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Stanley Marketplace: Reinventing industrial history for the mixed-use Stapleton of today

A stone's throw from Denver city limits, Stanley Aviation manufactured ejection seats for military aircraft at its Aurora factory from more than 50 years starting in 1954. After the 140,000-square-foot, two-story facility shut down in 2007, the 22-acre site sat quietly in the shadows of the booming residential redevelopment of the old Stapleton airport.

Building Dialogue

July 20, 2016
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Colorado Pulse: The Changing Face of Our Architectural Community

The face of Colorado’s architectural community is quietly transforming, one firm at a time, as a new generation of designers nudges its way into a changing marketplace. With mergers and acquisitions already replacing many of our state’s iconic firms of the past – and other notable, long-established firms beginning the transition to new leadership – a change of guard is at hand.

Building Dialogue

June 28, 2016

Inside & Out(side): Ardent Mills has New Urban Roots | Kieding

It's fairly safe to assume that flour-milling and interior design have very little in common. Why would they, after all? Flour-milling by definition is industrial, utilitarian, sober in its office design and predictably conventional in its corporate culture. But Denver’s Ardent Mills is anything but conventional.

Building Dialogue

June 7, 2016

1401 Lawrence: Forward Facing

Debuting on Denver’s expanding cultural red carpet and filling a long-missing link in the city’s urban fabric, Toronto-based First Gulf’s new office development 1401 Lawrence is poised to usher in the next generation of skyline-defining towers.

Building Dialogue

May 31, 2016
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The Influence of Design on the Learning Environment

While every prospective student has his own criteria for choosing a college, campus appearance influences the decision between 62 and 80 percent of prospective students.

Building Dialogue

May 3, 2016
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Boulder by Nature

From the outside, the notion of real estate development is generally seen as a straightforward equation of risk and reward. Those willing to assume the largest of risks lead the line for the greatest rewards and behind them builders, architects, engineers, subcontractors, material suppliers and myriad others eagerly cue up in a revenue chain led by the daring few who see prosperous potential on every corner.

Building Dialogue

April 18, 2016
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A Passion for a City and its Architecture

Denver architect Jeffrey Sheppard is passionate about architecture. His eye for thoughtful design is matched only by his enduring drive to understand and maximize the human response to the built environment, while elevating the quality of design in the world around us.

Building Dialogue

April 5, 2016
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Leading the Way: Peña Set the Stage for Today’s Success

The Honorable Federico F. Peña, Denver mayor from 1983 to 1991 and Secretary of the Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation in the Clinton Administration, offers a unique perspective on the evolution of Denver.

Building Dialogue

March 14, 2016

Proactive Design: Integrate Structure Early to Elevate Design and Lower Costs

Because every building’s form is ultimately defined by a structure that is integral and essential to the success of the design, tapping structural engineering expertise at the onset of the design process seems like a wise strategy.

Building Dialogue

March 9, 2016

Redefining ‘Bindery’ on Blake Street

The 88-year-old former bindery at 2901 Blake St. recently has been transformed into a new kind of bindery. Today’s edition joins two distinct buildings, a handful of vibrant businesses, and bonds arts and commerce. An example of adaptive reuse at its best, it also provides nourishment – in this case, both economic and culinary – to the neighboring community.

Building Dialogue

February 29, 2016