Everest University Online to Hire 600 in Admissions Unit in Colorado Springs 3/19/2010

Barber Architecture was awarded the interior tenant improvement project (94,000 SF) for Everest University Online in December 2009. The project is to be located in the Corporate Ridge Office and Technology Center in Colorado Springs.


Spectacular Shanahan's - Denver Post Article 12/24/2009

Spectacular Shanahan's. So this is what a few million will buy. Stepping into Shanahan's, the about-to-open steakhouse east of I-25 and Belleview, is like walking into wow world.

This restaurant, which opens this evening for dinner only, is quite possibly the most gorgeous eatery in Colorado. There's a giant horseshoe bar with a huge inset TV overhead. The wine room is all glass and gleaming. The booths are spacious and cozy.

The 25-foot-tall indoor- outdoor granite fireplace warms the interior as well as the outdoor patio. There are three private rooms on the back wall that can be transformed into most any size to suit your group.

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Shanahan's Soiree - Denver Post Article 1/10/2010

Roughly 300 invited guests swarmed the restaurant home of the Washington Redskins new head coach Mike Shanahan at his Tech Center steakhouse Thursday night.

Ice-sculpture bars carved into his signature "S" overflowed with seafood and a martini luge. The two-hour cocktail and appetizer party brought together athletes, the business community elite and social sceners to mingle and munch.

There were no speeches nor public accolades recognizing the former Broncos head coach's new gig. Broncos, former Broncos and possibly soon-to-be former Broncos included: Elvis Dumervil, Ben Hamilton, Brandon Marshall, Tony Scheffler, Eddie Royal, Brian Griese, offensive line coach Rick Dennison and honorary former Bronco Janet Elway.

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Welcome to the New barberarchitecture.com!

To commemorate our 30-year history, Barber Architecture has decided to refresh our website with a new structure, new features and new content to illustrate timeless designs that inspire people and improve the day-to-day lives of our clients.

Many projects have been updated to include new photography and descriptions. Our professional services are accentuated with new photography and online libraries to download additional information in the form of pdf brochures and videos; more content will be added to the services' libraries periodically. Check it out!


Prefabrication for Commericial Interiors? CREJ Article by Deborah Barber 8/18/2009

The word "pre-fabricated" may sound uninspired, automated, and quite the opposite of one-off interior design fit-outs for commercial tenants. But, the highlights of pre-fabrication history can open up a different view.

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CO Real Estate Journal - Barber Architecture's 1001 17th Street Project Wins NAIOP Honor, LEED Gold 5/6/2009

Downtown Denver's 1001 17th Street was awarded NAIOP Development of the Year by NAIOP of Colorado. Miller Global Properties LLC and Barber Architecture collaborated on the "total transformation" of the aging former Qwest building. The scope included complete renovation of the existing 600,000-square-foot office tower for multi-tenant use, and a half-block demolition and reconstruction of a new pedestrian-oriented mixed-use entry lobby, retail podium, low-rise office and outdoor plaza. The project also earned LEED Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance rating program.


BOMA 2009 Annual Trade Show & Conference 04/23/2009

BOMA Denver Metro 2009 Annual Trade Show & Conference at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center Hotel from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


AIA Event - Wastewater Tour 04/18/2009

What is the building's architectural style? The building's use of concrete materials is consciously reminiscent of the great public works projects constructed throughout the nation during the 1930's, influenced by iconic art-deco style architecture, such as the Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building. Vertical lines and tall narrow windows deliberately emphasize the building's height in order to create a sense of identity for the future civic complex and to dramatically contrast with the network of highways and ramps at the interchange of I-25 and 6th Avenue. Barber Architecture programmed and designed the Master Plan for The City and County of Denver Campus. This former brownfield was rehabilitated into a water quality demonstration site, an environmental innovation at the time. As the first building of the new complex, this building was intended to establish a highly visible landmark, and define the future development's architectural language.


30-year-old Denver Office Completes Energy-Efficient Transformation 04/03/2009

Denver's 1001 17th St. recently completed its transformation from an aging high rise into an energy-efficient, Class A office building with an outdoor plaza and a glass-enclosed, "jewel box" connecting visitors with outside views of a vibrant downtown. In February, the building team was honored with the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties' Colorado Chapter's 2008 Development of the Year Award.

