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Why LEED?
Godden | Sudik Architects - May 21, 2021

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or more commonly referred to as LEED, is the most recognized and widely used green building rating system in the world. Adopted by the U.S. Green Building Council, the certification is available for almost every building type and sets the provisions for both an energy efficient and cost saving ..

Walcott Apartments
Godden | Sudik Architects - July 13, 2021

Walcott Apartments is a new 5 story wood framed apartment structure built over a 2 1/2 story concrete parking garage. The building is considered Type III construction, this means the structural components are non-combustible materials, however current code allows for the use of fire retardant treated lumber. The project consists of 122 units with Studios, ..

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Colorado’s favorite: Mountain Modern
Godden | Sudik Architects - February 10, 2021

March 15, 2021 What is Modern Mountain Style Architecture? Mountain style architecture tends to lead an image of natural, heavy, textured, building materials. Some may think of it as a simple one-story rustic cabin in the woods dating back to 1800’s or visualize a large contemporary timber-framed home with gabled dormers and steep roofs, often ..

Passive House – The New Gold Standard of Sustainable Architecture
Godden | Sudik Architects - March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021 As a proud member of the community and built environment we strive to make every project meet the standards of modern sustainable best practices. In the United States, LEED is a common gold standard that architecture firms aim to uphold in their projects hoping to protect the natural environment and reduce impact. ..

A Return to Rural, The Farmhouse Style Craze
Godden | Sudik Architects - February 5, 2021

February 24, 2021 Elements of the farmhouse style are ubiquitous in the contemporary home.  One can expect to find a mudroom with a shiplap wall and cubbies and a living room with burlap-wrapped mason jars atop floating shelves. A dining room wouldn’t be complete without a reclaimed wood table, and a common sight in the ..

Back to Simplicity: Scandinavian Residential Architecture, the Perfect Blend of Contemporary Geometry and Warm Rustic Materials
Godden | Sudik Architects - February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021Adam Cassella In the past 70 years, Scandinavian design has risen in popularity to become one of the most well recognized and widely-used styles across the Western world.  Scandinavian design originated around the turn of the 20th Century and grew in tandem with the Modernist movement.  Designers sought to use sturdy but low-cost ..

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Indoor-Outdoor Living in Colorado
Godden | Sudik Architects - December 7, 2020

February 5, 2021 In contemporary architecture, open floor plans have removed physical barriers and blended interior spaces together, making homes spacious and dynamic. Recently we have seen clients from all sizes of homes increasingly interested in outdoor spaces. In climates like that of Colorado, the distinction between interior and exterior spaces can blend together to ..

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4 Ways to Make a Healthier Home During Covid-19
Godden | Sudik Architects - November 20, 2020

December 7, 2020 Sydney Grove As we begin to lockdown for a second time here in Colorado, I think about all the ways in which we could improve our environment in our homes for better health. Staying indoors for days on end is rare for my family, as it is for Coloradans, Americans and everyone ..

AIA Conference
How to make Architecture Conferences an Opportunity Gold Mine
Godden | Sudik Architects - November 6, 2020

November 6, 2020Chris Walla Over the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to attend numerous conferences and professional events. Most recently, the 2019 Autodesk University Conference in Las Vegas. In addition to that, there have been AIA conferences, International Builder’s Shows, the Greenbuild Conference and Expo, modular construction conferences, high performance design workshops, ..

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Residential Architecture: How to choose a Site for your next Home
Godden | Sudik Architects - November 9, 2020

November 9, 2020Eric Dillon So you’ve decided to build your dream home! This is an exciting and wonderful adventure and you will have several key decisions to make that will impact what kind of house you will have. One of the first decisions you will need to make is the site for your home. The ..