About Us

Kristin Cypher 

Firm Owner & Principal

As the founder and owner of C+B Design, Kristin has over 20 years of experience in urban design, planning, branding and signage and wayfinding, with a focus on improving community spaces.  

 

Kristin is respected for her inspiring approach to project development, including developing public involvement plans, leading/facilitating public outreach efforts, researching and writing planning and design documents, creating presentations, and developing design ideas through free-hand sketching and modeling.  Kristin is passionate about public planning, communication and design, and brings this focus and awareness into every project.

 

Kristin has served as a project manager on numerous Colorado downtown improvements, including:  the Town of Avon Main Street, the Englewood Downtown and Medical Center Action Plan, the Englewood Complete Streets Project, the Town of Eagle Broadway Streetscape, the Glenwood Springs 7th Street Streetscape, the Town of Windsor Action Plan, the Timnath Downtown Design Guidelines, the Steamboat Springs Downtown Streetscapes and Design Guidelines Project, the Fort Collins College Avenue Corridor Plan, the Fort Collins Midtown Urban Design Plan, the Milliken Downtown Plan, and the Lamar Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan.  

 

At the statewide level, Kristin was selected as a consultant for the Colorado Creative District program, where she brings her expertise in downtown branding, planning and design to both designated and emerging creative districts.  She has worked in Lakewood, Trinidad, Colorado Springs, and Ridgway on branding and signage programs that help celebrate the unique creative culture of each community, and has recently completed branding, placemaking and signage and wayfinding projects for Ignacio, Littleton, Louisville, Wheat Ridge, Crestone, and the multi-jurisdictional Mary Carter Greenway Trail.  Kristin has also worked on the newly created statewide Colorado Healthy Places initiative, bringing her awareness of designing great places for people to walk, bike and recreate to one of the three pilot Healthy Places communities – Lamar, Colorado.  In 2016, Kristin was selected to design signage and wayfinding for the Smart City Initiative in Kashmir, India.  Working for a month in Delhi, India, Kristin partnered with the India-based design team to create an award-winning signage system for Jammu and Srinigar, Kashmir.  Currently, Kristin is working on signage and wayfinding projects with the town of Buena Vista, the City of Pueblo, and Derby (Commerce City’s historic downtown district).

 

In addition to her municipal planning and design projects, Kristin also has worked with the National Park Service – beginning with her employment as a Historic Landscape Architect working on the emerging Cultural Landscape Program, and continuing this work in her private practice.  Her most recent project documenting the cultural and ethnographic significance of the Hole-in-the-Rock Trail – a historic Mormon pioneer trail – has taken her to southwest Utah to work with the National Park Service to better understand the on-going relationship of the Mormon community to this significant cultural landscape.

 

Kristin is respected for her inspiring approach to project development, including developing public involvement plans, leading/facilitating public outreach efforts, and researching/writing planning and design documents.  Kristin is passionate about signage & wayfinding, branding, historic preservation, placemaking, planning and design, and brings this focus and awareness into every project.