As a certified spiritual director (someone trained to listen to a person's spiritual story), Anne Knorr brings a unique perspective to designing the built environment. Her architectural practice in Boulder, Colorado specializes in home design where she enjoys engaging clients in the creative process. Her skills as a spiritual director have enhanced her ability to listen carefully to her clients and to create projects that not only meet their functional needs but also reflect their personalities and their dreams. Anne received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas in 1982. As the principal of an architectural firm, she has over 20 years of experience as an architect and her award winning home designs have been displayed in the Architects Showcase in Boulder County and in Better Homes and Garden's Winter, 2001 special edition.
"Like a piece of art that needs the right frame to bring out its best qualities, Anne's work with sacred spaces helped encourage some dreams and desires that lay dormant until they were exposed to the proper light and nurturing care... The home we are now creating and the spaces within it are informed and nurtured by the awareness we gained with Anne's help."
~Bill Vanderlan (client)
Incorporating her passion for architecture and spirituality, Anne facilitates retreats and Sacred Space workshops. As one participant wrote, Anne's Sacred Space workshop has had a lasting, life changing impact on me. (Adie Johnson, Ministry Coordinator, Crestview Church, Boulder, CO) She is a member of the National Council of Architects Registration Board (NCARB) and Spiritual Directors International (SDI), and actively participates in continuing education in her field of architecture as well as in spiritual direction.
Anne is the mother of two children and lives in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado with her husband, black Lab and tabby cat. She enjoys the outdoors, whether it's hiking in the mountains, skiing, biking or horseback riding. Nature continues to be an inspiration in her personal life as well as in her home designs. Anne is currently writing a book, Sacred Space at Home and offers workshops and retreats based on the book.