Michael Rodenak came to Zehren & Associates in 2004 after spending six years in Chicago working for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. While in Chicago, he honed his technical and organizational skills on large scale commercial and public projects throughout the country and internationally. Since his arrival at Zehren, his attention to detail and technical background have aided the company in the success of commercial lodge projects and complicated renovations at several of the most prestigious ski resorts in Colorado. A graduate of Syracuse University, Michael has always prided himself in his ability to successfully coordinate the design with the needs of the client, building codes, and building systems.
Michael has contributed his design skills to numerous projects with Zehren & Associates among those projects are the Manor Vail Lodge renovation, which added a new story over a 40 year old original Vail property, the expansion of the Beaver Creek Club, the conversion of three levels of hotel rooms to condominium suites at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Gondola terminal buildings at Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts, and the WestWall Lodge and Alpine Club at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Michael is currently working on a new 80 room hotel at Taos Ski Valley as well as an exterior renovation for the Highlands Slopeside in Beaver Creek.
He has always had a strong interest in architectural history, and took several classes in the subject while a student at Syracuse University. He was also a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation where he led tours for the general public, which focused on both historic and modern structures throughout the city. Beyond his architectural interests, Michael is an avid skier and mountain climber, and has climbed all of Colorado’s famed 14,000 foot peaks, as well as over 450 peaks above 13,000 feet. He has also successfully climbed El Pico de Orizaba, which is Mexico’s highest peak at 18,490 feet.