Preservation Projects > Planning & Context Projects

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HELLER ESTATE (COLORADO SPRINGS)

Archival research, field documentation and extensive writing for a master plan used to guide restoration of this country estate, the 1936 Pueblo Revival residence of artist Larry Heller. The property has been converted into the Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities.

Client: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs




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ASPEN GROVE CEMETERY (ASPEN, CO)

In addition to detailed documentation of its numerous historic features, the project involved the development of a master preservation plan for this large pioneer cemetery on the flanks of Smuggler Mountain, in use from 1889 through the present time (project awarded $35,800 in survey and planning grants).

Client: City of Aspen, Community Development Department



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RIALTO THEATER (LOVELAND)

Project management, restoration planning and promotion taking place over three years as a member of the Board of Directors for the restoration of this 1920 Classical Revival downtown theater. Participation included coordinating fundraising events and writing an article about the resource that was published in Theater Classics magazine.

Client: City of Loveland, Downtown Development Authority





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TARRYALL-CLINE RANCH (PARK COUNTY, CO)

Field survey and archival documentation of this 1928 ranch, with written analysis incorporated into the master plan. The site is located in South Park two miles northeast of Como on the grounds of the Cline Ranch State Wildlife Area. This project was completed in collaboration with Aller-Lingle Architects and BlueGreen Landscape Architects.

Client: Park County, Department of Heritage, Tourism & Community Development / Coalition for the Upper South Platte

ASHCROFT GHOST TOWN (ASHCROFT, CO)

Historical research, field survey, and preparation of a planning report detailing and recommending justifiable and defensible boundaries for the townsite, which was occupied during the 1880s to early 1890s silver boom.

Client: Aspen Historical Society / White River National Forest


MOUNTAIN PLAZA - BIDWELL BUILDING (ASPEN, CO)

Archival research, field documentation, comparative architectural analysis, and preparation of a report detailing the history and significance of this 1965 Modernist building in downtown Aspen, designed by prominent local post-war architect Fritz Benedict. The study was also presented and defended in person at a city council meeting.

Client: City of Aspen, Community Development Department


HOLDEN LIXIVIATION WORKS (ASPEN)

In addition to grant writing, field analysis, interpretive trail planning and sign preparation, this project involved the development of a master historic preservation plan for this 1891 silver mill site adjacent to the city of Aspen.

Client: City of Aspen, Parks Department


SMUGGLER-MOLLIE GIBSON MINES, CHANGE ROOM-OFFICE BUILDING (ASPEN, CO)

Archival research, field documentation and preparation of a planning report detailing the architecture, history and significance of this circa 1890 rustic building that served as the change room and office associated with the Smuggler and Mollie Gibson Mines.

Client: City of Aspen, Community Development Department


BOULDER SURVEY & CONTEXT PLAN (BOULDER)

Field survey, stakeholder meetings, review of past survey and context documents, and preparation of an extensive master plan for future surveys and contexts in the city.

Client: City of Boulder, Planning Department


SOUTH CANON HIGH SCHOOL (CANON CITY)

Tax credit application planning and assistance for the $1.9 million rehabilitation of this 1904 high school building.

Client: Park Avenue 1 Apartments Limited Partnership / National Development Council


CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS (COLORADO SPRINGS)

Field survey, stakeholder meetings, archival research and extensive writing for a comprehensive metropolitan historic preservation plan for Colorado Springs, focusing upon analysis of the city’s historic districts, past survey projects, historic neighborhoods, and individually landmarked resources. The project was completed in collaboration with Roxanne Eflin and Stan Clauson Associates.

Client: City of Colorado Springs, Planning Department


HANGAR 2, LOWRY AIR FORCE BASE (DENVER)

Tax credit application planning and assistance for this massive 1939 WWII-era Army Air Corps hangar, one of the largest constructed by the military up to that time.

