Design Workshop receives 2024 Denver Mayor’s Design Award for Boulevard One Parks

Credit: Brandon Huttenlocher / Design Workshop

Design Workshop, an esteemed international firm specializing in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design, is honored to announce its receipt of the 2024 Denver Mayor’s Design Awards for their exceptional contribution to the Boulevard One Parks project situated in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood. Boulevard One Parks stands among 14 distinguished projects citywide, recognized for their excellence in architecture, exterior design, and place-making.

“Boulevard One Parks create financial, social, recreational, and environmental value for the City of Denver and its residents,” said Jamie Fogle, technical principal at Design Workshop. “These parks were a labor of love and we worked tirelessly to meet community needs while also balancing the requirements of the local redevelopment authority, city officials, and community task forces. It is an honor to have Boulevard One Parks listed among this esteemed group of projects with the Denver Mayor’s Design Awards.” 

Boulevard One, located on the west end of the historic Runway One at former Lowry Air Force Base, spent the last four decades as home to a 600,000 square-foot single-user office building and large parking lots. In the early 2000s, the brownfield site was identified as an Area of Change by Blueprint Denver and the discussion shifted toward how the site would embrace Traditional Neighborhood Design principles and blend with the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Today Boulevard One is a vibrant, urban-inspired neighborhood with 13 acres (about 19 percent) of the land dedicated to parks and open space. Almost two miles of sidewalks interconnect Boulevard One’s parks and open space, dotted with over 8,000 pollinator species of shrubs, perennials, and ornamental grasses. The parks at Boulevard One build upon the success of Lowry to highlight how public and civic spaces are essential to creating a neighborhood that integrates with the surrounding community, embraces the importance of the outdoors in Colorado, and serves as a vibrant hub for multiple generations. 

To view a list of all the honorees, click here

About Design Workshop

Founded in 1969, Design Workshop is an internationally renowned design firm specializing in landscape architecture, community planning, urban design, and strategic services with eight studios in the U.S. and projects spanning the globe. Our work focuses on the intersection of art, community, environment, and economics to increase social equity and create places of meaning and resonance. For additional information visit us at and follow @designworkshop on LinkedIn and Instagram. 

About Denver Mayor’s Design Awards 

Since 2005, the Mayor’s Design Awards have honored projects throughout the city for excellence in architecture, exterior design, and place-making. The awards are presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, artists, and others for their creative contributions to Denver’s built environment through excellence and innovation. Many different types of projects are eligible. Previous award winners range from restaurants and galleries to supportive housing and private single-family homes to plazas and other shared public spaces. What they all have in common is the imaginative and innovative way they enhance public spaces and support community.

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