December 2011

In Memoriam: Andrew Geller

The American architect who was indirectly thought to have spurred the "Kitchen Debate" between then Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on July 24, 1959 passed away. Andrew Geller's adaption of a house designed by Stanley H. Klein, was put on display...

Sustainable Building in Colorado

Building green is getting a lot of media attention these days and Vertical Arts is committed to creating sustainable designs. Offering LEED certification and Green Building Design specifications, we understand the importance of innovative and responsible construction. Architectural green design complements the classic building process with...

Charles and Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter tonight on PBS

Tonight, December 19th, PBS American Masters explores one of the most influential designers of our time, Charles and Ray Eames, who also happened to be married to each other. Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres tonight from 10-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on...

The Bright Stars for 2012

Architectural Digest has featured their "Buzz-Worthy Buildings in 2012" and we must say these designs are pushing boundaries. Take a look at these inspiring and bold buildings and see where the future is taking us in 2012. Azerbaijan Cultural Center in Baku by Zaha Hadid Architects London...

Pantone Announces Its 2012 Color of the Year

Pantone, the authority on color, recently announced that Tangerine Tango would be the 2012 Color of the Year.  Tangerine Tango, a vibrant shade of orange, made an early appearance on the runway during Spring 2012 Fashion Week. It was only a matter of time before this...

Homeowners Are Saying Yes To Green Design

It seems that homeowners are moving away from the 'McMansions" and are more interested in building homes that are energy efficient. According to a new Yahoo! Real Estate survey homeowners are looking for "a 'green', energy-efficient home built with 'sustainable' materials that yield a lower...

Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Architect

We recently came across Apartment Therapy's Gift Guide for Architects. This comprehensive list shares some great gift ideas for the architect in your life. One of our favorites is the Wood Whale desktop organizer from The Utility Collective. Just place your pencils in the spout, sketch...

Obama Pledges $4 Billion For Energy Upgrades

Yesterday was a big day for advocates of the Better Buildings Challenge. President Obama and former president Bill Clinton announced a combined $4 billion investment from both the public and private sectors for energy efficient building upgrades. “Upgrading the energy efficiency of America’s buildings is one...

Changes to Steamboat Ski Area Might Be On The Horizon

Steamboat is most certainly a ski town so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation is proposing a 10-year master plan that will include new ski lifts and expanding the restaurant facilities. While skier attendance has dropped in the last...

Mountain Architecture From Around The World

As a multi-faceted architectural design firm based out of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, we always stay abreast of how other mountain homes across the world mix contemporary style with mountain architecture.  And this mountain lodge in Norway really helps get our creative juices flowing. Designed by...