Total Hydrology Planning: Using Water to Drive Community
Total hydrology planning is a methodology we developed to identify and utilize all water resources on a project site. This customized, holistic, insightful approach maps all water as a basis for site design, maximizing and manipulating all on and off-site water flow for beneficial use.
Building DialogueAugust 10, 2020
The Evolution of Denver Plazas, Private to Public
In the early 1980s, a development trend made popular in Chicago and New York, known commonly as the “plaza bonus,” made its way to Denver. This tower-in-a-park philosophy was created in larger cities to encourage developers to provide useable public space at the street level by providing incentives allowing buildings to exceed heights and square footage limits, typically governed by zoning.
Building DialogueJuly 7, 2019
Civitas-designed plaza breaks ground in historic downtown Golden
The much-anticipated new Calvary Episcopal Church Arapahoe Steps at Celebration Plaza in historic downtown Golden is underway. Breaking ground recently with a projected opening date in spring, the plaza project was designed by award-winning Denver urban design and landscape architecture firm Civitas.
Kris Oppermann SternNovember 25, 2018
DTJ: Integrating Open Spaces in Development for 50 Years
With deep roots in architecture, planning and landscape architecture, Boulder’s DTJ Design has helped lead the way for thoughtful development amid Colorado’s great outdoors for more than 50 years.
Building DialogueMarch 19, 2018