MEET THE TEAM

THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN

DAVE NAKHJOVANI

PRINCIPAL/ ARCHITECT

Dave worked at architectural firms in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Florida, and Washington prior to joining Lewis Himes in 2000, then became partner in 2008. Dave's many years of specialty include project management, construction administration, quality assurance, cost control, and residential design. He might also add hiking, fishing, gardening, and photography to that list. Dave's greatest professional reward comes from providing architectural solutions that meet budgets while exceeding expectations, resulting in each party looking forward to collaborating again in the future.

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TODD COOPER

PRINCIPAL/ ARCHITECT

Before joining Lewis Himes associates as an architect and recently becoming a partner in the firm, Todd traveled the world as a global citizen and a member of the US Army, which he has served in some capacity since 1989 and continues to serve in the army reserves. His travels have taken him to Europe, Asia, Central America, and plenty of places in between. At every stop he discovers unique pockets of architecture and culture to marvel at and draw inspiration from. From the road side shops on the back roads of Thailand that use local materials to create unique spaces, to the historical classics like St. Peters cathedral in Rome, and the ultra-modern designs of Santiago Calatrava each having their own unique forms.

CORRIE KOWALINSKI

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

Corrie moved to Colorado after graduating with her Bachelor’s in Interior Design from Arizona State University in 2015. She finds her passion in creating beautiful, functional spaces that are thoughtful to her clients wants and needs. Corrie joined Lewis Himes Associates in 2018 bringing her prior experience in retail and hospitality design with her. Corrie's strengths include project management, space planning, client relations, FF&E selection and specification,  and much more.  In Corrie’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and rescue dogs exploring the great outdoors, drinking local craft beer and eating new cuisine.

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SUNNY PORTER

INTERIOR DESIGNER/ PROJECT MANAGER

Sunny is more than her name, it’s her disposition. She graduated from the FIDER accredited Interior Design program at Michigan’s Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. A Chicagoan for over 12 years Sunny started her career designing the interiors for some of Chicago’s newest high rises. She is LEED AP(ID+C) certified. Most of her 14 years’ experience were spent creating fresh designs for salons and medical spas. She is a highly creative individual who has a detailed eye for design. New to Colorado, Sunny looks forward to turning her passion for interior design toward new challenges at Lewis Himes Associates. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, and patio dining.

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KOLETA CHARUN

INTERIOR DESIGNER/ PROJECT MANAGER

Koleta is the newest addition to the Lewis Himes Team. She holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, in Interior Design and Advertising, which allows her to provide creative solutions based on consumer insights. Koleta has a strong background in project management and retail design and has worked on both internal brand design teams as well as at service provider firms. She’s well versed in material specifications, drafting of construction documentation and space planning. Whether it’s for work or in her spare time, Koleta enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Fun facts, Koleta is originally from Poland and is also ambidextrous.

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DEREK HOFFMAN

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Derek was born and raised in Colorado and recently graduated from Arapahoe Community College here in Downtown Littleton. He finds passion in creating aesthetically driven spaces that uniquely express the individuality of his clients. Derek joined Lewis Himes Associates in 2022 with prior experience in furniture retail and residential design. His greatest skills include 2D and 3D modeling, creative problem solving, FF&E selection, attentiveness, and more. As a new designer, he is excited to be on his way to becoming LEED and NCIDQ certified. Outside of work, Derek and his lovely wife share a great passion for exploring the world, films and television, their cat, and spending time with his friends and family.

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