Category: Architecture

Breaking Ground at The Dairy

It was an exciting morning at The Dairy Center for the Arts for the Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony. Sopher Sparn Architects, Wyatt Construction, The Boedecker Foundation, The Dairy’s Board of Directors and many supporters came out to help kick off this incredible moment.  “It’s a pretty exciting time,” said Bill Obermeier, Executive Director of The Dairy Center […]

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Meet Sopher Sparn’s Principal Architects

Adrian Sopher was born in Calcutta and attended school at the University of Southern California and  the University of Pennsylvania. Adrian is a registered architect in Colorado and Pennsylvania and co-founder of Sopher Sparn Architects LLC. He has over 30 years of architectural experience in a variety of building types, including commercial, institutional, sports and entertainment, health-care, facilities for the […]

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Age-in-Place Design and the Silver Tsunami

One of the more unfortunate certainties of life is that we’re all on a perpetual path; a path better known as the aging process. With every passing year comes a new reminder of its permanence. Whether it is the emergence of new creases in the skin or unfamiliar aches and pains in the morning, from […]

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Washington Village

Once humming with the youthful energy of hundreds of Boulder’s elementary-aged students, the Washington School Building is now home to 8 different families who have opted to try their luck at a co-housing lifestyle. The first multi-unit building of the Washington Village Project to reach full occupancy, these individuals have embraced the values and ideals […]

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Romantic Architecture: Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Glimpse into the Past

The onset of Valentine’s day this year has us working with full hearts and feeling nostalgic about the, often elusive, romance of our practice. Yes, even architects fall victim to the sentimentality of Valentine’s Day. While modern design has a tendency to command the room, it is nice to take a step back once and […]

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Sustainable Design Proposal for the Barack Obama Presidential Center

The University of Hawaii is taking design proposals for the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu. To demonstrate the potential of the future site, three architecture teams were asked to submit design proposals. Ultimately, the President and First Lady will select the architectural firm that will design the future center in Obama’s home state. All […]

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Longtime Boulder Architecture Firms Stephen Sparn Architects, PC and Sopher Architects LLC to Merge Practices in 2015

PRESS RELEASE Boulder, Colorado: January 5, 2015 – With over 30 years of practice in the Boulder area, notable Boulder architecture firms Stephen Sparn Architects, PC and Sopher Architects LLC have announced the merger of their two companies effective January 1, 2015. As longtime friends and professional colleagues, Adrian and Stephen see the merger of […]

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Our Future is in the Wind

The technology available in our current ‘green era’ provides an abundance of new methods to harvest energy from the elements and re-purpose it to power our homes, businesses, farms, and more. One of these varieties of energy, wind energy, is currently the most rapid-growing source of electricity in the world. Harnessing wind energy has multiple different […]

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Technology, Architecture and the Simple Life

As the progression of time bends and molds the world around us, we are continuously faced with the reality of the aftermath left in its wake. Being ʻhumanʼ provides us with the innate capacity to adapt to this ever-present variability. This prehistoric gift should continuously be reflected in the development of our technological sphere, the […]

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Topping Off the Butterfly House

Photography of the Butterfly House has finally come to an end upon the completion of the outdoor trellis. The trellis was a custom designed addition to the home and gives the exterior patio an architectural edge that compliments the unique texture of the stone counter tops, stainless steel grill, and neutral stone tile. It is a […]

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