Blog: October 2014
Please join BRS CEO/Principal Craig Bouck, AIA, LEED® AP and Principal Steve Blackburn, AIA, LEED AP at this year's Athletic Business Conference in Orlando, Florida for several informative and innovative presentations:Continue
Community Recreation Center Design Glitches and Building Blunders
Thursday, November 13 — 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Faculty: Craig Bouck, President/CEO, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver
“What would you do differently?” Drawing from a pool of 200 projects, this session will uncover the top lessons learned by community leaders, operators and designers.
What’s Hot, What’s Not: Trends in Facility Programming, Design and Operations
Friday, November 14 — 4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Faculty: Craig Bouck, President/CEO, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver
Join a panel of experts as they discuss current upward and downward trends across the spectrum of design and operations. The panel will share ideas, culminating in the popular “Idea-a-Minute” segment.
Design and Operate A Successful Wellness Center
Thursday, November 13 — 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Faculty: Craig Bouck, President/CEO, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver and Cindy Wagner, Shalom Cares
Thursday, November 13 — 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Faculty: Steve Blackburn, Principal, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Denver
Introducing ICAA’s Think 2.0, a new way to challenge your current thinking. Stretch your boundaries beyond today’s realities toward a new vision of the future—one based on what you can be, if you move beyond the status quo.
And please remember to visit us at Booth #1044. We would love to see you!
About Athletic Business Conference & Expo
The Athletic Business Conference & Expo is a premier educational event and trade show for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals. Whether you're an experienced administrator, or new to the profession, you'll benefit from the educational and networking opportunities available at ABC.
At ABC, you'll meet the industry experts and manufacturers who have successful track records and road maps for a bright future. Joining them for three invigorating days will help make your organization — and your career — stronger than ever. www.athleticbusinessconference.com
About ICAA Conference 2014
ICAA's conference focuses on educating professionals in the fitness, recreation, retirement, assisted living, rehabilitation, medical and wellness fields who wish to achieve greater success with the older adult market. www.icaa.cc/conferenceandevents/overview.htm
Posted on October 30, 2014 at 02:59pm
Watch the last five months of construction in half as many minutes!Continue
Drive 2 at TAXI is complete! Watch the last five months of construction in much less than five months time.
Construction of Drive 2 began in October 2013 and finished in Summer of 2014. This time-lapse video shows the project's progress between the October groundbreaking and it’s completion. Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture is the architect of record in partnership with design architect (and our good TAXI neighbor), Dynia Architects.Hide Full Post
Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:02pm
Friday October 24th marked a glorious afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of the newest addition to the TAXI campus, Freight Residences.Continue
This $11 million development will cater to young parents and their children. Once completed, it will house 49 units and feature a 10,000 sq. ft. shared front lawn, where children can play in view of their parents’ windows.
This particular groundbreaking was unlike many others, as the laughter of children could be heard while they were playing festive fall games, and adults enjoyed a lovely spread of hors d’oeuvres from Fuel Cafe coupled with signature cocktails from Garnish—everyone involved was very merry indeed.
After a couple of hours of indulging and mingling, project developer Kyle Zeppelin stepped up to the microphone to say a few words about Freight Residences and thanked the community for their effort to make this dream a reality.
Shortly after Kyle’s speech, his 5 year old daughter Lulu (dressed as a construction worker, mind you) hopped into an excavator and began to break ground. The sight was adorable to say the least.
The party drifted on until sunset, and those who attended were happy to be a part of this wonderful gathering. Freight Residences is scheduled for completion in 2015, with units becoming available in Spring 2015. Monthly rents will range from $1,200 for one-bedroom units to $2,400 for two and three-bedroom apartments. We hope we might see you around the TAXI campus as one of its newest residents!
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Posted on October 27, 2014 at 12:25pm
The BRS office, teamed with Alan Ford Architects, was pleased to participate in this year’s Canstruction Denver event.Continue
Every year, cities across the globe participate in this great charity event that solicits from both students and professionals in the field of architecture, engineering, construction and the like to construct “cansculptures” to raise awareness (and money) for world hunger. Using canned food of the teams’ choice, they must construct a design without manipulating or damaging any of the cans and labels.
This year’s Denver event was held at the History Colorado Museum, which had sculptures on display for the public to see for nearly 2 weeks. Viewers were encouraged to donate either $1 or a can of food in order to cast a vote for their favorite design. Given a 10 ft. x 10 ft. x 10 ft. space the BRS/Alan Ford team, “Cans-N-Plans”, used over 1,200 cans of beans and 200 cans of tuna to construct their design. After 4 hours of stacking, turning and reinforcing, the team completed their Wile-E Coyote-inspired design, entitled “I Think I Can”. With most of our design consisting of a double-wythe, running bond of canned beans, we used our knowledge of horizontal reinforcement to get the job done. Once the public display was over, the teams decanstructed their designs and boxed them up to be shipped to the local food bank.
The Canstruction event is a great opportunity that offers a unique design challenge for a wonderful cause. This was not BRS’s first rodeo at Canstruction and it sure won’t be the last!Hide Full Post
Posted on October 24, 2014 at 12:19pm
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