Airport dining: Reaching new heights at DIA

Some of Colorado’s favorite eateries will have a home at Denver International Airport’s Great Hall when the ongoing renovation is finished in late 2021. The overall project includes four phases, with

CREJ

February 3, 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.

CREJ

January 28, 2019

Design for human health provides financial returns

Until recently, many companies viewed their workplaces as independent of their core corporate responsibilities and sources of profit. Even when they did see the draw of investing in high-performance offices, companies

CREJ

December 17, 2018

The return to the professional workplace

Much has been written in recent years about the ideal workplace – it’s become a national topic of debate and conversation. Every company, large and small, is looking for ways to accommodate multigenerational

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December 17, 2018

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.

CREJ

April 15, 2018

Are boom times leaving quality design behind?

Three years ago, Denver architect Jeff Sheppard dropped a bomb on our civic ego in a Denver Post op-ed titled, "Denver is a great city, so why the bad buildings?" He noted that while the city is "infilling" at a record pace and

CREJ

February 19, 2018

Context key for architect Craine

context

Context is everything when architect Dan Craine is designing buildings in Denver’s urban neighborhood, and even in suburban locales like Castle Rock and Arvada. But context doesn’t mean that every new building is necessarily the size and height of what has gone before it, according to Craine, principal and founder of his namesake firm, Craine…

John Rebchook

February 7, 2018

Low-budget designs still can have a big impact

The Meadows at Montbello

After 17 years as an interior designer in Denver and as a Colorado native, I have been witness to all the changes the large influx of people to our state has brought. Clearly, somewhere along the line, we were

CREJ

November 20, 2017

Floor plans forte for Weinstein

Floor plan

Floor plans may not have the appeal of flashy apartment amenities such as top-of-the-line fitness centers, dog washing stations, bike maintenance shops and business centers. But to retired architect Mervin F. Weinstein, a good floor plan can pay huge dividends for the owner of apartment and condo buildings. In one case, Weinstein estimates the owner…

John Rebchook

November 6, 2017

Retail design in a transformational market

Traditionally, retail design predominantly was an execution of market-driven formulas. Location is critical, access is slightly more critical, visibility is key, parking needs to be at the front door and everyone makes

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November 6, 2017