4 Ways to Green your Home and Make it more Energy-Efficient

Did you know that the average home gives off more carbon dioxide than the average family vehicle? It makes sense, doesn’t it? There has been such a huge focus on buying the most energy-efficient cars, recycling/reducing/reusing at home and in the workplace, purchasing energy credits, etc. We can make an even bigger commitment to our […]

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Sunshine Canyon Rebirth – After the Four Mile Fire

The final site visit to a project always comes with a bundle of emotion. As an architect, it’s a thrill. I can only begin to imagine the emotions of our clients, Bruce and Joyce Honeyman, as moving day approached last month (June 2012) to their new home on Sunshine Canyon Drive, a replacement for a […]

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Colorado State University’s Morgan Library Uses SageGlass for Expansion

Morgan Library, the nucleus of Colorado State University, has undergone massive renovation to bring students more study space and cultivate collaborative research and learning. CSU gave the contract to Studiotrope, a Denver-based architecture firm. They were charged with the challenging task of building “The Cube”, a modern two-story, 4,500 sq. foot all-glass building.

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Colorado Wild Fires – Are you prepared?

We are being consumed by 3 major Colorado Wild fires. Firefighters are not getting the relief they need from the hot weather (triple digit temps, low humidity, high winds), and many home owners have been displaced by one of the worst occurrences in the state’s history. Our thoughts go to every person who has been either […]

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Rooftop Gardens, More Than Just Beauty

Multi-use roof spaces are seen more and more frequently in urban environments, including big cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, etc. People who occupy the buildings are making an effort to utilize that space, whether it’s a residential or commercial building. Urban gardeners can use their rooftops for planting various shrubbery, fruits, vegetables, herbs, […]

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The World’s Tallest Building to be Built in China

As it stands, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the world’s tallest building, standing at 2,716 feet. China will top that, quite literally. In a matter of nine months, Broad Group (a Chinese construction company) has plans to build a multi-use building that is 2,749 ft. That may not be so shocking in itself, […]

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Park Gables bringing the outside in

By Elizabeth Gold April 18, 2012 Distictive Homes of Boulder Valley Claire Campbell and her husband, Brian Makare, lived in a big house by Boulder Reservoir until they realized that maintaining the home was cutting into their love of travel. They moved to downtown Boulder, Campbell said, “but where we lived was too sterile.” Then […]

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10 for Change Achievement Awards for Whiterock Building/SSArchitects

10 For Change announced its 2011 Achievement Awards during an event at the Boulderado Hotel held on February 22, 2012. White Rock Building/Stephen Sparn Architects became a 10 for Change Champion by reducing energy by 43%. Top Honors at the 2011 Ten For Change Annual Achievement Awards went to:  Ecoscape Environmental Design – 50% Electricity Reduction […]

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Essence of art-house: Boedecker Theater offers a new venue for classic films

Boulder Daily Camera There’s a new scent emanating from the southeast portion of Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts. It’s the essence of new carpet and seats, mixed with new electronic equipment. Soon, though, a different aroma will waft its way through the Dairy Center: popcorn. The Boedecker Theater, the city’s new art-house cinema, opens […]

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