7,386 Total SF
(1,872 SF Workshop + Garage)
Bow Mar, Colorado
Collaboration with Richard Henry, RA
Overlooking Bow Mar Lake, this site was once used as a private hunting and fishing retreat by Lloyd and Eleanor King. This custom residence places a modern twist on some of the prairie-style architectural themes found throughout the neighborhood. Three bays progressively group the first floor spaces from public to private use. Clerestory windows and roof drainage channels flank both sides of the center bay further accentuating the horizontal elements.
3,500 SF (2,381 SF Basement)
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
____Core and shell remodel of a former auto service building constructed in the 1950's with steel structure, CMU infill, and concrete double-tee roof and floors. The intent was to upgrade the building services (electrical, water, gas, sewer) and exterior facade elements to attract potential tenant(s). Site work updates include CDOT permit for removing one and aligning the remaining existing access curb cuts, landscaping, and new trash enclosure. Exterior facade updates include a new roof, building finish materials, and a roof tower element to attract attention and provide for additional signage. Interior updates include continuous insulation to comply with current energy codes and interior steel framing.
Firestone | Holyoke | Keenesburg, Colorado
Site analysis for over 20 site iterations to determine the most feasible locations for full turn-key build out. These ground up developments required neighborhood meetings, planning, and zoning commission hearings before proceeding into the construction document phase. Based on prototypical information, these buildings were adapted to local energy requirements and coordinated with vendor specific metal building manufacturers. Critical opening deadlines were met to satisfy the client developer and corporate stakeholder Family Dollar Stores.
This space was located adjacent to a busy intersection on the far corner of a multi-tenant building. Vibrant colors and lights were used to attract visitors. The floating soffits with recessed rope cove lights took advantage of the high ceiling space in this narrow footprint to create a dramatic experience. The initial color scheme was already utilized by a competitor, alternate color schemes were explored with the clients final decision shown. Even with tinted glass and remote condensers for the yogurt machines, additional cooling was introduced to offset the heat load produced by the large southern windows.
1,000± SF - 3,000± SF
$100,000 - +$1 Million
Colorado | New Mexico | California
Involved with +20 ground-up, remodels, and mall/in-line locations throughout the southwest region. Design intent based on prototypical drawings with adaptations for local energy, site, and architectural control requirements. Managed client relationships and separate design review with corporate stakeholders and franchisees alike. Re-branding is critical for national franchise establishments to maintain a consistent brand image.
Multi-tenant core and shell building on 0.65 acre lot. Design consisted of classic white ground face CMU with a rustic western gold split face CMU base and white precast concrete parapet cap.
Swept Path Analysis
Government Agency Submittals
It is critical to provide client-centric data to assess potential development impacts on a site early in the conceptual stage. Providing nimble and focused information graphically helps address the potential strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats of a site.
30± Acres (185,00 SF anchor, 1-2 AC pad site, 1,200-10,000 SF in-line)
Proposed future neighborhood center has been annexed by the City of Longmont and they have explored several conceptual designs for possible anchor tenants. Annexation planning documentations were developed consisting of traffic, drainage, neighborhood comparability, and infrastructure extension. In addition, design guidelines and conceptual renderings were developed to further define the design intent.
50,000 SF (450 Students)
$10 million estimate
Instructor Eric Anderson - Graduate
Group | Reflection | Solitude
The notion of group, reflection, and solitude are parts of the core outward bound principles. However this diverges from the typical education track with a focus on textbook teachings and learning with little group work and no reflection on the experiences one has been through. This is the dichotomy that the ELS Stapleton designs overcome. The site design incorporates a "learning trail" as defined by the outward curvature of the classroom modules orientation. This trial provides connections to the community, reflections to the classroom modules, and pockets of solitude.
32,000 SF Program Space
6,500 SF - Public & Civic
13,700 SF - Retail & Community
11,800 SF - Housing
Instructor Laurence Keith Loftin III - Graduate Work
Since 1891 the Loveland Feed & Grain building has been a significant feature of Loveland's cultural identity. Being a historic landmark, it is critical to revitalize this development through the use of various high activity centers. This ambition design for a community and arts campus incorporates live | work spaces, retail, community, artist studios, various residential options, and an indoor theater that can be transformed for outdoor events.
