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Revitalizing a Historic Landmark: The Mercantile Hotel

A stroll through the Mercantile Hotel in Missoula, Montana will offer more than a glimpse into the rich history of the small western town. To truly tell the story of the old Mercantile, almost every part of the building was designed with restorative intent, showcasing the hotel’s heritage as one of the largest wholesale and…


Sneak Peek: Historic Hose Company No. 1 at 1999 Chestnut Place

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE and members of the Denver community came together this month to celebrate the progress of 1999 Chestnut Place, which includes the renovation of Denver’s first firehouse. Stops along the hardhat tour, hosted by Denver Architecture Foundation, included the main lobby, second-floor ballroom, amenity spaces and guest suites of the soon-to-open Hilton Garden…


Meet JNS: Kay Hiroyo Galligan, Ryan Richards & Amanda Elbergdar

This fall, we’ve experienced some exciting changes at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE with the addition of two designers and a team member celebrating an important career milestone. After years of hard work and dedication, Kay Hiroyo Galligan received her architecture license. We also welcomed Ryan Richards, who joined our team as an interior designer, as well…


JNS Recognized as a 2019 TopID Firm and Wins Mayor’s Design Award

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE has received NEWH TopID Firm recognition for a second year in a row. The TopID (Top Interior Designers) award is an honor determined by the NEWH chapter and regional boards to recognize and promote the best in the hospitality industry. “The acknowledgment of our work by this team of industry professionals means…


Nicole Nathan Recognized at Bisnow Denver Power Women

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE Partner Nicole Nathan was recently honored at Bisnow’s Denver Power Women event, a celebration of some of Denver’s most influential leaders in business and commercial real estate. A diverse perspective is critical to the success of JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, where 68 percent of our firm and 70 percent of its leadership team…


Celebrating the Opening of Pierside South at Oceanside!

Last month, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE celebrated the completion of the Pierside South project in Oceanside, California in partnership with GF Properties and Ryan Companies. Team members, Tobias Strohe, Kelsey McCarrel and Anne Warner (from left to right in the photo) celebrated the opening of the stunning residential community. With panoramic views of the ocean, the…


Jim Johnson Offers Perspective on Denver Architecture

Our very own Jim Johnson, the founding partner of JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, was recently profiled in the Denver Business Journal. In an open conversation, Jim shares how a love for hotels and architecture paved his career path, the ups and downs he faced in a fluctuating economy, and an exciting peek into future projects. Offering…


Alexan LoHi: Embracing Denver Urban Living

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE recently celebrated the opening of Alexan LoHi, a project that includes 106 residences in the heart of Denver’s LoHi. Positioned at the site of the former Dickinson Plaza, the complex boasts extensive views of downtown from the upper levels with terraces that provide a true indoor/outdoor living experience. With modular brick that…


Your Guide to Colorado’s Most Haunted Buildings

Colorado is home to some of the most beautiful, historic buildings that have thankfully avoided demolition over the years. Though these buildings have been renovated and updated over time, some believe that certain past visitors may still roam about… Here’s an eerie peek into some of Colorado’s most haunted buildings. Denver Union Station Denver Union…

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Integrating History into the New Mercantile Hotel

Construction is wrapping up soon on our latest project in Montana, The Mercantile Hotel, and is set to open at the end of January 2019. Bridging Missoula’s past and present, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s design for The Mercantile Hotel seamlessly incorporates both historic and contemporary design elements. In addition to preserving and utilizing the historic pharmacy…


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