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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The Death of the American Shopping Mall

Imagine this: You walk in to an old, large, abandoned skeleton of a building. The air is still, but musty and the only sources of light are from a few skylights sprinkled throughout a crumbling ceiling. You can tell that the finishes of the building may have at one time been considered elegant, maybe even […]

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Upholding the Arts: A New Face For The Dairy

For over twenty years, SSArchitects has been a key player in the development and modernization of the Boulder Dairy Center for the Arts. The Dairy Center was historically known as the Watts – Hardy Dairy, but has evolved from the milk-processing center it once was to a place where community and the arts coalesce. The […]

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They Paved Paradise and Put up a Parking Lot. Now, You Can Live There.

As the demand for urban living rises, the supply continues to show a steady decline. The ever-present anxiety over the state of our natural environment and the shifting values of today’s millennials has created a new ideal for younger generations. Urban settings, which boast great ‘walkability’ and proximity to the downtown city-scene are gaining momentum […]

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The Super Bowl and its Unique Stadium

This year’s Super Bowl is being held in one of the most visually stunning NFL stadiums the country has ever seen.  MetLife Stadium, which is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is a unique facility that takes fandom and team spirit to a whole new level.  Whether it’s the stadium’s immense seating capacity, or its […]

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Palace for Nature: Sustainable Architecture

Sanzpont Arquitectura, an architectural design firm based in Spain, The United States, and Mexico, has recently announced its plans to create a sustainable, high-end VIP palace in Qatar.  The Palace for Nature, as it will be called, will be designed to represent the concept of the Sidra Tree, in the most elegant, yet sustainable manner imaginable.

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Villa Kogenhof: Sustainable Beginnings

Recently Villa Kogenhof in Kamperland, Netherlands won the prestigious ARC13 Architecture Award. It’s undeniable that this home is a beautiful, minimalistic masterpiece, not to mention it’s somewhat official title of ‘sustainable’. The question is, does this futuristic eye candy actually reduce the use of Earth’s natural resources, or does it only seem to do so […]

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A New Life for Strip Malls

Like many things, buildings become outdated and unused, which can create ‘dead zones’ of properties and consequently may hurt the area and community in which they are located. Strip malls are at the heart of this deficit in popularity and are unlikely to make a strong comeback. Luckily, they may catch the architectural upswing.

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MoMA on Women in Architecture and Design

Throughout history women have had to quietly endure unofficial inferiority in almost every realm, and unsurprisingly, this notion infiltrated the realm of architecture and design. Designing Modern Women, an exhibition held by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, validates that women didn’t hold a place on their own in the past.

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