Lookout Business Center in Boulder Sells for $10.5M

BOULDER –Lookout Business Center, a 50,472-square-foot office building, located at 6150 Lookout Road in Boulder, has sold for $10.5 million. Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners, a full-service, privately owned commercial real estate investment and development company based in Colorado sold the property to Greenwich, Connecticut-based Ivy Equities for $10.5 million. “When Etkin Johnson …


Women-Centric Coworking Space Coming to RiNo

DENVER – Charley Co., a women’s-only community and workspace vision brought to life by founder Bryn Carter, will open inside The Source, at 3330 Brighton Boulevard, mid-June. Charley Co. seeks members who are looking for more than just a place to sit – the goal is to build a community …


$90M Master Plan Expansion of Boulder Retirement Community Tops Out

BOULDER – Last week, Pinkard Construction, owner Frasier and Hord Coplan Macht Architects, celebrated the topping out for the $90+ million Master Plan expansion of Frasier, a retirement community in Boulder. Located at 350 Ponca Place, Frasier features independent living apartment homes, assisted living, memory care, a wellness center, and on-site skilled …


Two New Hotels Planned for Downtown Denver

DENVER — California-based T2 Hospitality LLC is preparing to bring two new hotels to downtown Denver. The Thompson Denver, to be built at 1600 Market, will replace an ugly surface parking lot with a new 214-room, 11-story hotel. T2 Hospitality has also submitted a Project Concept Review Plan to the Denver planning office …


Architect of the Month: Kristen Rutledge, AIA Shears Adkins Rockmore (SA+R)

By Nicole C. Marshall, Curated Communications Shears Adkins Rockmore (SA+R) is a Denver-based architecture, planning, and interior design studio that specializes in urban projects. Kristen Rutledge joined the SA+R team in 2012 and was made an associate in 2019. Her attention to detail is unmatched and has played a big part in …


Palisade Partners Breaks Ground on Nine-Story Mixed-Use Project in Five Points

DENVER — Palisade Partners, a Denver-based real estate firm focused on developing innovative and sustainable multifamily and mixed-use projects, today broke ground on The Hooper, a nine-story mixed-use project located at 2600 Welton Street in Denver‘s historic Five Points neighborhood. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, District 9 City Councilman Albus Brooks …

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Zia Sunnyside Opening Condo Sales Center; Construction on Schedule

DENVER – Confluence Companies will open its sales center on Thursday April 25, 2019 for Zia Sunnyside, an affordably-priced residential and retail development planned for Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood, located at 990 W. 41st Ave, Denver.  The sales center will be located at the corner of W. 41st and Inca St.  Construction …


Setting Sustainable Goals: A Guide for Architecture and Design Firms

By Julie Edwards, OZ Architecture These days, sustainability is on peoples’ minds. How can we use less water? How can we reduce our carbon footprint? How can we cut down on waste? These types of questions are becoming more important for architects and designers when approaching clients about sustainability efforts. In fact, a …


Union Station’s Newest Hotel Opens its Doors

DENVER —Well situated on the corner of 20th and Chestnut Streets, the Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) Denver Union Station opened its doors last week. The new hotel is developed and owned by Focus Property Group and operated by Davidson Hotels & Resorts a multi-disciplinary investment and development company based in Denver. “We are thrilled to open …


Getting Uncomfortable with Sustainability

By Drew Allen, AIA, project architect at Perkins + Will and chair of the AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee What does a sustainable building look like? Solar panels, green walls, LED lightbulbs, and plenty of recycling and compost bins probably come to mind. At this point, these strategies are effective and often common …