Monarch Landscape Companies Acquires Brighton-Based Environmental Designs, Inc.

Los Angeles-based Monarch Landscape Companies (“Monarch”), a leading national provider of high-quality commercial landscaping services, has acquired Environmental Designs, Inc. (“EDI”), a full-service commercial landscape company based in Brighton, with additional locations in Loveland and Castle Rock. Environmental Designs, founded in 1989 by Shawn Ryan, provides commercial-landscape maintenance and enhancements, …


Denver-Based Landscape Architecture Firm Receives Innovation by Design Award

Denver-based landscape architecture firm Civitas’ project Central Commons Park is the recipient of a 2023 Innovation by Design Award in the urban design category. Central Commons Park was designed to be an “every season park” – it includes splash pads which are great to cool off in the summer, and …


New Renderings Released for Cherry Creek West

East West Partners, the developer behind Cherry Creek West, released new renderings last week, along with some new insight into the transformative project. Designed by Gensler and DesignWorkshop, Cherry Creek West will span from University Blvd. to Clayton Lane and from 1st Ave. to the Cherry Creek waterway. The endeavor will build …


National Western Center Hits Major Milestones at New Campus

Today Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the National Western Center Authority, CSU Spur and its partners opened more than six acres of open space at the new National Western Center campus and the final components of the CSU Spur campus, including the CSU Spur Hydro Backyard and the Denver Water laboratory …


McWhinney and Prism Places to Share Redevelopment Concepts for Revitalization of Foothills Mall

On Saturday, April 15, McWhinney and Prism Places will share their initial ideas tied to the adaptive reuse vision for Foothills Mall’s future redevelopment, during a community open house. Potential design concepts for the project, which include the enclosed mall, several free-standing single and multi-tenant buildings, as well as metro district-owned parking …


Stream Restoration Underway at Miller’s Landing

The development team for Miller’s Landing — one of Southeast Denver’s newest, mixed use commercial development projects —  announced that restoration work is underway to address stream degradation within the property’s gulch. Implementing a plan by WaterVation, the work will help to attend to damage caused by more than 63 …


Norris Design Wins Six National Association of Home Builders Awards

Norris Design, a national planning, landscape architecture and branding firm, was recently recognized with three NAHB The Nationals Awards, two NAHB Best of 55+ Housing Awards, and one Best in American Living Award at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The Nationals Awards program is NAHB’s largest and most prestigious awards program, recognizing …


McWhinney Honored With National Design Awards

McWhinney recently won three platinum awards for its Kinston Hub in the 2022 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The awards were announced on Feb. 1 during the 2023 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The awards were all platinum in all …

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“Yes for Parks and Homes” Launches Campaign for April Ballot

 Just one day after a supermajority of Denver’s City Council moved the future of the Park Hill Golf Course to a city-wide vote, “Yes for Parks and Homes” has officially launched as the supporting issue campaign. With the Council’s 11-2 decision, the opportunity to help solve Denver’s affordable housing crisis …


BMC Reactivates The Garden @ St Paul 

What once was a retail destination filled with shops and a fun nightclub, became a bit of a ghost town as the space above went under development. The St Paul Collection is now a beautiful addition to Cherry Creek’s landscape, adding residential units which have increased the consumer base in …