This past year, our JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team celebrated various milestones, projects and award wins that we are incredibly proud of. Please join us in looking back at some of our favorite highlights of 2019 – from the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station to celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Denver Union Station to announcing the renovation of the Sheraton Downtown Denver, and many more in between.  

  1. The Opening of Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station

After years of extensive planning and dedication, we were thrilled to celebrate the opening of the one-of-a-kind Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station this year. HGI is a significant architectural addition to Downtown Denver, providing needed upscale yet affordable accommodations to the area. Additionally, the restoration of the Hose House No. 1, Denver’s first fire station, serves as a shining example of adaptive re-use of a historic building.

From leading a hardhat tour with the Denver Architecture Foundation to showcasing the unique design of the hotel and restaurant at Denver Design Week, to seeing Woodie Fisher recognized at the Mayor’s Design Awards, it was an honor to celebrate the extraordinary design and meaningful impact of this project throughout the year.

2. The Mercantile Hotel Opens Its Doors

Another renovation project that involved breathing new life into a shuttered historic building, The Mercantile Hotel opened in Missoula, Montana earlier this year. Capturing the story of the old Mercantile that once stood on this site, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE designed nearly every part of the building with restorative intent to showcase the hotel’s heritage as one of the largest wholesale and retail marketplaces in the western United States. This particular project also served as an admirable example of the powerful way hotel developments can serve as a catalyst for revitalization in a local market. 

3. JNS Team Milestones

This year, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE Partner Tobias Strohe celebrated his 20th anniversary at our firm, and four members of our dynamic team received promotions. Heather Vasquez Johnson and Sarah Linback were promoted to Associate Principals, and Anne Warner and Blaire Weiser were promoted to Associates. We also welcomed new members to our growing team and celebrated the extraordinary legacy of our Founder Jim Johnson as he retired from his 40-year architecture career.

4. The Luxurious Laurel Exudes Elegance in Cherry Creek

The Laurel Cherry Creek, the tallest for-sale condo in the neighborhood, started welcoming residents in early 2019. The JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE-designed haven combines the comforts of home with the luxuries of a grand hotel, giving residents a feeling of hospitality whenever they return home. We were proud to see that the Laurel dominated top condo sales in Denver from April through June, according to a Denver Business Journal article. 

5. Denver Union Station’s 5th Anniversary

The 5-year anniversary of the revitalization of Union Station gave us a delightful opportunity to reminisce on the profound impact this iconic development brought to Denver. We are truly proud to have partnered with a talented, thoughtful group of architects and preservationists on the restoration of this historic landmark.

6. Announcing the Hotel St. Cloud project

This year, we unveiled plans to renovate the historic Hotel St. Cloud in Cañon City, a project we envision as a “living room” for travelers and locals in the community. With more than six million people passing through Cañon City each year on Highway 50 and easy access to some of the state’s most sought-after experiences, this small town has the potential to be one of Colorado’s greatest destinations.

7. Renovating the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel  

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE was thrilled to share we will be providing architecture and interior design for the renovation of the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel’s public spaces and porte cochere. At the announcement ceremony in August, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE Partner Nicole Nathan shared her vision for the design of the hotel and the way it will create a more vibrant and engaging space along the 16th Street Mall.

To all our clients, partners, colleagues and friends: thank you for your part in helping us have a meaningful, productive 2019. Cheers to all to come in 2020!