ABOUT TODD VERWERS

Todd Blake Verwers was born in El Paso, Texas in 1958. He is an award-winning American architect with strong connections to Denmark and the Danish design tradition. Trained at both the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Kansas State University, his decidedly Scandinavian approach to design has evolved to create work characterized by timeless simplicity, refined elegance, and careful refinement of detail.

Licensed as an architect in both the United States and the European Union, Todd is an architect with extensive international experience over a broad range of project types. His portfolio of work, much of which has been published widely in international journals and books, is often associated with the subtle aesthetic qualities of modern Japanese and Danish minimalism.

In his former capacity of adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts, Todd lectured widely on the work of Danish minimalist architect Arne Jacobsen, in whose successor firm he was employed for nine years. He is also much inspired by the work of architects Mies van der Rohe, Tadao Ando, Luis Barragan, Richard Neutra, and John Pawson. Early commissions included various residential remodeling and addition projects for European and American clients. Subsequent projects have spanned from new houses to a variety of office and retail commissions. In collaboration with other architects, Todd has also developed large-scale cultural, institutional, commercial, and infrastructure projects around the globe.

"In addition to addressing the always critical matters of client program and budget, I strive to imbue my work with a sense of extraordinary discipline, grace, and simplicity.  Architecture as manifested in form and space has the potential of combining the sacred with the everyday.  I believe a building or space must be poetic as well as rational, and it is the potential of evoking a transcendent or profound emotional response in those who experience my work which fascinates and drives me.

I adhere to a holistic approach to design, and am therefore intimately involved with each project from conceptual design through construction, where the primary objective is the making of timeless architecture, while providing functional and economical design solutions for my clients." 

Todd Blake Verwers

Curriculum Vitae

METTE KREBS PETERSEN DESIGN