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Denver Botanic Gardens’ Science Pyramid in Colorado by BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

The Botanic Gardens’ new 5,258-square-foot Science Pyramid’s iconic design reflects a blend of progressive design, sustainable technologies and biomimetic principles that mirror the building’s purpose—the advancement of science. Intended to showcase the fascinating research being done at the Gardens on contemporary botanic and environmental issues as well as topics like the global steppe climates, the new space will empower visitors to become citizen scientists and do their part as ambassadors for global conservation as a part of the Gardens’ broader mission. Various projects conducted under the Gardens’ Center for Global Initiatives will also be featured.

Image Courtesy © BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: BURKETTDESIGN ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Denver Botanic Gardens’ Science Pyramid
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Client: Denver Botanic Gardens (Brian Vogt, CEO)
  • General Contractor: GH Phipps Construction Companies, Centennial, CO
  • Cladding Supplier: Swisspearl©, Specialty Architectural Panels
  • Structural Steel: Zimkor
  • Air and Weather Barrier: Cossella-Dorken
  • Mechanical: BCER Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Carroll & Lange-Manhard
  • Total Project Cost: $6 million
  • Total Square Footage: 5,258-square-feet
  • Ground Breaking: September 2013
  • Project Completion: September 15, 2014

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Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins by ColoradoBuildingWorkshop

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Article source: ColoradoBuildingWorkshop

Located on a steep hillside in a lodgepole pine forest, these cabins were designed as micro dormitories for the Colorado Outward Bound School. The cabins sit lightly on the landscape, directing views from private spaces towards trees, rock outcroppings and distant mountain views of the Mosquito Range. More public “community” views are directed into social spaces that develop from the organization of the cabins in relationship to one another. These community spaces are made up of front porches and the negative spaces between cabins.

Image Courtesy © Jesse Kuroiwa

Image Courtesy © Jesse Kuroiwa

  • Architects: ColoradoBuildingWorkshop
  • Project: Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins
  • Location: Colorado, US
  • Photography: Jesse Kuroiwa
  • Structural Engineer: Andy Paddock
  • Community Partners: Altitude Steel, Carlisle Syntec Systems, Airgas, Oldcastle Building Envelope Rocky Mountain Lumber, Simpson Strong-Tie, Cummins Rocky Mountain, DuPont Tyvek, Red-D-Arc Welderentals, Glass Systems, VonMod
  • Students: Derek Ackley, Sidney Aulds, Brent Beicker, Matthew Breen, Andrew Brown, John Giddens, Brandon Gossard, Aaron Gray, Dane Hardy, Chad Holmes, Casandra Huff, Mark Hurni, Timo Jyrinki, Rachel Koleski, Kate Lucas, Nathan Moore, Matt Ollmann, Aleka Pappas, Holly Paris, Nathan Pepper, Kit Piane, Ken Roberts, Louisa Sanford, Joe Stainbrook, Brandon Sweeney, Phil Stuen, Amanda Tharp, Elliott Watenpaugh
  • Maymester Students: Becca Barenblat, Jeff D’Addario, Sam Palmer-Dwore
  • Faculty: Rick Sommerfeld, Scott Lawrence, JD Signom , Jordan Vaughn

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Independence Pass Residence in Aspen, Colorado by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

At the edge of a nature preserve, the Independence Pass Residence has sweeping views across an alpine meadow to the Roaring Fork River and the Rocky Mountains. The house stretches between two knolls, forming a threshold to the views. A series of textured Vals quartzite walls extend into the landscape on either side, giving weight to the lower level. The upper volume is a glass and wood pavilion with a roof that floats on slender stainless steel columns. Its position on the site, linear shape and the use of glass, steel and quartzite gives great strength to this mountain home.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Independence Pass Residence
  • Location: Aspen, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux
  • Structural Engineer: PCS Structural Solutions
  • Civil Engineer: Schmueser Gordon Meyer
  • M/E/P Engineer: Gordon Prill Drapes, PC
  • Landscape Architect: Bluegreen
  • Interior Design: Shelton Mindel & Associates
  • Lighting Consultant: Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Acoustical Engineer: The Greenbusch Group, Inc.
  • Specification Consultant: Specifications Northwest
  • LEED and Photovoltaic Consultant: Active Energies, Inc.
  • Custom Fabricator: Company K
  • Size: 12,550 SF
  • Dates: 2014

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LC-140 in Colorado by Låda Cube

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Låda Cube

\”In 2013 Låda Cube set out to change how we use and think about our walls.

Fueled by our belief that traditional stick-built walls consume needless time, energy, and resources, we set out to develop a better technology. We couldn’t be more excited about the results!

We created a wall that is infinitely flexible and allows for rapid modifications of spaces, a wall that is transportable, a wall that is cheaper, and most importantly, a wall that is beautiful.

Image Courtesy © Låda Cube

Image Courtesy © Låda Cube

  • Architects: Låda Cube (John Fay)
  • Project: LC-140
  • Location: Colorado, USA
  • Software used: Photoshop, Sketchup, and Microsoft Powerpoint

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Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Colorado by Westlake Reed Leskosky

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: Westlake Reed Leskosky

Project Overview

The Aspinall U.S. Courthouse modernization/high-performing green building renovation preserves an anchor in Grand Junction, and converts the 1918 landmark into one of the most energy efficient, sustainable historic buildings in the country. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the $15 million project aims to be GSA’s first net-zero energy facility on the National Register. The project has achieved LEED® Platinum certification, and scores in the top 2% of LEED-NC v2009 projects on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG).

