Facility Design

Transformation in the Rockies: From Business Hotel to a One-Stop Family Destination

Transformation

In 2008, a BR&P-designed Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center was underway in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Due to the Recession, construction stopped and the building was mothballed, and stayed boarded up for seven years. In 2015, Great Wolf Lodge purchased the property with a vision to convert it to their unique hotel and water park brand, one targeted toward millennial […]

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Designing New Heights – Zenith Climbing Center

Designing

Want to beat the hot summer heat and try a unique way to stay fit? Look no further than the indoor climbing gym, Zenith Climbing Center. The BR&P designed 12,644 sq. ft. rock climbing gym opened earlier this spring. Features include climbing walls, a bouldering area, a children’s area with low climbing walls and a […]

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Designing welcoming, inviting spaces with occupant safety in mind

Designing

As designers, a big part of our job is to solve problems. The design process is essentially a series of problem solving, negotiation and setting priorities. One of those steps in the process is to reconcile the need to design a welcoming, inviting space that also promotes the safety of its occupants. Crime Prevention Through […]

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Why we do what we do the way we do it.

It’s simple really. We want our clients’ projects to be the best they can be. We want our clients to get the greatest value for their money, and have a building that will endure. So, what’s different about what we do? Details Walls and roofs – every building has them, but they aren’t all created […]

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Pool Design – Dive in to the Details

Pool

Labor Day is only a few days away and you may be planning your last summer trip to the pool. After that, don’t pack your swimsuit away for the season, because BR&P has recently designed some cool indoor aquatic centers that have fun features for everyone! They are: Jones YMCA Pool Renovation & Expansion – […]

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ADA Accessibility – What is it and how does it affect your facility?

ADA

PUBLIC LAW 101-336 JULY 26, 1990 104 STAT. 327 commonly called the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created to establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability. ADA is not a “code” that can be adopted by local governing bodies. Building codes are prescriptive, and stipulate minimum acceptable standards. […]

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Part Three – The Rest of the Story

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

Remember the movie “Moonstruck” with Cher? That kitchen, where the family got together, was the focal point for much of their life and the dining table was in the middle of the kitchen. That was a big old house, and the kitchen was the heart. You cooked, cleaned, served and ate right there. You did […]

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Part Two – Breaking the Kitchen Down

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

So what is an adequate kitchen? Size does not mean much. An adequate kitchen is one that works and works well. When we plan commercial kitchens we understand this. We work with the functions and the flow. We also have very critical health codes to comply with and those same codes need to be considered […]

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Part One – The Kitchen

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

We don’t think about it much. We all live in a home that has some place where we cook our food. That place is called a Kitchen. Granted, there is a wide variance in the size, configuration and appointments. But, none the less, we all eat. Therefore, we all have to prepare some sort of […]

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It’s Just Not As Simple As It Used To Be.

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

We live in an ever more complex world now. We are more aware of the ramifications of our actions and are suffering many times for past actions of our predecessors. In the past it was generally assumed that we lived in a world with limitless resources and whatever we, as individuals, might do would not […]

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