ROTH SHEPPARD AND THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOST STUDENT “SLOT HOUSE” SHOWCASE by Joe Black

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WHAT:

We are excited to announce the collaboration of Roth Sheppard Architects with the University of Colorado Denver, Laurence Keith Loftin III’s Studio IV. We invite you to come in, explore the students work and engage in the pressing issue of the Investigation and Re-visioning of Denver’s “Slot House” The students have developed a range of solutions that will help us begin the dialogue on the Slot House typology. We hope this conversation will help our city rephrase the issue at hand and progress toward more thoughtful and integrated designs. Guests will be welcome to come by our office between 9:00am and 4:00pm for a two week period, to view and discuss around our “Temenos Table”. We welcome developers, professionals in the field, along with any and all students within the University of Colorado Denver - College of Architecture and Planning. This is your chance to network and get involved on the subject. We hope to see you here

We hope to see you there!


DESCRIPTION:

-- A “slot home” is a multi-unit residential structure consisting of attached dwelling units arranged side-by-side and primarily perpendicular to the street. Most dwelling units have an individual, direct entrance to the exterior facing a side lot line or center pedestrian court. Individual vehicular garages are generally located beneath each unit. Slot homes are also sometimes called “sideways-facing town homes” or “fraux homes.” -- City and County of Denver

WHEN:

Monday , May 15th - Friday, May 26th
9:00am to 4:00pm

 



INNOVATIVE LIGHTING DESIGNS FOR BLUE MOON BREWERY by Joe Black

Image courtesy of iLight Technologies

Image courtesy of iLight Technologies

Here is an excerpt from the iLight Technologies website, Click here to read the full article.  

Plexineon provides glow inside new Blue Moon Brewing Company restaurant

In 1995, Denver-based Blue Moon Brewing Company got its start in the basement of Coors Field. More than 20 years later, the brand is a subsidiary of MillerCoors, but in a nod to its local, craft brewer roots, Blue Moon has opened its own brewery and restaurant in Denver’s River North neighborhood.

From a functional standpoint, the 30,000-square-foot standalone structure now provides what the space in the ballpark could not — dining and event space that also serves as a laboratory for research and development.

Aesthetically speaking, the design team literally looked to the moon for inspiration — conceiving large-scale circular elements to help fill the wide-open interior space.

The result are two 16-foot circles and 12 6-foot diameter rings made out of iLight Plexineon LED fixtures. Suspended from the high ceilings, they create warm haloes of light.

Click here to read more. 

ROTH SHEPPARD WINS THREE AIA DESIGN AWARDS by Joe Black

Roth Sheppard Architects is proud to announce that we have been selected for three AIA awards.  

Ajoya Marijuana Dispensary; Award of Merit for Interior Architecture 2016 AIA Colorado

Denver Botanic Gardens, Center for Science, Art and Education; Award of Merit for Unbuilt Architecture / Non-Commissioned Project 2016 AIA Colorado

Dickinson Public Safety Center; Honorable Mention for Commercial/Institutional 2016 AIA Colorado

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ADAM HARDING & BRIAN BERRYHILL ELEVATED TO PARTNER by Joe Black

ROTH SHEPPARD ARCHITECTS EXPANDS FIRM LEADERSHIP WITH TWO NEW PARTNERS, ARCHITECTS ADAM HARDING AND BRIAN BERRYHILL

Adam Harding, AIA and Brian Berryhill, AIA step into leadership roles alongside cofounders Herbert B. Roth, FAIA and Jeffrey L. Sheppard, AIA, as partners in one of Denver's most notable design firms

DENVER, Colorado—February 3, 2016—Roth Sheppard Architects, the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) 2012 Western Mountain Region Architectural Firm of the Year, known for its award-winning restaurant, retail and law enforcement design throughout the West, today announced that architects Adam Harding, AIA, LEED AP and Brian Berryhill, AIA, have been elevated to partner.

Harding, a Colorado native, received his degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000. He joined Roth Sheppard in 2004, and was recognized by both the American Institute of Architects' Colorado Chapter and the six state Western Mountain Region with their 2015 Young Architect of the Year honor award for exceptional leadership. Harding also became licensed as an architect in 2011 at the age of 29, an extraordinary accomplishment at such a young age.

