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Emerson Rowhouse / Meridian 105 Architecture

  • Architects: Meridian 105 Architecture
  • Location: 1310 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218, USA
  • Architect In Charge: Chad Mitchell, Daniel Lipscomb
  • Area: 17500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Raul Garcia

© Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia

The Crawford Hotel – Denver Union Station / Tryba Architects + JG Johnson Architects

  • Architects: Tryba Architects, JG Johnson Architects
  • Location: LoDo, Denver, CO, USA
  • Interior Designer For Public Spaces: AvroKO
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Tryba Architects

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Tejon 35 / Meridian 105 Architecture

  • Architects: Meridian 105 Architecture
  • Location: 1974 West 35th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211, USA
  • Design Team: Chad Mitchell, Daniel Lipscomb
  • Interior Designer: Heltshe Interiors
  • Area: 50339.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Raul Garcia

© Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia

Imagine 2020: Denver Launches Arts-First Public Policy

The City of Denver has launched “Imagine 2020,” a pro-arts cultural plan that will pave the way for more city-wide “art opportunities” over the next seven years. According to the Denver Post, this initiative will include the revision of “plans, permits and codes” to allow for more installations, offer small micro-art grants for residents and neighborhoods, and establish large public gathering places throughout the city. You can learn more, here

Olson Kundig Architects to Design Kirkland Museum in Downtown Denver

Seattle’s Olson Kundig Architects has been tapped to design The Kirkland’s new headquarters in downtown Denver, just a block from Daniel Libeskind’s Denver Art Museum and Allied Works’ Clyfford Still Museum. The commission, which is expected to cost “tens of millions,” will double the museum’s gallery space and be used to display  Colorado’s largest repository of art that includes a collection of 15,000 objects by Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Andy Warhol, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe. 

33rd Street House / Meridian 105 Architecture

  • Architects: Meridian 105 Architecture
  • Location: Denver, CO, USA
  • Architect In Charge: Chad Mitchell
  • Structural Engineering: Structural Design Collaborative
  • General Contractor: Caliber Construction
  • Area: 2842.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Raul J. Garcia

© Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia

Biennial of the Americas 2013: Draft Urbanism

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

Colorado’s Biennial of the Americas has invited artists and architects from across the Americas to participate in the second edition of Draft Urbanism: a citywide exhibition that examines the evolving relationship we have with our cities. This year, four architects - plan:b arquitectos (Colombia), Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Chile), June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge&Chermayeff (New York/Berlin), and Alex Schweder (New York) - were commissioned to each design and build a large-scale installation that address site-specific urban challenges and key planning issues presently facing downtown Denver. 

With urban challenges ranging from Denver’s over abundance of surface parking lots to the effects of an 8-lane thoroughfare that splits the downtown core, these four installations aim to portray a deep understanding of the city’s history while proposing innovative ways in which art can address our urban future. 

Read on to learn about the installations and view a short film for each by Cristobal Palma

Shield House / Studio H:T

  • Architects: Studio H:T
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Area: 3250.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Raul Garcia

© Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia

AIA 2013: Top Ten Lessons of Leadership by General Colin Powell

"It's not where you start in life, it's where you end up and all the places you went in between." - United States General Colin L. Powell

For the closing keynote speaker of the stimulating, three-day “Building Leaders” convention in Colorado, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected one of America’s most admired public figures to share wisdom and insight to becoming a great leader. 

General Colin L. Powell, a first-generation American born from Jamaican immigrants in 1937, is the epitome of the American dream. Starting life in the South Bronx, Powell paved his way to becoming a highly respected, four-star general in the United States Army and the first African American to serve as Secretary of State. A natural storyteller, Powell effortlessly captivated the audience of architects with a series of experiences and lessons he had learned throughout his lifetime of service. 

General Colin Powell’s top ten lessons of leadership after the break...

AIA 2013: Conscious Capitalism and the Future of Business

Thousands have flocked to the Mile High City in Colorado to attend the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2013 National Convention. The three-day event was enthusiastically kickstarted this morning by AIA president Mickey Jacobs who honored Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects with the 2013 Architecture Firm Award; highlighted this year's theme of leadership; and featured words of advice from TOMS founder and chief shoe giver, Blake Mycoskie.

Learn TOMS Founder Mycoskie’s top advice for architects after the break. 

Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Transform Denver Parking Lot into Outdoor Classroom

Architecture for Humanity-Denver is seeking to raise money for the transformation of a museum parking lot into an outdoor classroom for children in need. The goal of Denver's Museo de las Americas is to educate the community about the diversity of Latino Americano art and culture from ancient to contemporary through innovative exhibitions and programs, but the museum is lacking the necessary space for its increasingly popular youth summer camp. 

Shift Top House / Meridian 105 Architecture

  • Architects: Meridian 105 Architecture
  • Location: Lower Highlands, Denver, Colorado, usa
  • Architect In Charge: Chad Mitchell
  • Structural Engineering: Structural Design Collaborative
  • Interior Design: Maureen Conway
  • General Contractor: Caliber Construction
  • Area: 3300.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Raul J. Garcia

© Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia

Colin Powell, Blake Mycoskie, and Cameron Sinclair to Speak at 2013 AIA Convention

Taking place June 20-22, 2013 in Denver, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), former Secretary of State (2001 – 2005), joins Cameron Sinclair, co-founder and chief eternal optimist of Architects For Humanity, and Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS, as keynote speakers for the 2013 AIA National Convention,. The 2013 “Building Leaders” theme will give architects and design professionals opportunities to learn, share, and demonstrate the essential qualities that define leadership today. Registration opens in January. For more information, please visit here. More information on the keynote speakers after the break.

Eastside Human Services Building / RNL

  • Architects: RNL
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Contractor: Kiewit Building Group
  • Mechanical Engineer: MKK Consulting Engineers
  • Structural Engineer: Jirsa Hedrick & Associates
  • Client: City and County of Denver
  • Area: 0.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Frank Ooms

© Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms

'Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight' Exhibition

The ‘Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight’ Exhibition, taking place July 15 – October 7 at the Denver Art Museum, will allow visitors a rare opportunity to explore the evolution of airport design and to discover the creative processes that lead to their functionality and beauty. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the history of airports aided by film, digital art, animation, models, drawings, photographs, and full-scale architectural elements. Visitors will travel through six airports designed by Denver-based Fentress architects: Denver International Airport, South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Mineta San Jose International Airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport. For more information, please visit here.

'Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight' Exhibition

The ‘Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + the Architecture of Flight’ exhibition, opening July 15 until October 7 at the Denver Art Musuem, will take visitors on a multi-media tour of airport design of the past, present and future. Visitors will journey through six airports designed by Denver-based Fentress Architects, encountering sketches, renderings, photographs, video installations and large models of these technically advanced public spaces. More information on the exhibition after the break.