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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 Dialogue

September 19, 2016
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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 Dialogue

September 1, 2016
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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 Dialogue

August 11, 2016
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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 Dialogue

July 31, 2016
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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