Denver Art Museum Reimagined Campus Opens to Public Oct. 24

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) reopens its expanded and reimagined campus to the public with a free general admission day on October 24, 2021, unveiling all eight levels of its iconic Gio Ponti-designed Lanny and Sharon Martin Building (formerly referred to as the North or Ponti Building), and the new Anna and John J. …


Joint Venture to Add 604 Apartment Homes in Colorado Springs

Greystar, a leading residential real estate manager and developer, and Origin Investments, a private equity real estate manager, have announced that construction has started on Ensley, a $66 million, 277-unit apartment building at Weber and Cimarron Streets in Colorado Springs. The project joins Fiona, a recently renamed 321-residence property currently …


Grand Opening: Kiewit Corporation HQ in Lone Tree

On September 15, Kiewit Corporation, one of the largest construction and engineering organizations in North America, celebrated celebrated the grand opening of the new state-of-the-art 252,000-square-foot building on its new campus at the Lone Tree regional headquarters. The headquarters is a 12-acre campus designed to accommodate approximately 1,700 employees, bringing all …


AIA Colorado Names Design + Honor Award Winners

On September 14, AIA Colorado announced the recipients of its 2021 Design + Honor Awards, recognizing Colorado architecture firms, projects, and architects for outstanding design. The award recipients were honored during a virtual presentation. “Our world is changing, and design has never been more important,” said AIA Colorado CEO Mike Waldinger, Hon. AIA. …


Designer Volleyball League Going Strong After 42 Years

By Nancy Kristof, president, Message Matters When some designers at a few Denver-area architecture firms decided to decompress from the studio by getting together to play volleyball at Washington Park back in 1979, they started a local AEC industry tradition that’s still going strong today after more than 40 years. Now a …

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DU Unveils Three New Campus Buildings

As students return to a full, in-person campus experience at the University of Denver’s (DU) campus, they will occupy and utilize three large new buildings that have opened gradually over the course of the pandemic. The buildings include a new community commons, a new residence hall for first-year students, and a new career …


Topping Out: Hydro Building on CSU Spur Campus

The HYDRO building, one of three new facilities located on the CSU Spur campus at the National Western Center, will top out this week. The ceremony, when the final steel beam is placed on the Hydro structure, will take place at noon on September 16. Attendees may watch via live …


Experiential Sportsman’s Club Coming to Lakewood

Nadel Architecture, a Los Angeles-based architecture and design firm, has announced the groundbreaking of The Gallery Sportsman’s Club & Range, a new state-of-the-art facility in Lakewood that features a high-tech shooting range, retail, coffee bar and lounge. The facility, located at 1350 Colorado Mills Parkway and owned by Mark Hymanson LLC, is …


RiNo Art Park to Celebrate Grand Opening September 24-26

RiNo Art Park Community Hub, a $4.5 million three-acre cultural center located at 35th and Arkins Court, will celebrate its grand opening with a three-day community celebration September 24-26. The park will become a hub for recreation, creativity, learning, dining and entertainment for all of the downtown Denver neighborhoods that surround it. In 2019 …


RTA Architects Awarded Best Education Project

RTA Architects, an award-winning Colorado Springs-based architectural and interior design firm recently received the highest honor in the Education category from the Rocky Mountain Region of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) during its annual awards program. The Best Education Project Award recognized the design and construction of the William …