denver architect

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. 

project and philosophies

Urban West Studio is experienced in designing public streets and public plaza in the Boulder and Denver area.

We believe that the design of the public realm is as important if not more important to the design of the buildings on the streets.  Buildings may come and go, but it is the character and quality of the streets that set the tone and create the image of the urban environment.

Streets and public spaces should have varied qualities....not relentless consistency,  and create opportunities for people to meet and build  a sense of community with each other.  

We believe that streets and streetscape environments should be allowed to express seasons through the landscape and the amenities.