Looking back: The architects and architecture that have influenced Colorado

Although most people are unaware of the degree to which architecture affects their lives, the built environment exerts a strong cultural influence on society, therefore shaping our values and determining the future.


February 9, 2016
Sky Hotel

Rowland+Broughton Architecture to design redevelopment of Sky Hotel

Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design was selected as architect for the redevelopment of the Sky Hotel, now W Aspen, at the base of Aspen Mountain and as interior designer for The Sky Residences at W Aspen. Northridge Capital LLC, owner of the Sky Hotel in Aspen, recently announced plans to redevelop the property in partnership with…

Jennifer Hayes

January 30, 2016
Panelists from the 2016 Development & Construction Summit

Multifamily construction to remain strong in Colorado

Everyone loves Denver. And it’s a key factor in the continued construction of apartment properties across the metro area, which doesn’t show signs of slowing down in the near term, according to the multifamily forecast panel at the 2016 Development & Construction Summit presented by the Colorado Real Estate Journal. “We’re seeing an urban shift…

Jennifer Hayes

January 29, 2016
Denver Union Station

Importance of well-designed, concentrated urban mixed-use projects

As Colorado’s Front Range population and urban density multiply, appealing locations and escalating land values demand creative and often complex development offerings. Returns on investment are enhanced by a synergistic combination of experiential activities or uses. The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station is an internationally recognized leader in urban mixed-use projects, having been awarded the 2015 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence and the 2015 Colorado AIA Design Award for Built Architecture. It is a transformational project in the city of Denver that magnetizes urban activity. Our team’s design credo to produce “Denver’s Living Room” best describes the historic building’s role in downtown Denver now and in the future as the transportation hub spawns more armatures.


January 26, 2016
Hord Coplan

Hord Coplan Macht receives award for Emily Griffith Campus

Hord Coplan Macht, formerly SlaterPaull Architects, received the Mountains and Plains Award for Planning from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments for the Emily Griffith Campus in Denver. The award was given to the firm for its master planning and programming work to convert the former office building at 1860 Lincoln…

Jennifer Hayes

January 23, 2016
The Edge

Pinkard Construction breaks ground on The Edge project

Loveland Housing Authority, with Pinkard Construction Co. and OZ Architecture, broke ground in November on LHA’s newest project, The Edge. The Edge is a 68,000-square-foot, ground-up facility with 70 units of affordable housing for income-qualified individuals and homeless veterans. The facility consists of six three-story wood-framed buildings and a single-story clubhouse. Sixty of the units…

Jennifer Hayes

January 23, 2016
office lobby

How construction costs could affect your next project

Since the Great Recession ended, construction costs in Colorado have skyrocketed. The way property managers budget tenant improvement projects and building updates must be adjusted to take the rising costs into consideration. “In 2014, the costs of construction caught up with this rapid increase in demand, and we saw costs increase somewhere between 15 and 20

Michelle Askeland

January 15, 2016

Baston-Cook, Swinerton top out SkyHouse Denver

Baston-Cook Construction and Swinerton Builders ceremonially topped out SkyHouse Denver, a 354-unit luxury apartment building in the Uptown neighborhood. In February 2015, the development team of Novare Group, Simpson Housing and Baston-Cook Development Co. broke ground on the 26-floor apartment development at the corner of Broadway and 18th Avenue. SkyHouse Denver is slated for delivery…

Jennifer Hayes

January 1, 2016

Positive signs for future of hotel industry

Dave Johnstone Chief investment officer of hospitality, McWhinney, Denver Despite the volatile nature of the oil industry, the national economy has gotten back on track over the past five years, which has resulted in a change in consumer behavior across the country. With a stable economy, consumers are now making more money, which allows them…

Jennifer Hayes

November 29, 2015

‘Colorado-modern’ aesthetic arrives

It’s a new Southwest Plaza. The 1.3-million-square-foot shopping center located at 8501 W. Bowles Ave. in Littleton underwent a $75 million redevelopment that brought a host of new tenants and a Colorado modern aesthetic. Redevelopment began in April 2014 to update the 1983 mall – a redevelopment that touched nearly every aspect of the retail…

Jennifer Hayes

November 29, 2015