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One Boulder Plaza consists of three separate buildings.  While at CommArts I was the conceptual designer for 1301 Canyon Boulevard,18oo Broadway, and was the building designer for 1801 13th Street (shown) in addition to being the overall project master planner.  Completed in 2004, this project consists of 2 floors of below grade parking, street level retail and restaurants, and the upper three floors are class A offices.  The centerpiece of One Boulder Plaza is a plaza which converts seasonally from a wintertime ice skating rink to a summertime seating area with a water fountain, restaurant seating, and an expansion area for the Boulder Farmer’s Market. This project was done as a partnership between CommArts and DTJ Design. 

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April 2012

Over the last month we are looking to celebrate the completion of three construction projects at Urban West Studio.

1.  The studio and art gallery for William Matthews opened with a show March 23 on artwork illustrating the Gamble Ranch Granary over the years.  Guests appeared to be pleased by the quality of the gallery space and I think the evening was a success.  This facility will serve as the production and gallery space with back room areas for framing and shipping of the artwork.


2.  The remodel of the Lucky's neighborhood Market has been completed. This consisted of a face-lift of the exterior both at the main entry and addition of a new seating area to the west.  The building is now more attractive and offers a seating area that will host seasonal cook-outs and evening events.  We are looking forward to the springtime and summer programming of these events.


3.  The completion of the remodel of the Flatiron's Theater building on "the hill" in Boulder is days away from being completed.  The overall project included turning the vacant movie theater into a series of retail spaces on the street level.  This complex project involved going through a Landmarking process with the city of Boulder of the exterior features of the building.  Most of the construction scope involved cutting large openings on the north side of the building for additional natural light as well as retail storefronts.  W.E. O'Neil was the general contractor, with Boulder Engineering and Anthem Structural Engineers as the other members of the design team.  Urban Frontier is the client for this building project.

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