Confluence Establish Digital Studio in Denver

Nationally recognized landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm Confluence have created a dedicated digital studio, led by Justin Clark and Daniel Tal, FASLA, out of the firm’s Denver office. The new studio, which will serve all nine Confluence offices nationally, will help bring projects to life with detailed digital 3D …


The “State of Green” in Denver

Cities and urban planners are becoming aware of the critical importance of considering how to make their cities greener. One of the primary reasons for increasing green areas is as a measure against the pressure of heat and extreme weather that is brought about by global warming. It is also …

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Mile High Climber: Sara Bonacquist, Associate with Design Workshop

Mile High CRE is excited to announce that August’s Mile High Climber is Sara Bonacquist, associate with Design Workshop. 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 take risks. They are future …

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McWhinney Strengthens Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Living at Centerra

By David Crowder and Celeste Smith At Centerra, the 3,000-acre master-planned community in Loveland, giving back and supporting impactful community engagements are key principles that help strengthen its connection to the broader Northern Colorado region. McWhinney, as the master developer of Centerra, continually looks for opportunities to support those in need while engaging …


Centerra Metro District Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives

Centerra Metro District strives to positively impact the planet, not just for Earth Day but every day of the year. Throughout the last several years, the Metro District has launched a series of sustainability initiatives to conserve water and encourage the use of alternative transportation. Water Conservation Through partnerships with …


Taylor Kohrs Constructs New Park in Thornton 

Colorado-based general contractor Taylor Kohrs recently began construction of a 2.3-acre park located at 88th & Santa Fe Drive in Thornton. The ADA-compliant park, constructed for the City of Thornton and designed by Design Concepts, will feature a zip line, playground, custom-made soccer pitch, synthetic turf areas, shade structure, detention …


Two Landscape Architecture Firms Merge

Denver landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm studioINSITE has joined forces with Midwest-based landscape architecture firm, Confluence. With eight additional locations outside of Denver, Confluence has emerged as one of the most comprehensive, growth-oriented landscape architecture, planning and urban design firms serving clients throughout the Midwest and Western U.S. “This new …


Improving Social, Physical and Emotional Health Through Intentional Design

By Laurel Raines, Dig Studio, president | founder A national competition sponsored by Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) in 2012 invited the design community to “re-imagine play” and help radically transform Denver’s playgrounds. By liberating play equipment from typical defined bubbles of space and spreading play opportunities throughout park environments, people of all …


Design Workshop Receives Multiple Industry Awards

Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, has received multiple awards in 2020, recognizing the firm, its employees and projects across the U.S., including Colorado. “While the pandemic has required our team to shift the way they work with each other and clients, we are resilient …


SLAM Landscape Architecture & Planning Studio Expands to Denver

As part of its strategic plan to grow the integrated practice across nine offices, the S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), a national multi-disciplinary design firm, has expanded its SLAM Landscape Architecture & Planning Studio (LA&P) to 1900 Grant Street, Denver. This location is part of a recent acquisition of five CBRE | Heery …