In Modern Age, Buildings are Collections of Stories
When we study new languages, idiomatic phrases and linguistic similarities can drive us crazy. This study can also bring into perspective the idiosyncrasies of our native tongue and how baffling it can be for the newcomer. Homographs, for example, are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings offering a barrel of confusion for those who are learning English.
Building DialogueJanuary 20, 2020
City Park Golf Clubhouse: A New Gathering Place in Heart of Denver’s Largest Park
City Park is one of Denver’s oldest gems. Sprawling over nearly 320 acres, the original design was inspired by Frederick Law Olmstead’s Central Park in New York, with looping carriageways, walking lanes and lakes with picturesque views across bucolic meadows.
Building DialogueJanuary 12, 2020
Law is Constant, but Lawyers are Not: Designing Office Space for the Next Generation
Law firm values are having to change exponentially in response to escalating real estate costs and evolving ideals of younger generations. Hierarchy and status may always be part of the law firm culture, but ... hierarchy and status are now achieved through cultural differentiation, superb technology and prime real estate.
Building DialogueJanuary 6, 2020
Creating Union Hall, a Community-Focused Arts Space
Union Hall serves as a community-focused arts space and culture concierge, providing opportunities for emerging and well-known artists alike to exhibit their work. It’s also a place for locals and visitors to Denver to engage in enriching and educational creative experiences.
Building DialogueDecember 30, 2019
Let’s Talk Net Zero: Preparing for Evolving Code
ASHRAE and IECC are headed toward creating net-zero energy standards for commercial buildings by 2030. California will have zero net energy building codes in place by 2030. It will not be too long before other states and cities adopt these standards as code.
Building DialogueDecember 23, 2019
Platte Street Plaza: A Place to Sit and Stay a While
Denver’s Platte Street is one of the city’s most established and activated thoroughfares. Linking the Lower Highland neighborhood with downtown Denver, Platte Street achieves a unique sense of place by marrying the old with the new. Preserved and renovated historic properties pay homage to the area’s past as a hub of commerce and industry while forward-thinking mixed-use developments have ushered in a renewed sense of innovation along with new architectural possibilities.
Building DialogueDecember 16, 2019
Parc Mosaic: Luxury Apartment Living that is Perfectly Boulder
A collaboration between Tryba Architects, Millender White and Aimco, when completed next month Parc Mosaic will feature 226 units – studio to three-bedroom – in four buildings spread across a parklike patchwork of gardens and green spaces.
Building DialogueDecember 9, 2019
Design Influence: Page is Always Thinking about Design
Page is a 121-year-old firm that originated in Austin, Texas. Presently, there are seven domestic offices and international offices in Dubai and Mexico City. The firm’s portfolio encompasses a broad balance of government, health care, aviation, academic, civic and commercial projects. Like the best of many things, skill, craftsmanship, time, tools and, ultimately, experience is what produces the best architecture.
Building DialogueDecember 2, 2019
The Beck Group melds best of both worlds in Hilton’s newest dual-brand property
Demand for hotel rooms in downtown Denver in recent years could conservatively be described as ravenous. With Lonely Planet naming Denver one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2020, there are reasons to expect that this trend will continue.
Building DialogueNovember 25, 2019
The Modern Law Office: People, Process, Place
A hierarchical culture steeped in tradition and mystique, hefty hourly fees and operating standards that generated huge file rooms of paper are on the way out. In their place, law firms are introducing standardized offices, digital files, fixed fees and greater transparency in both their procedures and environments.
Building DialogueNovember 18, 2019