Since its advent in 1973, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority has been the leading organization in the investment of affordable housing and community development, with over $13.2 billion invested into Colorado’s economy.
It’s no secret that commercial buildings are responsible for a large portion of the energy consumption in the state of Colorado; 18 percent according to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. However, what may not be widely known is that 66 percent of energy consumption within commercial buildings is attributed to the mechanical and lighting systems.
Now that construction on the Regional Transportation District’s Civic Center Station is in its final stages, the more than 15,000 daily transit riders who use the station will soon enjoy safer, easier and more transparent access to RTD services.
With the economy healthy again after the recession and rents on the rise in urban centers, commercial office tenants and developers are considering alternative locations to the traditional central business district. This trend is coupled with the millennial generation growing up and reaching child-rearing years.
If “money talks,” then real estate makes the world go ’round. Much more than a simple business deal, real estate transactions transform communities and create our collective vision of “place.” This vision changes over time in response to advancing technologies, economic factors and market dynamics.
A common misconception of theater design is that architects are given the opportunity to create a “dramatic space.” In reality, however, good theater architecture creates a supportive enclosure that focuses as much energy as possible toward the performance that will inhabit the space. The challenge is to bend all of the layers of the project toward the goal of serving...
We celebrated my son’s birthday recently and, as is tradition in our family on every holiday, he received a Lego set. As we were pouring over the instructions and laying out the pieces, we talked about how Lego blocks are created. We discussed the plastic material used, that there was a different mold for each brick and specialty piece.
The architect on Colorado College’s Tutt Library renovation and addition approached this project in a thoughtful manner. And no wonder: The 1962 library, designed by legendary architect Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is a stellar example of mid-century Modern architecture.
For more than 50 years, award-winning firm OZ Architecture has shaped, and been shaped by, its home state of Colorado. With 165 employees in offices in Denver and Boulder, OZ provides architecture, master planning, interior design and, more recently, brand experience design to clients and projects across the U.S., and in Africa, Asia and Antarctica.