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Stapleton Pool House in Denver, Colorado by Semple Brown Design

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

…a Fun place for kids

The visionaries responsible for conceiving these parks realize the importance of community, of successful public space, and of great buildings. These same visionaries believe in allowing the architecture to speak…to say something about place and time.

Pool House Elevation

  • Architects: Semple Brown Design, P.C. Architect
  • Project: Stapleton Pool House #2
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Total Size: 2,670 square feet
  • Total Cost: $600,000 Building only ; $2.0 m (building, site work, and pool)
  • Completion: August 2005
  • Client: Forest City Development


Lowenstein Cultural Center in Denver, Colorado by Semple Brown Design

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

The prominent urban site located along East Colfax Avenue was the first anchor development for the City of Denver’s Colfax Redevelopment Plan. The idea was to create a vibrant urban center incorporating anchor tenants with a focus on Music, Books and Movies.  It was envisioned that the synergy created between the two retailers and the movie theatre would help to invigorate the neighborhood and work as a catalyst for the revitalization of East Colfax Avenue.  A cinema was originally cast to go into the vacated historic Lowenstein Theatre, but after a programmatic change the historic Theatre was renovated to for the local bookstore Tattered Cover.  This left the new building, which houses a local music venue Twist & Shout and Denver Film Center, to reinforce the urban edge of Colfax and Elizabeth streets.

South West View

  • Architects: Semple Brown Design
  • Project: Lowenstein Cultural Center
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Total Size: 92,000 square feet
  • Core & Shell Cost: $5.1 million
  • Completion: 2007


Ellie Caulkins Opera House At The Quigg Newton Auditorium in Denver

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Working closely with Denver’s Division of Theatres and Arenas, SEMPLE BROWN DESIGN considered many options before launching the final concept for the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The firm had been in discussions with the City as early as 1993, trying to solve this unique puzzle. To begin the design process, members of the firm first considered the state of the old Auditorium Theatre and the needs of the people and organizations that would eventually use the new theatre.

Opera House

Opera House

  • Architect: Semple Brown Design, P.C.
  • Total Size: 280,000 square feet
  • Total Cost: $92.0 m Total
  • Completion: September 2005
  • Theatre Design: Peter Lucking
  • Project Architect: Bryan Schmidt, LEED AP, AIA
  • Interior Design Principal: Mary Kay Sunset, LEED AP, ASID
  • Associate Architect: Luis O. Acosta
  • Client: City and County Of Denver, Theatres and Arenas
  • Photography: Ron Pollard
  • Software used: 3-D Studio Viz to prepare preliminary client & donor presentations; AutoCAD was use for the construction documents.


Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 Headquarters, Denver, Coloradon by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Located on the corner of Wynkoop and 16th streets in Denver’s Lower Downtown District, the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8 Headquarters building sits on an urban brownfield that formerly housed a U.S. Postal Annex.

EPA Headquarters

  • Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Completed: January 2007


Lincoln Mixed Use in Denver, Colorado, USA by Meridian 105 Architecture

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Lincoln Mixed Use is a design proposal for Denver, Colorado, consisting of a hotel, retail, parking structure, restaurant, and movie theater.  The building is sited on a transition lot between high-rise residential and a primary commercial corridor.  Overlapping cross circulation is established onsite, easing occupants through the various program uses between these two zones.

Overall View Of Building, At Entry To Restaurant At Grade


Hydrogen House in Denver, Colorado by Indie Architecture

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Hydrogen House is a series of house prototypes and suburban planning strategies for the Hilltop neighborhood in Denver, CO. Advocating a shift from a corporate fuel economy to a grassroots one, the project uses hydrogen fuel cells to link the design of domestic environments to ambitions for suburban development.

Hydrogen House Model

Hydrogen House Model


“Weave Housing” in Denver by Meridian 105 Architects

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

‘Weave Housing’ is a design proposal for an urban mixed use complex in Denver CO, with 160 apartment units, retail and parking. Inspired by a children’s potholder loom, the facade texture supports multiple interior apartment arrangements with units occupying one or two bays in width, and one or two levels in height, allowing for flexibility and plan variety. By weaving occupiable volumes across the facade, private balconies and overhangs are created, establishing zones of natural shading and meeting the desired passive energy strategy. The long dimension of each apartment unit is stretched parallel to the corridors, taking advantage of natural light and views while minimizing the depth light is asked to penetrate the space.

Weave Housing - Eastern side of the building

Weave Housing - Eastern side of the building


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