Friday, May 5, 2017

Annual Ravenna Home Tour May 5th-7th

PMs Heather Murphy, Scott Roberts, and Brenda Harvey previewed the homes this morning.
Don't miss the annual Ravenna Luxury Home Tour this weekend! Open AND free to the public, tour 9 beautiful custom homes, 6 designed by Godden Sudik! The tour runs Friday May 5th through Sunday May 7th from 10am-5pm and includes homes from Sterling Custom Homes, Jackson Design Build, Platinum Homes, Thomas Sattler Homes, Hollister Michales, and Timeless Properties . For more information  click here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

GSA Appears in Colorado Expressions

Godden|Sudik Architects is featured in the April/May issue of Colorado Expressions! Colorado Expression is a bi-monthly lifestyle publication which celebrates the best in Colorado. Their spring issue includes a special section titled Architecture & Design of the West. This section features beautiful spaces and the people who design, live, and work in them. GSA is thrilled to see the firm profiled in the 2017 April/May edition! To see the full article click here and flip through to page 90.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Homes in Denver Are "Flying Off the Shelves!"


In a recent article written in the Denver Business Journal addressing the current Denver Housing Market, homes are reportedly, "flying off the shelves." Homes are averaging less than two weeks on the market, a month faster than national rates. Homes values have also increased 10% over the past year, also above national averages. Due to the high demand for homes, Denver is seeing a limited selection of for sale homes frustrating home buyers and putting immense pressure on the market. A local  Redfin broker said it's rare to see a house priced under $300,000 not be purchased with all cash! It truly is a seller's market in Denver.

To read the full Denver Business Journal article click here.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Celebrating 25 Years

Today marks a milestone in Godden|Sudik Architects' history; today GSA turns 25! We truly owe our success to the wonderful staff, clients, and consultants that have helped us grow over the past 25 years. Thinking back to all the projects we have been a part of, we honestly could not have done it on our own, and we will forever be grateful for all the meaningful relationships we have developed along the way. After countless completed projects, and plenty of national and local awards, it's the people we have met who have inspired us to keep doing what we do. Looking back through the archives, take a look at some of our favorite projects below!






Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Brick Coursing: Three Ways to Lay Brick


With the always present masonry requirements of the many municipalities and design review committees, Godden|Sudik designers have become more creative in their use of large amounts of brick by using different brick coursing. Although there are many different ways to lay brick, recently, our designers have used three different brick coursing patterns, the stacking bond, the running bond and the Flemish bond to add a little variety and interest.

The most common brick coursing that is used in the field and in our office is the running bond. This style has the first row of bricks placed so that the long end of the brick goes across the row. The next row up is where the running bond starts, by starting the next long brick in the middle of the brick on the row below it. This pattern continues up the wall, subsequently making the first odd numbered rows match and the even numbered rows match. This type of coursing easily allows for bricks to be cut and removed at doors and windows.
Running Bond

Another recently used brick coursing is the stacking bond. The first row starts the same as the running bond but then the deviates at the second row. Instead of the second row of bricks being offset by half of the brick below it, it is stacked directly on top of the brick below it, all the way up the wall. This creates a very distinct grid pattern with all the bricks and mortar lining up in long rows and columns.

Stacked Bond

The last brick coursing that has been used recently is the Flemish bond. This coursing starts with one brick being laid long ways, followed by a brick being cut in half and the end of the brick, facing out, being placed next in the row. This then continues along the row; long then short end, long then short end. Somewhat like the running bond, the Flemish bond starts the second row, opposite of the first with the short end being placed first and the long end following that to the end of the row; short end then long, short end then long. 

Flemish Bond

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Santa's Cozy Cabin

Every wonder what Santa's house looks like? Well, according to Zillow it's valued at $656,957 and currently off the market. The quaint little three bed two bath 2,500 square foot cabin located in the North Pole, of course, comes complete with toy shop and detached garage! To take a sneak peek inside Santa's festive home click here.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Godden|Sudik Wins Attached, Detached, Custom, and Design Series of the Year at 2016 MAME Awards

Paul Brady and Gary Godden accepting the award for Best Detached Home 2016
Presented by the Sales & Marketing Council and Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, The Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards honor the top achievers in the new home industry. Announced at the annual MAME Awards Gala Saturday night, Godden|Sudik is humbled and honored to have won the following awards:
  • Best Architectural Design of a Model – Attached Home – Caley Ponds 2460, Century Communities
  • Best Architectural Design of a Custom Home – Under 5,000 sq. ft. – Boulevard One at Lowry  Lot 2, Latsis Custom Homes
  • Attached Home of the Year - Caley Ponds 2460, Century Communities
  • Detached Home of the Year – Marvella 5020, Century Communities
  • Custom Home of the Year – Villa Moderno, Viaggio Homes
  • Design Series of the Year – Marvella, Century Communities
Godden|Sudik would like to congratulate all MAME winners on their success and thank our amazing partners who make these awesome project possible.


For a full list of MAME winners click here.
To check out our winning project click here.