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BOKAPowell architecture + interiors + planning + graphics + strategy

Colorado Experience

Union Station Denver, Colorado


BOKA Powell delivers Solutions that Inspire. Our passion is guided by 40 years of experience creating compelling, flexible, cost-effective design solutions that directly respond to our clients’ needs. From concept to construction, our emphasis on open communication and collaboration ensures consistent results that exceed expectations. The definition of successful design, regardless of the project scale, extends beyond creating visually stimulating design solutions. BOKA Powell’s ability to deliver a wide variety of domestic and international projects resides in our commitment to respond effectively to diverse budget, schedule, and efficiency goals, while exceeding our clients’ expectations for design excellence. Our full-service architecture, planning and interior design project teams, based in Dallas, Austin, and Fort Worth, Texas are configured to provide a consistently high level of service across all phases of a project. Our clients benefit from a team of experts with both international experience and intimate knowledge of the regions where they live and work. Each team is led by a Principal who maintains a hands-on leadership role throughout the duration of each project, affording our clients access to the programming, design and project management systems that we have refined over 40 years of practice.



Great design solutions often spring from the collaborative discussion of multiple design options between the design team, the client and consultants. We compare and review these options, and through a process of deletion and selection, synthesize the solutions to meet our clients’ needs. A wide range of tools are utilized to communicate design ideas, including physical models, hand sketches, 3D renderings and virtual fly-throughs. By involving the entire project team, we achieve our goals of creating consensus and minimizing road blocks.

Recognized throughout our industry for our ingenuity and practicality, we carefully evaluate new technology in building design and construction, including integrated project delivery and Building Information Modeling (BIM), evolutions in construction systems, new materials, advances in underfloor air distribution and MEP systems, and progressive improvements in the technical and cost performance of building systems and materials. Our philosophy is to safeguard the interests of our clients by thoroughly evaluating the track record of any new concepts and materials prior to proposing their use on a project.



BOKA Powell utilizes an effective communication style that brings order to the multiple ways team members interface by supporting tools they use, including conference calls, e-mail, GoToMeeting and video conferencing. Our online management of project information – including meeting notes, design presentations and construction documents – allows the client and consultant team to have continuous, yet controlled access for review, markup and group discussion. Our pioneering use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) has further enhanced the ability of the consultant team to coordinate complex building systems and discover cost-saving solutions.

BOKA Powell is committed to creating respectful, sustainable design solutions. The main objectives of our green design approach are to minimize the wasteful expense of energy, water and raw materials, and mitigate environmental degradation caused by materials and systems throughout their life cycle, and beyond. We work to achieve these goals as a matter of course throughout all of our projects, striving where possible to specify materials and systems that have an environmental benefit. When sustainability is a stated goal of the client, our LEED®-accredited design teams bring the ability to achieve the highest standards up to LEED Platinum certification.

Union Station Block A Denver, Colorado P R O JE C T S I Z E

308,000 GSF In Association with SempleBrown Design Following a competitive selection process, BOKA Powell was chosen to work with Denver-based SempleBrown Design to craft a 12-story mixed-use tower in the Union Station area of downtown Denver. The transit-oriented development directly connects with the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) light rail system via an iconic arc-shaped platform designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM). A 183-key full-service Kimpton hotel occupies a third of the tower, with four floors of boutique office space running beside in a twin mass rising alongside and connected via a sky bridge on the second floor. A fitness center and restaurant serve the hotel, while meeting rooms, ballrooms and a boardroom provide congress space. Roof decks on the third floor and along the office tower overlook the bustling Union Station development. The entire mixed-use block sits atop two levels of below-grade structured parking to support each use.

Market Station Denver, Colorado


Architect of Record P R O JE C T S I Z E

370,000 GSF

Market Station is a 370,000-square-foot development bounded by 16th and 17th streets and Market and Blake streets in Denver, Colorado. The project will include 90,000 square feet of office space, 85,000 square feet of retail space and about 225 for-rent residential units. The development will also include two levels of underground parking, providing 350 parking spaces for both tenant and public use.

Cassidy Ridge Condominiums Mountain Village, Colorado 23 Units

Cassidy Ridge’s design is inspired by the breathtaking natural beauty and textures of the nearby Uncompahgre National Forest. The development appeals to buyers who seek to capture Colorado’s effortless rugged elegance in an upscale, modern eclectic alternative to the more traditional accommodations in the nearby Mountain Village core. With an emphasis on sustainability and preserving the surrounding alpine landscape, Cassidy Ridge features tinted, insulated glass to reduce UV exposure. Window placement respects the buildings’ relationship to the mountainside and affords residents consistently beautiful views of the outdoors. Natural gas-powered hydronic floor heating systems ensure that each home is comfortable and environmentally responsible.

Villas at Cortina

Telluride, Colorado 4 Story / 17 Condominium Units

Located in Telluride, Colorado, the Villas at Cortina is a 17-unit, fourstory town home building, featuring an underground parking garage, ski-in and ski-out access, and unobstructed views of the surrounding mountain landscape. BOKA Powell provided architectural design and interior design for all condominium units.

Mountain Village Hotel Mountain Village, Colorado

Situated at the heart of the Mountain Village Urban Center, the hotel serve tourists visiting the Telluride/Mountain Village area. Four stories of hotel will rise above 3.5 floors of underground parking garage. The property will feature 76 hotel suites and 16 townhouse units, as well as a raised pool terrace and a clubroom with spectacular views of the mountains.

Hotel Ajax

Telluride, Colorado PRO J E C T SI Z E

92,000 SF 50 Hotel Keys 14 Condominium Units 44 Structured Parking Spaces

Rendered in a sophisticated, modern-rustic style, Hotel Ajax will be an engaging urban resort setting, welcoming hotel guests to high-altitude escapes and residents to their mountain homes. The property will nestle into the historic streetscape of Telluride, a winter sports and summer recreation destination. The mixed-use complex will include a full-service 50-key hotel and 14 luxury condominiums with separate lobby entrances, a restaurant, coffee shop, rooftop bar and structured parking to accommodate 44 vehicles. The four-story structure reflects the architectural style of the surrounding village. The building mass steps back from the street to maintain a respectful scale in the context of the town. Large windows will offer grand views of the adjacent peaks.

United Airlines Flight Training Center Denver, Colorado PRO J E C T SI Z E

95,000 SF

United Airlines is currently consolidating all pilot training operations into the existing Denver flight training campus at Stapleton. The existing campus consists of six buildings, A through F, which together total approximately 470,000 GSF. In all, the Denver campus houses 32 Full Flight Simulators (FFS) and 16 Fixed Training Devices (FTD). To support growth and to provide training facilities for new aircraft models entering the fleet, United Airlines will be adding eight (8) FFS bays and four (4) FTD simulators, bringing the total to 40 FFS and 20 FTDs. The expansion, Building G, will include all spaces associated with and in support of the simulators and flight crew instruction, including computer rooms, briefing rooms, classrooms, instructor / pilot amenities, and simulator technician work areas



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BOKA Powell - Colorado Experience  

BOKA Powell - Colorado Experience