10.14.2014

TFW Design Competition with Special Guest Nathan Colkitt

Tucson Fashion Week 2014 kicks off this week on Thursday at the Launch Party and Design Competition. Five designers will compete with designs inspired by architecture created by Colkitt and Co.. Nathan Colkitt, the founder and CEO of Colkitt and Co. will be at the Launch Party and will serve as a judge for the Design Competion.

Nathan, an Arizona educated architect, apprenticed for years in California where he started his firm in 2006. He has since expanded his business and opened an office in New York as well. Nathan credits his father with inspiring his passion for achitecture. Other mentors have also played a large role in his architectural career. “I've been very blessed with many great mentors including Stephen Kanner, an architects' architect and always a gentleman, and Ken Ronchetti, a brilliant architect that understood proportions in space better than anyone,” Nathan recalls.

Colkitt&Co’s recent work includes over one hundred PUMA retail stores worldwide, Cartel Coffee at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Deni & Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athlete’s Center in San Diego, Cannonball sushi restaurant at Belmont Park, San Diego, residential developments in California and New York, and many more. Nathan is a registered architect in 25 states as well as a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Colkitt has also been a Studio Instructor for Woodbury University and a Design Instructor at Newschool of Architecture. 

The Design Competition will showcase the work of five emerging designers -- Angela Johnson, Kelia Gallagher, Kimberly Lloyd,  Quinlan Wilhite, and Loreto Echevarria. Purchase your tickets for the TFW 2014 Launch Party and Design Competition here.

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