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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The Edge in Amsterdam: The Future of Sustainable Design

Smart building techniques have always been focused on two primary objectives. First and foremost, smart design is all about sustainability. As the world continues to embrace the importance of eco-friendly architecture and construction practices, technology becomes progressively more focused on facilitating a greater level of sustainability in our structures. The second purpose for smart design […]

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Historic James Hunter Home Receives Renovation

[fusion_text] After 14 months of submissions, revisions and two public hearings, we’re excited to announce that our proposed renovation to a 1951 historic residence was approved last month by the Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB) and the Boulder County Commissioners. Tucked in the hillside near Chautauqua Park, sits a two-story, Usonian style home that is just […]

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A Look Inside Our Net-Zero Family Farm

We conducted our final walk-through of our  Net-Zero Family Farm in Boulder last week and we’re happy to announce it’s move-in ready. The happy owners are settling in just in time for Thanksgiving. This 8,000 square-foot home produce 22 percent more energy than it uses. With a HERS rating of -22, it’s one of the lowest in Boulder County. The […]

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