venture value

A Case for Putting in the Work to Deliver Value

There is a large and critical difference between value thinking and bottom-line thinking. To ensure a project thrives, it’s essential to understand this difference. 

Building Dialogue

October 15, 2018

Reconnecting People with Nature: Green Walls

Humans have a natural disposition to seek and to connect with nature and other forms of life. But people living in urban areas are becoming more disconnected from nature. Plant walls are an easy and stunning way to reconnect them to nature. Plant walls can improve people’s health and mood.

Building Dialogue

October 8, 2018
ardent space

Office from the Ashes: Is Agile the New Open?

In case you missed it, the new “final” word on the much-maligned open-plan office was delivered in early July, the results of a study by Harvard researchers. Predictably, the findings revealed gaping holes in communication effectiveness and productivity of companies utilizing open-plan office spaces.

Building Dialogue

September 30, 2018
1670 Broadway

1670 Broadway: Reinvigorating a Downtown Asset

The distinctive 36-story 1670 Broadway building has framed the terminus of 17th Street for over 30 years. At the completion of original construction, the Amoco building, Columbia Plaza as it was then known, provided a high standard for office properties in Denver.

Building Dialogue

September 23, 2018
DBG pyramid

GH Phipps Construction: 65 years in the making

I’m sitting in a conference room at the south Denver offices of GH Phipps Construction and I notice mounted on a wall down the hallway: Our Mission Inspire, Lead, Deliver with Passion, Pride & Integrity. 

Building Dialogue

September 16, 2018
the source

The Source Hotel: Taking concrete to the next level in RiNo

In the booming RiNo Art District northeast of downtown Denver, The Source Hotel’s Nordic-meets-industrial design is a sleek, stark and ultimately apt counterpoint to the historic foundry-turned-food hall of the same name next door. 

Building Dialogue

September 9, 2018
50 fifty

50 Fifty Sets Sail in the Denver Tech Center

The combination of exceptional design and premium quality always emanates a certain sense of luster that’s hard to deny and easy to appreciate. In 2018, 50 Fifty, a new 185,000-square-foot office building, joined the Denver Tech Center skyline hoping to establish itself as a premier property among the area’s abundant competition.

Building Dialogue

August 31, 2018
derive wall

Derive Chases New Adventures in Colorado

In the Denver-Boulder tech corridor, technology-driven companies such as Derive Systems are taking over. Derive Systems, a company with multiple offices already across the United States, creates intelligent, customized driving experiences by working to advance car enhancement software.

Building Dialogue

August 26, 2018
Optiv stairs

Optiv Opts for Comfort in 1144 Fifteenth Street

The comforts of home don’t always translate to the office, although Denver-based cybersecurity company Optiv is enticing its locally based remote workers back to the office with a brand-new, state-of-the-art, 75,000-square-foot headquarters. The new location includes many of the comforts of home.

Building Dialogue

August 17, 2018
dockless bike

Disruption(s) in the Shared Mobility Industry: Dockless Bike, Scooter Programs

As smartphone users and ride-share adopters, participants in the tropes of contemporary society play an important role in catalyzing disruptive innovation. Defined as “an innovation that creates a new market and value network while disrupting an existing market and value network,” society serves as continual witness to how innovations can single-handedly transform industries, systems and, for better or worse, human habits and behaviors. 

Building Dialogue

August 12, 2018