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Mutli-family project of the year

Multi-family project of the year

The University of Denver Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, in partnership with the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors, (DMCAR), honored companies in seven Project of the Year categories at the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Commercial Real Estate Expo and Fall Forecast held this week  at the Colorado Convention Center.

The awards recognize and honor outstanding accomplishments in architectural design, site planning, creativity, as well as project impact on the economy, the industry and the community.

Project of the Year honors were awarded to companies in industrial, retail, hospitality, multi-family, office/mixed-use, special project and design categories.

Industrial Project of the Year: Etkin Johnson, Enterprise Park at Stapleton.

Part of the largest recycling project in the country, Enterprise Park is a three-building industrial park totaling 441,632 square feet, and is a part of the larger Stapleton Redevelopment located at Havana & I-70. Noted Green initiatives on the project include:

Using 3.1 million tons of recycled concrete that was previously runway material from the former Stapleton Airport.

All buildings feature low-E glass that transmits 60 percent of the sun’s natural light while blocking more than 70 percent of its heat.

GenFlex cool roof system, which is environmentally friendly with energy savings, LEED certification and an Energy star Rating

Wind turbines provide renewable power generation while offsetting carbon emissions.

Ware Malcomb was the architect and Murray & Stafford was the contractor for the project.

Retail Project of the Year: Alberta Development Streets at Southglenn.

This redevelopment of the former Southglenn Mall at the corner of Arapahoe Road and University Blvd. in Centennial includes more than 900,000 square feet of retail space; 140,000 square feet of office space and 202 luxury apartment homes.

Along with keeping mall anchors Macy’s and Sears, Streets at Southglenn includes Whole Foods, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s Furniture Gallery, Staples a 16-screen movie theater, a new Public Library and new Community Center along with other retailers. A team of architects featured SEM, CommArts, Mulhern & Associates, CLC Associates and Russell Davis Associates.

Saunders, Weitz, Ledcor, Colorado First Construction, Catamount, and Beck served as project contractors.

Hospitality Project of the Year: Ameristar Casinos, Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa, Black Hawk.

A 100,000 square-foot property featuring a 55,000 square-foot, two-story casino. Unlike anything else in the marketplace, a 33-story tower offers 536 full-service hotel rooms, including 64 suites. Other amenities include a luxury day spa, five dining and entertainment venues, 15,000 square feet of meeting space and the largest parking garage in the market. PGAV was the architect of record and Saunders Construction served as contractor.

Multi-Family Project of the Year: The Nichols Partnership, The Spire.

The tallest residential development from Las Vegas to Chicago is soon to be the largest LEED Certified residential tower in the United States. The Spire is located in the Central Business District at 14th and Champa Streets, directly across from the Colorado Convention Center, RTD light rail station and the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Spire is a 42-story residential property featuring 496 units and 607 parking spaces.

Office/Mixed-Use Project of the Year: Opus, 1400 Wewatta and 1401 Wynkoop.

Located between Wewatta and Wynkoop Streets, the project is one block from Union Station and a short walk to the Pepsi Center. 1400 Wewatta, is a 210,000 square-foot office facility, including four stories of parking under seven levels of offices and 10,000 square feet of retail space. 1401 Wynkoop, is a 10-story, mixed use facility consisting of 12,000 square feet of traditional lower downtown retail space and 100,000 square feet of office space, topped by three levels featuring 22 luxury residences.

Special Project of the Year: Shames McKovsky, The Sage Building.

Formerly the Fontius Building, Shames McKovsky rescued and, along with KLIPP Architecture, revitalized the historic landmark building originally constructed in 1923. The sage building is located at 16th and Welton Streets and is named after the building primary tenant, Sage Hospitality.

Design Project of the Year: Trammell Crow Company, 1900 Sixteenth Street.

Located in the Platte River -Union Station revitalization district at 15th and Delgany, this 400,000 square foot tower is adjacent to the landmark Millennium Bridge and next to RTD’s multi-modal Light Rail Station. 1900 Sixteenth Street is the tallest office building to be added to the Denver skyline in more than two decades and is a LEED Gold Certified property. Tryba Architects and Saunders Construction served as partners on the project.

Contact John Rebchook at JRCHOOK@gmail.com or 303-945-6865.