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Considerations for operations during renovations

Amy Dvorak, Associate AIACommunications manager, Treanor HL Hospitals are complex. Renovating hospitals is even more complex. Take into consideration existing medical systems, heat loads and major utility shutoffs – not to mention the utmost priority that is patient care – in a dust-free, soundfree environment that seamlessly continues uninterrupted patient care. To do it well…

Jolene Wollett

October 13, 2019

Designing residential in ‘destination neighborhoods’

Since the postwar area, a demographic tidal wave has pushed populations in urban areas to the highest levels in the country’s history. Four-fifths of Americans now live in cities. As cities grow and


May 17, 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

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


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.


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


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


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.


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


February 19, 2018

Context key for architect Craine

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…

Kris Oppermann Stern

February 7, 2018