Heritage Golf Group Enters Colorado Market, Acquires 3 Colorado Golf Clubs

Heritage Golf Group, the fastest-growing owner and operator of golf and country clubs in the U.S., has acquired three semi-private golf clubs in the Denver area. Heritage purchased The Golf Club at Bear Dance, Colorado National Golf Club, and Plum Creek Golf Club from the Bruening, Bennett, and Kerr families …

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Resident Process Delivers Inclusive Vision for Park Hill Golf Course

After a year of working with residents in the neighborhoods around the Park Hill Golf Course, Denver Community Planning and Development and Denver Parks and Recreation has released a “Prevailing Vision” document that summarizes the input received from residents and outlines the next steps for planning a new future for this …


Kahn Construction Integrates Technologically Sophisticated HVAC System at Louisville Sports Facility

Kahn Construction, a Colorado-based general contractor, recently completed The COPLEX in Louisville, a 23,00-square-foot sports facility built for indoor youth and adult volleyball, basketball, and pickleball clubs and teams. The design-build project included the integration of the GPS needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBITM) to protect players and guests from harmful germs and viruses in …


Designer Volleyball League Going Strong After 42 Years

By Nancy Kristof, president, Message Matters When some designers at a few Denver-area architecture firms decided to decompress from the studio by getting together to play volleyball at Washington Park back in 1979, they started a local AEC industry tradition that’s still going strong today after more than 40 years. Now a …

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Denver-Based OLC Celebrates 60th Anniversary

By Stuart Ohlson and Hervey Lavoie, founders of OLC On June 15, 1961, mere years after growing up and playing on a dirt road called Colorado Boulevard, Stuart Ohlson hung up his shingle and started Stuart Ohlson and Associates. Working from an office he designed just across the street from East High School, …


Beer Spa Opening in Denver’s Five Points

A new spa concept is set to open this week in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Beer Spa by Snug, a modern, beer-centric  day spa, includes four private Beer Therapy Rooms and a high-tech relaxation lounge, alongside a ten-tap self-pour taproom. Owners and husband-and-wife team, Jessica French and Damien Zouaoui decided to collaborate …


New Sports Entertainment Experience to Open at McGregor Square

Denver’s sports fans rejoiced this week at the news that Tom’s Watch Bar, the new sports watching entertainment experience,  will open a new Denver location at McGregor Square. The new location will feature a giant stadium screen, 360° viewing room with over 100 screens, signature cocktails, dozens of craft beers, as …


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 …


RiNo Art District Seeks Funding for Development of RiNo Art Park

The RiNo Art District is currently seeking funding for the development of the RiNo Art Park in River North. The three-acre park will be located at 35th and Arkins Court and will become a hub for recreation, creativity, learning, dining and entertainment. Collegiate Peaks Bank has secured $3 million in construction financing for refurbishment of the existing vacant …


Pinkard Construction Begins Thornton Recreation Center Renovation

The City of Thornton, Pinkard Construction and Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative (OLC), have begun renovations of the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center. The newly renovated recreation center will total 11,873 square feet, with an estimated design and construction cost of $13 million. The completed facility will include a new six-lane lap pool with …