Investors who purchased the former Evans School building in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood plan to create restaurants and retail space while opening offices in the upper floors of the historic landmark. City Street Investors renovated Union Station in Denver’s Lower Downtown and see a similar vision for the Evans School building. Dining options, stores and commercial space will be a part of their goals over the next 18 months.
Designed in 1906 by architect David Dryden, the Evans School served several generations of public school students before being shuttered in the 1970s and put up for auction.
My friend Russ owns the existing A-frame on the right and wanted to explore the idea of marrying new construction to the existing house. We talked through his ideas over sandwiches and beers, wandered around the site, and brainstormed some possibilities. I came up with this as a possible configuration, allowing the existing structure to remain as a large master/office and connecting via glass corridor to a new wing positioned to take advantage of the incredible view. This was a fun design exercise and gave me a chance to experiment with some new render techniques.
Project completed with Fentress Architects for the Colorado Rockies. Planned for the parcel directly across the street from Coors Field, the project is programmed for the organization's Hall of Fame museum, residential and office towers, and active street level retail and dining.
This is a house that my wife and I have been lazily designing for a number of years. It started as more of a whim than anything, but eventually it has become something that we intend to build one day.
In the meantime, I've used this model as a test bed for a broad range of render experimentation from lighting, to material generation, to the Photospheres below. It's been a great outlet for design expression and technical learning and, who knows, maybe some day we can build it and have you over for a highball.