Proceed with caution when using condo unit escrow deposits

While residential condominium development still has not reached its pre-Great Recession levels, it is growing (albeit slowly). This type of project presents an interesting source of capital for developers in


October 18, 2019

Senior construction shows signs of a slowdown

In 2018 there were 754,000 residents aged 65 and older in Colorado, who comprised 13.4% of the total population. This is below the national average of 15.3%. The baby boomer generation includes all people born between 1946 and 1964. Boomers are now between 55 and 73 years of age. A decade from now, when all the boomers will be 65 and older, they will comprise over 18% of the total population.


July 14, 2019

Tips to design retail space for any future tenant

Unless you are working for a specific client in a build-to-suit situation, building retail space can feel like a guessing game. How do you create a core-and-shell building that is the most appealing to the


April 29, 2019

Integrating modern equipment into existing spaces

Modern medical equipment is advancing rapidly, providing patients with state-of-the-art care and procedures that enhance safety. As an outcome, hospitals are retrofitting existing space in order to integrate modern equipment and technology into their buildings.


April 15, 2019

Prefab is changing health care design, construction

There have been recent studies and articles comparing productivity changes in the architecture, engineering and construction industry versus other fields. The general conclusions are that every industry has seen an increase in efficiency and productivity except for AEC.


January 28, 2019

Innovation, collaboration key to building hospitals of the future

With the cost of both health care and construction in Colorado on the rise, the process of building/designing new hospital facilities continues to evolve.


April 15, 2018

Experiential Design: The Key to Human Spaces

Approaching downtown Denver from the west, growth, and therefore change, is undeniable. Cranes fill the skyline and as the descent from Millennium Bridge is made, an area devoid of hardly any structures just five years ago is now teeming with activity. In this sea of development, as an architect, it’s fascinating to consider what creates longevity in place-making and drives a compelling human experience.

Building Dialogue

October 30, 2017
popuous reception

Populous Designs Own Space with Connectivity in Mind

Populous is a global architecture and design firm with a portfolio including projects like Coors Field, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Pepsi Center, the 2012 Summer Olympic & Paralympic Games in London and the Super Bowl. The firm’s tag line of “Drawing People Together” defines its work in the aviation, convention center and sports markets.

Building Dialogue

October 23, 2017

Denver’s Safe Occupancy Program Protects All

In December, in an Oakland warehouse called the Ghost Ship, a fire broke out during a live show. The fire spread quickly; 36 people in the warehouse were killed. The interior had been illegally and unsafely modified to house an artist collective, including living units and performance space. After the tragedy, many pointed to the Bay Area’s affordable housing crisis as the driver of unsafe, underground spaces like this one.

Building Dialogue

October 9, 2017
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Two Hilton Hotel Brands Arrive in Boulder

It’s a blue sky Colorado day and Jim Johnson, founding partner of Denver’s Johnson Nathan Strohe architecture and design firm, is sitting across the street from the two-hotel project he’s been spearheading in central Boulder. Asked what he’s most proud of with this project, Johnson responds without a second of hesitation, as if he’s been pondering the question for a while.

Building Dialogue

September 24, 2017