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Celebrating the Contributions and Achievements of our Founder, Jim Johnson, AIA

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is honored to celebrate our Founding Partner, Jim Johnson, as he retires from an extraordinary 43-year architecture career in December. Lending his architectural design expertise on many hospitality, urban housing and mixed-use projects, Jim’s work has helped shape the built environment in beneficial ways in Denver and beyond.   Since founding our firm…


JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE Showcases Meticulous Design of Hilton Garden Inn at Denver Design Week

Every year during Denver Design Week, we look forward to connecting with Denver’s thriving design community and finding inspiration in the way architecture and design can have a positive and meaningful impact in our world. This year, we were thrilled to host our own DDW session and share our expertise through a tour and panel at the new Hilton…


Nicole Nathan Featured in milehimodern

Our very own Nicole Nathan, partner at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, recently met with milehimodern at the one and only Moxy Denver Cherry Creek. Read her full interview here and also below! Is there a project you are most proud of? I am most proud of The Maven in Dairy Block in downtown Denver. I think it fits well in…


JNS Trail Building in Castle Rock

We love when we can put our design expertise to work in new and meaningful ways. In October, our team members Sammy Kelly, Sindhuri Patllola, Amanda Elbergdar, Janet Farias, Erin Chant and Miki Blair volunteered with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to create a new trail in Castle Rock for Coloradans and visitors to enjoy.  Partnering with organizations…


Revitalizing Local Markets through Hospitality Design: Stock Island, Florida

Since 1993, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE has completed hundreds of hospitality, urban housing and mixed-use projects across the country with an equal focus on creativity and context. In addition to design quality, we are deeply committed to understanding the economic impact of each and every one of our projects. Through our work, we have seen first-hand…


Celebrating a New Chapter at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

We were excited to kick off the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel renovation last month. This monumental project will transform the face of the hotel and create a vibrant, engaging space on the 16th Street Mall.  JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is providing the architecture and interior design for the hotel’s public spaces and porte cochere. Our design…


Hotel St. Cloud Renovation Featured on CBS Denver

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE unveiled plans for the renovation of the Hotel St. Cloud in Cañon City with CBS Denver earlier this month. In partnership with Unbridled, we are currently in the early conceptual design phase to reopen and restore this historic building.  The Hotel St. Cloud boasts a rich, colorful history that we aim to preserve…


Ongoing Progress at the Stapleton Pool House!

Progress is underway on our pool house project at the North End Neighborhood of Stapleton (a master-planned community in Denver). JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE provided the architecture and interior design for the pool house. The project features bathrooms, showers and a concession space for the Stapleton neighborhood residents. Our design incorporates large steel gables with decorative…


Introducing…. The Fitzgerald!

As progress continues on our 18th and Market project, we celebrate a special milestone. The mixed-use, multi-family project officially has a name: welcome to The Fitzgerald!  Situated in the heart of LoDo, The Fitzgerald will offer a modern living option with 302 luxury apartment homes and more than 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Taking…

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Revitalizing Local Markets through Hospitality Design: Missoula, Montana

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s commitment to quality architecture and design goes beyond the creative vision. We work with our clients to address the practical needs with every project and strive to understand the long-term impact each has on the surrounding environment and community. Over the years, we’ve seen first-hand how hotel developments can serve as the…

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Double Tree by Hilton Recognized by City of Greeley

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is honored to share that the DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley was honored with an Excellence in Community Design award from the City of Greeley. These awards are given to projects constructed, redeveloped or created during 2017 or 2018 that demonstrated exceptional design elements. “Excellent design has the ability to both lift our spirits and improve a business’ bottom line,…

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Condo Craze at The Laurel

Since opening in early 2019, the JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE-designed Laurel Cherry Creek Condominiums has received more than a warm welcome to the neighborhood. According to an article in the Denver Business Journal, the luxurious Laurel Cherry Creek dominated the top condo sales in Denver from April through June.   “I think as Denver continues to evolve as a city, we’re…

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Celebrating Denver Union Station’s 5th Anniversary

On July 26, 2019, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the re-opening of Denver’s iconic Union Station. We are so proud to have partnered with a talented, thoughtful group of architects and preservationists on the restoration of this landmark, which has profoundly changed the landscape of the city.  For an insider’s look into…


Revitalizing Small Towns through Hospitality Design: Greeley

At JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, we feel a strong sense of civic responsibility to address the long-term impact each of our projects has on the environment and community. While we work meticulously to create spaces that are beautiful and functional for their intended use, it is also essential that these projects enhance their greater context and…


JNS Updates!

