This week consisted of two intense projects. Last week Kelly took a trip up to Ft. Collins to start a new mixed use historical preservation project. This project consists of taking an old Feed and Supply building near the railroad tracks, renovating it, and dividing it into several business, retail as well as restaurant. My job was to take the as built plans and elevations, which were very poor and lacking quite a bit of information, using Kelly’s photos and measurements from the site visit and creating a Revit file of the building to then deliver to the main architects, Roth Sheppherd which is also located in Denver, for them to begin concept sketches on the project. Our job in this project is not to be the head designers, but point for the client to try and get a historical grant, as well as advice them on all of the specifications to meet landmark preservation standards and restrictions. Therefore, it was very important in the Revit drawings to capture the important historical aspects such as the existing façade, grain elevators, windows, roof, headhouse, etc. Honestly, the building was what I like to call a franken-building, and has seen better days. I am glad that it will be receiving a facelift, yet keep it’s historic value, details, and charm.
The rest of the week was filled with finishing this phase of work on the McNichols model, which included alterations to the third floor lobby, stairs, and access to the catwalk, all of which I was responsible for modeling the changes.
The very last part of my week was spent beginning to gather materials and prepare for a trip I will be taking with Dennis early next week up to Eagle, Colorado, just thirty minutes west of Vail for a workshop with the staff at the library up there, to gather information from our clients of what they are looking for and beginning that new relationship.