Berryhill, who previously worked for the award-winning Oklahoma City-based design firm, Elliott + Associates Architects, moved to Denver to join Roth Sheppard in October 2013. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and became a licensed architect in January 2016.

"Brian and Adam are a critical part of our effort to continue building a diverse, talented team of architects, designers and support personnel into an exceptional studio comprised of individuals that enjoy working and playing together—all with the goal of bringing exceptional value to our clients," said Sheppard, AIA, cofounder and design principal of Roth Sheppard Architects.

"Their presence and overall contribution has already been impactful beyond the confines of a specific project. They have influenced the entire office and our desire to raise the level of design expectation throughout the region," he continues. "It is rare that young architects have the level of passion, skills and dedication capable of elevating the culture of a studio as they have demonstrated over the last few years. It is clear that Adam and Brian are the right people to help usher our firm into the future. "

The selection of these two architects, in particular [or, This decision], has been in process for some time. After observing their elevated understanding of design, their tremendous leadership and mentoring skills, and their desire to continue to pursue the highest level of design excellence and service Roth Sheppard is known for, Sheppard and Roth began to prepare Harding and Berryhill for this pivotal shift within the firm. The cofounders' quest to "create value through exceptional, thought provoking design rooted in a deep understanding of context and clients' goals, culture and program," is behind their decision, they explained. 

Herb Roth, FAIA, Sheppard's partner and cofounder of Roth Sheppard Architects added, "I have known Adam personally and professionally for more than 15 years. His design work is impactful beyond the confines of a specific project; it influences the entire office in so many positive ways. And Brian's commitment to producing a quality product, passion to take on anything, and patience, mentoring and technical skills have impressed us all since he joined our firm in 2013. Both are exceptional individuals and leaders, and are wonderful role models for today's young architects. Jeff and I are confident that they will form a fantastic, collaborative leadership team for Roth Sheppard in time."

"Adam and I will make a really great team. Our areas of focus are quite different, but that makes us the perfect partners in terms of setting the tone, and taking the firm forward into the future," added Berryhill. "As we strive to deliver even better work for our clients, let us be reminded that architecture, more than anything, is about asking the right questions and being good listeners. I believe the quality of our relationships with clients, contractors, consultants, is a critical aspect of elevating our firm's services and look forward to leading the way in that regard."

 "Having worked under Jeff and Herb for the last 12 years as my mentors, I've had the extraordinary opportunity to understand their commitment to high standards of design excellence and to grow with them," said Harding. “This is the next natural step for me. I've poured my heart and soul into this studio over the last decade and look forward to taking it to the next level in partnership with Brian. Roth Sheppard's legacy will be in good hands as we grow into our new roles over the next few years."

ZAKAYA DEN RECEIVES MAYOR'S 'NEIGHBORHOOD GEM' AWARD by Joe Black

Mayor’s prepared remarks:
Our first “Neighborhood Gem” is Izakaya Den, a Japanese gastro pub at 1487A South Pearl Street. The South Pearl Business District has been the heart of the Platt Park neighborhood for a long, long time. And Izakaya Den is a beautiful addition to this row of well-established neighborhood hangouts. Owner Toshi Kizaki and Hiro and Company wanted a companion piece to their already wildly successful Sushi Den next door. The design by Roth Sheppard Architects and Another One Architects blends inspiration from Japanese culture and the open, community atmosphere that we see all along Pearl Street.  The result, built by Jordy Construction, is a new, visually striking building that’s as unique as the food and culture it serves. It complements its sibling restaurant perfectly and feels right at home in one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods.  

ADAM HARDING AWARDED AIA WESTERN MOUNTAIN REGION 2015 YOUNG ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR by Joe Black

Adam Harding, an architect at Denver-based Roth Sheppard Architects, has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects' six-state region for exceptional leadership

Architect Adam Harding, AIA, LEED AP was recognized on October 17th by the American Institute of Architects' Western Mountain Region with their 2015 Young Architect of the Year honor award.

During a gala awards ceremony at the organization's 2015 Practice+Design Conference in Keystone, Colorado, Harding, an architect in the state since 2011, received this prestigious award designed to "recognize those individuals, who at an early stage in their architectural career, have shown exceptional leadership in design, education and/or service to the profession."

