21 New Buildings Join Doors Open Denver

DENVER — The Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF) is gearing up for the 14th annual Doors Open Denver (DOD), the premier event showcasing the richness and history of Denver’s built environment and promoting quality design, that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23. The event highlights more than …


Construction Underway for Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering

GUNNISON, CO – Construction of the Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering at Western State Colorado University began this week on Western’s campus in Gunnison, Colorado. The ultra-modern, state-of-the-art facility will have approximately 75,000 square feet of versatile teaching and lab spaces including cutting-edge instrumentation rooms, faculty offices, and areas designed …

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Groundbreaking: TOD Development in Denver’s Sunnyside Neighborhood

DENVER – Construction has begun on a $123 million project called Zia Sunnyside, an affordably-priced residential and retail development planned for Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood. A collaboration between Confluence Companies and Craine Architecture will provide 434 residential units, with 314 for-rent apartments and 120 for-sale condos, on 2.3 acres, next to the 41st and Fox …


Colorado Architects & Firms Receive Top Design & Honor Awards

DENVER — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado recognized 21 projects with design awards, as well as five local architects with honor awards, at the AIA Colorado Design & Honor Awards Gala on Friday, September 7. Peer-reviewed and judged by architects in Portland, Oregon, the winning projects were designed by architecture …


Affordable Micro-Apartments in Uptown Near Completion

DENVER — Economist micro-apartments, by Denver-based developer Pando Holdings, are nearing completion in Uptown Denver. The 97-unit residential micro-apartments feature well-designed units that maximize space and reflect the growing trend for a minimalist, urban lifestyle at 1578 Humboldt Street. Oz Architecture is the project architect, W.E. O’Neil is the project general contractor …


Groundbreaking: Colorado School of Mines’ Residence Hall

GOLDEN — Colorado School of Mines and Confluence Companies — a Golden-based developer and builder — have broken ground on a new residence hall for sophomore students at 1750 Jackson Street in Golden.  The new construction project is a public-private partnership between the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) and Confluence Companies …


New Class A Industrial Development Coming to Arvada

DENVER – Mountain Gateway, a new 142,180-square-foot industrial development, developed by California-based Cale Enterprises, LLC, is coming to Arvada in Q3 2019. The Class A warehouse/office project will be the largest speculative industrial project built in Denver’s supply-constrained west submarket in more than 15 years, where only 370,500 square feet of speculative warehouse/manufacturing facilities …


DAM North Building Renovation Project Crane Assembly Marks a Milestone and Temporarily Closes Roads

DENVER — Marking a major milestone for the North Building renovation project at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), the museum will soon be the temporary home to a 260-foot-tall Manitowoc 2250 crane that will be able to lift materials weighing as much as approximately 33,000 lbs. The erection of the crane …


Restored Ironworks Building to Open as Denver’s Newest Event Space

DENVER— Following years of dormancy, the Ironworks building in Denver has been carefully restored into a new event venue set to open this fall. Dating back to the turn of the century (1903), the Midwest Steel and Ironworks was a Denver landmark, serving as the headquarters for the drafting and operations of …


North America’s Largest Climbing Gym Opens in Englewood

ENGLEWOOD – Earth Treks Climbing and Fitness will open North America’s largest indoor climbing gym tomorrow, August 31. The 53,000-square-foot facility in Englewood takes over the previous Sports Authority headquarters at 1050 W Hampden Ave. The new facility will feature world-class climbing and bouldering, along with amenities such as a yoga …