STUDENT WINS 2017 MAYOR'S DESIGN AWARDCAP | CAP Jun 1, 2018
Fred Glick, Master of Urban and Regional Planning student, and his partners were awarded a 2017 Mayor's Design Award in the category Distinctive Denver for their Seed Building and Addition at 1500 Market Street. Mayor's Design Awards are given for excellence in architecture, exterior design and placemaking. Here is the description of the project: “This project plants a flag for contemporary architecture and design in the Lower Downtown Historic District, replacing a surface parking lot at 15th and Market—the entrance to LoDo from the Auraria Parkway. The site was once home to the 1873 Fink Building and restores a complete streetwall to the corner. The interior of exposed structural wood glulam and decking pays homage to the exposed structure typical of LoDo’s historic buildings. The glass and steel exterior allows the passer-by to appreciate that wooden structure in a way not possible with LoDo’s masonry buildings, providing a window into LoDo’s ‘bones’ and the buildings connections to the old and the new.” Associate Professor Adjunct of Urban and Regional Planning Peter Park served on the selection committee.