Pandemic Sparks Push for Safer Office Builds

Colorado’s developers and architects normally design office buildings to be resilient in the face floods, fires and those seemingly ever-changing tenant tastes. And while the desire for office spaces that minimize germ/bacteria/virus transfer has been batted around in cli ent meetings for years, most of the practices rarely, if ever, made it into the final design. Until now.

Building Dialogue

September 14, 2020

Avanti Food & Beverage Opens on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall

Denver’s Avanti Food & Beverage has just opened its second Front Range location (in the Cheesecake Factory space), and it promises to deliver innovative dining options in its signature industrial funk aesthetic along with jaw-dropping views from a rooftop deck guaranteed to be the place to be downtown.

Building Dialogue

September 6, 2020

6900 Layton Rises at Belleview Station: Excellence in innovation, integrity

Located just 200 feet from the light-rail platform at Belleview Station, 6900 Layton is a sleek 385,000-square-foot Class AA office tower that anticipates making a thoughtful contribution to the emerging transit-oriented development district before the year is out. Designed to achieve LEED Gold status, 6900 Layton is already 50% preleased as headquarters to Newmont Mining Corp. and the entire team has been driving the project forward to meet the schedule right from the start.

Building Dialogue

August 30, 2020

Design Forecast Denver: Shaping the Future of Our City

The companies and residents who continue to populate our downtown urban cores can’t sustain alone – without helping economic diversity thrive in these markets, the services that support day-to-day activities will struggle.

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August 23, 2020

Delta Dental of Colorado Project in Centennial Moving Forward

Delta Dental of Colorado, the state’s leading dental benefits provider, has assembled a team of professionals to execute a multifaceted plan to move its offices to Centennial later this year, when its lease ends after 25 years in the same building. The 55,000-square-foot space in Peakview Tower at 6465 Greenwood Plaza Blvd. will accommodate nearly 200 team members who work for the nonprofit organization and related Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation.

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August 16, 2020

Total Hydrology Planning: Using Water to Drive Community

Total hydrology planning is a methodology we developed to identify and utilize all water resources on a project site. This customized, holistic, insightful approach maps all water as a basis for site design, maximizing and manipulating all on and off-site water flow for beneficial use.

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August 10, 2020

Adjusting the Lens: Designing with a New Perspective

What a year this month has been. If you’re like me, you face the same challenge in not fully being able to halt your mind from sneaking too far into the future. Raise your hand if you’ve recently found yourself teetering on the fault line between: “I wonder how this will all play out in six months?” and “The world as we once knew it, is forever changed, what will my industry look like after this?” Well, you’re not alone.

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August 2, 2020

Inclusive Design: Architects as Facilitators for Agency

As human beings, we are wired to participate in our communities, so we can have a sense of belonging. Inclusion deals with this sense of participation, collaboration, empathy and diversity while inclusive design is the design of a product, service or space that is universally accessible without adaptation of any user.

Building Dialogue

July 26, 2020

Despite Likely Design Changes, We are Still Human

We’ve all been doing our best to stay home to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, and amidst the downtime, many of us are wondering how the world will look when it opens back up. The questions are many, but mine center around how our culture will – and perhaps more importantly, how it will not or should not – change.

Building Dialogue

July 19, 2020

Building a Mountain of Books in Sun Valley

In 1955, 17 visionary women from the Sun Valley, Idaho, area founded The Community Library as a privately funded, privately governed, nonprofit library. Over the past 40 years, the 27,000-square-foot mountain lodge-like structure originally constructed in 1976 had become swollen with a collection of nearly 160,000 items, reinforcing the community’s belief that people who touch books are in a dialogue with them.

Building Dialogue

July 12, 2020