Part of what makes JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE successful is the people we get to work with every day. Together, we share in our challenges, solutions and accomplishments as we work to deliver extraordinary projects for our clients.  This month, we are celebrating the promotion of four smart, talented and visionary leaders within our firm. Join…


Building on 100 Years of History: Hilton Garden Inn Union Station

“How do we preserve this piece of history so that it can stand for another 100 years?” This was the monumental question JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE asked when planning the restoration of the historic Denver Hose House No. 1. Constructed in 1881, the building had been standing for almost as long as Denver itself. After years…


Meet JNS: Sammy Kelley

Summer is in full swing at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, and we are as busy as ever. We are thrilled to announce Sammy Kelley has joined our team as interior designer. Sammy joined us at the beginning of the summer as an intern, and we were so impressed with her design acumen that we decided we…

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Revitalizing Small Towns Through Hospitality Design: Cañon City

At JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, our mission goes beyond creating environments that are both beautiful and functional for their intended use. With every new project, we aim to design a place that also benefits the surrounding community, helping to bolster the economic vitality of the area. It’s one of the most rewarding parts of our work.…

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Sheridan Station Apartments Break Ground

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE recently joined Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, project partners and community members to celebrate the groundbreaking of Sheridan Station Apartments located at 13th and Sheridan Boulevard in Denver. This eight-story affordable housing project will include 133 units with immediate access to RTD’s W Line at 10th and Sheridan. “We’re exactly where we…


Taking Celebrations to New Heights at the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station

Earlier this month, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE celebrated the completion of Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station at the hotel’s official grand opening ceremony. With clear blue skies and one of the warmer days Denver saw in May, the energy and inspiration of those gathered was palpable. The celebration brought many unexpected – and highly memorable…

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Lights, Camera, HD Expo!

Every year, our team at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE looks forward to the HD Expo, a leading trade show and conference for the hospitality design community hosted by Hospitality Design magazine. We always enjoy connecting with designers from across the country for a few days of inspiration and networking.  Team members Lizzie Ager, Kelsey McCarrel, Danielle Vassallo…


Hospitality Trend: Is Nature the New Luxury?

As a top architecture and interior design firm in Colorado and across the country, we make it a priority at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE to stay on top of industry trends. One hospitality trend we’ve seen emerging across hotels? The desire to bring nature inside. Today, travelers yearn to escape from the harsh confines of the…


Celebrating the Opening of Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station

The 12-story Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station at 1999 Chestnut Place is now welcoming Denver’s first-time and returning travelers to stay for a one-of-a-kind experience in the LoDo/Central Platte Valley area.  The historic Hose Company No. One building, an extensive adaptive re-use undertaking to rehabilitate the oldest firehouse in Denver, will soon be home…


Meet JNS: Stuart Kenney and Erin Chant

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is pleased to welcome interior designers Stuart Kenney and Erin Chant to the team. These talented designers will bring diverse skillsets to our client’s various projects. Erin Chant joins JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE following a two-year stint at Dyer, Indiana-based Interior Image Group, where she primarily supported hospitality projects. While there, she gained…


Coming Soon… 18th and Market!

A new development is taking shape in Downtown Denver with the ongoing progress of 18thand Market. The mixed-use, multi-family project will offer 302 luxury apartment homes with more than 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. With studio, one and two-bedroom floor plans as well as penthouses ranging in size from 500 to 2,600 square…


Welcome to Your New Home at Laurel Cherry Creek

The JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team celebrated the opening of the luxurious Laurel Cherry Creek early this year. If you’ve been to Cherry Creek, chances are you’ve seen the Laurel, which stands out as the tallest for-sale condo in the neighborhood. This JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE-designed urban haven combines the comforts of home with the design of…


Happy 20th Anniversary to JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE Partner Tobias Strohe!

