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Loom / 1 Friday Design Collaborative

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based 1 Friday Design Collaborative designed Loom, an artist’s studio for clients in . Loom is a particularly small space in which the architects were able to combine the historic aesthetic of the neighborhood with modern environmental considerations and inspired interiors.

Architect: 1 Friday Design Collaborative
Location: Aspen, Colorado, United States
Project Year: September 2011
Photographs: Derek Skalko

Work-N-Park Cube / 1 Friday Design Collaborative

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Architect: 1 Friday Design Collaborative
Location: Aspen, Colorado,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 1100 sqf
Photographs: Derek Skalko

Bob Cassilly, an influential St. Louis sculptor dies at 61

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An important , scupltor lost his life this week. 61 year old artist and entrepreneur Bob Cassilly died in a construction accident on Sunday September 26th at the site of his most recent project, Cementland.

Boulder Regional Fire Training Facility / Roth Sheppard Architects


The Boulder Regional Fire Training Facility holds many different programs. Its exterior metal shell is as red as an iconic fire truck, and stands out as a modern interpretation of a traditional building type. The facility was designed by Roth Sheppard Architects to accommodate all of the varied needs of the Boulder’s Fire Training Facility, united in one design.

Architect: Roth Sheppard Architects
Location: Boulder, , United States
Consultants: TCA Architecture Planning, Scott Cox & Associates Inc, Abeyta Engineers, R2H,  Studio NYL, Design Studio West, Spec by Design, Walsh Environmental Scientists and Engineers, YRG
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Roth Sheppard Architects

Mile Hi Church Sanctuary / Fentress Architects

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Mile Hi Church in , has added a new dome to their campus. The expanding congregation commissioned Fentress Architects to create a new Sanctuary to accommodate their growing needs for space. The design is a contemplative space with attentive consideration for the church’s needs and the campus history influencing the design.

Architect: Fentress Architects
Location: Lakewood, Colorado, United States
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Jerry Butts, Ben Tremper Photography, Mile Hi Church

Denver Art Museum, Museum Shop / Roth Sheppard Architects

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Colorado based Roth Sheppard Architects were hired to redesign the Museum Shop for the recognizable Denver Art Museum by Daniel Libeskind. The original shop’s poor sales and limited foot traffic initiated the project. took the challenge of working within the recognizable building, and created a space that not only looks the part, but has significantly increased sales for the museum shop.

Architects: Roth Sheppard Architects
Location: , Colorado, United States
Consultants: Studio NYL, BCER Engineering, Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers, Adoniadis Retail Services, High Country Millwork, Urban Fabrications, NCI Norkoli Construction
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Paul Brokering

AD Classics: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Ruy Jervis d’Athouguia, Pedro Cid and Alberto Pessoa

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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Museum is one of the less well known architectural gems in Portugal. The buildings are part of their own isolated campus in Palhavã, in the center of Lisbon. Architects , Pedro Cid and designed the campus and the buildings in memory of the foundation’s namesake, and both the foundation and the buildings have only grown more respected over the decades.  More on the buildings after the break.

AD Classics: Bagsværd Church / Jørn Utzon

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The Church by Jørn Utzon was completed in 1976. Though not his most famous work, the church is an example of the architect’s inventive work at a different scale. Utzon designed the church with an unassuming exterior that merely hints at the stirring forms he created inside.

9/11 Memorial and Museum / Handel Architects with Peter Walker, Davis Brody Bond

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Ten years since the attacks on the World Trade Center in , the National September 11 Memorial was dedicated in a private ceremony with the victims’ families. It was officially opened to the public as of today, September 12th. The opening of the 9/11 Memorial is a first step towards the closing of a long chapter of construction at the World Trade Center site.

AD Classics: The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk

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In April of 2010 the architecture community gathered to protect one of the many at risk postmodern buildings of the 1980s. The new owners of the Kreuzberg Tower by drew negative attention from notable architects when they began altering the building’s façade. The Kreuzberg Tower’s façade has now been restored, and the attention it received reflects on its postmodern history, and the prominence of its important designer.

New York City’s First Ever Urban Design Week


The Institute for Urban Design (IfUD) has organized City’s very first Urban Design Week. In mid September, IfUD will engage the city with a series of public events. Through lectures, tours, and a competition, IfUD hopes to analyze the city’s collective urbanity and imagine possibilities for the future.

Windsor Police Department / Roth Sheppard Architects


The Police Department is a facility located within a small community of just 20,000 people. The new building by Roth Sheppard Architects satisfies the community’s needs for a new police station, and optimizes the space, taking advantage of available context to be an even broader asset to the local community.

Architects: Roth Sheppard Architects
Location: Windsor, Colorado, United States
Consultants: Studio NYL, Abeyta Engineering Consultants, R2H, Jim Sell Design, Inc, Specifications by Design
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Roth Sheppard Architects

Terrace View Cafe / Studio | Durham Architects

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Terrace View Café has a special location within downtown St. Louis, ’s newest urban park, Citygarden. Studio | Durham Architects was invited into the Citygarden project to design a café building and a maintenance building on the site. The café by Studio | Durham appears equally as notable and successful as the pieces of art within the sculpture park, but distinguishes itself as a building among art.

Temenos / Roth Sheppard Architects

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Roth Sheppard Architects is an architecture firm in Colorado with over two decades of experience. Principals Jeff Sheppard, AIA and Herb Roth, FAIA, and a growing young staff recently moved into their new office space, titled Temenos. designed their workspace to marry their office’s established modern aesthetics with the fresh ideas of young clients and employees.

Architect: Roth Sheppard Architects
Location: Denver, Colorado,
Consultants: Performance Engineering, McDonald Consulting + Design, Inc., R2HWilliams Construction
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Frank Ooms

AD Classics: St. Mark’s Church in Bjorkhagen / Sigurd Lewerentz

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After over a decade of absence from architecture, reappeared with the creation of St. Mark’s Church in Björkhagen, . His winning design for the church brought him back to the art of building, and his apt control of materiality brought the St. Mark’s Church international attention.

AD Classics: The Pagoda / Miguel Fisac

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Laboratorios Jorba is commonly referred to as the Pagoda because its rotating floors create a shape reminiscent of tiered eaves found in traditional pagodas. Built by Spanish architect Miguel Fisac, the tower stood on the outskirts of between 1968 and 1999. The Pagoda was a strong example of Fisac’s playfulness and skill as an architect, and a master of .  More after the break.

Pocket Gems / Min | Day

© Bruce Damonte

This office space by Min | Day had a conservative budget, but creative client. The project, titled Pocket Gems, is an equally creative solution for the mobile gaming company’s interior wants, needs, and restraints. More after the break.

Architect: Min | Day
Location: San Francisco, , United States
Project Team: E. B. Min, AIA, Jeffrey L. Day, AIA, Karina Gilbert, Ashley Byars, Nicholas Pajerski, Win Mixter
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

FAU College of Computer Science and Engineering Building / Leo A Daly

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Leo A Daly architects has recently completed Flordia Atlantic University‘s College of Computer Science and Engineering Building. The new building holds the numerous different labs of the Computer Science and Engineering Programs within a building that leads the way for Florida’s academic buildings in technology and sustainability.

Architect: Leo A Daly
Location: Boca Raton, Florida,
Project Team: William A. Hanser, AIA, Robert Thomas, AIA, Ron Wiendl, Stella Perico
Consultants: Affiliated Engineers SE, Inc., OMN&J, Inc., James Santiago, Miller Legg, Green Building Services
Project Area: 96,000 square feet
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Island Studios Photography – Stuart Gobey