Ivy Residences: Expediting Condo Construction through Prefab Structural System

While many residential projects are going up in downtown Denver and other nearby busy areas, Ivy Residences sits on a quiet street in the Highlands neighborhood. The for-sale market is highly competitive in the Mile High City, so it was important to build this project quickly and safely.

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February 24, 2020

Welcome Spaces: Integrate Audiovisual into Lobby to Keep Guests Coming Back

Yesterday’s lobby is now a welcome center that treats its visitor to an experience. Today, businesses use audiovisual technology to inform, inspire and entertain their guests starting from the entryway and continuing throughout their facility. Let’s explore some of the AV solutions that help create a unique and welcoming space.

Building Dialogue

February 17, 2020

Emphasizing Experiences Produce Positive Outcomes for All

It’s one thing to design an aesthetically beautiful workplace. It’s quite another to design a workplace for the ongoing influence it has on occupants’ mindset, productivity and general well-being.

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February 3, 2020

17 Mile House Barn: Restored to Preserve its 160-year History

Located at the town lines between Centennial and Parker on Route 83 stands the 17 Mile House Farm Park, a treasure-trove of nearly 160 years of history in the settlement and development of Colorado. During the gold rush of the 1860s, “mile houses” served as rest stops along the Cherokee and Smoky Hill wagon trails, which pioneers traveled along from the Kansas Territory.

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January 26, 2020

In Modern Age, Buildings are Collections of Stories

When we study new languages, idiomatic phrases and linguistic similarities can drive us crazy. This study can also bring into perspective the idiosyncrasies of our native tongue and how baffling it can be for the newcomer. Homographs, for example, are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings offering a barrel of confusion for those who are learning English.

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January 20, 2020

City Park Golf Clubhouse: A New Gathering Place in Heart of Denver’s Largest Park

City Park is one of Denver’s oldest gems. Sprawling over nearly 320 acres, the original design was inspired by Frederick Law Olmstead’s Central Park in New York, with looping carriageways, walking lanes and lakes with picturesque views across bucolic meadows.

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January 12, 2020

Law is Constant, but Lawyers are Not: Designing Office Space for the Next Generation

Law firm values are having to change exponentially in response to escalating real estate costs and evolving ideals of younger generations. Hierarchy and status may always be part of the law firm culture, but ... hierarchy and status are now achieved through cultural differentiation, superb technology and prime real estate.

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January 6, 2020

Creating Union Hall, a Community-Focused Arts Space

Union Hall serves as a community-focused arts space and culture concierge, providing opportunities for emerging and well-known artists alike to exhibit their work. It’s also a place for locals and visitors to Denver to engage in enriching and educational creative experiences.

Building Dialogue

December 30, 2019

Let’s Talk Net Zero: Preparing for Evolving Code

ASHRAE and IECC are headed toward creating net-zero energy standards for commercial buildings by 2030. California will have zero net energy building codes in place by 2030. It will not be too long before other states and cities adopt these standards as code.

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December 23, 2019

Platte Street Plaza: A Place to Sit and Stay a While

Denver’s Platte Street is one of the city’s most established and activated thoroughfares. Linking the Lower Highland neighborhood with downtown Denver, Platte Street achieves a unique sense of place by marrying the old with the new. Preserved and renovated historic properties pay homage to the area’s past as a hub of commerce and industry while forward-thinking mixed-use developments have ushered in a renewed sense of innovation along with new architectural possibilities.

Building Dialogue

December 16, 2019

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