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In a collaboration with ACI Design:Build, we have been working on the design for a new house up on Sunshine Canyon. Built on the site of a house lost to the Fourmile Wildfire, this house has been designed to be highly tuned, or optimized to its spectacular panoramic site. With views spanning over 270 degrees, […]

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Most Coloradans are familiar with Charles Deaton’s Sculptural House located on that prominent hill in Genessee.  Made famous in Woody Allen’s film The Sleeper, it is likely more contemplatively seen while sitting in Saturday morning ski traffic on I-70. Deaton’s most interesting work however may be the Keys Savings and Loan building south of Denver […]

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So much of our understanding of what makes a building beautiful is based on a notion of discovering or uncovering the perfectly pleasing proportions of an architectural space or facade.  From the earliest writing on architecture in the western world, we have been obsessively concerned with the proper height to width ratio of a column, […]

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It has been a very busy and productive number of months at M. Gerwing Architects and ACI and we have shamelessly neglected the blog in lieu of actually getting projects done. We have a number of projects that are nearing completion, including renovation projects in both North Boulder and South Boulder There are a number […]

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With ACI, we have been working on a very interesting project in South Boulder.  The scope of work is an interior-only renovation of a stereotypical single-story ranch house. With a limited budget, we have focused the attention of the project into a few critical areas of daily living – creating a single large room to […]

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A few days ago a friend and I happened along this beautiful stone church in Hygiene, Colorado. This is about as simple as a building can be – a single, simple gabled building, about twice as long as it is wide.  And, about as tall as it is wide. It is the Church of the […]

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As Chair of Boulder’s Landmarks Board, I have been heading up an effort to engender greater appreciation and recognition of some of Boulder’s remarkable 1960′s architecture. Boulder really flowered in this decade as a number of new, high tech industries moved to town and the overall prosperity lead to a explosive building boom.  On the […]

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I am giving a public talk on February 19th on a brief history of Modern Architecture in Boulder at the public library Canyon Theater.  I have given a version of this talk in the past, with emphasis on preservation of the recent past.  This time around I have rewritten the focus of the talk to […]

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