Projects

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The Work We Do…

At Iron Horse Architects, we improve communities by creating resilient spaces. Through sustainable solutions and technical collaboration, we efficiently facilitate the great work of our clients.

 
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Delivery Methods

Iron Horse has worked on projects with varying delivery methods. We understand the complexity of each method from project pursuit and negotiation through its delivery. No matter the method, the key is communication and listening to the needs of our clients.

 
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 DEN - Westin Hotel  This project provided a new 519 room hotel positioned between the existing terminal and a new inter-modal transit station at Denver International Airport. The new hotel, transit station, and public plaza were part of the long term growth and development strategy, efficiently and carefully planned for the airport. As the Associate Architect, Iron Horse led the management and execution of the first large scale project to be completed in Building Information Modeling (BIM) at DEN. The Westin Hotel involved coordination and quality control of BIM models and construction documents for a large multi-disciplinary team. Role: Associate Architect to Gensler

DEN - Westin Hotel

This project provided a new 519 room hotel positioned between the existing terminal and a new inter-modal transit station at Denver International Airport. The new hotel, transit station, and public plaza were part of the long term growth and development strategy, efficiently and carefully planned for the airport. As the Associate Architect, Iron Horse led the management and execution of the first large scale project to be completed in Building Information Modeling (BIM) at DEN. The Westin Hotel involved coordination and quality control of BIM models and construction documents for a large multi-disciplinary team. Role: Associate Architect to Gensler

 RTD - I-225 Rail Line  The I-225 Corridor Light Rail Expansion is a 10.5-mile light rail line within the City of Aurora. This line provides a key regional connection to the East and Southeast rail lines. Iron Horse provided design for five of the stations and spatial coordination services (Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)) for all eight stations. ROLE: Associate Architect to AECOM and Kiewit

RTD - I-225 Rail Line

The I-225 Corridor Light Rail Expansion is a 10.5-mile light rail line within the City of Aurora. This line provides a key regional connection to the East and Southeast rail lines. Iron Horse provided design for five of the stations and spatial coordination services (Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)) for all eight stations. ROLE: Associate Architect to AECOM and Kiewit

 DEN - Concourse C West Expansion - Concessions  The project consists of seven food and beverage concessions and four retail concessions designed in two phases and constructed in conjunction with the construction of the Concourse expansion. Iron Horse provided Construction Documents, final Furniture, Fixture and Equipment drawings, obtained DEN and City and County of Denver approvals and building permits, assisted in bidding and providing construction administration services. Role: Architect of Record / Associate Architect to SmartDesign

DEN - Concourse C West Expansion - Concessions

The project consists of seven food and beverage concessions and four retail concessions designed in two phases and constructed in conjunction with the construction of the Concourse expansion. Iron Horse provided Construction Documents, final Furniture, Fixture and Equipment drawings, obtained DEN and City and County of Denver approvals and building permits, assisted in bidding and providing construction administration services. Role: Architect of Record / Associate Architect to SmartDesign

 CU Boulder - Engineering Center Renovations  The Engineering Center Renovation project consists of laboratory programming planning and design, construction documents and construction administration for the renovation of approximately 54,701 net (assignable) square feet for the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (ECES), Civil Engineering (ECCE), Chemical Stores and Labs (ECSL) and South Classroom Tower (ECST) wings of the Engineering Center into a contemporary research laboratory program, creating efficient, organized both wet and dry teaching and research labs, ancillary support, and graduate and faculty office spaces. Role: Lab Consultant to AMD

CU Boulder - Engineering Center Renovations

The Engineering Center Renovation project consists of laboratory programming planning and design, construction documents and construction administration for the renovation of approximately 54,701 net (assignable) square feet for the Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (ECES), Civil Engineering (ECCE), Chemical Stores and Labs (ECSL) and South Classroom Tower (ECST) wings of the Engineering Center into a contemporary research laboratory program, creating efficient, organized both wet and dry teaching and research labs, ancillary support, and graduate and faculty office spaces. Role: Lab Consultant to AMD

 RTD - RidgeGate Parking Garage  RidgeGate Station is the new end-of-line station for the 2.3 mile extension of the Southeast Rail Line. This station will connect passengers from RidgeGate Parkway in Lone Tree to Union Station in Denver. This is a four level parking structure featuring three stair towers clad in metal panel and Colorado Rose Sandstone it houses 1,266 parking spaces and 36 surface parking spaces. For this Design-Build project, Iron Horse is the architect of record teamed with PCL construction. Role: Architect of Record

