Riverfront Park

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.

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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!

PBA Project Updates in DenverInfill's Blog

Photo courtesy of www.denverinfill.com/blog/

Photo courtesy of www.denverinfill.com/blog/

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.

http://denverinfill.com/blog/2017/04/amli-riverfront-green-update-4.html

http://denverinfill.com/blog/2017/04/parkside-apartments-update-3.html

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.

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.

New Year, New Aerial Images

2017 is going to be a big year for Studio PBA.  We have several projects under construction around the Denver-metro, Salt Lake City, Fort Collins and Cheyenne.  We receive great aerial images from many of our developers and contractors.  It is always great to see the progression of the projects we design as they come to fruition.  

We've got some updated images from the past few weeks of two big projects, AMLI's Riverfront Green (Above) in Riverfront Park that is going up next to the Glass House.  Second, Elevate at Inova (below) in Centennial is a project with The Wolff Company that is expected to be completed in 2017 as you can see the ten different buildings all taking shape.

 

Project Progress: AMLI Riverfront Green

Located just in front of the Glass House, AMLI’s Riverfront Green apartments have dug out the first level of underground parking and have started on the second.  The photo shows the first level of shoring walls in place around the garage.  The shoring walls, built of steel piles and lagging, will be a permanent part of the building to hold up the surrounding streets.  Concrete walls will be poured inside the shoring walls to support the building above.  AMLI expects to reach the bottom depth of the project in the coming weeks and start pouring the concrete foundation by the end of September.

UPDATE: Check out this Denver Infill article with additional pictures: http://denverinfill.com/blog/2016/09/central-platte-valley-amli-riverfront-green-update-2.html

 

Groundbreaking: Holland Parkside

Photo Credit: James Richardson

Photo Credit: James Richardson

This past Thursday we celebrated the groundbreaking of Holland Parkside, the 161 apartment multifamily building will occupy the final undeveloped site overlooking Commons park on Little Raven St.

Holland Parkside is located in the Commons neighborhood, at the cross streets of Little Raven and 19th Street, adjacent to downtown Denver.  It was a cool morning with the buzz of construction trucks in the air, alluding to what was yet to come. Two of PBA’s team members, Jill Reilly and James Richardson, attended the ceremony and enjoyed a morning of stirring speeches and Denver’s tastiest biscuits in Commons Park. The groundbreaking was hosted by developer Holland Partner Group. Jill Reilly commenced the construction with the help of the Holland Partner Group team members Kira Chaffe, Brian Blackburn, Wally Chase, and Justin Hoxie of HKS Engineering. This project is expected to be completed in Spring of 2018. For more information on this project, check out our website here!