This month we celebrated Tobias Strohe’s 20th anniversary at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE. With a keen sense of contextual design and unparalleled attention to detail, Tobias has already left an indelible mark on the architecture and design community. Some of his notable projects include the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, Jack Kerouac Lofts,…


#1 Biking City Opens Cycling-Inspired Apartment Community

In partnership with client McWHINNEY, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE recently celebrated the opening of the Cycle Apartments in Fort Collins. The team completed the architecture and interior design of the three- and four-story walk up apartments, which consist of 20 buildings on 10.2 acres.  The 405-unit apartment community makes physical activity a priority with amenities including…


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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Pierside South: A New Oceanside Destination on the California Coast

In the sunny, warm city of Oceanside, California, our Pierside South project is wrapping up construction on schedule. In partnership with GF Properties and Ryan Companies, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE will celebrate next month the completion of the seven-story, 110-unit multifamily project. With a design fitting of its beachside context, the modern accents attract residents looking…


Laurel Cherry Creek: A Luxurious Addition to Denver’s Cherry Creek North

Cherry Creek North may not be a stranger to luxury, but the soon-to-be-open Laurel Cherry Creek certainly stands out in the pack of high-end residences. As the neighborhood’s tallest for-sale condos, this JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE-designed urban haven combines the comforts of home with the design of a luxury resort that gives residents a feeling of…


Meet JNS: Alicia Johannesen and Tyler Myers

Our team at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE continues to grow, with dynamic designers ready to bring their skills to new projects. We recently welcomed intern architect Alicia Johannesen and interior designer Tyler Myers. Alicia is passionate about both multifamily and hospitality projects, having spent seven years framing houses and building furniture in New England before gravitating…


The Ramble Hotel Recognized with Two AIA Colorado Awards

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is proud to have been honored with both a “Notable in Denver” and a “Colorado Honorable Mention” award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado for our work designing The Ramble Hotel, located in Denver’s River North Arts District (RiNo). The project was selected based on our innovative use of materials,…


Hotel Colorado Gets Renovated Following 125th Birthday

The historic Hotel Colorado has a few changes in store for its 125th year. The JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team will be redesigning the guest rooms and public spaces of the hotel to revitalize it for a new generation of guests. The hotel, which was built in 1893 next to the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, was…


Walnut Creek Transit Village: Inspired by the Confluence of Urbanism, Transit and Nature

The East Bay’s premier retail destination is about to become an even bigger draw with the new Walnut Creek Transit Village, a mixed-use development in Walnut Creek, California. Inspired by the convergence of urbanism, transit and nature, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s design for the interiors will create the connection between rail, station and nature in a…


Meet JNS: Danielle Vassallo and Nataliya Yedidovich

Our team at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE continues to grow with dynamic designers ready to bring their expertise to new projects. We recently welcomed interior designer Danielle Vassallo and project manager Nataliya Yedidovich. Danielle specializes in functional and beautiful hospitality design in both the U.S. and abroad, while Nataliya adds nearly two decades of international and…


Best of 2017! Hilton Awards Two JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE Projects

From scores of projects across the globe, two JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE hotel designs have been lauded with impressive hospitality awards. Hilton Hotels has named JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE projects in Boulder and Greeley among the most impressive hotels of 2017 in design, guest experience and performance. The Hilton Owner Awards honors the top-performing hotels across the…


An Architect’s Childhood Dream Come True

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team member Jen Tennigkeit is officially a licensed architect, a dream for her that has been more than 16 years in the making. Her aspirations to become an architect were first documented in a local newspaper when she was just 10 years old (thanks to her grandma for saving it after all…


From Parking Lot to Urban High-Rise

The JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team has designed an unforgettable urban-infill, brownfield development that will enhance the walkability of Denver’s Lower Downtown and add to its urban vitality, replacing a dilapidated, one-acre parking lot at 18th and Market Streets. The 11-story mixed-use project will feature 302 residential units and rich, varied amenity spaces such as a…

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Majestic “Jewel Box” Complete as Denver Hotel Tops Out

A new fixture of the Downtown Denver skyline is taking shape with the official topping out of 1999 Chestnut Place. Envisioned as a beacon for Denver’s Central Platte River Valley, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s design for the 12-story Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station incorporates one of the city’s oldest structures, the Historic Hose Company Number…


Behind the Scenes at our Downtown Denver Office

As we welcome the official start to summer, our architects and designers are hard at work in our Downtown Denver offices near Union Station.