The pedestrian-friendly, 40,000-sq-ft lobby and retail podium offers an inviting path into the workplaces of the renovated, multi-tenant office/retail tower. The new daylit entrance to 1001 17th St. showcases, Wausau Window and Wall Systems' SuperWall systems as installed by J.R. Butler Inc.

"The project is beautiful, a work of art, right in the middle of downtown," says Marc Butler, president of J.R. Butler. "Wausau was instrumental in this project. It's staff helped us meet a very compressed schedule for a high-profile project, constructed on a postage stamp of a jobsite." Blending natural and manufactured landscapes, Barber Architecture of Denver articulated the owner and tenant's vision. The original 20-story structure was built in 1977 and formerly was known as the Qwest building. Miller Global Properties LLC purchased the building in late 2006 and began a renovation that combined the benefits of urban infill and adaptive reuse in the central business district.

Quizno's now serves as the anchor tenant in this 645,000-sq-ft renovation. Quizno's 91,000-sq-ft lease includes corporate offices, product innovation center with a test kitchen, and an onsite training center. Quiznos also has designated the street-level, transparent concourse of retail space for it's flagship sandwich store as inspired by New York's high-visibility Apple store. Wausau and J.R. Butler worked closely with general contractor The Weitz Co.'s Denver offices complete the project on time and on budget, as well as meeting the performance and aesthetic goals.


1001 17th Street wins NAIOP 2008 Development of the Year Award! 02/19/2009


RE/MAX Headquarters wins DMCAR Project of the Year! 11/8/2007

DENVER, Colo - November 9, 2007 - In a ceremony yesterday at the Rocky Mountain Real Estate Expo, the RE/MAX International Headquarters was awarded "Office Project of the Year" by the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors and the University of Denver Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management. RE/MAX International, Shea Properties, Barber Architecture and The Weitz Company partnered to complete the distinctive landmark in February of this year.

"Dave and Gail Liniger, co-founders of RE/MAX International, wanted a world-class headquarters that would become a distinctive image for the company, but would also be respectful and complementary to the site and surroundings," said Bruce Benham, Chief Operating Officer for RE/MAX International. "The completed building is exactly that."

The elliptical shape and bronze tinted glass of the RE/MAX Headquarters creates a signature building that offers an ever-changing reflection of the spectacular Colorado skies. The architect, Barber Architecture, configured the multi-level parking structure to serve as a buffer between freeway activity to the west of the tower and pedestrian activity and the courtyard on the east.

"It is a really distinctive image off the freeway. I've never received so many compliments on a building," said Michael Barber, the architect who designed the project. "The RE/MAX building is very pure, very simple, a very distinctive form."

The Weitz Company, the project's general contractor, worked with program manager, Shea Properties, as well as Barber Architecture from preconstruction, through construction until the completion of this legacy building. Weitz took an aggressive 18 month schedule, combined with a tight urban site and completed the 240,000 square foot high-rise and its accompanying 290,000 square foot parking garage on time and on budget. Weitz managed construction of the state-of-the-art training facility, fully functional broadcast facility, 40-foot lobby ceilings and high-tech conference rooms.

"While the project partners knew the RE/MAX Headquarters would be a landmark project for Denver, it is wonderful to be recognized by our peers for our hard work," said Bill Hornaday, president of The Weitz Company Rocky Mountain Region. "We look forward to future collaboration with RE/MAX International, Shea Properties and Barber Architecture."

The new headquarters consolidated RE/MAX's facilities for easier use by its network of more than 120,000 agents in more than 65 countries. Each level of office space provides flexible workspace and infrastructure that can be adapted as technology and workforce patterns change. The building was designed to be timeless and built to support RE/MAX's growth.

"The DTC's cache as the premier business park in Denver is significantly enhanced with the addition of the new RE/MAX Headquarters building" said Ron McDaniel, senior vice president for Shea Properties. "Our front door intersection is I-25 and Belleview, the precise location of the new RE/MAX building. We worked hard to assemble the land together for this use and to develop the project, and are very proud to have and keep RE/MAX's ever-growing organization in the Denver Tech Center."


Pre-Cast Tech Center Uses Innovative Layout


Crescent ULI Office Development