Thursday, May 1, 2008

Denver Architecture Firm of the Week 5/1/08
OZ Architecture

Pictured : Welton Place : OZ Architecture

OZ Architecture is the largest architecture firm in Colorado and among the 50 largest in the US . It was honored as recently as 2005 as the AIA Northern Colorado Firm of the Year. From their website- "OZ Architecture was created in 1989 through a partnership between two long-established Colorado firms. This unique concept brought together staff with varied expertise and client bases, creating a firm with the talent, people-power and experience in a broad range of project types, to set a new standard in design excellence and commitment to service. Currently, with a full time staff of over 200 employees representing nearly twenty different nationalities, OZ Architecture brings a dynamic synergy of capability and capacity to your project, proving that the whole is indeed greater than the sum of the parts."

The image above is an example of a LEED certified project that OZ Architecture has designed. "Located at the edge of Denver's Welton Historic District, Welton Place is a mixed-use urban infill project close to the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library that OZ Architecture also designed. The building design pays homage to the heritage of the neighborhood through its use of masonry at the street level and echoes the vibrancy of the area's inhabitants with a contemporary residential tower rising above. Welton Place is a pioneering sustainable/LEED designed mixed-use project. Sustainable building features include storm water management, lightrail access and high performance glass and roof materials." From their website.

OZ Architecture is selected for a major urban planning project in Rawanda.

OZ Architecture

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