Conscience Bay Co. Unveils Adaptive Reuse Plans for The Denver Shops

By Katie Rapone, editor of Mile High CRE. As the subject of last years Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge, The Denver Shops, a 40-acre industrial site located at the crossroads of I-25 and I-70 in the Globeville neighborhood, has much of the CRE community eager to find out what will become …

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Renovation of Historic Denver Apartment Hotel Underway

By Kevin Villegas, digital marketing manager for Encore Electric They say history is written by the victors. If that’s the case, then the remodel of the Colburn Hotel, and a rededication to its mission to provide affordable housing, is a big win for the Colburn Hotel residents and for Denver. Originally built …


Morrison Camp Barracks to Undergo $1M Rehabilitation

By Melanie Short, AIA, LEED AP, senior associate, RATIO/HPA In 2019 RATIO | HPA, was hired by the City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation, to design the rehabilitation of the 2,500-square-foot barracks building located near Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. The overall vision for the property is to …


Well-Being a Core Tenant of the Saunders Workplace

By Brad Marsh, vice president of Safety and Human Resources, Saunders Construction, Inc. With a tight construction labor force and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, never has it been more important for Colorado employers to find creative ways to attract and retain employees. Saunders Construction, Inc., a leading …


SMPS Luncheon: 2020 Economic Forecast

By Katie Rapone, editor of Mile High CRE On Thursday, Jan. 16, SMPS Colorado held their 2020 Economic Forecast Luncheon at a modern new venue, the Kimpton Hotel Born in downtown Denver. Industry experts discussed economic, labor, real estate, and global trends shaping our economy and the construction industry in 2020. …


Architect of the Month: Dennis Humphries, AIA Principal, RATIO/HPA

Dennis Humphries, principal at RATIO/HPA has been practicing architecture for more than 40 years and designing award winning civic buildings for decades. Having been principal-in-charge for over 80 public library projects, he has completed more public library work than any other architect in Colorado. Dennis has also played an important …

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Q&A with Dontae Latson, CEO of Rocky Mountain Communities

Dontae Latson joined Rocky Mountain Communities (RMC) as the chief executive officer in July 2019. Dontae is a servant leader with more than 20 years of experience and 15 years as an executive leader in the human services arena. Founded in 1992, RMC owns and operates 1,032 affordable apartments throughout Colorado, …


Architect of the Month: Ned Kirschbaum, FAIA, Principal, Fentress Architects

Ned Kirschbaum has been principal, technical design director and a member of Fentress Architects for more than 20 years. As the design firm’s technical expert, Ned is responsible for quality assurance and control, design production, construction document standards, and implementing innovative strategies in the design of high-performance building. He has more than …


Transforming the Experience of Project Work with Lean

By Susan Pratt Reinhardt, AIA, associate principal, Lean Project Consulting, Inc. A construction project is an organization composed of approximately 600 individual companies (including suppliers) with separate contracts, fees and scopes of work, invented to build a single, very expensive product that is then instantly disbanded. It should be no surprise that …


AIA Practice and Design Conference: Designing for a Healthy Future

By Katie Rapone, editor The annual AIA Practice + Design Conference gathers more than 600 architects and design professionals from across the state for education and networking. This year’s event, held October 31-November 2 in Breckenridge, explored the future of architecture through AIA’s theme, Future Forward. Rapid changes in the environment, …