The Evolution of Denver Plazas, Private to Public

In the early 1980s, a development trend made popular in Chicago and New York, known commonly as the “plaza bonus,” made its way to Denver. This tower-in-a-park philosophy was created in larger cities to encourage developers to provide useable public space at the street level by providing incentives allowing buildings to exceed heights and square footage limits, typically governed by zoning.

Building Dialogue

July 7, 2019

Architecture Designed to Make a Difference

They were going to build Attention Homes Apartments, Boulder’s first supportive housing community for homeless 18- to 24-year-olds in downtown Boulder’s historic Whittier neighborhood, right across the street from my office.

Building Dialogue

June 30, 2019

Denver Health OMC: Colorado’s 1st Full-Bolted Moment Frame System

Turner Construction Co. recently celebrated the topping out of the new Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center. This marked the completion of the first-ever Sideplate, fully bolted, moment frame, steel connection system in Colorado.

Building Dialogue

June 23, 2019

SOVA on Grant: A Timeless Building Joins Uptown

The Uptown neighborhood of Denver is filled with exceptional dining, boutique shopping and exciting nightlife. Living in the highly walkable Uptown neighborhood means that some of the best culture and fun that Denver has to offer is right outside your front door.

Building Dialogue

June 16, 2019

Design Intent: Finding clarity defines tenor, tempo and destination in design

Architecture is art and inherently art is rather ambiguous. From the intersection of program, profit and possibility, finding a meaningful point of view that remains both discernable and relevant deep into the future is no small order. David Daniel, a principal with Denver’s Davis Partnership Architects, doesn’t like to do it any other way and feels the process is as important as the purpose. 

Building Dialogue

June 10, 2019

Looking Glass: Financial House is Cherry Creek North’s 1st All-Glass Building

The facade of Financial House stands out. It’s the first all-glass building in Cherry Creek North. The eight-story, 70,000-square foot office tower might just be a harbinger of things to come in Denver’s toniest neighborhood. 

Building Dialogue

June 10, 2019
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Looking Glass: Financial House is Cherry Creek North’s 1st All-Glass Building

The facade of Financial House stands out. It’s the first all-glass building in Cherry Creek North.The eight-story, 70,000-square-foot office tower might just be a harbinger of things to come in Denver’s toniest neighborhood.

Building Dialogue

May 31, 2019
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New Trends in Hospitality Lighting Design

Designing lighting for hospitality environments is ultimately about helping guests feel welcome and comfortable through creating a feeling of “home away from home.” But as demographics shift, hospitality brands have begun focusing on millennials and their preferences as well. Because millennials tend to travel a lot, are quick to jump on new technologies.

Building Dialogue

May 24, 2019
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Community by Design: Creating Space to Encourage Social Interaction and Connection

What is community? As designers and builders, when we think about communities, we often think about the streets, homes, sidewalks, signs, parks and other buildings that help define the physical aspects of a place. We spend countless hours ensuring that the “vision” of a new neighborhood comes together.

Building Dialogue

May 17, 2019
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One Weapon in the War for Talent May be Your Brand

What is the return on investment of branding your workplace? To answer this, it is first important to recognize that most companies and subsequently their brands are facing herculean challenges today.

Building Dialogue

May 12, 2019