Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building at MSU

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s 142,000-square-foot Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building is a state-of-the art facility, opened in 2017.

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Clyfford Still Museum

Clyfford Still is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century and belonged to the first generation of abstract expressionist artists who developed a powerful and innovative approach to painting following World War II (About the Museum). The Clyfford Still Museum, which opened in 2011, was founded to promote public and scholarly understanding of the late artist’s work through the preservation and presentation of more than 94% of his total output. Denver competed with several other cities for Still’s collection. In 2004, Denver was selected by Still’s widow, Patricia, to receive the collection, plus additional archival materials, with the requirement that the city build a museum entirely devoted to his work. The museum would eventually find a home in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, among some of Denver’s most important cultural institutions.

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Confluence Denver

Rising high at 2166 15th Street in Denver is The Confluence, an ultra-luxury, 34-story, 288-unit apartment community, aptly named because of its unique location at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River. The three-building lineup of high-rise, low-rise and mid-rise is a mix of curves, glass, metal and masonry designed by GDA architects, and opened in 2017.

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CU Denver Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center

The Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center facility and programs embody the seven dimensions of wellness, as created by CU Denver students, to support and enhance the well-being of the CU Denver campus.

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Denver Fire Station #18

At this 2014 cutting-edge firehouse, firefighters can train for all types of emergencies including high-rise buildings, search and rescue and confined space rescue. Behind the station, the roof cutting training prop is configured to allow the debris to fall for easy cleanup. Station 18 is located on more than one and a half acres of land in the Lowry neighborhood and is a “drive through” building allowing for better maneuvering of trucks and equipment in and out of the station (Denver Fire Department News Release). Lowry was originally home to Lowry Air Force Base from 1938-1966, and was eventually redeveloped into a master-planned community (Art and History).

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Gensler

Gensler’s Denver Office, designed by Gensler in 2015, focused on the goal of creating the best place to work in Denver. “Our space sets the new standard in Denver for a creative, collaborative work environment, enhancing our ability to innovate and deliver outstanding service to our clients,” according to Jon Gambrill, Principal + Managing Director. Gensler’s team of designers collectively embraced the challenge to celebrate their culture of innovation. The new Gensler office covers two floors and features a variety of environments designed to promote connectivity, choice of work environment and well-being.

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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art features a brand new building, designed in 2018 by Jim Olson, FAIA, of Seattle-based Olson Kundig, a historic studio and a celebrated international decorative art collection, including fabulous examples of furniture by over 100 architects, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Gio Ponti. The museum is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle neighborhood. Located steps from the gold-domed State Capitol, it is home to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, Byers-Evans House Museum, the ART, a hotel, Denver’s Central Public Library and numerous galleries.

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MOXY Denver Cherry Creek

Moxy Denver Cherry Creek is a $35 million hotel at 240 Josephine St. that brings Marriott International’s Moxy brand hotel to Denver for the first time. Designed by Johnson Nathan Strohe, the hotel opened in late 2017 and offers an affordable price point in Cherry Creek North, something the neighborhood has been missing. It is aimed at business and millennial travelers who have historically been priced out of staying in the upscale neighborhood.

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S*Park

S*Park is a recently opened development of for-sale homes, designed by tres birds workshop. Over the past five years, the site bordered by Arapahoe and Lawrence Streets and 25th and 27th Streets has been the incubator and test-site for sustainable living and community development. S*Park’s goal is the creation of a pedestrian / family friendly environment that makes a sustainable lifestyle dignified and desirable, and supports the Curtis Park neighborhood as a sought-after place to live for a great diversity of people. The developers of S*Park have created a mixed-use development with an emphasis on agrarian urbanism through organic food growing, open space and experiential programming. They are highlighting this with a pedestrian oasis complete with outdoor gardens that receive sun all winter long and are great for food production and an outdoor lifestyle in the summer.

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