Godden Sudik Blog

Architectural Design for Crime Prevention
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Architecture is not designed with the intention to allow for crime to occur in or around it, yet it is the backdrop where all crime occurs. Whether it happens on a street, in a home, or in public building these spaces were all designed by someone concerned with function and flow. We often consider what ..

Amenity Options? In This Economy?
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The amenity arms race has always been a driving factor in multifamily housing projects. While location and pricing remain the central focus in a potential resident’s list of requirements when searching for a new home, not far behind are the considerations over the potential amenities offered within the development. The latest trends in amenities focus ..

Defensible Space: Protecting Your Home From Wildfires
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

More Colorado Homes at Risk for Wildfires As we move into winter, many Colorado homeowners are breathing a sigh of relief as what has come to be known as “wildfire season” begins to slow with the additional snow and moisture in the forecast. While foothills real estate has grown increasingly popular in Colorado for its ..

CAD vs. BIM: A Digital Drafting Debate
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CAD vs. BIM Architectural drawings have come a long way from the traditional blueprints of the past. No longer tied to hand-drafting, nowadays firms are predominantly utilizing two forms of digital drafting to produce construction drawings — CAD (computer-aided design) and BIM (building information modeling) programs. Determining which program works best for you and your ..

What Makes an Architect?
Godden | Sudik Architects - Monday, October 28, 2019

Qualifications To Become an Architect There is a common misconception surrounding the architectural field. Many assume that working for an architectural firm — or even within the field — gives claim to the title of “architect.” However, in order to be considered an architect in the United States, you must be licensed in at least ..

Designing with Your Pets in Mind
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Pet Design Trends When you’re building a new home, you need to consider all members of your family, including the family pet. According to a national pet owners survey, 68% of U.S. households have a four-legged friend at home. While designing a home to suit your needs may be stressful, incorporating your furry friend into ..

Transparency Breeds Collaboration
Godden | Sudik Architects - Thursday, October 10, 2019

The spring of 2017 was an exciting time at Godden Sudik Architects as the studio moved into a new office in the Denver Tech Center. The most prominent feature of the new office was the shared spaces and transparency that have helped to improve collaboration between our teams. The shared spaces include an integrated kitchen ..

Your Old Jeans Can Now Help Keep Others Warm
Godden | Sudik Architects - Friday, May 31, 2019

Your old jeans can now keep new homes warmer in the winter and help the environment. The Blue Jeans Go Green program from Cotton Inc. is partnering with denim retailers including Levi’s, Madewell, and American Eagle to recycle your old denim (in any form, shape, or size) into housing insulation for Habitat for Humanity and ..

Interactive PDF’s
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A crucial aspect of any successful, ongoing project involves clear and concise communication between the architect and the client. Interactive, three-dimensional PDF’s allow for the user to view and interact with three-dimensional content without the necessity or knowledge of 3D modeling or CAD programs. While this exciting technology has been around for several years, it ..

Considering Solar Panels?
Godden | Sudik Architects - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Do you own a house or are you building one? Does is have a roof? Do you want more out of your roof than just shelter? Are you worried about the cost of adding that solar system, well here are some things to consider. First off there are several ways to pay for those photo-voltaic ..