Pinkard Construction Begins Thornton Recreation Center Renovation

The City of Thornton, Pinkard Construction and Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative (OLC), have begun renovations of the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center. The newly renovated recreation center will total 11,873 square feet, with an estimated design and construction cost of $13 million. The completed facility will include a new six-lane lap pool with …


Bonfils-Stanton’s New HQ Design Lets Art Shine in the Santa Fe Arts District

Elsy Studios, a Denver‐based full-service commercial interior design firm, has completed Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s new 2,764-square-foot headquarters at 1033 Santa Fe Dr. in Denver. Bonfils-Stanton is the leading arts funding foundation in Denver. “We collaborated with Hyder Construction on the adaptive reuse of this building a couple of years ago, so we …


The Unfound Door Achieves Several Business Enterprise Certifications

The Unfound Door, a Denver-based a creative consulting agency specializing in the design and construction industry, recently achieved several distinguishable certifications at the local, state and federal levels including MWBE – Women Business Enterprise; DBE – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise; EBE – Emerging Business Enterprise; SBE – Small Business Enterprise; and …


ULI Examines Benefits of Creative Placemaking in Denver

The benefits of creative placemaking, along with best practices and successful case studies in cities throughout the United States, is explored in the latest Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, Creative Placemaking: Sparking Development with Arts and Culture. In short, Creative Placemaking integrates arts and culture with good design. It offers insights …


Extended-Stay Hotel Tops Out in RiNo

On Aug. 21, Sage Hospitality Group, along with Walnut Development Partners and EXDO Development, celebrated the topping off of RiNo’s first extended-stay hotel development at 3770 Walnut St. and also announced the long-awaited name of the independent new concept: Catbird. The overall concept for Catbird, including the amenities and food and beverage …


Stantec Designs City and County of Broomfield’s New Service Center

The City and County of Broomfield recently celebrated the completion of a new Service Center, which expands the offerings for its Public Works division. The project, designed by global design firm Stantec, includes an administration building with utilities maintenance shops and storage bays and police storage. Other features include a …


Rowland+Broughton Named to PSMJ Circle of Excellence

Aspen-based Rowland+Broughton has been named to the exclusive Professional Services Management Journal’s (PSMJ) 2020 Circle of Excellence, for the ninth year running. The listing recognizes successfully managed architecture and engineering firms demonstrating outstanding achievements in 13 key performance metrics, measuring growth, profitability, the ability to attract and maintain talents, cash …


Stantec Designs Net-Zero Denver Water Admin Facility

Denver Water, Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility, recently opened its new six-story, 186,000-square-foot administration building, the central focus of its 35-acre operations complex. Global integrated design firm, Stantec, designed the building to both LEED Platinum and Net-Zero Energy standards as part of the public agency’s multiphase modernization project. The …


Using Drones as a Tool to Drive Public Engagement

By Sara Egan and Maddie Clark Landscape architects and planners have relied on Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs or drones) for site analysis, monitoring construction progress and benchmarking projects in recent years. Data and birds-eye imagery from drones can even enhance storytelling to bolster community engagement and deepen the clarity and …


BREAKING: Phase II of Boulder Commons to Implement Unique Wastewater Energy System to Meet Net-Zero Energy Target

SHARC International Systems Inc. announced today that it will implement its innovative wastewater energy system at 3200 Bluff Street, the second phase of Morgan Creek Ventures (MCV) larger mixed-use Boulder Commons development. The SHARC Energy system, called PIRANHA™, will help the two-building, 98,000-square-foot development achieve its Net-Zero-Energy (“NZE”) and Net Zero Carbon goals by …