SkyHouse Denver: Built for Speed
Though the complexities of building a modern high-rise are many, the challenge of doing it better and faster than before has long been the spirit that drives success in an ultracompetitive market.
Building DialogueSeptember 19, 2016
Buchanan: ‘Denveright’ Leads Denver’s Growth
One might think that Denver’s recent growth presents unique challenges. While growth challenges do exist, it’s not a new condition. In late 1800s and into the early 19th century, Denver’s growth left our city ugly and lacking in beauty. Ugly until Mayor Speer adopted a national “City Beautiful” concept, which left his indelible imprint on Denver.
Building DialogueSeptember 1, 2016
Project Management: Gusto’s Office Project Lives up to its Name
It seems like yesterday that we got the call on the Gusto project. Would we be interested in assembling a design and construction team to build out 37,000 square feet in record time? Gusto plans to build a large team in Denver over the next several years.
Building DialogueAugust 11, 2016
Welltok: Looking at a Corporate Real Estate Project ‘Inside Out’
Typically, the emphasis in a corporate real estate project is on the front end: the brokerage transaction and initial project scope. But a recent International Facility Management Association panel discussion, featuring the team behind complex deals including the Welltok corporate headquarters relocation, turned that notion on its head, suggesting that successful projects have much deeper roots.
Building DialogueJuly 31, 2016
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 DialogueJuly 20, 2016
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 DialogueJune 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 DialogueJune 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 DialogueMay 31, 2016
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 DialogueMay 3, 2016
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 DialogueApril 18, 2016