John Fuentes

Architect, Associate


PK-12 Education




P 303.298.4724

John’s more than 35 years of experience spans time, markets, and responsibilities, which means he’s mastered many design capabilities that benefit Treanor’s PK-12 Education studio clients. His experience in markets such as K-12, higher education, public buildings, and medical facilities helps him identify solutions based on a broad range of skillsets gained and challenges overcome.

He has worked through many design phases, from master planning through construction completion, and brings valuable insights that lead to better project outcomes. He understands the challenges and opportunities in construction documentation, detailing, specification writing, and building permit coordination.

His day-to-day project responsibilities encompass kick-off through grand opening, including client/contractor contact, quality control/quality assurance, document development from schematic design through final construction documents, and leading construction administration to final completion.

John is as close as possible to being a Colorado native without being born here; he was a 10-month-old infant when his family moved here from Florida. He met his wife in high school; they married two years after graduation and have two sons.

Get to know John

What is the best part of your job?

Working with school districts to provide great educational environments for the students. I especially like working with small rural communities, as the schools are more than just a school, they are true community assets that have year-long impacts.

Who is your biggest hero?

My maternal grandfather (Enrique de Cárdenas), because he was the greatest influence in my life, and made me the person I am today.

What is on you bucket list?

  1. See the Aurora Borealis in person
  2. Travel to Europe and Asia
  3. Watch a rocket launch in person
  4. Learn to play an instrument (piano, guitar)
  5. Attend a concert of “Epic” music

Notable projects

Springfield PK-12 School

Springfield, CO

Buena Vista Middle and High School

Buena Vista, CO

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