We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects' Firm Award for "a distinguished body of work" and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site's unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

Paul S. Haack, AIA
Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
David C. Pfeifer, AIA
Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
John D. Graham, AIA

John D. Anderson, FAIA Emeritus
Ronald L. Mason, FAIA Emeritus
Curt F. Dale, FAIA 1945-2003

Cathy Bellem, AIA
Ben Blanchard, AIA
John Everin, AIA
Erin Hillhouse, AIA
David E. Houston, AIA
James R. Taylor, AIA

Dan Bishop, AIA
Peter Koehler, AIA
Pamela J. Loomis, SDA/C
Ryan Lutz, AIA
Kristin O'Connell, Assoc AIA
Jenna Michieli, AIA
Suzanne Minear, AIA
Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
Charlotte Stapleton
Todd Swarts, AIA
Kristina Winn, AIA
Julie Zurakowski, AIA
3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

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The triangle parcel site at 16 Wewatta Street has several unique urban design patterns that will inform the design strategy for the new office building. The figure-ground drawing illustrates what is perhaps the most important aspect of the site. In contrast to many other urban buildings, this parcel functions more as a figure within the urban fabric. Each side of the site is bounded by a major public space which defines the site and essentially separates the building from the adjoining context. Each of the primary approaches, Wewatta Street, the 16th Street Mall and Old Wewatta Plaza provide a singular image of the building thereby reinforcing the idea of a figure within the urban context.

A simple prism of glass with a contemporary, modern base will give this building a distinctive identity that will resonate with prospective tenants and become a landmark in Denver. The clear iconic gesture becomes the focus of views into the site from the corner of 15th and Wewatta Street and from Millennium Bridge. Equally important, because of the 70'-0" ROW, pedestrians approaching from the east end of the Mall will experience this building as a unique object within the fabric of the city.

The Triangle Building is sophisticated in its straightforward way of engaging the immediate site, the program and the broader urban context.

The Triangle Building

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