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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Downtown Boulder Award Winners!

Downtown Boulder, Inc. announced its 2010 Downtown Award Winners during our annual luncheon at the St Julien Hotel on January 19. Ron Porter Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Heinz, of PEH Architects Rising Star Award: Edwin Zoe, of Zoe Ma Ma Outstanding Property Owner: Stephen Sparn, of Stephen Sparn Architects Outstanding Downtown Community Service: Kathy Beeck […]

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Broadway Affordable Housing Awards!

Stephen Sparn Architects is proud to announce that our Broadway Affordable Housing project is the proud recipient of an Affordable Housing Project Award presented by the Colorado Nahro. The award honors efforts that reflect the mission of Nahro, which is to be the leading housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and […]

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Fourmile Rebuilding Forum

Stephen Sparn Architects is participating in the Fourmile Rebuilding Forum to help educate residents who lost their homes on how to rebuild their homes more fire resistant, energy efficient, and using green building strategies and materials. Stop by and see us on October 3rd @ 1:00 at the East Boulder Senior Center (5660 Sioux Drive, […]

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