Transformation of a 1938 Building Brings the Farm to the Urban Table

By: Amanda Johnson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP OZ Architecture | Principal The renovation taking place at 2401 Larimer St. is not your average office or retail conversion. And the business going into the property is not your average tech startup. When it’s complete next year, this quirky 1938 building, often overlooked by passersby, …


Q&A with Kate Lucas, AICP, RE|Solutions, LLC

As a planner specializing in entitlements, conceptual site design, land planning, and community engagement, Kate Lucas, planning project manager with RE|Solutions, LLC, has worked with over 45 different municipalities and numerous resident groups. She has managed the design, entitlement, and CEQA process for brownfield projects ranging from quarter-acre single-use sites …

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A Window into the Future of Denver’s Office Sector: View Smart Windows Drive a ‘Flight to Quality’ in the Mile High City

By Marisa Mendenhall, View, Inc. With their first office development in Denver, Schnitzer West set out to develop a best-in-class property that reflected the healthy and active lifestyles of the people who live there. They designed Civica Cherry Creek to include a rooftop terrace, bike storage, and floor-to-ceiling smart windows from View, Inc. …


How IoT Is Improving Deliveries in Multifamily Buildings 

By Steven Sperry One of the lasting impacts of the pandemic has been the explosive growth in meal delivery and ECOM usage. As a result, policies and infrastructure are having to play catch up in order to better facilitate this. For example, Colorado recently proposed a bill that requires third-party …


Mile High Trendy Office: CCIG Headquarters (PHOTOS)

CCIG, one of Colorado’s leading insurance brokerages, has proudly operated for the past 36 years as a family-run business. As the firm continues to grow, so has the need to establish a new headquarters to be passed on to the next generation of owners. To this aim, CCIG purchased an …

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Reduce Your Utility Expenses This Budget Season

By Rachael Mountain Budget season is back, and that means juggling competing interests when putting together your 2022 budget proposals. If you’re a commercial property owner, one thing your budget always includes is an estimate for utility expenses. Like death and taxes, utility expenses are a given, right? But what …

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Mile High Climber: Zach Siegel, Associate with Brownstein

Mile High CRE is excited to announce that October’s Mile High Climber is Zachary Siegel, associate/real estate attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Denver. Mile High Climbers are industry professionals who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession. They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and …


Mile High Trendy Office: Kiewit Regional Headquarters (PHOTOS)

The new Kiewit headquarters in Lone Tree is a central hub and regional campus intentionally designed to accommodate 1,700 employees across different functions of Kiewit’s business, while embracing the company’s culture, showcasing its brand and inspiring its employees. The first state-of-the-art, 252,000-square-foot office building—dubbed K1—is now complete. Upon completion of the second …


Net Zero Energy Building Design and How to Achieve It

By Laci LeBlanc Global warming is no longer up for debate, and the next steps to address the climate crisis have been put in place. The Paris Agreement mandates net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and the Biden Administration has agreed to the same goal. The building sector accounts for …


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 …