Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Confluence 2014 Houseing : A Framework for Our Future

 Join Godden|Sudik Architects as we support AIA Denver Housing Committee Thursday November 6th!


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

North Sky Wins Three MAME Awards!


Godden Sudik Architects together with Berkeley Homes and Harvard Communities brought home three MAME Awards!  NorthSky stole the show winning not only Best Architectural Design of a Model- Detached Home - 2,201-2,600 but also Detached Home of the Year and the prestigious Project of the Year. We are so proud of this project and would like to thank everyone who helped make it the award winner that it is!

For a full list of MAME Winners click here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Denver MAME Awards Finalist Announced!!

Godden Sudik in the Running for 10 Awards including Project of the Year!

 

The 5040 @ NorthSky for Berkeley Homes & Harvard Communities is up for two awards.
Presented by the Sales & Marketing Council and HBA of Metro Denver.
The Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards honor the top achievers
in the new home industry.  Awards are comprised of marketing, sales, interior design,
architectural and builder awards.  These awards are presented to those who set the
standard of excellence in the Denver home building industry. Winner will be announced at the MAME Awards this Saturday, October 4th, downtown at the Seawell Grand Ballroom @ The Denver Center for Performing Arts.

For more information about the MAME Awards click here.

For a full list of MAME finalist please click here.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Doug Walter Named to Denver Landmark Commission

Doug Walter and Dana Crawford
Doug Walter, AIA, was nominated by AIA Colorado and appointed by Mayor Hancock for a three year term on the Denver Landmarks Commission. The Commission oversees Denver's 51 historic districts plus individually named landmarks, and any work proposed for them. Since March, he had been helping to finalized the new, user-friendly Design Guidelines that went into effect August 5th of this year. The Wednesday before Union Station officially opened, he joined other members of the Commission for a private tour led by developer Walter Issenberg and preservation legend, Dana Crawford.
Crawford had been Doug's first employer, while still in architecture school. He spent a year and a half helping with the build out of many of the upper levels of the buildings that make up Larimer Square.  Over lunch, the reminisced about old friends and events at the Square. Crawford wished Doug well for his term on the Landmarks Commission, and Doug thanked Dana for helping revive the iconic Union Station for the City of Denver.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blackstone Opens in Aurora!

Century Communities Celebrates The Grand Opening  of Their Newest Community

Last weekend marked the model grand opening of Century Communities’ much anticipated Blackstone community in Southeast Aurora. Blackstone is tucked away near a gorgeous golf course and country club. "It’s exciting to continue designing homes in Blackstone and see the community evolve over time. We first designed some semi-custom homes for Blackstone in 2008! We wish Century much success." said Paul Brady, architect for the project. The new community offers a serene and luxurious setting at an affordable price. Choose between six single family ranch and 2-story floor plans ranging from 2,185 square feet to 3,265 square feet.


For more information about Blackstone click here.
Tucked away near a gorgeous golf course and country club, Blackstone is a brand new community that offers a serene and luxurious setting at an affordable price. Choose between six single family floor plans from 2,185 SF to 3,265 SF. Ranch and 2-story homes available -- Residences 4020, 4022, 4030, 4511, 4520, and 7745. - See more at: http://www.centurycommunities.com/colorado/aurora/blackstone/about#sthash.Qf6CS4Me.dpuf
Tucked away near a gorgeous golf course and country club, Blackstone is a brand new community that offers a serene and luxurious setting at an affordable price. Choose between six single family floor plans from 2,185 SF to 3,265 SF. Ranch and 2-story homes available -- Residences 4020, 4022, 4030, 4511, 4520, and 7745. - See more at: http://www.centurycommunities.com/colorado/aurora/blackstone/about#sthash.Qf6CS4Me.dpuf
Tucked away near a gorgeous golf course and country club, Blackstone is a brand new community that offers a serene and luxurious setting at an affordable price. Choose between six single family floor plans from 2,185 SF to 3,265 SF. Ranch and 2-story homes available -- Residences 4020, 4022, 4030, 4511, 4520, and 7745. - See more at: http://www.centurycommunities.com/colorado/aurora/blackstone/about#sthash.Qf6CS4Me.dpuf

Monday, July 21, 2014

5 Reasons You Should Buy a Small House

This cute little 1,900 square foot house built by Berkeley Homes has won both local and national awards!

In an article written by Heather Levin of U.S. News & World Report, she explains why small homes are making a big come back! Taking a  look back you'll see that smaller homes historically were the norm for most Americans. In 1950, the average home size was 983 square feet compared to 2004, at the height of the building boom, where the average home size was 2,340 square feet. There's no doubt that small homes are seeing a resurgence as people realize how great they can be. Here are five reason Levin says you should consider a small home:

1. Small homes cost less. Think about what it costs to heat and cool a 3,000-square foot behemoth. Home-improvement projects such as repainting the exterior, replacing the roof or changing the flooring cost more because of the size of these homes.
Small homes, on the other hand, reduce expenses because of their size. A small home has smaller rooms to heat and cool, less square footage on the outside to paint and a smaller roof. You also save money on property taxes, since you have less square footage.
2. Small homes save time. It takes a significant amount of time to clean a big house and maintain the yard.
Living in a small home means you spend less time, week after week, on housecleaning and other home maintenance.
3. Smaller homes make it easier to live simply. When you have a smaller home, you have less space to store belongings. You are forced to make choices about what you keep and what you donate, sell or give away.
4. Smaller homes mean quality splurges. It costs a small fortune to upgrade countertops or replace cabinets and appliances in a restaurant-sized kitchen. Living in a small house means you can splurge on quality upgrades because you have less to buy.
5. Small homes may be easier to sell. Energy costs continue to rise. That means energy-efficient homes, especially small energy-efficient homes, will be in high demand in the future.

Perhaps next time you're in the market for a new home you'll consider a small home with all its time and cost savings over a McMansion!

To read the full article click here.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Long Time Client Century Community Goes Public

Rob and Dale Francescon ringing in the Opening Bell on Wall Street earlier this week!

Godden|Sudik wants to congratulate longtime client, Century Communities for going public yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange.  Since their inception in 2002, Godden|Sudik has valued working with Century and is excited to continue working with Century to create wonderful neighborhoods in the future.  We have won an amazing 20+ awards together both locally and nationally! Most recently Moniceto at Ridgegate won the coveted Neighborhood of the Year award at the HBA of Metro Denver's annual MAME awards last October. 


To read the full article in Builder Magazine click here