Edited by Building Dialogue

It’s a Brave New World in Health Care Design Today

benjamin russell hospital

Seeking to attract healthy patients as well as the sick, health care providers strive to deliver a continuum of care to a population that is growing in quantity and increasing in age. Patients, empowered with choice and well-versed in comparison shopping, seek value and convenience from their health care providers.

Building Dialogue

April 14, 2019

Page moves into Republic Plaza

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On the heels of its 10th anniversary in downtown Denver, Page has moved its growing team to the top floor of the city’s tallest building, the iconic Republic Plaza. With window-lined walls, the new office of the international architecture and engineering firm is filled with light and embraces dramatic views of the mountains. 

Building Dialogue

April 7, 2019

Smart Cities Require the Context of Their People

union station

Have you ever noticed that after you buy a new car, you start to notice that model of car everywhere you look? That phenomenon wears off about the same time that the car stops being a shiny new toy and simply becomes a dependable means of getting from point A to point B. I like to think about the city the same way, less shiny new toy and more dependable. But lately it is as if I bought a new city called “smart” because everywhere I look, I see this idea of a smart city. 

Building Dialogue

April 1, 2019

Refreshing a Denver Icon: Independence Plaza

independence plaza

Completed in 1972, Independence Plaza’s 567,287 square feet span 25 floors at 1050 17th St. The Class A property is LEED Gold certified, and the scrupulous attention paid to its upkeep and improvement have made it one of the finest addresses in Denver’s central business district. 

Building Dialogue

March 24, 2019

Building Box: TriVista on Speer

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A block south of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood, the seven-story, 322-unit TriVista on Speer apartment building is named for three different panoramas: to the west, the mountains; to the north, downtown; and to the east, the Denver Art Museum and the heart of the Golden Triangle’s Cultural District. 

Building Dialogue

March 17, 2019

1999 Chestnut Place: Denver’s historic past, bright future

hilton garden inn

As the newness starts to settle around Union Station, commonalities between Denver’s past, present and future begin to emerge as the city’s evolving architectural legacy continues to be revealed. Enter 1999 Chestnut Place, a new 12-story, 233-key hotel located on the far outer edge of the redevelopment zone where Chestnut street branches off the 20th street viaduct.

Building Dialogue

March 10, 2019

The Henry: Modern Sophistication with a Nod to Denver’s Prairie Style Roots

the henry

The Henry sits on a 4-acre, triangle-shaped parcel in the Gates redevelopment area framed by East Mississippi, South Sherman and the Valley Highway/light rail lines. After some careful study, Carmel Partners came on board as owner, developer and contractor. 

Building Dialogue

March 3, 2019

Growth in Colorado Springs Drives Wellness Focus

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The charming town of Colorado Springs, founded by Gen. William Jackson Palmer in 1871, has long been a popular destination. The beautiful scenery welcomed U.S. and international visitors, and the plentiful sunshine and dry climate drew those seeking health benefits.

Building Dialogue

February 25, 2019

Lone Tree, RidgeGate Embrace Attainable Housing

Attainable housing choices are essential to metro Denver’s continued economic growth and development. In the Lone Tree/Douglas County region, the challenge is even greater given the current median home price of over $600,000 and the median apartment rental price of approximately $2,000 per month.

Building Dialogue

February 18, 2019

The Closed-Plan: Is Office Shame a Factor?

closed office plan

Even the concept of a closed-plan office today seems unacceptable if not wildly unimaginable. Most office employees likely don’t know what a closed office even looks like. And why would they? The seismic shifts in workplace design have illustrated just how fleeting a cultural movement can be in a relatively short period of time. 

Building Dialogue

February 10, 2019