NEXT STAGE COLLABORATIVE

Across from the Buell Theater in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, our team of design/build students worked to transform a small rundown commercial space into the Next Stage Collaborative art gallery. This was my first design/build project and it opened my eyes to the challenges of translating design into construction. I learned the importance of simple, clean design- and only making things complex when it is necessary and meaningful to do so. 

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We stripped the carpet and resurfaced the concrete floors, created movable display wall and kiosks, designed and installed new lighting, fabricated the signage, developed a new ceiling grid with Dibond paneling- all while taking into consideration the building code requirements and a short 3 month time frame.

simplify. open. expand.

Instructor: Rick Sommerfeld  |  Intro to Design/Build  (ARCH 6370)  |  Fall 2017