Microbrewery Design for Black Sky Tap Room
The microbrewery design & documents are ready to go in for permit completing the next step in the process to bring the new brew pub, Black Sky Brewery to realization. Black Sky Brewery will be one of the newest brew pubs to the Denver area located the Baker Neighborhood at the southeast corner of 5th and Santa Fe. This establishment is slated for completion in the summer of 2013 and will be complete with on-site brewing and consumption complimented by a commercial kitchen specializing in new haven style pizza. The microbrewery design / permit documents were prepared by ArcWest – Denver Architects.
This new brew pub establishment will be housed in a (vacated) location once occupied by a fabrication and dry cleaning business. The new Black Sky tap toom (microbrewery design) requires a “change of use” permit to the assembly occupancy typical of a Brewpub / Eatery. This is in addition to the construction permit typically required. ArcWest – Denver Architects completed the design, planning and documentation required to bring the planning process to an end, and enabling the next step: the start of construction.
This particular building is ideal for the conversion of occupancy / change of use. The existing building has high ceilings, regular geometries, ample utility service, generous service entrance and un-improved side yards for a future (phase 2) beer garden. The vacated building was an ideal opportunity for the new owners of the Black Sky Brewery to facilitate their goals and overall vision for the proposed microbrewery design. The future Brew Pub, an eating and drinking establishment, includes a commercial kitchen for food service; and a pub style seating area with an industrial look and heavy metal edge.
Future Location for Brewing Equipment
ArcWest is eagerly looking forward to the grand opening and the chance to sample the innovative beers crafted by Brewmaster Harry Smith. Also you can find Black Sky Brewery on Facebook
Tags: Architecture · Commercial Architecture · Commercial Renovation · Restaurant
Conceptual Spa Design for AQUA Spa
ArcWest – Denver Architects is excited to share the initial conceptual images and spa design for the proposed plan of the new location for AQUA Spa and Wellness Center in (Aurora) Southlands. The owners of AQUA Spa are looking to create a quiet environment that will promote their philosophy as a unique, eco-friendly, cozy and peaceful retreat. The new location will feature a Yoga Studio in addition to a host of other pampering services including hot stone massage therapy, hydrotherapy, body treatments, reflexology manicures, and pedicures.
The proposed design (preliminary rendering above) is a tenant improvement for a leased space along South Main Street in Southlands Town Center. The heart and zen of the spa design will center upon the AQUA lounge (artist rendering top) In contrast to water elements throughout, the lounge space will incorporate a beautiful central fireplace to relax next to. The lounge is a key feature of the spa experience where you can relax either before, after or between your selected treatment. The location will also feature all organic products within the retail merchandise, and offer consultation for health and life wellness.
ArcWest Architects looks forward to sharing future developments of the Aqua Spa Design. If you are considering the tenant improvement for a leased space, contact us for a complimentary consultation.
Tags: Architecture · Commercial Architecture · Denver Area
The Almanza family which has operated Patzcuaro’s Restaurant for over 30 years, is a Highland Neighborhood destination. ArcWest, Denver Architects has been hired for the commercial storefront design to develop a new front elevation and entry vestibule.
The existing building facade has a history of numerous modifications which are inconsistent with the buildings original architecture and also restrict customer visibility into and out of the restaurant. This commercial storefront design improvement is consistent with Patzcuaro’s continuing effort to improve 32nd Ave. and strengthen the neighborhood’s reputation as an entertainment and living destination.
To accomplish the designed modifications existing structural components must be uncovered and evaluated by ArcWest’s structural engineer. Interior modifications to the existing vaulted ceiling along the new storefront system will maximize the ceiling height to allow visibility and natural light into the restaurants main seating area.
Tags: Architecture · Commercial Architecture · Commercial Renovation · Residential Renovation · Restaurant
Residential Addition | Design by ArcWest
Local Denver architects, ArcWest is currently working with a client to develop the conceptual design for a freestanding “Studio / Garage” residential addition to their property in Old Town Louisville. The drawing above is the schematic elevation for the east side of the building that will face the street and the back of the existing home. The existing home which was recently remodeled has a definitive craftsman styling. The new proposed structure borrows details and elements of the craftsman style. The intent is to create a design for the residential addition that is not only compatible, but also compliments the character of the existing home and neighborhood.