La Junta, Colorado
Instructor Christopher Koziol - Graduate Work
Bents Old Fort (BEOL) was a legendary trading post known as the first Anglo-American settlement in Colorado (1833) and it played a pivotal role in the early history of the American Southwest. It was completely reconstructed by the National Park Service in 1976. The proposed Visitor's Center transitions the guest down a ramp with informational kiosks to the bookstore and orientation theater below grade. To enter the park, the guest rises from the theater below grade and re-emerges to the exterior trail head. An earthen berm denies immediate visual cues of the fort and guides them along a meandering path along the river's focal points. This journey provides providing a landscape to frame their experiences when reaching the entrance to Bents Old Fort.
Instructor Ken Andrews - Graduate Work
This site is located only a few blocks away from the busy Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall in Boulder, Colorado. A "performative architecture" will provide a social, cultural, formal, and functional performance. The design is developed somewhere between a formalistic and hyper-rationalistic approach. A symbiosis of the two pedagogues allows the form to follow the function and where the function also responds to the form. Starting from a simple cube enclosing the programmatic spaces, this live|work daycare responds to, and reflects on the bustling activities involved . These activities within such shared spaces are created through form manipulations of addition, shifting, opening-rotation, splitting, and tilting.
Instructor Charles MacBride - Graduate
David Spratlen | Ali Kermanshah
Situated on an existing urban infill parking lot this boutique hotel, DA, is in the heart of Denver's LoDo district. Catering to the needs of the guest, the experience takes precedence. Individual guest rooms overlook the front range mountain view while providing a personalized experience from the lobby to the guest accommodations. A mix of public and private sectioned spaces surrounds the daily activities of the guest. This was a collaborative studio where we worked equally together on the hotel design, program, and drawings. Individually we separated some functions like renderings by Ali, and diagrams by David. Utilizing SketchUp and Revit we explored various forms and building enclosure skins for this project.
"Linking cognitive science to architectural experience"
Instructor Meredith Banasiak - Graduate
Scientist are now able to explore and characterize the functioning human brain and its response to environmental stimuli. By gaining a greater awareness of the reciprocal relationship between humans and the environment, including how social and individual behavior is reflected in and influenced by the environment, designers have the ability to apply this knowledge and methodologies which probe this relationship to the design and building process. As a result, in the last few decades, quick service restaurants have become more abundant throughout the modern world.
As a culture, quick-serve restaurants represent instant gratification of basic needs. However, many patrons are often stressed, impatient, and/or confused by their overall experience. This video and research paper explores the psychological aspects causing impatience and frustration within the quick-serve setting with a case study exemplifying an approach to resolve these issues.
Instructor Ekaterini "Kat" Vlahos - Graduate Work
This historic preservation seminar challenged us to look at a past project and further develop a particular portion of the assembly. My objective was to re-evaluate possible alternatives to protect the openings at Loveland Feed and Grain mixed-use project.
- Create more privacy and address the issue of drastic east and west exposure at dawn and dusk.
- Increase ventilation among the assembly.
- Shed water from building and capture/divert.
- Material choice - proximity to site.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
La Junta, Colorado
Instructor Ekaterini "Kat" Vlahos - Graduate
To gain an understanding of current pressures on Colorado ranching communities, through this studio we interpreted the vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes associated with ranches. Focusing on historical preservation of actual ranching communities. As a group we created a record through writing, drawings, and photography so these historic ranches can use it as a tool to pursue other preservation possibilities.
Instructor John Lanterman - Graduate
Considering the environment and the need to create liveable, walkable communities in America, this site is planned for mixed use. Integrating commercial, residential, live|work and open space within the parcel of land. Such programmatic elements include:
- Neighborhood retail with office living above (30,000 SF)
- Office space above retail (50,000 SF)
- Live|work space above retail (50 units at 1,200 SF min. each)
- Open space & public use (20% open space)
- Single Family Residence (100 multi-family/apartment units)
- Parking (1 :300 SF of office, 1:250 SF retail, 1:1 Living unit above retail, 1.75:1 condominium units)
Various creative endeavors
- Arrow Fence System®
- Mobile Application Concept
- Undergraduate Fine Arts