Our mission is to generate positive energy, professional abundance and longevity by associating and working with passionate, design conscious people. We strive to create enlightened architecture with respect for and in balance with the environment, enriching the human spirit and condition for present and future generations.


Established in 1993, Michael Doty Associates, Architects is an architecture and planning firm located in Ketchum, Idaho. We continuously strive to provide innovative and inspired design solutions based on site, climate, and specific client program needs; to develop long lasting client relationships, and to produce high quality technically sound construction documentation. We believe that the positive attributes of good design are far reaching in their abilities to enhance the quality of life on both personal and societal levels. Our completed work consists of a wide range of project types of varying scope and complexity from residential remodel to mixed-use commercial buildings. Regardless of scale or budget, every project undertaken receives the same high degree of attention and commitment from our entire staff. Our open studios and culture of teamwork promotes a collaborative work environment designed to encourage the free flow of dialogue, discussion and discourse throughout the life of each and every project. This continual communication between all project team members — owner, architect, consultant and contractor is vital to a projects successful realization.

The underpinning of our firm’s success is found in our universal passion for architecture; we have fun doing what we do.”

Principal + Staff

Michael R. Doty

Michael founded the firm in 1993 and has practiced architecture in the Sun Valley area since 1987. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in 1981, is a registered architect in the states of Idaho and Colorado, and holds an NCARB© certificate. He began practicing architecture over 32 years ago in Denver, Colorado where he worked for several large commercial architecture firms. After moving to Ketchum Michael joined Michael Williams Associates, and in 1988 opened and managed the Sun Valley branch office of Barry A. Berkus, AIA. Michael served on the AIA Idaho Mountain Section executive board from 1994 to 1998 as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. In 2008, he was appointed by the mayor to serve on the City of Ketchum’s Design Review Board, where he served from 2008 to 2016 for 8.5 years as a commissioner. Michael also served as an appointed member of the Ketchum Sustainable Building Code Team. A native of Summerville, Oregon, Michael is married and lives in Ketchum.


Nicole Ramey
Nicole began working with Michael Doty Associates in 2002, and rejoined the firm in 2006. Nicole received a BS Architecture degree from the University of Utah in 2002, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in 2006. Nicole is a registered architect in the State of Idaho and holds an NCARB© certificate. Nicole has also worked for several commercial architecture firms in Boise, ID. She served as co-chair of the Wood River Emerging Green Builders Chapter of the Idaho USGBC from 2006 to 2008. Nicole served as President of the AIA Mountain Section Executive Board in 2015. A Boise, Idaho native, Nicole has two children and lives in Ketchum.


Brenda Moczygemba

Brenda  joined Michael Doty Associates in 2013 with 7 years of prior architectural experience in Texas, Colorado and Idaho. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. Brenda is a registered architect in the states of Idaho and Colorado and holds an NCARB© certificate. Brenda grew up in Plano, Texas and lives in Ketchum.


Mike Allaire

Mike came to Michael Doty Associates in July of 2017 after 17 years of prior architectural experience in California, Wisconsin, and Idaho. Mike has experience in many fields of architecture, including commercial, retail, healthcare, and residential. He received a BA in Art History from the University of California at Irvine and is a registered architect in the State of Idaho. Mike grew up in Carmel, California and is married with two children.