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (South Elevation), Image Courtesy © Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (South Elevation), Image Courtesy © Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer

  • Architects: Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Project: Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
  • Location: Colorado, U.S.A
  • Photography: Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer, Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Architect of Record: The Beck Group
  • Project Completion Date: February, 2013
  • Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator: Susan Damour
  • Project Manager: Jason Sielcken, PMP, LEED AP BD+C
  • Contracting Officer: Kenya Freeman
  • Project Executive: Todd Berry, LEED AP, CHC
  • Principal-in-Charge: Michael Murray, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Leader: Louis Sierra, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Lead Structural Designer: Stephanie Banfield, PE
  • Interior Designer: Fonda Hosta, NCIDQ
  • Specification Writer: Ruth Albertelli, RA, CSI, CCS
  • Electrical Engineer: Carmen Mazzant, PE
  • Information Technology, Technology Designer: Raymond Heintel, PE, RCDD

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Colorado River Bridge Hotel by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Colorado River Bridge Hotel is a design proposal for a very site specific luxury eco-hotel that would span the Colorado River in the form of a large bridge. The design exploits in great detail, the wonders of a specific site on the river without disturbing it in any diverse way.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Colorado River Bridge Hotel
  • Location: Colorado

South Lowell Apartments in DENVER, COLORADO by Workshop 8 Architecture

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Article source: Workshop 8 Architecture 

The S. Lowell Apartments owned by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) was an aging family site that had reached its useful life span. It had leaking pipes causing mold, structural damage and inefficient heat for both the units and domestic hot water. As with any prudent developer, the goal was to use the site for its highest and best use at the most affordable cost. Working together, WORKSHOP8 and Pinkard Construction helped the DHA find a way to obtain 96 units using the existing units and adding 28 additional units, saving them $5M over the estimated cost of tearing the existing structure down and rebuilding 96 new units, the maximum allowed based on City parking requirements.

Image Courtesy © WORKSHOP8

  • Architects: Workshop 8 Architecture
  • Project: South Lowell Apartments
  • Location: DENVER, COLORADO, U.S.A
  • Photography: Daniel O’Connor, Ed LaCasse
  • Software used: SketchUp, Vectorworks and ArchiCAD.
  • Pinkard Construction: Jessica Nichols
  • Denver Housing Authority: Ryan Tobin
  • Owner: Denver Housing Authority
  • Developer: South Lowell Redevelopment LLLP
  • Builder: Pinkard Construction
  • Energy modeler & sustainability consultant: Group14
  • Soils engineer: Terradyne D/MBE
  • Civil engineer: Latitude 39 WBE
  • Landscape architect: three sixty design WBE
  • MEP engineer: Gehring & Associates M/WBE
  • Structural engineer: LT Engineering WBE
  • Abatement contractor: Engineered Demolition
  • Units: 68 remodeled units + 28 new units + community space (96 total)
  • Lot size: 3 acres
  • Project cost: $10,833,893 total construction cost $19,148,231 total project cost including capitalized reserves and related soft costs

Ur.2 House in Aspen, Colorado by Willis Pember Architects, Inc

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Article source: Willis Pember Architects, Inc

PROGRAM: Ur.2 House, or urban|rural|duplex is a duplex development for an ‘empty nest’ couple. The couple occupies the owner‘s unit while the second unit was sold to support the project’s financing. The client hosted an invited design competition as part of the selection process to choose the Architect. Project goals included reexamining the typical developer duplex typology that mirrors units regardless of situation.

Image Courtesy © Willis Pember Architects, Inc

Shield House in Denver, Colorado by Studio H:T Architecture

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Article source: Studio H:T Architecture

This urban infill project juxtaposes a tall, slender curved circulation space against a rectangular living space. The tall curved metal wall was a result of bulk plane restrictions and the need to provide privacy from the public decks of the adjacent three story triplex.

Image Courtesy © Raul Garcia

  • Architects: Studio H:T Architecture
  • Project: Shield House
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Raul Garcia
  • Project Completion:  2010
  • Building Area: 3,250 sqft

303 Canyon in Boulder, Colorado by Arch11

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Article source: Arch11

In Boulder, Colo., three households recently moved into an Arch11-designed townhouse project built on a small lot in a funky light industrial area near Boulder’s downtown area. The project– a design/build collaboration between Arch11, a commercial and residential architecture firm with offices in Boulder and Denver, and Hammer well, a Boulder construction firm – was recently featured in The New York Times Home  section.

Image Courtesy © Raul Garcia 

  • Architects: Arch11
  • Project: 303 Canyon
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Raul Garcia
  • Main construction materials: Steel panels with Galvalume finish., Cedar siding on a rain screen, Stucco
  • Any sustainable features of the design: Well- built/ well insulated, Xeric landscaping, Passive solar design orientation, FSC lumber, Minimixed land use
  • Any key products you specified for the project: Wolf sub-zero appliances, Spark-fire fireplaces, Flooring—polished concrete, Handmade Heath Tiles
  • Software used: Sketchup and Revit
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