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A Dose of Dopamine: Using Neuroarchitecture in Space Design to Support Wellbeing

By Marc Snyder, director of sustainability and associate principal at 4240 Architecture As a lot of us face a new normal during uncertain times, it is good to reflect on and realign to those aspects of our lives that contribute to positivity and good health — no matter where we may …

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Addressing Female Diversity in Real Estate: Is it a Pipeline Problem?

By Becky Zimmermann, president of Design Workshop March celebrates Women’s History Month which gives us a great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the efforts that have been made over the years to help women open doors and claim a seat at the table. It’s also a time to see what we …

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Landlords Can Create Inclusive and Profitable Tenancy Options

By Jason Shepherd, co-founder of Atlas Real Estate and REACTIV Commercial Real Estate (CRE) is on the cusp of profound change in vibrant markets like Denver. For too long, the norm has been to fill vacant space with yet another bank branch or chain restaurant rather than offering young creatives and entrepreneurs the …

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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 …

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Diversity in the Workforce: Claim Your Seat and Encourage Others to Claim Theirs

by Sheila Zappanti, PHR, Human Resources Manager, R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc. A company’s culture must be clear and deliberate, with one of the most important factors being its diversity culture. Like it or not, everyone has some level of unconscious bias around hiring and promoting staff. It is critical for a company to not …

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JE Dunn Moves into New Tower at Colorado Center

JE Dunn Construction’s West Region Headquarters has a new Denver home at Colorado Center Tower III at I-25 and Colorado Blvd. While they are not moving far, formerly residing in Colorado Center Tower I, this move is significant as JE Dunn served as the original general contractor for the 16-story Tower III office …

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Abel Design Group Denver Designs Award-Winning Space for Xactly Corp

Xactly Corp, a leading technology company with offices around the world and big growth plans for the Denver office, is currently leasing a 40,000-square- foot space on two floors of the Chase Tower in downtown Denver. The company recently selected Abel Design Group for the design of the space and …

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Elevated Safety: Pre-work Checklist Helps Prevent Dropped Objects on Construction Sites

By Steve Cox, CSP, District HSE Manager, PCL Construction With so many large construction projects underway in Denver, on very compact construction sites, the risk of falling objects from building heights has been amplified. The threat of tools and materials falling to the ground below puts people and property in jeopardy, and it’s …

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Workplace Wellness: Inside Hord Coplan Macht’s New Denver Office

By Lyn Eller, AIA, LEED AP, principal, Hord Coplan Macht It is growing ever easier for employees to spend less time in the workplace as the ease of remote computing and working from home increases. This is a challenge for collaborative firms like ours, and one that Hord Coplan Macht has taken …

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Smart Concrete Solutions for 2019

By Chris Pederson, vice president of the Concrete Division of GH Phipps Construction Companies. Concrete may appear to be one of the more routine materials used in a construction project, but if an owner/developer/builder doesn’t give it the time, attention and respect it deserves, this “basic” material can wreak havoc on …