Renaissance Secondary School (RSS) held its grand opening August 20, and classes began August 21. Located in Castle Rock, RSS is a Colorado public charter school based on the Expeditionary Learning educational model. The 38,000 square foot school integrates indoor and outdoor spaces, and was designed and built in collaboration with Mundus Bishop, Ewers Architecture, and JHL Constructors.
Two Mundus Bishop projects recently won ENR Mountain States 2017 Best Projects Awards. Mundus Bishop’s Auraria Library renovation project won in the Government/Public Building category. Winner: Auraria Library Renovation, Denver, Entry submitted by Saunders Construction.
And one of our recent Red Rocks Park projects won in the Landscape/Urban Design category. Winner: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater Stormwater Detention & Upper Parking Lot Improvements, Morrison, Colo., Entry submitted by SEMA Construction Inc.
See list of all winners here.
This month, Center for the Arts Crested Butte will break ground on an 18,000-square-foot new building to serve its growing art-loving mountain town. When it’s completed in July 2018, the $10 million addition will include a larger theater, two dance studios, an art studio and gallery space, and a kitchen for culinary demonstrations by area chefs.
Mundus Bishop, working with Holtzman Moss Bottino Architects completed the landscape design and planning for this new addition located in Crested Butte, Colorado.
If you’re interested in historical landscapes, take a peek at The City of Arvada’s “History of Churches Ranch” video. Mundus Bishop prepared a cultural landscape and building assessment, National Register nomination, and Master Plan for this original 1862 homestead. Churches Ranch is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Watch video here
The Washington Park Profile highlights Denver's Babi Yar Park. Initially designed by Lawrence Halprin and Satoru Nishita, Babi Yar Park was redesigned and rehabilitated by Mundus Bishop in 2012.
See the full article here
Citywide Banks is splitting $10,000 among seven nominated Colorado nonprofits based on a community vote on its Facebook page - and ELK is one of them! Voting takes place between now and November 21st, 2016. If ELK wins 1st place, we will receive $7,000 in support of our youth and programs! It couldn't be easier! All you have to do is....
- Login to Facebook
- Search for Citywide Banks in the search tab OR CLICK HERE
- Click on the link titled "VOTE by Nov 21" within the November 2016 Charity Hand-Up Contest video tagged at the top of the page OR CLICK HERE
- Click on ELK and then enter your name and email
- You're done!
Timed with the centennial anniversary of Lawrence Halprin’s birth, the exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. features 56 newly commissioned photographs by leading landscape photographers of dozens of the landscape architect's major works. The exhibition includes photographs of Denver’s Babi Yar Park. Initially designed by Lawrence Halprin and Satoru Nishita, Babi Yar Park was redesigned and rehabilitated by Mundus Bishop.
The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin opens Saturday, November 5.
Click here for more information.
Denver’s Auraria Library held a Re-Dedication Ceremony Thursday October 20. The library, first opened in 1976, has been undergoing major renovations creating flexible spaces that are innovative, comfortable and that meet the needs of the students of today and tomorrow. Collaborating with local architect studiotrope Design Collective, Mundus Bishop’s landscape design revitalizes the library with a new entry experience and redesigned central courtyard to address the evolving needs of higher education.
The sandstone totems along Mundus Bishop’s recent West Pearl streetscape renovation in Boulder have received national recognition. The totems were designed by a local firm, fabricated by a local glass artist, local stone carver, and a local sign fabricator for the poems by local poets.
Read more about the award here.
U.S. Green Building Council Colorado 2016 Green School’s Summit and Ground Breaking at Renaissance Secondary School, Castle Rock, CO.
Join Rachel Scarborough, senior landscape architect with Mundus Bishop, at the U.S. Green Building Council Colorado 2016 Green School’s Summit on November 4th at the Arvada Center in Arvada, Colorado. Architect Peter Ewers, and Renaissance School Board President Ryan Stuart will join Rachel to present the team’s collaborative process to design and build a school that shares the core values of the Renaissance School community, emphasizing connections to nature and an appreciation for the environment. They will share the challenges faced in creating a school environment to support the physical, social, and intellectual health of its students, teachers, staff and visitors.
The new 38,000 square foot Renaissance Secondary School integrates indoor and outdoor spaces, built in collaboration with JHL Constructors. Organized around a central exterior courtyard with hallways as an exterior loggia, the environment will encourage constant interaction with the outdoors through all seasons and weather - rain, snow and shine. Outdoor spaces feature a fireplace for gathering and drumming, playful slides from the upper deck to ground level, a woodland garden, and an exterior climbing wall.