Developers break ground on Hilltop Reserve senior living community

Ascent Living Communities, Focus Property Group and Blue Moon Capital Partners recently broke ground on a state-of-the-art senior living community in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood. The former milk processing and distribution center will provide a contemporary, metropolitan-style living environment with community services and amenities for active seniors.

Kris Oppermann Stern

January 6, 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

Saunders Construction, 4240 Architecture kick off CSU student housing project

Saunders Construction Inc. in conjunction with 4240 Architecture Inc. were awarded the design and construction for Meridian Village, one of Colorado State University’s largest projects to date. At full build-out, Meridian Village will accommodate 1,600 students in both traditional and pod communities to continue to support student success and engagement.

Kris Oppermann Stern

December 30, 2019

Let’s Talk Net Zero: Preparing for Evolving Code

ASHRAE and IECC are headed toward creating net-zero energy standards for commercial buildings by 2030. California will have zero net energy building codes in place by 2030. It will not be too long before other states and cities adopt these standards as code.

Building Dialogue

December 23, 2019

Taylor Kohrs will build Capitol Hill low-income housing tax credit project

Taylor Kohrs, a Colorado-based general contractor for more than 36 years, will build Emerson Flats, a low-income housing tax credit project in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Kris Oppermann Stern

December 16, 2019

Platte Street Plaza: A Place to Sit and Stay a While

Denver’s Platte Street is one of the city’s most established and activated thoroughfares. Linking the Lower Highland neighborhood with downtown Denver, Platte Street achieves a unique sense of place by marrying the old with the new. Preserved and renovated historic properties pay homage to the area’s past as a hub of commerce and industry while forward-thinking mixed-use developments have ushered in a renewed sense of innovation along with new architectural possibilities.

Building Dialogue

December 16, 2019

Pickard Chilton-designed 1144 Fifteenth garners national attention as top 10 project

Pickard Chilton’s 1144 Fifteenth, a 40-story, 1.2 million-gross square-foot office tower project in Colorado that the firm designed for Hines, has been ranked fifth on Emporis’ 2018 Top Ten Skyscrapers List.

Kris Oppermann Stern

December 9, 2019

Parc Mosaic: Luxury Apartment Living that is Perfectly Boulder

A collaboration between Tryba Architects, Millender White and Aimco, when completed next month Parc Mosaic will feature 226 units – studio to three-bedroom – in four buildings spread across a parklike patchwork of gardens and green spaces.

Building Dialogue

December 9, 2019

Sage Hospitality, partners break ground on River North hotel project

Sage Hospitality, along with Walnut Development Partners and EXDO Development, recently broke ground on a new hotel development in Denver’s River North Art District. The unnamed hotel is located at 3770 Walnut St., steps from the 38th and Blake commuter rail station.

Kris Oppermann Stern

December 2, 2019

Design Influence: Page is Always Thinking about Design

Page is a 121-year-old firm that originated in Austin, Texas. Presently, there are seven domestic offices and international offices in Dubai and Mexico City. The firm’s portfolio encompasses a broad balance of government, health care, aviation, academic, civic and commercial projects. Like the best of many things, skill, craftsmanship, time, tools and, ultimately, experience is what produces the best architecture.

Building Dialogue

December 2, 2019