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Custom Architecture Design Trends in Denver 2024
SarahA - April 9, 2024

As the vibrant city of Denver continues to evolve, so do its architectural trends. If you’re planning to build a custom home or renovate an existing one in Denver, here are the design trends to watch out for in 2024: Remember, these trends aren’t just about aesthetics; they enhance the quality of life for homeowners. ..

Trend in 2024 – Smart Homes Get Smarter
SarahA - February 14, 2024

As technology continues to advance, smart homes and intelligent architecture have become integral to the custom architectural landscape in Colorado. From automated lighting systems to integrated smart home controls, architects are leveraging cutting-edge technologies to enhance the functionality and efficiency of residential and commercial spaces. The integration of artificial intelligence and IoT (Internet of Things) ..

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, ..

Innovative Multi-Family Outdoor Spaces
Godden | Sudik Architects - August 17, 2021

August 17, 2021 When we consider amenities for designing multi-family complexes, the focus lies typically with the “indoor spaces,” but what about outdoor spaces? How to make the best use of the entire site to improve the quality of life of residents? The awkward patches of grass and filthy fenced-in gravel patches they call dog ..

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 ..

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 ..