For decades the corner of 17th and Curtis streets in downtown Denver was nothing more than parking lot. It had an ATM. You probably parked there once or twice. I know I did. Well, like many lots that once inhabited downtown Denver, this one was destined for greater things as Denver’s building boom exploded.
The massive 1,501-room hotel is joined by 485,000 square feet of convention center space and an extensive indoor/outdoor water park on a sprawling 85-acre site, just south of Denver International Airport.
When designing a new client workspace, design teams give even the smallest details – from furniture stitching to drawer pulls – thoughtful consideration. However, one important aspect of office design is often overlooked to the detriment of both the client and employee: ergonomics.
The next trend in urban place making is taking place in Downtown Denver as we push design boundaries on the Downtown Denver Partnership’s 5280 Loop project. Inspired in part by New York City’s High Line, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and numerous European precedents, the 5280 Loop seeks to create a 5.280-mile linear park and “urban trail” to connect Denver’s unique...
VibeTM is a new and disruptive boutique office property in the commercial office space sector emerging in the Denver community this year. Currently in three states with eight properties, the Vibe brand has been spreading rapidly across the country, with this most recent 2018 project marking the first Colorado location.
The comforts of home don’t always translate to the office, although Denver-based cybersecurity company Optiv is enticing its locally based remote workers back to the office with a brand-new, state-of-the-art, 75,000-square-foot headquarters. The new location includes many of the comforts of home.
The idea for a pedestrian-oriented village at the base of Snowmass Ski Area has been percolating since the resort opened in 1967. The concept was first articulated by iconic Aspen architect and developer Fritz Benedict who helped draw up the initial plans, and it has been talked about ever since.
Several years ago I attended a lecture at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design by Nader Tehrani, principal of the esteemed architecture firm NADAA and current dean of the The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union.
Humans have a natural disposition to seek and to connect with nature and other forms of life. But people living in urban areas are becoming more disconnected from nature. Plant walls are an easy and stunning way to reconnect them to nature. Plant walls can improve people’s health and mood.