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Studio PBA is in Dillon today for the groundbreaking of Uptown 240!

The Studio PBA team, Kathy Parker and Nils Jorgensen celebrated the groundbreaking for Uptown 240 in Dillon, Colorado this morning. Along with the Ottoborgo Family, Carolyn Skowyra, mayor of Dillon was present to help with the festivities. We are looking forward to seeing this project come to life and help enrich the Dillon community.

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Introducing Copper Mountain

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The Copper Mountain Workforce Housing project is a multi-family residential project that responds to the direct and long-overdue needs that many mountain communities face for better options in employee housing. The 2.5 acre site, located at the foot of the Copper Mountain Ski Resort, features 44 units and 100 parking spaces for residents, as well as covered bicycle storage. This project is located on Sky Chutes Lane and has an estimated completion date of late 2020.

Alta Pinehurst Celebrates Grand Opening

Representatives from Studio PBA, including founder Paul Bergner, Principal and Project Manager Kathy Parker, and Designer Desirae Zamora were on hand to partake in the event (also pictured: Sue Humm of Wood Partners).

Representatives from Studio PBA, including founder Paul Bergner, Principal and Project Manager Kathy Parker, and Designer Desirae Zamora were on hand to partake in the event (also pictured: Sue Humm of Wood Partners).

Lakewood, CO – Wednesday evening, our long-time client, Wood Partners, the Studio PBA design team, other collaborators, and residents alike celebrated the Alta Pinehurst Grand Opening. 

Alta Pinehurst is a 350-unit apartment complex located in Lakewood, Colorado. The site is almost 20 acres, near Belmar and the Pinehurst Country Club, and holds 13 residential buildings and a luxury clubhouse.  Other amenities include fitness center, cyber café and lounge, and resort style swimming pool and spa complex. Additionally, Alta Pinehurst offers a large dog park, a bike repair shop, a covered car wash area, and BBQ grill areas.

The grand opening, hosted by our developer partner Wood Partners, took place Wednesday evening on the grounds of Alta Pinehurst.    Guests were able to tour the new facilities and enjoy cocktails as the sun set over the nearby foothills.

To date, over 80% of the 350 units have been leased and are occupied.

Another Successful Project with Wood Partners Wraps Up!

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Alta Pinehurst Apartments, located in Lakewood, Colorado is nearing completion.  The final buildings of the 13- building residential project are wrapping up and the building is move-in ready!  The 350 units offer private garages in addition to surface parking, amenities such as a luxury clubhouse, resort style swimming pool, dog park, bike repair shop, and ample grill areas, as well as impressive sweeping views of the nearby foothills. 

Check out our newest images.  To learn more about leasing opportunities, follow this link to the Alta Pinehurst website:

Dillon Town Council Approves Uptown240

April 4, 2018 – Dillon, Colorado –  On April 3, 2018, Kathy Parker, Principal at Studio PBA, met with and presented to the Dillon Town Council to solidify the PUD Development plan for Uptown240, a proposed mixed-use development consisting of 80 residential units, 9 workforce housing condominiums, parking garage, amenities, and two retail spaces along Lake Dillon Drive. 

The proposed development is aimed at rejuvenating downtown Dillon by providing new luxury condominiums, workforce rentals along with restaurant and retail spaces. This project is in the heart of Dillon and visible from I-70 and Highway 6. The complex will offer mountain lake style living and sweeping views of Dillon Lake.  Developer Ivano Ottoborgo has operated Adriano’s Bistro, his family-owned Italian restaurant, on this site since 1987.  An updated version of Adriano’s will anchor the prominent corner of the new building.

As of the Town Council meeting held on April 3, Uptown 240 received the necessary four affirmative votes necessary to approve the permit application for the project.  Construction is slated to begin Fall of 2018.


Town of Dillon Planning & Zoning Commission to discuss Uptown 240


The Town of Dillon's Planning & Zoning Commission will meet this evening at 5:30 pm at Town Hall to discuss Uptown 240.  Studio PBA's Kathy Parker will be there to discuss the design and answer questions. The members of the public are invited to this meeting to comment and ask questions.  This development application comes after a previously approved Dillon Gateway Planned Unit Development (P.U.D.) located at 240 Lake Dillon Drive at the northwest corner of Lake Dillon Drive and West Buffalo Street.  For more project information, you can read though the explained amendment at

Stout24 Townhomes Celebrate Grand Opening


Denver, CO January 24, 2018 – On January 24, 2018, architect Studio PBA, the Morrison Group, Alliance Construction and residents of the newly completed Stout24 Townhomes celebrated the Grand Opening with an open house event.  The project consists of 13 units; Seven of the units were listed at 80% AMI, while the remaining six were listed at 120% AMI.  Creating an affordable townhome option was important to developer Lynn Crist of the Morrison Group, who spent much time working with the City to select the perfect site for this infill project. 

