Even the concept of a closed-plan office today seems unacceptable if not wildly unimaginable. Most office employees likely don’t know what a closed office even looks like. And why would they? The seismic shifts in workplace design have illustrated just how fleeting a cultural movement can be in a relatively short period of time.
When warehouse powerhouse Prologis, the world’s leader in logistics real estate, decided to relocate their operational headquarters from the outskirts of Denver to a historic and artsy micro district in Denver’s urban core, they put a stake in the ground, thereby initiating a paradigm shift that would re-energize their workforce and re-establish their Denver operations.
Cherry Creek North is no stranger to luxury, but with the addition of the neighborhood’s tallest for-sale condos, the bar has just been raised. Laurel Cherry Creek, developed by Pauls Corp., is an urban haven that combines the comforts of home with the design of a high-end resort.
Edge conditions are the boundary zones where most of what intrigues us happens; the beaches, the sunsets, of architecture. Like waves on a shoreline, the edge conditions ebb and flow and are in constant states of change; existing as neither land nor water, they are both and neither.
Since the economy rebounded from the Great Recession, rising construction costs have become a hot topic in the real estate community, particularly here in Colorado, where growth has outpaced the national average and it seems like a new building goes up every day.
Millennials are out – centennials are in. With the new generation of students comes a breadth of new research and a need for refining the approach to higher learning. As true digital natives, centennials are using technology less as a consumer and more as a pragmatic tool for communication.
You notice a thin white structure pouring down the side of a building and splashing to the ground like spilled milk. You smile and enter the alleyway. You turn a mysterious knob on the wall and are surprised to unlock the sounds of the Colorado Symphony. You enter the building to see a yarn-bombed tree and a gigantic wooden hand...
Milo Ketchum Jr., the Lakewood-based engineering firm’s founder, was something of a renaissance man. He was a pioneer in consulting engineering, educator, musician and sci-fi writer. Some of his work in the building trade reflected his future-leaning vision, like the arched Rainbo Bread building in Denver and a stylized TWA maintenance hangar in Kansas City.
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.