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How Gen Z will Impact Hospitality Design

By Holly Welles Generation Z, the younger siblings of the tech-savvy millennials, has never known a world without technology such as cell phones and smart devices, making them even savvier than their millennial counterparts. Generation Z, also known as iGen, is made up of roughly 65 million people, depending upon …


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 …


Commercial Design and Visual Merchandising Firms Join Forces

DENVER— TRIO, one of the fastest-growing design and visual merchandising firms in the nation, has acquired Denver-based Design Lines, Inc., an interior design firm specializing in model homes, apartment communities, clubhouses and sales centers. The move will allow TRIO to offer more comprehensive services, resources and expertise, as well as greater national reach and deeper market insights. “Design Lines has established …


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 …


Groundbreaking: Premier Members Credit Union Enters Castle Rock Market

CASTLE ROCK — Colorado-based design-build firm The Neenan Company has broken ground on Premier Members Credit Union’s (PMCU) first branch office in Castle Rock. The project represents PMCU’s entrance into the Castle Rock market, as well as the first project between PMCU and The Neenan Company. Founded in Boulder almost 60 years …


Westin Westminster Completes $8.5M Renovation

WESTMINSTER — The $8.5 million renovation of The Westin Westminster — that features 370 guest rooms and 60,000 square feet of flexible event space — is now complete. Designed by Atlanta’s Black Dog Studios, The Westin Westminster’s new décor is a “mountain modern” theme.  Colors and patterns were inspired by Colorado’s abundant prairie grasses and the …


Colorado Real Estate Team Opens Showroom in LoHi

DENVER — milehimodern, Colorado’s top-selling residential real estate team and an independent brand within LIV | Sotheby’s International Realty, has opened a gallery in the Lower Highlands (LoHi) neighborhood at 2015 W. 32nd Ave. The team also has a location in Cherry Creek North on 255 Clayton Street. The LoHi gallery boasts …


California Design Firm Completes Multi-Million Dollar Procurement for Denver Hotel

DENVER — Recognized nationally as a Top 10 hospitality design firm, California-based Level 3 Design Group (L3DG) recently completed the purchasing for the total remodel of the Renaissance Stapleton hotel in Denver. The project, which started in 2017, involved the renovation of more than 41,000 square feet of common and meeting spaces …

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Q&A with Director of Design Services at Hensel Phelps, Greg Gidez

By Malorie Williamson Greg Gidez, director of design services at Hensel Phelps, recently spoke at the 2018 Design & Construction Procurement Conference in Denver with a presentation titled, “The Technology Revolution in Design and Construction.” With some key takeaways from the presentation, Gidez further explains the use of technology at Hensel Phelps. Facts about …


VR Technology Changing the Way KEPHART Completes Projects

DENVER— In a world where technology seems to be a leading force in our lives, CRE companies are turning to advanced technologies to enhance projects and client relationships. Denver-based residential architecture and land planning design firm KEPHART is exploiting the technology boom by incorporating virtual reality (VR). KEPHART is using VR as a tool to …