Tags: Architecture · Residential Design
Historic Renovation Porch Addition in Potter Highlands
The owners of a turn of the century (1900) Victorian home in the historic Potter Highlands Neighborhood have retained ArcWest, Denver architects to explore an historic renovation applicable for a front porch design to provide a front sitting patio or covered porch, a front door entry protected from the weather, and second story balcony accessed from an existing unused doorway.
Conceptual Front Porch Addition for a Potter Highlands Historic Renovation
It appears that the home did have a two story front porch at one time but no records of this can be found. Similar homes in the area have various porch designs both new and old. Preliminary conversations between the owner and the Denver Planning Department, Historic Landmark Preservation indicate that no specific historic renovation design will be required although it will be expected that the proposed design is appropriate to the home and neighborhood architecture.
ArcWest, Denver Architects Historic Renovation Conceptual Designs
Denver Planning, Historic Landmark Preservation (HLP) approval and the Highlands United Neighborhood Association (HUNI) review will be required for this historic renovation.
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Tags: Architecture · Residential Design · Residential Renovation
Commercial Kitchen Design
ArcWest Architects has been retained by Milan Doshi, owner and operator of the Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast, to provide the commercial kitchen design for the conversion of an existing residential “warming” kitchen into a gourmet demonstration kitchen.
Prelim Sketch for proposed Commercial Kitchen Design
The Queen Anne B&B, located at 2147-51 Tremont Place in Denver. The Bed and Breakfast concentrates in providing an urban artistic and unique feel. Milan Doshi is chef trained specializing in providing local, organic, and farm to table dining experiences.
The current kitchen (existing photos below) limits what can be prepared on site. The proposed commercial kitchen design / conversion will allow the B&B to offer unique full service dinning to their guests. Queen Anne visitors include, to mention a few, NGO and group retreats in addition to vegetarian cooking classes.
ArcWest Architects is experienced in kitchen layouts for both unique residential kitchen designs, and commercial kitchen designs for restaurants. Providing a layout for the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast which is both functional and center piece to the Bed and Breakfast’s dining area is our primary goal.
Schematic Concepts for proposed Commercial Kitchen Design
Tags: Commercial Architecture · Kitchen Design
Residential Architecture Update
ArcWest visited the site to take a look at the latest developments for the new LoHi home under construction … The residential architecture is taking shape with the addition of the installed windows, front porch canopy and wood siding.
Architecture / Construction- 2/22 Progress
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Proposed Interior Design Concepts for Study Wall Cabinetry
ArcWest Architects recently presented the following conceptual drawings for the interior design for architectural cabinetry to be located in the Study of a Loft / Condo in the LoHi neighborhood. Client selected the rendering immediately below. Selected option will have a three sided fireplace incorporating two rich tones of hardwood for the shelves and drawers. A small flat screen television will be recessed in the center panel above the gas fireplace.
Architectural Cabinetry Option Selected by Client
Tags: Denver Area · Residential Design
Residential Architecture Update
Framing is nearing completion for the new home. Exterior finishes of hard concrete stucco, stone/brick, 4” natural cedar lap siding and dark metal trim will be installed to enhance the residential architecture’s unique forms. This contemporary home embraces traditional building elements which make a home warm and inviting such as large overhangs, views, shade, shadow, color & texture.
The home owners are actively involved in making final decisions in a timely manner under consultation from the architect and contractor.
Tags: Construction · Denver Area · Residential Design
New Residential Design
Construction framing is moving quickly on the new urban single family residence. Interior spaces and the building’s unique architectural form are taking shape. Installation of third level framing made it possible to photograph this spectacular city view from the roof top terrace. The future owner of the residence will get to enjoy the city scape view as a daily amenity.
Construction Framing of the Third Floor
View of the Denver Skyline from the Roof Top Terrace
Second Level Deck Framing in Progress
Architecture & Residential Design by ArcWest Architects
Tags: Construction · Denver Area · Residential Design