Opinion: Study shows why rent control doesn’t work

In the Denver area, the population has grown dramatically faster than construction of new housing units. Just under 500,000 people have moved to the Denver metro area since 2009, and

CREJ

February 2, 2020

The evolution and future of outpatient facility design

Amy Dvorak, Associate AIACommunications manager, Treanor HL When Steve Carr, AIA, started working in architecture in 1977, health care was much different. Medical records were paper and care was reactive, focusing on sickness instead of preventative health. But as industries evolve, how does design adapt? Some 40 years later, Carr, principal at TreanorHL, navigates new…

CREJ

January 27, 2020

Risks from outdated electrical equipment labels

Jeffrey Engelstad, PE, MBAElectrical engineer, Encore Electric If you are responsible for a hospital, health care facility or senior housing property, you know it is vital to prioritize the health and safety of everyone in your facility. It is critical that you are aware of the most recent updates to the Institute of Electrical and…

CREJ

January 26, 2020

17 Mile House Barn: Restored to Preserve its 160-year History

Located at the town lines between Centennial and Parker on Route 83 stands the 17 Mile House Farm Park, a treasure-trove of nearly 160 years of history in the settlement and development of Colorado. During the gold rush of the 1860s, “mile houses” served as rest stops along the Cherokee and Smoky Hill wagon trails, which pioneers traveled along from the Kansas Territory.

Building Dialogue

January 26, 2020

In Modern Age, Buildings are Collections of Stories

When we study new languages, idiomatic phrases and linguistic similarities can drive us crazy. This study can also bring into perspective the idiosyncrasies of our native tongue and how baffling it can be for the newcomer. Homographs, for example, are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings offering a barrel of confusion for those who are learning English.

Building Dialogue

January 20, 2020

Fostering a healthy animal-people dynamic

Jami MohlenkampPrincipal and senior living practice leader, OZ Architecture The newest accommodations at the Senior Star at Weber Place retirement community near Chicago were built for a couple named Snowflake and Licorice, and come with excellent open-air views of the outdoors, hand-fed meals and plenty of opportunities to socialize. Snowflake and Licorice have made fast…

CREJ

January 19, 2020

New initiatives launched to complement LEED

In November, U.S. Green Building Council and its partner Informa Connect held the 18th annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Atlanta. Greenbuild is the largest green building conference and expo in the world and brings

CREJ

January 13, 2020

City Park Golf Clubhouse: A New Gathering Place in Heart of Denver’s Largest Park

City Park is one of Denver’s oldest gems. Sprawling over nearly 320 acres, the original design was inspired by Frederick Law Olmstead’s Central Park in New York, with looping carriageways, walking lanes and lakes with picturesque views across bucolic meadows.

Building Dialogue

January 12, 2020

Mentors and protégés: Are they relics or relevant?

In today’s fast-paced and younger-by-the-day mentality, do we need the skills and efforts of a mentor, or is this just another bothersome task that Alexa can solve for us more quickly and with less effort? Having spent most of my adult life as both a

CREJ

January 12, 2020

Law is Constant, but Lawyers are Not: Designing Office Space for the Next Generation

Law firm values are having to change exponentially in response to escalating real estate costs and evolving ideals of younger generations. Hierarchy and status may always be part of the law firm culture, but ... hierarchy and status are now achieved through cultural differentiation, superb technology and prime real estate.

Building Dialogue

January 6, 2020