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Q&A with Director of Design Services at Hensel Phelps, Greg Gidez

By Malorie Williamson Greg Gidez, director of design services at Hensel Phelps, recently spoke at the 2018 Design & Construction Procurement Conference in Denver with a presentation titled, “The Technology Revolution in Design and Construction.” With some key takeaways from the presentation, Gidez further explains the use of technology at Hensel Phelps. Facts about …


VR Technology Changing the Way KEPHART Completes Projects

DENVER— In a world where technology seems to be a leading force in our lives, CRE companies are turning to advanced technologies to enhance projects and client relationships. Denver-based residential architecture and land planning design firm KEPHART is exploiting the technology boom by incorporating virtual reality (VR). KEPHART is using VR as a tool to …


Proposed Downtown Denver Mixed-use Tower Undergoes Redesign

DENVER— Back in March, Mile High CRE reported that a new development called Kenect Denver, proposed for downtown Denver at 2136 Lawrence Street, was currently under review by the Arapahoe Square Design Advisory Board. As the development continues to make its way through the design review process, some extensive changes have been made to …


Several A/E/C Industry Companies Recognized as Best Places to Work

DENVER — The Denver Business Journal recently announced the finalists and winners of their annual Best Places to Work Awards. These awards recognize companies in the Denver metro area that are focused on providing a great work environment and high levels of employee engagement. Unlike other award programs, the winners and finalists of …


Elsy Studios Puts Personality First in Remodel for ACM

DENVER — Elsy Studios, a Denver‐based full-service commercial interior design firm, recently completed the remodel of Anton Collins Mitchell LLP’s (ACM) 26,479-square-foot office space located at 303 E 17th Ave. in Denver. Elsy’s design aims to reflect the dynamic personality of the company in an open-concept layout not typically found in accounting firms. …


Construction of Lakehouse at Sloans Lake Reaches Halfway Point

DENVER — Construction of the 12-story Lakehouse residences, overlooking Sloans Lake, has reached the halfway point and is on schedule for completion in late summer 2019. The new 196-unit condominium and rowhome development by NAVA Real Estate Development (NAVA) — a Colorado-based development company focused on improving communities through quality design and healthy programming — is …


OZ Architecture Making Waves in Hotel and Restaurant Design

By Malorie Williamson OZ Architecture has been at the forefront of design since 1964. With a team that includes architects, designers, strategists and artists, the firm is renowned for its major resort work such as in Steamboat and Vail but is less known for its smaller-scale restaurant and hotel design. …


First SCP Hotel To Open In Colorado Springs Following Nine-Month, $6 Million Transformation

COLORADO SPRINGS – Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced the opening of its first SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs after a nine-month, $6 million renovation. The 98,000-square-foot, 176-room property, located at the base of Pikes Peak, is in its final stages of renovation. “We’re pleased to introduce SCP Hotels with the opening …


Belmar wins international award for Civitas’ “healthy 10-minute neighborhood” design

DENVER — Urban design and landscape architecture firm Civitas has won an Honor Award for Excellence for its Belmar Town Center design in Lakewood from the recent 55th International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) Conference in Ottawa. The award acknowledges Civitas’ role in transforming the derelict Villa Italia suburban mall into the lively …


Colorado Health Foundation’s Office First U.S. Project to be Awarded WELL, LEED v4 Certifications at the Gold Level

The Colorado Health Foundation, Davis Partnership Architects (Davis), Saunders Construction (Saunders) and WSP announced that the Foundation’s new office building in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood has been awarded WELL Certification at the Gold level by the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM). The project has also achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). …