Harding, who was also recognized as the AIA-Denver Young Architect of the Year in 2014, believes that "a great architect is a great communicator and a leader who evolves into his or her authentic self by defining one's values and leadership principles." He has aspired to fulfill these goals since beginning his studies in Environmental Design at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000. Since graduating in 2004, he has taken a holistic approach to the practice of architecture by taking on various leadership roles within the profession and community organizations. He also became licensed as an architect at the age of 29, an extraordinary accomplishment at such a young age.

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"Adam's work is impactful beyond the confines of a specific project. It influences the entire office and our desire to raise the level of design expectation throughout the region," said Jeffery Sheppard, AIA, co-founder and design principal of Roth Sheppard Architects. "It is rare that a young architect has the ability, passion and conviction to influence the culture of an office and the environment that surrounds us. Adam has done this, not only with his design and management skills but also with his dedication to improvement."

Herb Roth, FAIA, Sheppard's partner and cofounder of Roth Sheppard Architects added, "I have known Adam personally and professionally for over 15 years. He is an exceptional individual and leader, and a perceptive architect with boundless energy, discipline, dedication and passion for his work and the profession of architecture. He is a wonderful role model for today's young architects and embodies the leadership, accomplishment and professional traits inherent in this award."

"It is a huge honor to have been presented this award by my Western Mountain Regional peers," said Harding. "[…something about how this will impact what you do moving forward, etc.]."

Over the last 11 years, Harding has overseen a number of award-winning public and private sector projects as a designer and project architect at Roth Sheppard. His exceptional design and quality solutions are demonstrated through projects like: Izakaya Den restaurant (Denver, CO), MillerCoors Blue Moon Brewer (Denver, CO), Modmarket restaurant (Boulder, CO), multiple Tokyo Joe’s restaurants [Denver, CO), Breckenridge Brewery’s Ale House at Amato’s restaurant, Riverside Library and Cultural Center (Evans, CO), and the Houston Police Department’s Fondren Station (Houston, TX).

ADAM HARDING AWARDED AIA DENVER'S 2014 YOUNG ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR by Joe Black

Adam Harding, AIA, LEED® AP has managed the design and development of award-winning private sector projects for the last 8 years as a designer and project architect at Roth Sheppard.  Adam works with clients and user groups to synthesize and distill programs into clear parti diagrams and solutions that are innovative, functional and cost effective. Whether Mr. Harding is building relationships with clients, engineers or contractors, his focus remains on making the client’s vision a reality.  Mr. Harding utilizes his experience and skills to maintain exceptional design and quality solutions throughout each project.

Mr. Harding’s recent work includes the Boulder Modmarket restaurant, multiple Tokyo Joe’s restaurants, Breckenridge Brewery’s Ale House at Amato’s restaurant, Zi South restaurant, Denver Art Museum Shop and the Houston Police Department’s Fondren Station.  His portfolio also includes private sector work on retail and residential projects, both locally and regionally.

 Adam received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2004, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

ROTH SHEPPARD HOLDS SEMINAR FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS by Joe Black

SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ARCHITECT - AN INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

On May 9, Roth Sheppard Architects held its second educational event for Colorado high school students and their parents, So You Want to Be an Architect?

On Saturday May 9th, 17 high school students and their parents descended on the Roth Sheppard Architecture studio.  They came to learn what it takes to be an architect.  The students rotated between four stations that covered:

-The design process [drawing and design] from the initial hand drawn sketch to a completed project.
-The creation of 3D computer models [computer visualization and imaging] using Google Sketchup and PhotoShop software. 
-The creation of a physical model [model building] including a review of the different types and the tools used. 
-What else an architect does (project management, construction administration and marketing), including an overview of what it takes to oversee and manage the construction of a building with a demonstration of Autodesk’s Revit© software, understanding how projects are won, proposals created, schedules and hours tracked and the best way to land a position with a top design firm.  

The four sessions were followed by a presentation from Mark Gerlenter, Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado, Denver.  The students and their parents were then treated to a pizza lunch and had the opportunity to talk with Roth Sheppard staff and Mr. Gerlenter and get their questions answered.

JEFF SHEPPARD'S OPINION PIECE FEAT. IN SUNDAY'S DENVER POST by Joe Black

Jeff Sheppard's opinion piece on Denver's recent housing design was featured in the Denver Post on Sunday, April 5th, 2015.

Read the full article here.

