Brinkmann Constructors completes Kärcher’s HQ, designed by Ware Malcomb

Ware Malcomb announced construction is complete on Kärcher’s new North America headquarters facility, which is located at 6398 N. Kärcher Way in Aurora. Ware Malcomb provided architecture, interior design, civil engineering and land surveying services for the project. Brinkmann Constructors was the general contractor.

Kris Oppermann Stern

August 10, 2020

Swinerton tops out Block 162 spec. building in downtown Denver

Swinerton topped out Block 162, a 606,000-square-foot speculative office building, located at 675 15th St. in downtown Denver. Gensler designed the project. Block 162 is a joint venture led by Patrinely Group and USAA Real Estate.

Kris Oppermann Stern

August 2, 2020

Adjusting the Lens: Designing with a New Perspective

What a year this month has been. If you’re like me, you face the same challenge in not fully being able to halt your mind from sneaking too far into the future. Raise your hand if you’ve recently found yourself teetering on the fault line between: “I wonder how this will all play out in six months?” and “The world as we once knew it, is forever changed, what will my industry look like after this?” Well, you’re not alone.

Building Dialogue

August 2, 2020

Residents move to newly completed Park 17 apartments in Uptown

Kairoi Residential recently completed its luxury apartment community Park 17, which is located in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood. Martines Palmeiro Construction built the multistory, 190-unit “boutique chic” building, which was designed by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates.

Kris Oppermann Stern

July 26, 2020

Inclusive Design: Architects as Facilitators for Agency

As human beings, we are wired to participate in our communities, so we can have a sense of belonging. Inclusion deals with this sense of participation, collaboration, empathy and diversity while inclusive design is the design of a product, service or space that is universally accessible without adaptation of any user.

Building Dialogue

July 26, 2020

Solana Stapleton brings 280 luxury rental apartments to northeast Denver area

ReyLenn Properties completed Solana Stapleton, a new luxury rental community in Stapleton. The community is the first market-rate rental community developed by a third party in the master-planned Stapleton community.

Kris Oppermann Stern

July 19, 2020

Despite Likely Design Changes, We are Still Human

We’ve all been doing our best to stay home to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, and amidst the downtime, many of us are wondering how the world will look when it opens back up. The questions are many, but mine center around how our culture will – and perhaps more importantly, how it will not or should not – change.

Building Dialogue

July 19, 2020

The Opus Group, Principal begin building 1919 Mile High Apartments

The Opus Group and joint venture partner Principal Real Estate Investors began construction on 1919 Mile High Apartments, a new multifamily development near Empower Field at Mile High. The 277-unit building will offer a range of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options.

Kris Oppermann Stern

July 12, 2020

Building a Mountain of Books in Sun Valley

In 1955, 17 visionary women from the Sun Valley, Idaho, area founded The Community Library as a privately funded, privately governed, nonprofit library. Over the past 40 years, the 27,000-square-foot mountain lodge-like structure originally constructed in 1976 had become swollen with a collection of nearly 160,000 items, reinforcing the community’s belief that people who touch books are in a dialogue with them.

Building Dialogue

July 12, 2020

GH Phipps Construction completes Solvista Health West Campus remodel in Cañon City

GH Phipps Construction Cos. completed the Solvista Health West Campus Remodel in Cañon City. Solvista’s West Campus facility was previously a newspaper publishing plant, purchased in 2015 for business expansion.

Kris Oppermann Stern

July 5, 2020