Project Progress

May's Construction Recap

At Studio PBA, we have created a dedicated construction administration department. This creates a multitude of benefits for our firm. By devoting staff strictly to construction administration (CA), each project undertaken by our firm has a team member with intimate knowledge of current construction practices and methods. It allows for more attention to be paid to each project during construction, subsequently minimizing the need for change orders and troubleshooting. Having a dedicated CA team means that the lessons learned on other projects are implemented into the drawings in real time and we're able to take advantage of active learning on projects. Our firm is able to make this very seamless transition between the production department and CA department by having the production project manager involved throughout the CA process.

Summer of 2018 is poised to be a big one for our CA team.  We currently have over ten projects nearing construction completion and several more are slated to break ground this summer.  Our teams are on site almost weekly monitoring the progress of these projects, gathering great ideas, lessons learned, and photos of the progress.


What’s Wrapping up this Summer:

Courtyard by Marriott, DIA, Denver, Colorado
After many months of renovations, including updates to the 6-story exterior façade, 139 guest rooms, entry and lobby sequence, and the addition of a courtyard, the Courtyard by Marriott at DIA is only weeks away from final completion at the end of May 2018.

Alta Pinehurst, Lakewood, Colorado  This NGBS Green certified project which consists of 350 apartments across 13 residential buildings.  Buildings 1 and 9 are among the final structures to be completed on the site.  Final completion is estimated for the end of May 2018.

Alta Pinehurst, Lakewood, Colorado
This NGBS Green certified project which consists of 350 apartments across 13 residential buildings.  Buildings 1 and 9 are among the final structures to be completed on the site.  Final completion is estimated for the end of May 2018.

AMLI Littleton Village, Littleton, Colorado    The AMLI Littleton Village community consists of two residential buildings and one mixed used building with 9,000 SF of ground floor retail.  Featured here is an image of one of the residential buildings.  The project is slated to open its doors to residents in July of 2018. 

AMLI Littleton Village, Littleton, Colorado 
The AMLI Littleton Village community consists of two residential buildings and one mixed used building with 9,000 SF of ground floor retail.  Featured here is an image of one of the residential buildings.  The project is slated to open its doors to residents in July of 2018. 

Parkside, Riverfront Park, Denver, Colorado
Parkside, developed by Holland Partners, is nearing completion.  The exterior of the 161 unit multi-family residential project is almost wrapped up and the facility is ready for leasing, anticipating a grand opening in August 2018.

Fairfield Inn and Suites, Fort Collins, Colorado
The Fairfield Inn and Suites in Fort Collins is currently underway.  As of April, interiors are being outfitted and exterior palettes are being finalized on the building.  The project is slated to open for its first reservation holders in August 2018. 

The Kasserman, Highlands, Denver, Colorado
The 3-story Kasserman is underway, finishing up exterior work in the coming months.  Built on the angled grade characteristic of the Highlands neighborhood, the building actually features 3 stories of residential and 2 of resident parking below.  The Kasserman is projected to open September 2018.

Projects Farther out on the Horizon:

Sugarmont Apartments, Salt Lake City, Utah
The two buildings of the Sugarmont Apartments are well underway, but at various stages in construction.  The buildings are 8 stories, connected from stories 4 through 8.  Building 2 (foreground in picture below) is working through framing, while Building one is finishing up concrete pours.  This project is scheduled for completion January 2019.


Be sure to check back in in the coming months as these projects near completion and to see some of our most recently groundbreakings underway!

Construction Update: Modera River North Arts

Construction progress from Modera River North Arts with developer Mill Creek Residential, located at 28th and Blake in Denver. 

Modera Observatory Park Grand Opening

Modera Observatory Park is located just adjacent from the University of Denver and just celebrated it's Grand Opening!  Modera OP is currently accepting new applicants!  We obtained fantastic photos from the developer Mill Creek Residential featuring the state-of-the-art shared spaces, a luxurious outdoor pool and amenities galore!

Do you want more information on living in this community or what Modera Observatory Park offers?  The link to this community can be found here:

Modera River North Arts Aerial Images

One of our team members captured some fantastic aerial shots of Modera River North Arts in the booming RiNo neighborhood.  This project is progressing quickly with completion estimated for late Spring 2018.  This project was designed with developer Mill Creek Residential and constructed by Shaw Construction.

Images courtesy of BEKR Drone Aerial Photography

Construction Progress: Holland Parkside


Construction is progressing on Holland's Parkside in Denver's Riverfront neighborhood at 1800 Little Raven.

Alta Pinehurst Clubhouse Update

Our newest project in Lakewood, Alta Pinehurst by Wood Partners, is open and ready for leasing.

Leases start September 15th with project completion in April 2018. 

For more information on leasing a unit at Alta Pinehurst, here is a link to the website:

Construction Progress: Wood Partner's Alta Pinehurst

Alta Pinehurst is located on South Wadsworth in Lakewood and has been under construction for just over a year.  The project consists of 14 buildings, clubhouse and offers several amenities including a fitness center, community kitchen, bike repair shop, dog wash and conference rooms.  This community will also offer outdoor year round pool and spa for residents.  The developer on this project is Wood Partners.

Each building is in a different state of construction progress at this point.   The clubhouse has completed instillation of stone veneer and siding, interior finishes and MEP are in progress at estimated 90% completion.  The 14 residential buildings in this project range in progress from early framing  to insulation, siding and drywall instillation.