Meet JNS: Lizzie Ager, Interior Designer

The JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team is excited to welcome a new interior designer. Meet Lizzie Ager! She returns to state of Colorado, the home of her alma mater (Go Buffs!), with valuable experience designing beautiful workplaces, hotels and multifamily projects across the western region of North America In addition to her skills as an interior…


Another Win for The Perry Hotel Key West’s Luxury Interior

The Perry Hotel Key West’s upscale interior has received another honor, this time taking home a prestigious 2018 Hospitality Design Magazine Award for “Best Upscale Public Space.”


Designing for Community: Creating a Timeless, Modern Golf Clubhouse in Denver

At Denver’s historic City Park Golf Course, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s vision of a community-centered clubhouse is quickly becoming a reality.

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Seaside Living Takes Shape in Sunny California

With construction elements in place at Pierside South Apartments, the new footprint of downtown Oceanside, California is taking shape. The coastal community is part of a five-block urban renewal project for the interior design and architecture teams at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE. Located two blocks from the beach, Pierside South is the second of two new…

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In Big Sky Country, A Historic Redevelopment is Realized

About 900 miles northwest of our historic Denver apartment project, our renovation of an old pharmacy building continues to see steady progress. The project, developed by HomeBase Montana, also includes a major addition for an extended-stay hotel. JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE combined historic charm with contemporary functionality for both the interior and exterior architecture and design of…

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Going Retro: A 1940s Apartment Renovation in Denver

In Denver, a community of vintage apartments is beginning its transformation into modern residences with design elements rooted in retro. 23 South Downing at Country Club Gardens, originally built in 1940, will continue to bring vintage charm to the Country Club neighborhood when its facelift is complete, featuring deliberately nostalgic design details alongside contemporary enhancements.…

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Step Inside A Downtown Hotel with Sweeping City Views

Slated to open in 2019, The Hilton Garden Inn Union Station is already making its presence felt on the growing Denver skyline at 1999 Chestnut Place. On the inside, city views from the luxury downtown hotel (a 12-story high-rise) are already magnificent. Construction crews have topped out, and progress inside the urban hotel continues at…

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The Perry Key West’s Upscale Interior Earns A Prestigious Nomination

Already lauded by Architectural Digest and Boutique Design Magazine, we have more exciting news to share from inside The Perry Hotel Key West. JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s talented team of interior designers has been nominated for “Best Upscale Public Space” by Hospitality Design Magazine for creating a rustic and maritime-inspired design that brings an upscale experience…


1999 Chestnut: Modern Design Inspired by Denver’s Industrial Roots

Progress is moving swiftly on the corner of 19th and Chestnut. With all 12 stories now constructed, the new Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station’s notable street presence is beginning to take shape as it reaches its full height. The use of glass and plaster with decorative metal on the hotel’s exterior complements the existing…

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Celebrating a Decade of Wine Country Hospitality

As the Wine Country Inn in Palisade prepares to celebrate a decade of hospitality, a new expansion will soon change the way wine is produced – and enjoyed – on this sprawling family-owned vineyard along Colorado’s western slope. Construction is already underway on the addition to the landmark hotel including a winery, tasting room, kitchen,…


The Ramble Hotel: Introducing a New Classic to RiNo

With the much-anticipated opening of The Ramble Hotel in Denver’s River North (RiNo) neighborhood this week, final touches have been put on the boutique hotel’s public spaces and guestrooms to deliver a myriad of unforgettable curated experiences. The hotel’s design seamlessly balances RiNo’s industrial nature and au courant style, from the two-story ornate lobby that…


Celebrating 25 Years of Pragmatic Beauty

This month marks a significant milestone for our team at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE. We are celebrating 25 years of providing architecture and interior design for hundreds of hospitality, urban housing and mixed-use projects across the country. This body of work embodies our equal focus on creativity, context, budget and program: Pragmatic Beauty. As we reflect…


Awards: The DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley and The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block

What a great start to 2018! Two JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE projects recently received awards – the DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park and The Maven Hotel (as part of Denver’s Dairy Block). For our work on the Doubletree by Hilton Greeley, the team at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE won a Colorado Congress for New Urbanism…


