Retail and Hospitality Project Profiles

Golf Club Dining Room, Colorado Springs, Colo.

TEAM: Owner: Oklahoma Publishing Co., Oklahoma City // Interior Design: Johnson David Interiors, Englewood, Colo., // Glass Door Manufacturer: NanaWall, Mill Valley, Calif., (NanaWall WA67, aluminum-clad wood-framed folding system)

The Broadmoor resort opened in June 1918 with three buildings, 350 rooms and a golf course designed by world famous golf course designer Donald Ross. Renovations and additions to this 90-year-old historic landmark have taken place during many years; these recently included a retrofit of the resort’s Golf Club Dining Room.

Johnson David Interiors provided the furnishings and finishes for the renovation. They present an entirely new look and feel to the classic restaurant. The Golf Club Dining Room entry was enhanced with new wood flooring, an area rug and new furnishings. Custom carpet in rich gold, evergreen and tones of scarlet complement the warm gold tone of the Venetian plaster wall finish. The windows overlooking the golf course were replaced with expansive bi-fold glass doors that open to allow patio dining that is extended through the seasons with a fire pit. Custom artwork, which includes historic artifacts from the Broadmoor’s archives and artists’ renderings of the resort’s rich golf history, adorns the walls.

BeforeAfter3rd and Pine Parking Garage, Seattle

TEAM: Owner: Avalon Holdings, Portland, Ore. // General Contractor: PCL Construction SVCS, Bellevue, Wash., // Architect: Sienna Architecture, Portland // Installer: Skylight Specialists, Englewood, Colo., // Manufacturer: CPI Daylighting, Lake forest, Ill., (Single-glazed 10-millimeter Pentaglas system)

Spanning the corner of the most populated thoroughfare in downtown Seattle, the 351,000-square-foot 3rd and Pine Parking Garage bridges the gap between the downtown shopping district and the local farming merchants of Pike Place Market. Mirroring a larger, city-wide effort to revitalize the area, the 50-year-old garage needed a new look.

“Enhancing the exterior of the garage would further shield the layers of cars inside and provide a more finished look for the building while helping us attract a high-end tenant in the retail-level space,” said Bob Beauchemin, senior vice-president of Portland, Ore.-based Avalon Holdings, the garage’s owner. “The biggest challenge was that we were working within an existing structure. We had to come in and say, ‘How can the cladding fit over the existing structure like it was made for it?’”

Particularly challenging for architect Lee R. Winn was finding a shell that could both provide a functional backdrop for urban-style retail signage and follow the structure’s curve. Winn chose a single-glazed, 10-millimeter shell material that was flexible enough to be shaped around the curve. Working with the manufacturer to curve the corner pieces as opposed to segmenting them allowed the building’s curve to translate through the shell. Around 24,000 square feet of new exterior shield was installed from the first through the ninth floors of the garage before the project reached completion in April 2009.

“We found that it was visually pleasing, which would still allow the life inside and the structure to show but also provide a backdrop for building signage which would provide an additional source of revenue for the owner,” Winn said.

1001 17th St., Denver

TEAM: Architect: Barber Architecture, Denver, // Glazing Installer: J.R. Butler Inc., Denver, // Glazing Manufacturer: Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis., // Glass Manufacturer: Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., // Aluminum Finish: Linetec, Wausau, Wis.,

This building, originally constructed in 1977, was transformed from an aging high rise into an energy-efficient, Class A office building with an outdoor plaza and glass-enclosed “jewel box” connecting visitors with outside views of a vibrant downtown. The pedestrian-friendly, 40,000-square-foot lobby and retail podium offers an inviting path into the work- places of the renovated, multi-tenant office/retail tower. The new, daylit entrance showcases Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ SuperWall.

The SuperWall system was assembled into pre-glazed units, shipped to the jobsite, hoisted into place with a crane, then quickly installed. The system was provided in 2 1/2-inch widths by 10 1/4-inch depths. Wausau Window and Wall Systems assisted with engineering the sun shades. The wall system features Viracon’s Radiant Low-E insulating glass and aluminum framing painted in two-coat, 70-percent PVDF mica and matching champagne anodize by Linetec. For liquid Kynar coatings, Linetec uses specialized equipment to safely capture 100 percent of the VOCs released in the painting process.

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