This is a project that grew out of two undergraduate design studios taught by LoDo members, Marc Swackhamer and Matt Gines, along with the help of Rachel Bannon-Godfrey, from Stantec. It is the redesign of the first floor security desk in the lobby of the College of Architecture and Planning Building, just off of Larimer Square in Downtown Denver. Students examined local native plant species from the adjacent Cherry Creek to develop a scheme informed by those who inhabited the site of the building long before its occupation by the University of Colorado Denver. With the Willow tree as a precedent, the final scheme for the security desk creates an open, airy, and welcoming bent wood screen that facilitates connection, rather than separation, between the security guard and CAP visitors. The desk is designed around ideas of minimal construction waste, inexpensive, off-the-shelf materials, and design for disassembly. It will be completed in the fall of 2021.