Working to give an existing building or space new life is a sustainable project type that is important to our work. Scale and scope might vary, but our previous experience with large-scale adaptive reuse projects has given us the experience to uncover the hidden potential in existing spaces.

City Park

This renovation near City Park is located in a historic loft building built in 1930. The client was looking to better utilize space within their condo by adding an en suite bathroom to their mezzanine bedroom and a new guest bedroom/office downstairs. By designing the bathroom along the length of the demising wall it allowed for a poche of program that consolidated the bathroom and storage and allowed for an open mezzanine. Materials were selected that resonated with the client and complemented the Art Deco era of the existing building. In a future phase, a spiral stair will be added to access a roof deck via a large skylight.


The client was interested in renovating the entire lower level of their 1926 bungalow. Within a tight footprint, the new layout adds a new bedroom, bathroom, utility room, and mechanical room. The design uses readily available materials and refined detailing to elevate the character of the space. A baltic birch plywood wall unifies the utility room and bedroom and becomes a place to store wine and provide accent lighting.



The design of this bathroom remodel focused on modernizing a 1931 home’s bathroom with increased natural light, shower, and sink space. Materially, the project centers on a cobalt blue penny tile the client selected prior to the project’s beginnings. Radiant flooring, a new skylight, rainfall showerhead, curbless shower, towel warmers, and an integrated niche were added to the updated and more spacious bathroom layout.

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Five Points

Located in a condo building in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver, this kitchen better suits the needs of the resident by adding storage and lighting to an existing kitchen. With the kitchen recessed in an area of the unit far from natural light, the design uses backlit channel glass to provide ambient lighting centrally within the unit. The design reshapes the counter peninsula to lend more space and storage to the adjacent dining and living areas. Warm plywood ceiling panels conceal existing plumbing runs and integrate task lighting.

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