The site, located in the Curtis Park Landmark District, knits northeast downtown into a cohesive urban area. It is intended to support a mix of uses that provide a pedestrian friendly transition from the surrounding lower scale neighborhoods to the high-rise scale of downtown. In this transition is Stout24 Townhomes spread across two buildings, each 3 stories tall. Private drive aisle to access private tuck under garages in the rear of 11 of the 13 units. The homes feature tall narrow windows, offset front entries, raised porches that step down to sidewalk, and flat roofs with historic decorative parapets. The design of three-sided projecting bays breaks up the building massing along the entire Stout Street elevation. The exterior material is predominately unpainted brick construction in grey and dark brown to coordinate with surrounding buildings. It is offset with a historic blue in cementitious lap siding.

As of January 2018, all 13 units have sold.


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:

Aria Cohousing Community Dedication Event

Denver, CO – This past weekend in the Chaffee Park neighborhood of Denver, the Aria Cohousing community celebrated its Rededication of the motherhouse, an event marking the transformation from former convent to a recently renovated 28-unit cohousing development.  City officials, members of the Urban Ventures development team, Marycrest Convent Sisters of St. Francis, and residents of the cohousing community gathered to officially transition the building from a former convent belonging to the Sisters to the current-day residents.  The ceremony included several speakers and a ribbon joining ceremony in which residents and Sisters joined together to rededicate the home. 

Aria Cohousing is a multifamily concept which actively engages homeowners in a more communal lifestyle. This 28-unit project is a renovation of the former Marycrest Convent, and forms the heart of a 17.5-acre redevelopment on the former convent site in the Chaffee Park neighborhood of northwest Denver. The new Aria neighborhood, when fully completed, will be a mixed-income, mixed use community with an emphasis on sustainability, urban agriculture and cultivating a collaborative neighborhood spirit. Studio PBA was responsible for the renovation of the convent units.  

For more information on this project:

Alta Gateway Station's Completion in Salt Lake City: In Pictures

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Check out our the newly completed Alta Gateway Station in Salt Lake City with developer Wood Residential Partners in this great write up from Building Salt Lake

Aria Cohousing Article in Denver Infill

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"As American cities continue an upward trajectory toward reinvestment—one catalyzed by a growing population of people favoring concentration over sprawl—we are faced with the prospect of knowing thy neighbor a little better."  Camron Bridgford, one of Denver Infill's bloggers begins.  He starts by explaining how the benefits and attributes that make the cohousing community style more and more popular.  He then gives a great history of the structure, formally owned by Sisters of the Order of St. Francis.

You can find the entry here:

There are still two units available for purchase:

Ridge at Wheatlands Now Leasing!

Ridge at Wheatlands celebrated their grand opening last week!  Construction will continue through the next year but the completed buildings are looking fantastic.  This project is located on South Langdale Street in Aurora and offers one, two and three bedroom floor plans. This project boasts several luxury amenities such as a hotel-inspired outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, meeting rooms, dog wash and a cyber cafe.  There are 15 multifamily buildings with attached private garages, plus a clubhouse. 

We received some fantastic images from the developer, Grand Peaks Properties, Inc and wanted to share them.  If you are interested in leasing at Ridge, click on their website below for more information.

Downtown Denver Crowne Plaza Renovations in DBJ

Great work hospitality team! Smashing Denver Business Journal article highlighting a recent renovation project we worked on with IHG - Intercontinental Hotels Group downtown at the Crowne Plaza Denver. Read the article here:


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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:

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:

Hilton Garden Inn Groundbreaking

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PBA's team was on site this week as construction began for the Hilton Garden Inn Thornton at The Grove Shopping Center.  We are designing this 122-room project for Spirit Hospitality which will be their company's second property in the Thornton area.  In addition to the hotel, this project features Johnny's Italian Steakhouse which will be the franchise's first Colorado location.  We look forward to seeing this project come together! Spirit Hospitality announced the groundbreaking earlier this week here:

Pinewood Village 2 : Project Time-Lapse Video

Corum Real Estate Group recently posted a great time-lapse video of Pinewood Village 2, a recently completed 45-unit workforce housing project Studio PBA designed in Breckenridge, CO.  Click on the link below to watch the video of this project from start to finish on Corum's website and look at the Pinewood Village 2 page on our site to learn more:


Modera Topping Out BBQ

Members of Mill Creek and Studio PBA were invited for the ‘Modera Topping Out BBQ’ put together by Tamra Holton, Project Coordinator, from Shaw Construction to celebrate the final structural support frame/wall on the 4 story buildings.  What a milestone!  Two structures now occupy the site where last year they were just empty plots.  Here are some photos from the event & project progress.