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Since its founding, Poss Interior Design has been fortunate to have been involved with many high-end custom residences as well as several mountain resort projects. Each design we create meets the specific needs of and is a collaborative effort with the client involved.With both architecture and interior design within the same firm we have the ability to provide seamless coordination between the two disciplines, a critical component when working on time-sensitive projects where quality cannot be compromised.


Residential Resort | Hospitality Golf Resort Multi-Family Commercial Overall



Poss Architecture + Planning was founded in Aspen, Colorado in 1976 and has distinguished itself for the design of custom residences, commercial projects and all areas of resort planning. Our firm is well known for providing professional and thorough service and for maintaining close working relationships with our clients. We are proud to have built a reputation of fulfilling our clients' visions through design solutions that make economic and aesthetic sense.

In 2001, Poss Architecture + Planning opened the Poss Interior Design division, whose members brought to the firm a reputation of quality and innovation, as well as a network of resources from their work on projects worldwide. This changed the dynamic of the firm’s structure by teaming architects and interior designers within the same building, allowing the critical coordination between the disciplines to be easily accomplished. Currently, the firm’s staff of 25 employees engages in all aspects of architectural and interior design, with the experience and expertise to visualize, conceive, produce and manage a project from programming to occupancy.

The high country communities of the West offer unique opportunities to create structures that capture the essence of a mountain lifestyle. With much of our work located in resort areas nationally, our design philosophy encourages integration of the regional context of the architecture with the landscape, thus preserving the surrounding environment’s natural beauty. Concurrent with that ideal is our obligation to provide a quality design within the constraints of our client's budget. Poss’s commitment to excellence in design, creativity and professionalism are the guiding principles of our firm.


William Poss Andy Wisnoski



Mr. Poss has an extensive and varied architectural and land planning background. He was educated at the New York Institute of Technology and practiced architecture in New York before being offered a job with The Mitchell Development Company in Houston. Bill was a team architect responsible for the design and development of resort conference centers, and also acted as a consultant with the Company.

Bill Poss’s love of the mountains was the motivating force behind his move to Aspen, Colorado, where he founded his own firm in 1976, and still practices today. As Bill Poss’s reputation for quality design and client service grew, his firm expanded into other project types, including executive resort conference centers, commercial infill, and more recently, master planning and design of golf and ski resort ventures, including hotels and hospitality projects. Today, Poss Architecture + Planning has established a national reputation for work throughout Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Mexico, Caribbean and Moscow, Russia.

Mr. Poss’ design philosophy varies from project to project, depending on the physical elements and client’s needs involved. There is a strong commitment towards regional context/landscape integration with the architectural design of the project.

As the managing partner, Mr. Poss takes a personal interest in all Poss projects and works closely with the assigned team to insure a seamless product.


Principal | President

Bachelor of Science: Architecture

New York Institute of Technology, 1970

Registered Architect: Colorado, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina and

United States Virgin Islands

Certification: National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)

Organizations: American Institute of Architects

Aspen Historical Preservation Committee, Chairman, 1987 - 1995


Mr. Wisnoski has a diverse background in architecture, interior design and planning. His project experience includes all phases of design development and documentation in both commercial and residential design projects in Texas and Colorado. His position and responsibilities in past projects has allowed him to develop a broad base of knowledge in all areas of the architectural profession by participating in every phase of the architectural process.

His past projects also include several building types, single-family residences (custom and speculative), townhomes, retail and commercial projects, office buildings and corporate offices.

Mr. Wisnoski’s experience in both areas of architecture and interior design has instilled an important understanding of how a good building works inside and out. His experience has also developed a strong motivation towards professionalism and process oriented project management which he feels ultimately leads to clear and efficient execution of a client’s project.

Mr. Wisnoski’s commercial and resort projects in the Aspen area include: the Maroon Creek Club Townhomes and Maroon Creek Employee Housing, the Owl Creek Townhomes, the Hyatt Grand Aspen Hotel, and the River Valley Ranch Master Plan and Imagery. His Aspen custom residential list includes: the Ponds, the Goldberg Residence, the Halle Residence, and the Lauder Residence. Andy has worked for Poss Architecture + Planning since 1989.




Melanie Grant has proven herself as a leader in the firm and as an established designer in Aspen, Colorado. She was asked to head Poss Interior Design in 2006 and since then has taken the department to a new level of quality. She was educated at The University of Georgia, which has a well-established and FIDER accredited Interior Design program. At the University, Melanie was awarded an academic scholarship, joined the American Society of Interior Designers, and served as an officer of the University’s chapter. While working to complete her degree at the University, she accepted the opportunity in Aspen, Colorado to complete an internship for Slifer Designs, a firm on Interior Design Magazine’s Giant List.