RTD - RidgeGate Parking Garage

RidgeGate Station is the new end-of-line station for the 2.3 mile extension of the Southeast Rail Line. This station will connect passengers from RidgeGate Parkway in Lone Tree to Union Station in Denver. This is a four level parking structure featuring three stair towers clad in metal panel and Colorado Rose Sandstone it houses 1,266 parking spaces and 36 surface parking spaces. For this Design-Build project, Iron Horse is the architect of record teamed with PCL construction. Role: Architect of Record

 CU Boulder - Idea Forge  Iron Horse designed the renovation of approximately 36,000 SF of the existing Fleming Law Building at the University of Colorado for use as the Idea Forge, an active learning and collaboration space for undergraduate engineering students. This space was most recently used as library stacks, so the HVAC and electrical systems required retrofits in order to support engineering studio spaces for more than two hundred students. Role: Architect of Record

CU Boulder - Idea Forge

Iron Horse designed the renovation of approximately 36,000 SF of the existing Fleming Law Building at the University of Colorado for use as the Idea Forge, an active learning and collaboration space for undergraduate engineering students. This space was most recently used as library stacks, so the HVAC and electrical systems required retrofits in order to support engineering studio spaces for more than two hundred students. Role: Architect of Record

 DEN - Transit Center  The DEN - Transit Center is part of an overall $544M expansion project that includes a commuter rail station connecting the airport with downtown Denver and a centralized pick up and drop off for all Regional Transportation District (RTD) buses serving the airport. The transit hub includes a covered train platform with a plaza connection to the terminal and new airport hotel and conference center. As the Associate Architect, Iron Horse facilitated the organization and coordination of nearly two dozen consultants, including architectural, structural, interiors, signage, security, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and baggage systems. Role: Associate Architect to AMD

DEN - Transit Center

The DEN - Transit Center is part of an overall $544M expansion project that includes a commuter rail station connecting the airport with downtown Denver and a centralized pick up and drop off for all Regional Transportation District (RTD) buses serving the airport. The transit hub includes a covered train platform with a plaza connection to the terminal and new airport hotel and conference center. As the Associate Architect, Iron Horse facilitated the organization and coordination of nearly two dozen consultants, including architectural, structural, interiors, signage, security, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and baggage systems. Role: Associate Architect to AMD

 NIST - Building One Renovation  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a Department of Commerce (DOC) agency with the mission of promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement in science, standards, and technology to enhance economic security and improve quality of life. The building includes six, multi-story wings plus a spine that houses both laboratories and office space for several technical groups. The renovation provides tight control of vibration, air quality, temperature, and all 21st century NIST requirements. The revitalized wings each have a new service corridor to provide a pathway for electrical services, temporary storage of laboratory apparatus / material, and mechanical units required for improvement of ventilation. The “gut and renovate” project replaces outdated laboratories with high level lab spaces, offices, and amenity spaces. Role: Architect of Record

NIST - Building One Renovation

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a Department of Commerce (DOC) agency with the mission of promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement in science, standards, and technology to enhance economic security and improve quality of life. The building includes six, multi-story wings plus a spine that houses both laboratories and office space for several technical groups. The renovation provides tight control of vibration, air quality, temperature, and all 21st century NIST requirements. The revitalized wings each have a new service corridor to provide a pathway for electrical services, temporary storage of laboratory apparatus / material, and mechanical units required for improvement of ventilation. The “gut and renovate” project replaces outdated laboratories with high level lab spaces, offices, and amenity spaces. Role: Architect of Record

 Denver Health and Hospital Authority - Office of the Medical Examiner Relocation  The Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) investigates between 3000 and 4000 deaths each year, with primary jurisdiction to determine the cause and manner of death. Currently, 22 full time employees staff the office, providing 24/7 investigative coverage for the City and County of Denver and a 7 day per week autopsy coverage all while located in OME’s current 14,000 SF facility. Iron Horse’s role on the project includes design development and completing the Revit model for the schematic layout and details of the individual morgue, lab and support spaces. Role: Associate Architect to Page

Denver Health and Hospital Authority - Office of the Medical Examiner Relocation

The Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) investigates between 3000 and 4000 deaths each year, with primary jurisdiction to determine the cause and manner of death. Currently, 22 full time employees staff the office, providing 24/7 investigative coverage for the City and County of Denver and a 7 day per week autopsy coverage all while located in OME’s current 14,000 SF facility. Iron Horse’s role on the project includes design development and completing the Revit model for the schematic layout and details of the individual morgue, lab and support spaces. Role: Associate Architect to Page

