We’re proud to share that the RNL-designed Utilities Administration Building (UAB) in Fort Collins was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification. This building is just the third in the country and fourth in the world to be awarded Platinum under the new LEED v4 for New Construction.
At RNL, we believe we have a responsibility to create spaces and places that are mindful of their impact not just on the environment, but also on the people who use them. We want people to thrive. That philosophy is at the core of our design for Lakehouse, a new for-sale multifamily residential project that broke ground in Denver last week. Here is how we're doing it...
It seems like every day there’s a new story about Denver’s growing popularity and the effect it’s having on the housing market. Higher rents mean that in many cases, the people who work in the restaurants, boutiques and grocery stores in the city can’t afford to live where they work.
At least, they couldn’t until now.
At first blush, the IIDA Pret-A-Porter fashion design challenge might not seem like the most natural place to explore concepts related to Design 2 Thrive, but our Interiors team took a thoughtful, socially conscious (as well as chic!) approach to this year’s challenge that drew from more than a few of our 12 principles.
RNL’s lighting design team is at the forefront of the latest lighting design research and looking at the application of different types of natural and artificial light and the impact on the occupant. No matter the project size, our lighting design approach is rooted in a desire to create spaces that are good for people. This concept of ‘good’ manifests in several ways, but always comes back to one concept: health and wellbeing.
Last month RNL hosted a Project Pipeline workshop for a group of 12 middle school students from a number of Denver Public Schools, along with their Denver Kids mentors, to explore the idea that they can each be a voice for change in their own communities by starting to think about the spaces and places in their neighborhoods, and how they are influenced by design.