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Denver-based Marketing Firm Launches New Website AECREConnect

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Denver-based Small Giants — a full-service marketing and business development agency for architecture, engineering, construction, and commercial real estate companies — today launches, an interactive new website that will serve as a central hub of information to help the Commercial Real Estate industry navigate these uncertain …


Stantec Leading Transformational Design of Great Hall Project

In alignment with its 25th anniversary, Denver International Airport (DEN) recently announced that construction has recommenced on the Great Hall Project, with Stantec—a global integrated design firm—serving as lead designer. The work will include a renovation of the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal to create an airport for the future with enhanced safety and security, …

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Is Now (Finally) the Time for Architects to Phone it in?

By Lauren Dundon, AIA, associate at Semple Brown Telecommuting — depending on who’s reporting — is either the death of collaboration, or the solution to unaffordable real estate. At least those were the two alternatives before our new reality of imminent contagion and social isolation: now the topic is evolving as …


Thornton Recreation Center to Undergo $13M Renovation

Pinkard Construction has been awarded the $13 million dollar renovation of the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center in Thornton. The project will be an occupied renovation and is expected to begin construction in early spring of this year. Architectural design services will be provided by long-time Pinkard collaborator Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative (OLC), a …


Howell Construction Completes AHEC | Metro State University Renovation Project

Howell Construction and Perkins+Will recently completed the State of Colorado’s, Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC)| Metropolitan State University Locker Room and Bleacher renovation project located in downtown Denver. The project was built in the occupied PE Building on the AHEC campus. The 18,000-square-foot locker room renovation was a total gut and re-build. The overall …


Architect of the Month: Lauren Falcon, Associate AIA, Stantec

Lauren Falcon, Assoc. AIA was raised northwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota in a town named Albany. Growing up, Falcon was surrounded by carpenters, ceramic artists and hobby enthusiasts who suggested pursuing architecture to her when she was in high school. She then went on to pursue an architectural master’s degree …


City Council Approves $195M Great Hall Contract with Hensel Phelps

Last night, the Denver City Council approved a new contract for the DIA Great Hall Renovation Project. The council approved a contract with Hensel Phelps Construction Company for $195 million through 12-31-21 to provide construction management and general contracting. Phase I of the Great Hall Project is scheduled to begin again …


Thornton Charter School to Develop New Athletic Facility

Pinnacle Charter School in Thornton, has completed the purchase of 11.4 acres of land just west of I-25 & 84th Avenue in Thornton, to develop new athletic facilities for the school, as well as a mixed-use community property for the general public.. “We are very excited to build this vision …


Construction Update: 6900 Layton

As you drive along I-25 near Belleview, it is hard not to notice the shiny new office building taking shape. 6900 Layton at Belleview Station, located at the southeast corner of Newport Street and Layton Avenue in DTC, officially broke ground way back in 2018 but the glass facade of the LEED …


Morrison Camp Barracks to Undergo $1M Rehabilitation

By Melanie Short, AIA, LEED AP, senior associate, RATIO/HPA In 2019 RATIO | HPA, was hired by the City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation, to design the rehabilitation of the 2,500-square-foot barracks building located near Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. The overall vision for the property is to …