Principal Architect Dennis E. Zirbel, a Truckee native and permanent resident, designs structures that grow from their sites and elicit a soulful, emotional response. His architecture follows the indigenous elements and characteristics of each site, while his design style remains flexible to reflect the individuality and aspirations of each client. Dennis's continued success is rooted in his profound sense of the land, his understanding of the built environment and his ability to bring the visions and dreams of his clients to fruition. Dennis E. Zirbel is an accredited LEED professional, which gives clients the ability to "green" certify their project if they so desire. Dennis is NCARB certified by the National State Board of Architects, which allows the firm to seek architectural licensure in all 50 States.
Interior Designer Natalie Zirbel brings years of experience, creativity and education to Dennis E. Zirbel, Architect. Before Natalie joined the firm in early 2013, she worked independently as well as collaborated with Architects and other design professionals to create beautiful interiors throughout Tahoe and the Bay Area. Natalie strives to deliver beautiful living spaces clients will enjoy for years to come that reflect their personal lifestyles, tastes and dreams. Designing stylish, lasting environments of refined comfort and functional elegance that speak to the architecture of the home and its surroundings is her commitment and passion. Natalie Zirbel, ASID, holds a degree in Interior Architecture from UC Berkeley and studied Interior Design and the Decorative Arts at UCLA.
Husband and wife team Dennis and Natalie Zirbel along with their amazing team provide clients with a full service, holistic approach to Architecture and Interior Design, collaborating on every aspect of the design process from beginning to end. This team-oriented, integrated approach cultivates strong, harmonious designs and a seamless experience for clients. Through this process, a timeless art form develops that functions well with regards to its use, environment and sustainability.
The Studio of Dennis E. Zirbel, Architect is located regionally in the Lake Tahoe area and specifically in the historic downtown area of Truckee, CA at 10056 Spring Street. The firm operates out of a restored bungalow dating back to the late 1800's that was restored and converted for the purposes of business by Dennis.