Meet JNS: Radek Wakulik, AIA

With ten years of industry experience, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is pleased to welcome Radek Wakulik, AIA to the team. Aligning with the firm’s expertise in adaptive reuse, Radek was an integral part in transforming the former Stapleton Air Control Tower into entertainment venue PunchBowl Social. His designs also converted a Denver warehouse into a climbing…


Uniquely Boulder: Tour Two Hotels with Plenty of Personality

The largest JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE hospitality project to date, the Boulder Hilton Garden Inn and Embassy Suites is a 265,000-square-foot, dual-branded hotel experience in downtown Boulder. While they may be adjoining, each hotel stays true to its own brand while embodying the surrounding fun and playful culture of Boulder. Take a tour with JOHNSON NATHAN…


Laurel Cherry Creek: View from the Top

Progress continues on what will be the tallest for-sale residential property in Denver’s upscale Cherry Creek North neighborhood. Laurel Cherry Creek, a luxury condominium project which recently topped out, is slated for completion in late 2018. Amenities abound at Laurel Cherry Creek. New renderings visualize the property’s luxury rooftop entertainment deck, which will feature a…


Pierside South: Topping Out on the Beach

In the cold of winter, it’s not uncommon for the JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team to dream of warmer climates where we can enjoy the beach and feel the ocean breeze on our face. Lucky for us, our Pierside South project is located in Oceanside, California. In partnership with GF Properties and Ryan Companies, JOHNSON NATHAN…


City Park Golf Clubhouse: Designed for the Community

Denver’s most well-known golf course is being rebuilt, and JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE has designed a timeless, view-oriented clubhouse to anchor the project. The curvilinear form of the clubhouse encompasses public functions with a panoramic façade capturing golf, city and mountain views. The design strategically uses stone, wood and glass, enhancing its integration into the new…


Wine Country Inn: Upgrading a Palisade Paradise

When Richard and Jean Tally first tapped JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE to design an 80-key boutique hotel in Colorado’s wine country in 2009, we enjoyed designing in the rural countryside of a burgeoning Colorado attraction. Almost 10 years later, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is back to design a key addition to the property that will turn Palisade’s…


Moxy After Dark: An Insider’s Tour

This past fall, Moxy Denver Cherry Creek opened its doors to the public with a beautiful new space that emphasizes social interaction and maximizes the efficiency of guest room space. JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s design for the eight-story, 170-room hotel embodies the Moxy brand — Marriott’s ‘millennial-minded’ boutique hotel chain – while also reflecting the sophistication…


Year in Review: 7 Completed Projects Designed with Community in Mind

This past year, our JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team completed seven projects that not only set the standard for contextual design, but also kept the communities we serve top of mind throughout the entire design process.


Awards: JNS Projects and Team Members Sweep the Nation

It’s been quite the year for JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, and the firm’s success has been reflected in the many awards recently earned by our projects and talented team members. The Perry Hotel Key West won Boutique Design magazine’s Gold Key Award for Best Upscale Lobby. The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block received the 2017 Mayor’s…


Boulder’s Hilton Hotels: All About Connection

Boulder’s two newest hotels are opening their doors just in time for the holidays, with design elements that reflect the city’s sense of adventure and vibrancy. Creating a uniquely ‘Boulder’ feel was a top priority as JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE took on the architecture and interior design for the Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn —…


AC Hotel: Livin’ Large in St. Louis

One of the trendiest neighborhoods in St. Louis, Missouri, is about to get the JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE-touch. The AC Hotel Marriott is slated to break ground this spring in the Central West End neighborhood, steeped with some of the city’s hottest restaurants, art galleries, bars and boutiques. Inspired by the historical character of the neighborhood,…


Meet JNS: Damian Rozkuszka and Lauren DeFilippo

Please help us welcome JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s newest team members, Damian Rozkuszka and Lauren DeFilippo! Damian joins the team as an architect with three years of experience in multifamily and residential design. He believes that great design is in the details and tries to be as hands-on as possible on every one of his projects.…


The Maven Hotel Wins IIDA Best Award

Every year, the IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s BESTawards recognizes interior design projects that ‘go beyond a pretty picture and truly encompass Brilliantly Executed Spaces and Thinking.’ This year, our JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team won the BESTaward for ‘Play’ for our work on The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block. Reflecting the rich history of Denver’s LoDo…


