the open plaza at the rtd-wadsworth station provides the opportunity to balance peak hour transit uses by creating flexible spaces for programmed activities to generate interest and use during non-peak hours.
such uses may include a farmers market, art fairs, coordinated city events and display space. the plaza includes clean lines, large open spaces for ease of movement, street trees for shade, seat walls for sitting and a planting barrier to separate vehicular traffic on wadsworth boulevard from the interior pedestrian space of the plaza.
north parfet is a new + sustainable multi-family residential development, located in golden, colorado.
our goals for this project are to foster a sense of community, create a neighborhood place of gathering, along with exceptional spaces to live + play. we’ve designed spaces that intimately engage the building, encourage indoor-outdoor living and blur the distinction between the two. we are addressing the pedestrian scale with landscaped sidewalks, patios, plazas, courtyards and green spaces, and infusing light into the street edge. the design for this project is contextual and site-appropriate.
we were tasked with a seemingly easy project by our friends at kimley horn; develop artwork for a retaining wall next to a new parking lot at denver international airport. however, the project was much more complex than initially thought; the slope changes from 1:3 to 1:4 down to 1:2, and we must adhere to traditional cdot construction detailing. the result? bold, graphic art pieces based on the silhouettes of planes and cockpit instrumentation.
a young family with two small boys built their dream home in an up-and-coming neighborhood near downtown denver.
the convenient location and amenities is what drew the family to the area, but the neighborhood didn’t come without drawbacks. not only did the 6,800-square-foot lot need to do everything expected of a dream home, like provide ample outdoor entertainment space, play areas for small children and gardens, it needed to create a refuge for the homeowners from the city around them. it needed to define the property, yet blend in with the neighborhood. it was a tall order for a small slice of denver.
o2xygen is a planned luxury apartment building in the golden triangle, right outside of downtown denver and just across the street from the denver cultural complex. we strove to create an intimate and luxurious environment within the tight confines of an urban infill project. one particularly interesting space is the 15-foot-wide and 110-foot-long pocket park; lightboxes set into the paving, groves of bamboo and green walls make this tiny space lush and inviting. other landscape interventions include the streetscape, an entrance plaza and a 6th-floor amenity deck.
the clients engaged three sixty to infuse a historical home with a modern courtyard garden, all while respecting and referencing the history of the neighborhood, site and of the architecture.
the city of lakewood engaged three sixty to explore alternative paving ideas for lamar street and the vicinity. we contributed material research on durability and cost, and developed a flexible scheme for an unpredictable development situation.
we are working with dha to redevelop their south lowell housing site. our design will serve as a tool for water and energy-efficient design, to reduce long-term operational and utility costs. our design solutions also create beautiful gardens, and create active play spaces for residents.
we are working with a progressive development team to reinvent an old dry cleaners into a vibrant restaurant or retail space in the core of one of denver’s foodie hotspots.
set atop a prominent ridge and visually exposed to the valley below, the underutilized site provided the client with the opportunity to create spaces for entertaining, exercise and taking in the front range views.
the client is a prominent business person who entertains frequently but also wanted a private sanctuary for relaxation and exercise. entertainment space needed to include large and intimate spaces to accommodate parties of all sizes. the hardscape and gardens needed to be beautiful and utilitarian, but it also needed to look like it was meant to be there, seamlessly blending into the mountainside. finally, the views, from inside and outside the house, couldn’t be compromised.
busy thoroughfares always pose challenges for homeowners: they’re noisy, they can cause re-sale issues, and they can make a home feel like anything but an oasis. three sixty design was given the challenge of creating an outdoor space that was relaxing, serene, quiet and aware of its natural surroundings. the problem was the property backed to a major road that carries thousands of vehicles a day in the denver metro area and was about to be overshadowed by an imposing 14-story development that would look down onto the rear yard.
located in an older neighborhood with post modern ranch homes, the owners wanted to maintain the local vernacular of the neighborhood while updating the home and site to meet their needs and their lifestyle. while most of the original footprint of the home was maintained, three sixty design played a key role in designing the interior, so views, circulation, sunlight, water usage and electrical systems all worked well and made sense when the outdoor space was complete. during the four-year design and building process we collaborated with not only the homeowner, but also with the architect and the contractors to ensure the outdoor space would be an extension of the house and feel like a private oasis.
we turned a grey slab of concrete into a vibrant outdoor living space that’s full of life.
we maximized the feel of the space through well-placed planters and furniture, and crafted a artful focal point on an uninviting ten-foot-tall brick wall. the owners bought a stunning modern zinc water feature back from italy, and the planters allow the owners creative license with plenty of flexibility to change plantings seasonally.
circulation is one of the most fundamental design criteria for the rtd-sheridan station, as it is anticipated to accommodate over 6,000 users per day in 2030.
a user must be able to move through the space with ease and understand how to get from point a to b without confusion. the design of the plaza provides a clear visual and physical connection to the lrt station through careful selection of materials, details and patterns.
we are designing the first exterior GSky green wall in the state of colorado: 300 square feet of living art.