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.

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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DEREK HOFFMAN

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Derek was born and raised in Colorado and graduated from NKBA Accredited Interior Design program at 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 sales and residential design. His greatest skills include 2D and 3D modeling, FF&E selection, attentiveness, and communication. As an emerging professional 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 furry children, and spending time with their friends and family.

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