Author: Rebecca

The ROI on Green Home Renovation

Any time you plan to make significant changes to your home, it’s important to consider the potential benefits of your investment. This is a common topic of discussion for homeowners, architects, and builders, particularly with green home upgrades. Because many of the practices and technologies used in green home renovation are relatively new, they also […]

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Interior Design Tips from Sara Blette

Sara Blette has been practicing design since 2002. She received her degree in Graphic Design with a focus on environmental graphics from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Over the past 6 years her creative experience has focused on interior design, including everything from finish selection to furniture in both commercial and residential projects. […]

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Three Updates in Recycled Home Construction Materials

As consumer expectations lean more toward sustainability and green home construction practices, the materials that we use are also evolving. Gone are the days when green buildings focused only on water and energy conservation. In addition to achieving net zero energy, it is expected that the very bones of your home be built from materials […]

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Open House & Appreciation Party

On Thursday, January 28th,  Adrian Sopher, Stephen Sparn and our firm hosted over 50 of our friends, clients  and colleagues at our Appreciation & Open House Party. Guests joined us at our office in the 15th Street Design District for an evening of cocktails, tasty bites, as well as tours of our space, new introductions […]

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How Net Zero Energy Goals Impact Boulder

Boulder County’s BuildSmart Regulations are designed to promote the goals that have been defined by the Colorado Climate Action Plan, as well as our local Sustainable Energy Plan. As part of the BuildSmart program, in 2012, a regulation was passed stating that net zero energy was a requirement for all new homes over 8,000 square […]

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Green Design & Your Cognitive Abilities

If you’ve ever had any doubt about the way that our environment affects our overall health and well-being, Harvard University has all the data you need to become a believer. Researcher’s from Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment carried out a controlled study wherein the mental performance of its participants was measured as […]

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Top Architectural Travel Destinations

You certainly don’t have to be an architect to appreciate stunning design. Experiencing the world through its manmade infrastructure is a powerful experience, full of visual stimuli that will leave you breathless for months after your vacation has ended. If you’re planning an escape, consider making it a design-centric getaway. There’s so much to be […]

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Sopher Sparn’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

It has been an incredible year since our merger in 2015. Our team grew, we expanded our office, our projects have been fun and challenging and our clients have kept us inspired all year long. We’re excited to see where 2016 takes us, especially since we have lots of new projects coming up (we can’t […]

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Rose Quartz and Serenity: 2016 Pantone Color of the Year

When it comes to the use of color, Pantone is the undisputed authority for every profession from web design to interior design. Each year, their color specialists give us a detailed overview of which hues we can expect to see trending in the home and interiors marketplace over the next twelve months, and we design […]

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