After graduating she began her career by returning to Slifer where she gained experience in both hospitality and high-end residential design. In 2002, Melanie joined the Poss Interior Design team shortly after its creation and has helped to build the department from the ground up. Melanie’s strengths include the ability to develop and execute design concepts accurately and within budget, and create successful projects for clients as well as the Poss Interior Design team.


St. Regis Remède Spa & Guest Suites, Aspen, Colorado Thunderbowl Townhomes, Aspen, Colorado Mountain Ranch Residence, Aspen, Colorado The Reagan Residence, Aspen, Colorado The Mitchell Residence, Aspen, Colorado Lost Basin Ranch, Aspen, Colorado

Snowmass Convention Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado Brown Dacha Residence, Moscow, Russia

Tumble Creek Pro Shop, Roslyn, Washington Alpine Bank, Aspen, Colorado

Roaring Fork Club Cabin, Basalt, Colorado Zaino Residence, Aspen, Colorado

Snake River Cottages, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Brush Creek Estates, Snowmass Village, Colorado Snowmass Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

Related WestPac Sales Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado Related WestPac Sales Center, Aspen, Colorado


Aspen Highlands Village Townhomes, Aspen, Colorado The Snowmass Club, Snowmass Village, Colorado


Principal | Designer

Bachelor of Arts: Interior Design


As an architect Ms. Maples’ work has ranged from projects for public and government agencies to high-end residential. She has touched all aspects of the profession from front end client relations, programming, design, consultant direction, construction document production, and construction administration. She has experience managing small projects with limited budgets and large projects with complex programs and extensive administrative requirements.

Ms. Maples professional career began in Minneapolis, upon completing her masters degree, at Leonard Parker Associates Architects where she worked as a Project Architect on the historic remodel and addition to the Minnesota Judicial Center in the Capitol complex and a replacement US Embassy in Santiago, Chile. She later moved to Chicago where she worked for a short period of time for Harry Weese Associates on a Chicago Transit Authority Station and later with Architrave Ltd. in conjunction with Holibard + Root Architects on a 220,000 SF administrative facility also for the Chicago Transit Authority.

Since joining Poss Architecture + Planning in 1996, Ms. Maple has worked primarily on high-end single family residential projects between 9,000 SF and 15,000 SF. She specializes in the coordination and integration of the interior design objectives with the architectural integrity of the whole house. She is adept at managing the multiple professional consultants often required to facilitate these highly technically specialized and finished homes. Her project list includes the Lauder Residence, Weitz Residence, Tucker Residence and the Mountain Ranch Residence which won the ASLA 2007 Professional Residential Design Honor Award.



Master of Architecture: University of Minnesota, 1988

Bachelor of Environmental Design: University of Colorado at Boulder, 1984

Registered Architect: Colorado

Certification: National Council of Architectural Registration Board

Organizations: Asset Management Committee for Aspen School District


Ms. Long came to Poss Interior Design in the spring of 2011. After graduating from Iowa State University, whose Interior Design program was nationally ranked in the top ten, she began working for Cagley & Tanner in Las Vegas, Nevada and gained three years of high end hospitality design experience. Her involvement ranged from a luxury karaoke club in Shanghai, China to a local’s gaming resort in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While in Las Vegas, she headed the ballroom remodels at Bally’s and the Paris Hotel & Casino. She also had the opportunity to work on several residences for top casino executives.

Her background in the hospitality process leads to a strong understanding and appreciation for exclusive, high quality design. Her positive attitude complements her attention to detail and strong work ethic. She excels at producing conceptual presentations and construction documents, selecting appropriate finishes and furnishings, and writing technical specifications. She is currently studying to complete the NCIDQ exam this spring.


The Lodge on Biltmore Estate | Asheville, North Carolina PROJECTS WITH CAGLEY & TANNER

Wind Creek Hotel & Casino | Atmore, Alabama

Bellagio Baccarat Temporary Relocation | Las Vegas, Nevada Showboat Casino | Atlantic City, New Jersey

Echelon Place | Las Vegas, Nevada The Firm at City Center | Las Vegas, Nevada Nightclub | Shanghai, China

Revel | Atlantic City, New Jersey Revel Beach | Atlantic City, New Jersey Business Tower | Shanghai, China

The Orleans Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada Paris Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada Bally’s Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada Mirage Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada Par-a-dice Casino | Peoria, Illinois

Pinnacle Hotel & Casino | Baton Rouge, Louisiana Pinnacle Entertainment | Las Vegas, Nevada



Bachelor of Arts: Interior Design

Iowa State University, 2008

Certification: LEED AP ID+C

Organizations: Young Leaders in Hospitality, DesignMINDS Las Vegas



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