Open Office Space Acoustical Trends

By Deb Britton, CTS, Principal and Founder K2  As open office space trends continue to evolve, design and construction teams must account for the various issues these spaces create in order to meet owner’s goals and satisfy end-users.  Understanding these demands for open offices and the resulting solutions necessary to…

WELL Building Standard: A Peek Through Lakehouse’s Glass Façade
Green, energy-efficient and sustainable have become real buzzwords in recent years — thrown around in the commercial real estate industry like baseballs at a ballpark — but the latest standard in building certification measures — not how environmentally friendly a building is — but rather, how human friendly it... Read more
Denver’s Largest Transit-Oriented Development Coming to Stapleton
DENVER – Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announced the launching of the 4-million-square-foot mixed-use development at Central Park Station by Forest City Realty Trust (FCRT), one of the nation’s leading mixed-use place makers. The project kicks off next spring with Central Park Station One, a 190,000-square-foot Class AA mixed-use office building,... Read more
$76M Transit-Oriented Development Breaks Ground in Lakewood
View here Denver-based K2Ventures LLC, just broke ground on a 289 apartment complex in Lakewood that will include 2,500-square-feet of retail. Oak Street Station will provide a new housing option adjacent to the light rail station, making for a quick commute to Downtown Denver. Residents will also enjoy the convenient access to shopping,... Read more
Micro-Apartment Complex Near Broncos Stadium Sells for $31M
View here The micro-units complex, Turntable Studios, near Mile High Stadium, has sold for $31 million. Turntable, which is at 1875 Mile High Stadium Circle, sold for $173,184 per unit. Apartments in the building start at 365 square feet and feature built-in furniture to maximize space.   Image courtesy of... Read more
Sloans Lake Condos Celebrate Breaking Ground
DENVER – NAVA Real Estate Development (Nava), a Colorado-based development company, will host a groundbreaking ceremony today for Lakehouse, a new 206-unit condominium and rowhome development overlooking Sloans Lake. The groundbreaking will take place at 11:30 a.m. at 4202 West 17 th Avenue (at the intersection of 17 th Avenue and Raleigh Street, on the... Read more
Luxury Apartments on Speer Appeal to Live/Work Tenants
DENVER — KTGY Architecture + Planning, an international award-winning architecture firm, recently revealed details behind the design of TriVista on Speer, a 322-unit luxury apartment building currently under construction on Speer Boulevard between 13th and 14th Streets. The seven-story community, adjacent to Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood, is slated for... Read more
Top 5 Reasons Carriage Units are Becoming Popular in the ‘Burbs
View here The need for traditional two-story homes has waned over recent years and a demand for non-traditional apartment living has increased. Carriage units — apartments constructed on top of a garage, to maximize space — offer an alternative living style that adds character, transforming a building into townhome-like residences.   Read more
Adams County Apartments Maintain Affordability
View here To preserve the affordability of the Aztec Villa Apartments in Thornton, CO that more than 500 people call home, the Adams County Housing Authority successfully secured low-income housing tax credits and other financing mechanisms to fund its recent renovation. $11.8 million worth of construction upgraded the landscaping and... Read more
$65M Apartment Complex Coming to Arvada
Denver – Timberline Farms in Arvada, a $65.5 million residential development in Arvada will break ground on May 11. The announcement was made by Colorado-based Confluence Companies, which has completed 21 residential multi-family projects in the Denver Metro Area since 2010 with over 2,100 total units, and has four other projects planned... Read more
1,300 New Apartment Units in Denver Plus More Industrial Space
View here Five new complexes totaling nearly 1,300 units were added to the Denver Business Journal’s Crane Watch map, including McWhinney’s 12-story complex called Sova at 19th and Grant and a permit for a 375-unit apartment complex called Vue at Mile High, in the West Colfax neighborhood.Trammell Crow Co. and DCT... Read more