The City is the Canvas, and Buildings the Art
Years ago, while walking through the Art Institute of Chicago, I saw a piece by Chuck Close at the other end of a long corridor. Perhaps you have seen his work as well, which is famous for its realism – so you know that from such a long distance each piece clearly seems to be a photograph. You may also know, then, that when you walk closer and stand in the same room, the work reveals itself as a painting.
Building DialogueNovember 20, 2017
Redefining success after H.S.: Become workforce ready
As labor shortages across several industries in Colorado continue to make headlines, there are still several organizations and companies struggling to fill those skilled trade jobs with few solutions on the horizon. AGC of Colorado recognized this need for construction workers dating back five years and began a comprehensive legislative campaign to combat these workforce development issues.
CREJNovember 19, 2017
Building a Slice of Home into the Office
The lexicon of architecture and interior design is specific: smooth and taut, a little slick and flashy, occasionally marked with a touch of irony, and always cloaked in style. At least that’s the way we see it.
Building DialogueNovember 13, 2017
Anderson Mason Dale: AIA Co’s Firm of the Year
Praise for Anderson Mason Dale Architects, AIA’s 2017 Firm of the Year, isn’t hard to find. Not only does the firm produce exemplary design work, but also it has a unique ability to blend the interests of various stakeholders into a single functional project. It’s that ability that has led to the successful completion of some of Denver’s most notable architecture.
CREJNovember 13, 2017
Designing Creative Collaboration School Spaces
The term “maker space” is getting a good deal of attention lately, especially in education environments. In fact, maker spaces have been part of a trend that began over a decade ago. The idea of making things, of course, is not new, but the concept of incorporating physical spaces within learning environments designed to foster greater cross-discipline collaboration and problem solving through creating things has just begun to really take hold.
Building DialogueNovember 6, 2017
Life Moves Pretty Fast: GE Johnson 50 Years Later
Life moves pretty fast – if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it. The famous counsel given to Generation X by Farris Buhler in 1986 always seems to take a minute to settle in, but that’s the point. Fifty years from GE Johnson Construction Co.’s 1967 founding, Chief Executive Officer Jim Johnson also finds benefit in reflection.
Building DialogueSeptember 17, 2017
Colorado State Stadium: Rams Charge Back to Campus
After 48 years, Colorado State University’s football team is coming home. The Rams played for the last time at off-campus Hughes Stadium in late 2016, after 262 games, not to mention a few gigs by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and other rock legends.
Building DialogueSeptember 4, 2017
Does your GC have a strong relationship with subcontractors?
Subcontractors account for 90 percent of the cost on most projects and are the true tradesmen who create each building. One of the most important factors in evaluating a prospective general contractor is the strength of its relationships with subcontractors.
CREJSeptember 4, 2017
Transforming, Occupying Former Girl Scouts HQ
With the goal to own its own building in an eclectic Denver neighborhood, Unique Properties chose the former Girl Scouts Headquarters Building at 400 S. Broadway to be its new home. This 1965, three-story, brick building bordering the West Washington Park and Baker neighborhoods was the opportunity the group was looking for to represent its…
Building DialogueAugust 14, 2017
Investors seeking new Saunders building come out of woodwork
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Jill Jamieson-NicholsJuly 31, 2017