To see get pricing, floor plans or to lease one of these units, visit Alta Pinehurst's website here:

Construction Progress: Elevate at Inova

Elevate at Inova, located in Centennial, CO consists of 10 buildings, clubhouse and an outdoor pool.  Construction on the clubhouse is nearing completion as you can see below with the workroom, second floor coffee lounge and TV wall completed.  You can also see the fitness equipment installed and the towel service counter finished.  Exterior finishes and stone veneer on several of the buildings are completed as well.  This project is nearing completion.

For information on leasing one of these units see Elevate Inova site here:

Stout24 Groundbreaking

This past Wednesday, we celebrated the groundbreaking of Stout24 Rowhomes.  This is a 13-unit, affordable housing project located in the Curtis Park neighborhood in Central Denver designed by Kathy Parker with developer, The Morrison Group's Lynn Crist.  The units in this project were sold to income-qualifying families making 80% AMI to 120% AMI.  These units will be 3-story, two-bedroom homes with built-in garages and will reflect the eclectic characteristics of the historic Curtis Park Landmark District.  

Mayor Hancock spoke during the ceremony congratulating developer Lynn Crist on a making a difference for many Denver families.  This project, like many others around the city, is helping Denver families that otherwise would not be able to own a home.

Pictured above: Mayor Hancock's speech, Kathy Parker discussing unit layout with future homeowners, the condition of the current site, and the Studio PBA team on this project (Kathy Parker, Desirae Zamora and Amir Abu-Jaber).

CBS Local covered the groundbreaking, see the article here:

For more information on purchasing one of these units, contact Soledad Tobar:

Modera Observatory Park's Nearing Completion on Building 2

Modera Observatory Park has made strides since we last reported on its progress.  Building 2 is nearing completion with finishings and fixtures mostly completed throughout the building's units and common areas.  They have placed the exercise equipment in the fitness center and are finishing up the pool and outdoor social areas.  The leasing center is finished and functional with leasing in progress and move-ins expected to start mid-summer.  Check out the pictures below to catch a glimpse of this great project.  Building 1 is fast on its heels and the next update will most likely be a Grand Opening ceremony!  This project is located in the DU neighborhood.

If you are interested in leasing click the link:

Parkside Aerial Images of Construction Moving Forward

The Parkside Apartment Project in Denver's Riverside neighborhood is going vertical and making lots of progress. We haven't given an update on this project since February when construction began on the underground parking structure.  I received these great drone aerials last week from Tyler Elick with developer Holland Partner Group.  You can see the Commons Park-facing project has completed the podium and are starting on the wood framing.  This project will be home to 161 residential units and an underground podium garage with 169 spaces and will sit on Little Raven and 19th.

In addition the other cranes covering the Denver skyline, you can see the cranes for one of our other projects, AMLI Riverfront Green in construction two parcels over in front of the Glass House.

Thank you Tyler and Holland Partner Group for sharing the fantastic images! 

Construction Progress: The Wheatlands Apartments

The Wheatlands Apartments in Aurora are making strides.  This project has been under construction for some time now.  This project consists of 15 separate buildings, a clubhouse and parking garages.  The clubhouse can be seen below and has had the stone veneer completed, lighting installed and decorative finishes in place.  Four of the buildings currently have framing in progress through the second floor.  Two large parking garages recently had the slabs poured and will start framing soon.  This project is approximately 50% completed.

PBA Project Updates in DenverInfill's Blog

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Thank you Ryan Dravitz for updating the construction progress of two of our projects, AMLI Riverfront Green and Parkside.  These two projects are going vertical in Riverfront Park.  Parkside To read the blog updates click below.

Construction Progress: Riverfront Green

AMLI's Riverfront Green poured their first elevated post-tensioned slab on this morning.  This is the main pour under units and above the parking garage.  This was a very informative site visit for Studio PBA team members that had not seen an elevated PT slab poured.  There were roughly 150 people on site working this morning.  We had the ability to inspect all of the in-place rebar, tensioning cables, stud rails, sleeves, etc.  Keep an eye on Riverfront Green-- framing will be be going up in the next few weeks.

Modera River North Arts Update

Big construction update for Modera River North Arts!  This large development at 28th and Blake in the ever-popular RiNo District has been moving along very quickly-- we are completed with concrete, so all foundations are completed and slab on grade and both elevated slabs are complete.  Wood framing is in full force and Shaw Construction is expected to be topped out with roof framing completed by the end of April or the beginning of May.  Substantial completion of this project with developer Mill Creek is is projected to be middle of April 2018.

Construction Update: Aria Cohousing Community

Construction on Aria Cohousing is coming along in the Chaffee Park neighborhood of Denver, thanks to the warm and mild winter we've been experiencing -- you can see the former Maycrest Convent is starting too look more like more like the final product that will soon house 28 units with a shared community dining areas and meeting space.  This transit oriented development is due to be completed in the next few months.

Write-up in DenverInfill's Blog: 2680 18th Street

DenverInfill had a great write-up on Studio PBA's new project in LoHi: 2680 18th Street.  Construction is not yet underway as the existing structure is still standing but make sure to check back for updates as construction begins and this project starts to take shape.

AMLI Riverfront Green - Site Update

AMLI Riverfront Green has reached the first floor.  After working hard through the winter months, the first at grade concrete slab has finally taken shape.  March will see the remainder of the building come up to the same level.  April will kick off with a bang when our first floor above grade starts to take shape.  All concrete work is scheduled to be completed by the end of May, when the metal wall panels for the apartments units will begin.  Now that we are above ground, take a moment to stop by and see the building taking shape.