The Future of Cities: Embracing Inclusiveness, Diversity

Cities are deceptive places. Walk down a sidewalk in a city such as Denver and it feels a lot like a geological formation – a canyon or a steep ravine. And like geological formations, cities change. The photographer John Fielder’s wonderful book “Colorado” demonstrates this vividly. 

Building Dialogue

July 19, 2019

Milender White breaks ground on $78M Parkside @ City Centre

Milender White broke ground on the construction of Parkside @ City Centre. A future transit-orientated community located at 14531 E. Alameda Ave., Parkside will feature 216 market-rate, multifamily apartments and 36,000 square feet of retail on 5.6 acres.

Kris Oppermann Stern

July 14, 2019

It’s Time for a New Workplace Narrative: Moving Past Open Versus Closed Spaces

Today’s organizations are challenged with creating work environments for employees that stretch over five generations, that attract and retain the best talent and, above all, provide a great experience at work. The debate around workplace environments continues to generate significant attention.

Building Dialogue

July 14, 2019

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

Adolfson & Peterson tops out Platte Fifteen, Denver’s 1st CLT project

Adolfson & Peterson Construction recently topped out its Platte Fifteen project, which was designed by OZ Architecture and is owned by Crescent Real Estate. 

Kris Oppermann Stern

July 1, 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

H.W. Houston Construction, DLR Group deliver expanded Pueblo Convention Center

Last month, H.W. Houston Construction and DLR Group celebrated the opening of the expanded Pueblo Convention Center with representatives from the city of Pueblo and the state of Colorado. 

Kris Oppermann Stern

June 23, 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

Howell Construction completes Western Union’s global headquarters

Howell Construction, Gensler and Jacobs recently completed Western Union’s global headquarters relocation project, referred to as “Project Hometown.” The Western Union Co. is a Fortune 500 financial services and communications company that is now headquartered in the Denver Tech Center. 

Kris Oppermann Stern

June 16, 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