solutions. She has carried this into her work here in Denver, and values the individual strengths of each member here at Elevate by Design.

Ultimately, the beauty and active lifestyle of Colorado drew Aubrey to relocate from Texas, where she found her passion in residential landscape architecture. Aubrey enjoys every step of the design and construction process and values the relationships she creates with her clients. She is a firm believer in surrounding yourself with positive people and environments, which she is proud to fulfill with her work at Elevate by Design.

Liz Loehmer is a landscape architect who works closely with the team at Elevate by Design. From initial client meetings to overseeing installation and final punch list walks, she is involved in projects every step of the way. She approaches design challenges knowing each outdoor space is unique. Each outdoor space should fit within the confines of the site’s context, balance and complement the architecture surrounding the space, and reflect the client’s style and how the space will be used.

Before her employment with Elevate by Design, she was part of the design team at a renowned residential landscape design/build firm north of Chicago. While there, she gained a deep appreciation for the details of small scale design, the lush landscapes of the Midwest and the art of hand drawn plans and sketches.

Liz joined the EBD team in August 2015 and is a licensed  landscape architect in the state of Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University.