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Lessons in Office Space Technology and Space Design

By Mary Kay Sunset, principal, Semple Brown, Marci Auston, principal, OfficeScapes, and Travis Deatherage, president, Linx Multimedia. A little more than 24 months ago, OfficeScapes and LINX opened their new Market Street Studio, designed by Semple Brown and OfficeScapes. The Studio is designed to create a new kind of hands-on, try-it-out collaborative …

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New Crocs HQ Positions Company for Growth

By Katie Rapone, editor Iconic casual footwear manufacturer Crocs Inc., announced today the opening of its brand new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in Broomfield, and the timing could not be better for Colorado’s economy. The approximately 90,000-square-foot facility will allow Crocs to significantly expand its ability to hire more full-time employees. The company has moved …

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What’s Next for Office Space?

By Andrea Staucet, vice president, Agency Leasing, JLL Returning to a ‘new normal’ in the commercial office world is beginning to look different. According to Gensler’s 2020 US Work From Home Survey, encouraging reports show that most employees miss having the opportunity to interact with their colleagues face-to-face and are eager to …

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Colorado Construction Cautiously Optimistic

By Katie Rapone, editor. At this time, commercial construction in our state appears to be ticking along nicely due to the industry being deemed “essential.” Local construction companies have tackled the pandemic with grace and resilience and fortunately most businesses remain relatively unaffected. However, much uncertainty remains surrounding what’s next …

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Architect of the Month: Sarah Broughton, AIA, Principal Rowland+Broughton Architecture

Since its inception in 2003, Aspen-based Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design (R+B) has been producing award winning projects. As Principal, Sarah Broughton, AIA, NCIDQ leads R+B’s Denver and Aspen studios. Sarah also serves as West director on the AIA Colorado 2020 Board of Directors. She is especially focused on promoting the inclusion and participation …

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Navigating a Return to the Workplace

By Katie Rapone, editor. As restrictions are lifted surrounding the global economic crisis of COVID-19, businesses will reopen and organizations will begin to bring workers back into the physical workplace. The safety of their employees is paramount in this process and many companies are looking to the CRE industry to …

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Healthcare Design Solutions to Prepare for a Pandemic

By Bob Mooney, senior architect, The Neenan Company The healthcare industry is grappling with countless challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the influx of patients creating capacity concerns for facilities to an overworked workforce and a limited supply of medical equipment. Many areas of the business are feeling the strain …

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Architect of the Month: Rachael Johnson, AIA, SmithGroup

Colorado native Rachael Johnson, AIA, EDAC, is an architect at SmithGroup, a 1300 employee, integrated design firm with 15 offices in the U.S. and China, including the firm’s newest office in Denver—a welcome base in the Intermountain West, better positioning the firm to serve regional clients that include the University of …

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Understanding Sustainable Design: Different Practices Return Different Results

By Clif Dayton, PE, R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc. Though sustainable design practices have been around for centuries, in the last twenty-five years, sustainable design practices have been more prevalent in building codes. The 21st century phrase, & “sustainable design” is best defined by what it does: It reduces the negative impacts on the environment, while …

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Unlocking Energy Efficiency Through Health Metrics

By Pete Jefferson What comes first, a healthy building or an energy efficient one? A worldwide pandemic is shining a spotlight on the need for buildings that protect occupant health. Unfortunately, this exercise is likely to identify that for too long, our industry has been much better at making the business case for …

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