Groundbreaking: North Building Renovation Project at the Denver Art Museum

DENVER – The Denver Art Museum (DAM) broke ground yesterday on a comprehensive renovation of its iconic North Building, the only completed structure in North America designed by renowned Italian architect Gio Ponti. The renovation is slated for completion timed to the building’s 50th anniversary in 2021. The design will unify …


DLR Group: Trends in Tech-Office Design

By Katie Rapone According to CBRE Research’s 2017 Colorado Tech Book report, at least 40 tech companies expanded their presence in Colorado in the past year. Downtown Denver was the epicenter of technology growth with more than 200,000 square feet of positive net absorption. Both suburban and downtown markets have gained …


Unique Mixed-Use Project Opens in Downtown East Louisville

By Katie Rapone The City of Louisville is experiencing increased interest from developers, eager to take advantage of all that Denver’s premier northwest suburb has to offer. Since 2012 the city’s population has grown by 12 percent, thanks to its localized growth strategy and its central location along the Northwest …

Denver Health Pavilion

MOB: A Valuable Commodity

By Katie Rapone Healthcare providers are facing increasing pressure to reduce costs in the face of uncertain reimbursement rates from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies, and to improve patient outcomes. According to a CBRE Research report, one way in which healthcare providers are attempting to reduce costs, is by relocating services …


Grand Junction Vies for “Outdoor Recreation Capital” Title with Opening of New Business Park

By Nicole Marshall Earlier this month, CEOs, Colorado government officials, executive directors, entrepreneurs, students, and leaders from across the state that represent different cross-sections of the outdoor economy in Colorado, gathered at the Colorado Outdoor Industry Leadership Summit (COILS) in Grand Junction. While there, visitors to the western slope city …


Catalyst: The Future of Health-Tech Innovation

By Katie Rapone Opening May 2018, the highly-anticipated Catalyst Health Tech Innovation development in RiNo will offer its tenants the mother of all office spaces, equipped with a restaurant, retail, workout facility,  conference rooms, and executive board room with some of the most spectacular views of downtown Denver and the Rocky …


The MILL National Training Center Addresses Skilled Labor Shortage

By Sue Rose The MILL National Training Center opened this month in a 46,600-square-foot factory renovated by RTA Architects near the Colorado Springs Airport. This first-of- its-kind training center is preparing high school students, college students, active military, and Wounded Warriors for lucrative careers in the skilled trades. There are also programs for industrial arts …

Former Stapelton Air Traffic Control Tower

Punch Bowl Social Nears Completion Inside the Former Stapleton Air Traffic Control Tower

DENVER — Construction of Denver’s second Punch Bowl Social — a growing chain of experiential restaurants, complete with table and arcade games, karaoke and bowling — is so close to completion that you can practically smell the southern fried chicken cooking in the open concept kitchen. Approximately a month away from its grand opening, …

EPA Green Roof

Denver Green Roof Initiative Meets Strong Opposition

An initiative that would require many buildings in Denver to feature environment-friendly “green roof” amenities, that will appear on the city’s ballot this November, has met strong opposition from the commercial real estate industry, concerned about the negative impact the proposed ordinance could have on Denver. The ordinance would require …

Douglass Elementary

Colorado Schools Strive for Zero Net Energy

By Katie Rapone, editor An increasing number of schools in Colorado are pursuing zero net energy — a term used to describe ultra-efficient new construction and deep energy retrofit projects that consume only as much energy as they produce from clean, renewable resources. Perhaps the biggest incentive for a school …