Redeveloping, Repositioning Existing Assets for a New Generation
In 2018, Denver reached a record $9.4 billion in new construction. That same year, the first new high-rise in more than 30 years was constructed at 1144 15th St. While construction volume reduced slightly in 2019, several additional tall buildings are under construction or in the city’s current planning pipeline.
Building DialogueMay 22, 2020
Choose Materials that Minimize Carbon Emissions During their Production
As documented by the World Resources Institute Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, building production and operations emit 33% of the global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, making them the single biggest carbon emitter by sector, and emissions are expected to double by 2050.
Building DialogueMay 18, 2020
Money-Saving Design is a Win-Win for Multifamily Developers
When a developer is planning to build a for-sale or for-rent multifamily property, there are many cost-saving design-solutions that can be implemented from start to finish. Knowledgeable and experienced architects and planners know where to look for creative approaches that can shave substantial costs from a project’s bottom line and increase profits.
Building DialogueMay 11, 2020
Manifesting Design Solutions that Address Societal Shifts While on a Tight Budget
As interior designers, we are always searching for innovative and transformative ideas to make our project environments both efficient, adaptive and creative. But we must acknowledge that the solutions of yesterday, no matter how successful, may no longer apply to today’s use of space and how we need to work and live.
Building DialogueMay 3, 2020
How Design Advisory Groups Require More than One Color
A common question I often hear from participants in design advisory groups is, “Why do architects wear black?” There are many theories on why architects dress like cat burglars. In reality, an architect’s role is not black and white; it spans the spectrum of the rainbow, where we commonly act as the unifier, facilitator and moderator of a larger collective to bring consensus to many.
Building DialogueApril 26, 2020
Architecture Firms: Selling Out or Selling Up?
Are you a buyout veteran yet? If the trend toward consolidation among architecture and engineering firms continues, any of us could face a sale or merger during our careers. I’ve witnessed the ebbs and flows of the architecture profession over the years. This recent trend of mergers and buyouts got me thinking about the multiple perspectives involved.
Building DialogueApril 20, 2020
Keeping Things in Perspective: Finding the Balance
Recently I was given a gut check that seemed notable and worth sharing. It led to several questions those of us in design, development, construction, brokerage, etc., might consider. Do you remember why you got into your profession? Was it more exciting then or did it matter more to you in the beginning? Have you kept your inspiration or do you need to find it again? Have you kept balance?
Building DialogueApril 13, 2020
Building Peak 8 at Breckenridge: Delivering an Improved Visitor Experience
In April 2018, work began on the transformation of one of Colorado’s most significant and symbolic mountain resort venues: Breckenridge Ski Resort’s original base area, Peak 8. Improvements had been ongoing for more than a decade, and the construction effort has culminated in an unprecedented ski-in, ski-out development that is providing visitors to the mountain town with a grand destination.
Building DialogueApril 6, 2020
Colorado Mesa University’s Hotel Maverick will Benefit from a Unique Design Solution
Colorado Mesa University’s hospitality program has enjoyed significant growth over the years and the university is preparing to open a “teaching hotel” during the first quarter of 2020 as a result. Davis Partnership Architects envisioned a unique materiality of the Hotel Maverick to set it apart. The hotel will boast a contemporary theme that integrates an ethos of the modern West.
Building DialogueMarch 30, 2020
Santa Fe Yards at Broadway Station: Build-to-suit offices, residential planned
This is the idea behind one of Denver’s newest mixed-use developments, Broadway Station. Located at the former Gates Rubber Co. plant site, the 41-acre development is advantageously located at the intersection of Interstate 25, Santa Fe Drive and South Broadway at Denver’s second busiest RTD light-rail stop and bus station.
Building DialogueMarch 22, 2020