 Union Station Transit Center  The transit center at Denver Union Station includes an underground bus facility that serves more than 15 bus routes. It is located between the existing station and multiple rail platforms. Iron Horse’s overall participation at the transit center required team members’ involvement on multiple task orders including design and modeling, historic restoration of the exterior, landmark preservation, Design-Build coordination, signage and wayfinding design, and coordination in support of the project. This $500M inter-modal transportation hub connects multiple public plazas with light rail, commuter rail, Amtrak and bus transit. The design of this hybrid space focused on connectivity, allowing visitors to move easily from space to space, one transit mode to the next and the accessibility of passages to make easy connections across the metro area. Role: Associate Architect to AECOM, SOM, SSG

Union Station Transit Center

The transit center at Denver Union Station includes an underground bus facility that serves more than 15 bus routes. It is located between the existing station and multiple rail platforms. Iron Horse’s overall participation at the transit center required team members’ involvement on multiple task orders including design and modeling, historic restoration of the exterior, landmark preservation, Design-Build coordination, signage and wayfinding design, and coordination in support of the project. This $500M inter-modal transportation hub connects multiple public plazas with light rail, commuter rail, Amtrak and bus transit. The design of this hybrid space focused on connectivity, allowing visitors to move easily from space to space, one transit mode to the next and the accessibility of passages to make easy connections across the metro area. Role: Associate Architect to AECOM, SOM, SSG

 RidgeGate Subarea Plan  Using momentum from the RTD Southeast Rail Extension, the area is slated for pedestrian-friendly shopping, office, and residential areas around the transit stations. Design standards have the intent of encouraging safe, walkable, pedestrian friendly streets with requirements for glazing and articulated facades. The plan provides for a lower-density residential area south of RidgeGate Parkway and neighboring the historic Schwieger Ranch. A pedestrian oriented mixed-use area transitions to the Light Rail park-n-ride to offer amenities to riders and the new community. Iron Horse focused on developing the framework and guidelines for the mixed-use, residential, and commercial area south of RidgeGate Parkway. The team also provided research, imagery, and modeling for the overall sub-area plan. Role: Associate Architect to MIG, Conventry

RidgeGate Subarea Plan

Using momentum from the RTD Southeast Rail Extension, the area is slated for pedestrian-friendly shopping, office, and residential areas around the transit stations. Design standards have the intent of encouraging safe, walkable, pedestrian friendly streets with requirements for glazing and articulated facades. The plan provides for a lower-density residential area south of RidgeGate Parkway and neighboring the historic Schwieger Ranch. A pedestrian oriented mixed-use area transitions to the Light Rail park-n-ride to offer amenities to riders and the new community. Iron Horse focused on developing the framework and guidelines for the mixed-use, residential, and commercial area south of RidgeGate Parkway. The team also provided research, imagery, and modeling for the overall sub-area plan. Role: Associate Architect to MIG, Conventry

 BWI - D/E Connector Enabling Projects  This multi-phase development plan included a new secure connection between Concourse D and Concourse E, creating a new security check point to serve domestic and international travelers. The connection also included the configuration of airline gates to support additional international flights. This design-bid build project was completed as part of a $125 million three year plan to expand and improve passenger convenience and airline growth. Iron Horse was responsible for designing 7 of the tasks associated with this contract those include: relocation of US Airways Ticketing, Break room, Baggage Service Office and Outbound BHS; relocation of United Airlines Ticketing, Break room, Baggage Service Office and Outbound BHS; relocation of the airport Job Center; reconfiguration of gate podiums and hold room seating at Concourses C and D; addition of egress stairs at Concourse DX/DY; provide a new temporary gate and passenger boarding bridge at gate E4, and providing a new information desk near Concourse E. As part of the airline relocations, Iron Horse has had to interface and coordinate with representatives from both US Airways and United Airlines, as well as the Maryland Aviation Administration. Role: Architect of Record / Associate Architect to AECOM

BWI - D/E Connector Enabling Projects

This multi-phase development plan included a new secure connection between Concourse D and Concourse E, creating a new security check point to serve domestic and international travelers. The connection also included the configuration of airline gates to support additional international flights. This design-bid build project was completed as part of a $125 million three year plan to expand and improve passenger convenience and airline growth. Iron Horse was responsible for designing 7 of the tasks associated with this contract those include: relocation of US Airways Ticketing, Break room, Baggage Service Office and Outbound BHS; relocation of United Airlines Ticketing, Break room, Baggage Service Office and Outbound BHS; relocation of the airport Job Center; reconfiguration of gate podiums and hold room seating at Concourses C and D; addition of egress stairs at Concourse DX/DY; provide a new temporary gate and passenger boarding bridge at gate E4, and providing a new information desk near Concourse E. As part of the airline relocations, Iron Horse has had to interface and coordinate with representatives from both US Airways and United Airlines, as well as the Maryland Aviation Administration. Role: Architect of Record / Associate Architect to AECOM