Lighting Design Pet Peeves

Lighting Design Pet Peeves

The devil is in the details.

Lighting design goes further than fixture selection, we also keep an eye on all of those seemingly simple, small details that become big eyesores if not carefully coordinated. We polled the office for some of their common pet peeves when it comes to lighting design and came up with a handful of easily avoidable mistakes.

Some of the stuff you never thought you’d like to know about receptacles.

Some of the stuff you never thought you’d like to know about receptacles.

“Plugs” (as they are commonly called) also known as “receptacles” (as they are known to your electrical designer) hopefully fade into the background as part of a space design. It’s typically only when you’re looking for one and can’t find it close to where you need it that people think about them.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Our lessons learned when it comes to designing the perfect holiday desk decorations.

Sound System Commissioning - Say What?

Sound System Commissioning - Say What?

One of the most overlooked parts of a new sound system’s installation is the tuning. It requires the perfect blend of science and art to ensure that all parts of the system are working harmoniously with the acoustics and architecture, to sound great to the people who will be in the space.

Bike to Work Day 2018

Bike to Work Day 2018

Bike to Work Day 2018 was a huge success with 20 our of 33 team members participating on two wheels…

Haute Seat - The Judges Voted...

Haute Seat - The Judges Voted...

We had a great time at the NEWH Haute Seat event! It was an evening to celebrate the winners of the 2018 NEWH Rocky Mountain Student Scholarships, and to recognize the local hospitality design firms who have received the 2018 NEWH Rocky Mountain TodID honor - Johnson Nathan Strohe, Kimberly Timmons Interiors, and Rowland+Broughton Architecture & Urban Design. 

Habitat for Humanity - Sheridan Square

Habitat for Humanity - Sheridan Square

Our very own Mitch Hanson had a great time representing the company at a recent volunteer event with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, and enjoyed working up a sweat swinging a hammer instead of sending out emails.

Mediatecture: Integrated Media Design

Mediatecture: Integrated Media Design

“The transformation of space into a truly atmospheric place of communication and from the combination of media and architecture to the point at which they can no longer survive without each other.”

--Christoph Kronhagel

Colorado Architecture Month

Colorado Architecture Month

April is Colorado Architecture Month - you can see us at Modern in Bloom, IALD, Doors Open Denver and more!

Colorado State Capitol in Colorado Preservation's November News

Colorado State Capitol in Colorado Preservation's November News

The hard work done by the entire restoration team on the Colorado State Capitol Chamber Rehab project has recently been featured in Colorado Preservation's November News. The story can be found here, along with the rest of the November newsletter, packed with current events and and additional project spotlights. Read it here!

For more information on some of the hard work being done, take a look at the Colorado State Capitol Chamber Rehab project page for additional details. 

"Allure of DC Power"

"Allure of DC Power"

"The future of energy efficiency may be more than saving energy. It may also be efficient energy capture, storage and delivery. Technologists, engineers and some forward-thinking manufacturers are working to set a bigger table for direct current (DC), and one effort may be all-encompassing. It’s called DC-to-DC power." Read more.

We Are Now AE Design

We Are Now AE Design

We’re excited to share something that has been in development for more than a year.