Episode 6

Ep. 06: Sarah Broughton — No Predetermined Style

Published on: 3rd March, 2021

Sarah Broughton is a principal at Rowland+Broughton, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm in Aspen and Denver, Colorado. Sarah brings over two decades of experience in the architecture and interior design industry. She is the firm's champion of design philosophy, leader to the staff, and a highly respected colleague in the design community and among her clients. 

Sarah is very active in the Aspen community and has served as Chair of the Historic Preservation Commission. Rowland+Broughton is annually recognized for achievement in Interior Design magazine’s Top Hospitality Design and Interior Design Giants lists. Sarah has had the honor to serve as the American Institute of Architects West Director and was awarded the Defy Ordinary award from the City of Aspen Chamber — recognizing her as a champion of the community and a leader to her colleagues.

In our conversation we covered the importance of approaching every project without a predetermined style and really understanding and getting to know your clients. Respecting the past while looking towards the future with the latest design trends incorporating sustainability, wellness, and multi-generational cohabitation. Lessons learned from the last project should always be applied towards the next one —  your favorite project can be the one you’re working on now.


This episode is brought to you by The Romero Group — a full service property management and investment company based in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2015. Their extensive team of 100 professionals supports their core focus of Association and Special District Management. In addition to property management, they have a vibrant real estate division and recently acquired the Lakota Canyon development and golf course in New Castle. You can learn more about their services by visiting https://romero-group.com/.


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Selling The Mountains
Welcome to Selling The Mountains — a podcast about the booming mountain town real estate economy and unique personalities fueling it. Your host is Christian Knapp, a lifelong mountain town enthusiast and resort marketing leader based in Aspen, Colorado who has worked for the top destinations in North America. Each episode is an insider’s perspective on market trends, lifestyle, success stories, and the business of buying and selling property in the mountains.

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Christian Knapp is the former chief marketing officer of Aspen Skiing Company and a lifelong mountain town enthusiast. He is an accomplished marketing and sales leader who has worked for the top resorts in North America — including Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone. Christian is currently an independent consultant, podcaster, and principal at Moment of Truth — a boutique marketing firm specializing in brand development, strategic planning, and digital execution.