Jeff is encouraging comments and responses to the article and has received many thus far. He would like to express the following:

'First of all, I want to thank all of you for reading and responding to my
editorial regarding the questionable design direction our multifamily
housing market has succumb  to. I've received over 200 emails in the last
24 hours so this is obviously an issue that is both relevant and important
to many individuals as well as neighborhood groups. An individual running
for city council and a state senator have also responded and requested
further discussions regarding this matter so the dialogue will definitely
continue. To keep the discussion moving and generate a synergy that cannot
be ignored, I would like to suggest that you take every opportunity you
have to discuss this issue when in any type of social situation. Bring it
up at dinner tonight, at a restaurant, when you are with friends one
evening , or at home with your kids. Mention it at work, in conference
meetings and most certainly at your neighborhood meetings. The dialogue
needs to spread beyond the hundreds who have responded. E mail the article
to everyone on your contact list. It's really amazing how something like
this can spread so quickly.

Yet dialogue does not always lead to action. We have taken the first steps
by recognizing the lack of creativity , compatibility, quality and choice
as a problem inherent to most of what is now being constructed. Getting
others to recognize the problem is step 1. The discourse needs to grow to
engage council members, planning offices, developers, architects  and even
financial institutions. Action is the next step and that is something I
will be working on over the next several weeks, so your continued support
and suggestions will be appreciated.

I hope to respond to each of your e mails individually over the next
several days so please bare with me. In the mean time you might want to
take a look at an interesting book that was published a few decades ago
but certainly relevant today: A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander
. It does not digress into style discussions instead it remains focused on
the patterns / design principles that have led to good design over many
centuries. It is written in a direct and cohesive way by discussing the
macro conditions of urban planning all the way down to the interior design
of a single room in a dwelling unit. Most libraries have it on hand and it
is also still available in print.

Again, thank you all for your feedback and support.'

 

AIA COLORADO NAMES JEFF SHEPPARD ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR 2014 by Joe Black

AIA Colorado names Jeff Sheppard Architect of the Year for 2014.  The award recognizes one of the following fields of achievement: outstanding service to the profession of architecture in Colorado, outstanding service in the field of architectural education, outstanding achievement in the field of design or allied arts to the benefit of the profession of architecture, outstanding public service to the people of Colorado or outstanding service to the building industry of Colorado.  

Click the link below to read the article in Confluence Denver

http://www.confluence-denver.com/devnews/sheppard_121914.aspx

ROTH SHEPPARD ARCHITECTS WINS FIVE AIA AWARDS FOR 2014 by Joe Black

Roth Sheppard Architects is excited to share more good news for 2014! 
 
The firm was recently awarded three AIA Colorado Awards and two Western Mountain Region Awards. The Denver Art Museum Administration Building received Merit Awards from both AIA Colorado and AIA Western Mountain Region. Izakaya Den received an AIA Colorado Merit Award and an AIA Western Mountain Region Citation Award. In the celebrated Honor Awards category, Jeff Sheppard was given the prestigious Architect of the Year Award by AIA Colorado.
 
Roth Sheppard Architects is thrilled by these achievements and always thankful to our clients for making our projects possible. We hope you enjoy the following videos as a testament to each accomplishment.

Denver Art Museum Administration Building - AIA Colorado Merit Award for Built Architecture

Izakaya Den - AIA Colorado Merit Award for Built Architecture
 
Jeff Sheppard, AIA - Architect of the Year

ROTH SHEPPARD ARCHITECTS' DENVER ART MUSEUM ADMINISTRATION BUILDING FEATURED IN MODERN IN DENVER by Joe Black

We’re excited to share another review of Roth Sheppard Architects’ most recently completed project with you—the Denver Art Museum’s new Administration Building lands the cover story for the Fall 2014 issue of Modern In Denver (click here to read the article). 


 
The building was recently featured in the Denver Post (click here to read the article) and was just awarded the 2014 AIA Colorado Merit Award for Built Architecture. (click here to see the 2014 AIA Awards). If you’d like to hear more about the project, come into Roth Sheppard Architects’ office, meet the designers and take home a free copy of the Modern in Denver magazine. 

Izakaya Den, winner of Denver Eater's 2013 'Stone Cold Stunner' design award, also took home the 2014 AIA Colorado Merit Award for Built Architecture.