Client: Hartman-Ely Investments / Semple Brown Design


NORTHERN HOTEL (FORT COLLINS)

Comprehensive historic preservation consulting services over three years as a member of the planning and development team for the $9 million restoration of this prominent 1936 Art Deco downtown hotel converted to modern retail and apartment use.

Client: Vaught-Frye Architects / Alliance Construction / Funding Partners for Housing Solutions / National Development Council

Awards: Governor's Special Achievement Award for Restoration and Design


BILL ROBB SURVEY & CONTEXT (FORT COLLINS)

Field survey, archival research and preparation of a context report on the life and work of prominent mid-twentieth century architect and urban planner Bill Robb, whose design projects reshaped the booming City of Fort Collins from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Client: City of Fort Collins, Community Development Department


COY-HOFFMAN FARM (FORT COLLINS)

In addition to field documentation, Historic Structure Assessment assistance, and CO OAHP Level II Documentation, this project involved preservation planning for this 1860s State Register-listed pioneer farmstead located near downtown Fort Collins.

Client: Woodward Inc. / City of Fort Collins, Natural Areas Department


CITY OF LAFAYETTE (LAFAYETTE)

Field survey, stakeholder meetings, review of the city’s preservation program, and extensive writing for the preparation of a comprehensive municipal preservation plan for this historic coal mining town. The project was completed in collaboration with Stan Clauson Associates.

Client: City of Lafayette, Planning Department


CLOVER BASIN DITCH & PARK (LONGMONT)

Archival research, field survey and analysis, coordination of archaeological survey and preservation planning to support the development of this 80-acre city park developed in the countryside on the west side of Longmont.

Client: City of Longmont, Division of Parks, Open Space & Trails


LOUISVILLE CEMETERY (LOUISVILLE)

Field documentation and written preservation analysis incorporated into a master plan for this historic coal-mining town’s community cemetery dating back to 1892.

Client: McMenamin Design Associates / City of Louisville


RANGELY OILFIELD (RANGELY, CO)

Field survey, extensive archival research, and preparation of a contextual history of oil production in Colorado, complete with a guidebook to buildings and equipment found in the Rangely Oilfield, which dates back to the early 1900s.

Client: Metcalf Archaeological Consultants / Chevron Corp. / US Bureau of Land Management


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS URBAN GROWTH AREA (STEAMBOAT SPRINGS)

Fieldwork, archival research, stakeholder meetings and preparation of the Historic Preservation chapter of the Steamboat Springs Community Area Plan for this historic northern Colorado ranching center and ski town, along with its surrounding urban growth area.

Client: Clarion Associates / City of Steamboat Springs / Routt County


MOUNT WERNER SURVEY & CONTEXT (STEAMBOAT SPRINGS)

Field survey, archival research and preparation of a context report on the historic development of the entire area around the base of Mount Werner’s Steamboat Ski Resort.

Client: City of Steamboat Springs, Planning Department


WESLEY CHAPEL CEMETERY (WESTMINSTER)

In addition to a landmark nomination, biographical research and writing, and development of a walking tour brochure, this project involved the preparation of a master preservation plan for this pioneer cemetery, in use from approximately 1891 to 1940 by residents of the agricultural district north of Denver.

Client: City of Westminster


OLD WINDSOR TOWN HALL (WINDSOR)

In addition to a landmark nomination, grant application and assistance with a Historic Structure Assessment, this project involved the development of a historic interior uses study that assisted the historical society in its efforts to restore the interior and install museum exhibits in this 1909 town hall building (the project was awarded a $111,750 restoration grant).

Client: Windsor-Severance Historical Society


BEECHER ISLAND BATTLE SITE (YUMA COUNTY)

In addition to a landmark nomination, grant writing and assistance with a Historic Structure Assessment, this project involved interpretive and preservation planning for this internationally known 1868 Indian Wars battle site, which has also served as a commemorative site since the 1890s.

Client: Beecher Island Battle Memorial Association