It’s Friday here in Boulder and, rain or shine, we love a good time. That’s reason enough to sidle on down to the District Crawl, a happening street party in downtown Boulder.
But here’s one more: Boulder is a town to watch as it steps into new urban ideas. Tonight’s event celebrates Architecture Month and is fittingly sponsored by a roll-call of the design firms creating Boulder’s next great places.
Whether you are a lover of new urbanism or traditional design, the District Crawl will inspire the design-lover in us all.
Featuring festive street party fare of great music, food and beverages, design will take center stage with Everblocks to play with and great design to cozy up with as participating firms open their doors for guests to explore existing and on-the-boards designs of residential, commercial and multi-use spaces.
The Boulder Source has featured the 15th Street Design District firms in this space all month. Here to top off our celebration of Architecture Month is an overview of four more of Boulder’s leading experts in architectural design.
The experts at Boulder Engineering have one simple rule of thumb: What would we do if it were our money? Focused on simple and sustainable solutions, this team of engineers prides themselves on being practical and is certain that ‘practical’ does not preclude creative. Says the Boulder Engineering website, “What do we mean by simple, practical? Well, to us, simple is functional. It’s long lasting and elegant. Practical means it works for a long time.” If you have an engineering problem to solve, or just love good, clean thinking, be sure to visit www.boulderengineering.com.
Samuel Austin & Co Architects
Samuel Austin believes that “the combination of site and client is the recipe for the perfectly individual home.” Practicing architecture since 1992, Samuel Austin designs custom residential “with panache and sensitivity to the environment.” Many – or perhaps all – of his designs begin with a pencil sketch, his tool of choice for exploring the realm of possibilities. Be sure to experience Samuel Austin’s portfolio at www.samuelaustin.com.
TreeLine Homes designs and builds custom new homes and remodels. In addition to creating new homes from the ground-up, Treeline Homes has extensive experience working with Boulder County and the City of Boulder to remodel historic homes to meet their client’s vision and satisfy preservation requirements. In addition, the teams at Treeline Homes are experts in sustainable building practices and assimilating traditional and eco-friendly approaches. In fact, Treeline Homes is the first certified deconstruction general contractor (vs. demolition) in Colorado and a member of the Boulder Green Building Guild. Be sure to find out more at www.treelineboulder.com.
Colorado Green Building Guild
With today’s focus on sustainable building, the Colorado Green Building Guild is a hub of education, networking and resources for professionals and consumers. As a non-profit trade organization, the Colorado Green Building Guild represents a wide range of green building leaders. They provide programs and resources to educate homeowners, business owners and building professionals on practices that increase the efficient use of resources, create healthier buildings, and support vibrant, sustainable communities. To learn more, visit www.coloradogreenbuildingguild.com.
15th Street Design District Crawl
Presented by the 15th Street Design District.
Friday, April 29
15th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe
Click here for more information.
We are excited to feature the district as our Featured Friend for April – a month in which we focus on design in Boulder. Be sure to read our previous posts Celebrating Architecture Month, Embracing the Western Spirit in a Modern Age and Boulder’s 15th Street Design District.