Moxy Denver Cherry Creek: Localizing an International Brand

The opening of the 170-key Moxy Denver Cherry Creek is right around the corner, and the final touches are coming together. Marking the international hotel brand’s entry into the Denver market, this is also one of the first ground-up developments for Moxy, Marriott’s ‘millennial-minded’ boutique hotel chain. Creating a local experience within the parameters of…


Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn Boulder: Designing a Dual-Branded Hotel

Boulder is getting not one, but two new hotels this fall. The Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn feature 265,000 square feet of restaurants, bars, common areas and guest levels. This dual-branded project spans two city blocks along Canyon Boulevard and is within walking distance to Folsom Field and downtown Boulder. While both hotels are…


JNS Out and About

The hustle and bustle of summer might be coming to an end, but the JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team is far from slowing down. From conferences to ball games to our architecture and design work, the beginning of fall has already kept us pretty busy. AIA Colorado Practice and Design Conference Each year AIA Colorado’s Practice…


Doubletree Greeley at Lincoln Park: Celebrating Greeley’s Past and Present

Celebrating a community’s heritage is one of the hallmarks of JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s design philosophy. For the six-story, 147-key DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park, we drew inspiration from both past and present to infuse the space with local character. Our design team collected a series of agricultural and industrial tools that reflect the…


The Ramble Hotel: Design Is In The Details

The JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE-designed Ramble Hotel is set to open in 2018, and each day the Old World-inspired design details are taking shape. Authentic design and materials are at the heart of the four-story, 50-room Ramble Hotel. Our design creates a distinct, inspiring experience that reflects the surrounding RiNo neighborhood’s industrial history and draws inspiration…


The Mercantile Hotel: Digging Deep Into Missoula’s History

At JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, we always strive to design buildings that are contextual to their surroundings – honoring the community’s past, celebrating its present and welcoming its future. Our inspiration comes from a number of sources, and sometimes from the most unexpected places, including the site itself. When construction began at one of our latest…


JNS Team Updates

August was a big month for JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE as the firm welcomed two new team members and celebrated the promotion of Blaire Weiser to Senior Interior Designer. Intern Architects Carrie Cardona and Sindhuri Patllola are great additions to our team, bringing new ideas and energy to the firm as we continue to create some…


The Maven Hotel Honored with AIA Colorado Awards

Each year the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Colorado) recognizes design excellence at the AIA Colorado Awards Gala. This year, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE was honored with two awards for our work on The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block. The Maven received a 2017 Design Award from AIA Colorado and a 2017…


Laurel Cherry Creek: Where Cosmopolitan Meets Character

Cherry Creek North is in its biggest development boom ever, and Laurel Cherry Creek is the premiere multifamily project at the forefront. This 71-home development designed by JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is one of the few condominium projects in the area and is already attracting attention from buyers (two $4 million deals have already been brokered).…


Creating Catalytic Corners

Street corners connect our neighborhoods, hosting the most frequent interaction between people and the built environment, yet they are often overlooked in the design of buildings. When thoughtfully designed, these corners can serve as catalysts for enhancing or renewing the vibrancy of a community. As Denver’s real estate boom continues, the design of street corners…

Kayla McVey, Johnson Nathan Strohe Interior-Designer

Meet JNS: Kayla McVey, Interior Designer

Please extend a warm welcome to JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s newest interior designer, Kayla McVey!  Kayla brings more than five years of design experience to the team. She believes the best part of interior design is creating a space that stems from user experience. Aligning with JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s focus on Pragmatic Beauty, Kayla enjoys creating…

Johnson Nathan Strohe Architecture and Design

18th and Market: New Life in LoDo

Designing spaces that reflect their context is at the core of our design process at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE. As Denver continues to grow, we are doing our part to ensure each neighborhood retains its unique character. After all, that is what attracts people who move here in the first place.   One of the most distinct…

Perry Hotel Interior Design by JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE

Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar: The Blue String Incident

Adding a personal touch to a project not only provides our designs at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE with something uniquely contextual, but it also fills our cups as designers.   Recognizing an opportunity to go above and beyond in the design for Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar at The Perry Hotel Key West, our designers took…


Pierside South: An Oceanside Oasis

Earlier this year, we completed Pierside North, an oasis fitting of its location in Oceanside, California, just steps from the beach and close to area attractions. Building on that momentum, we are currently working on its sister project, Pierside South. JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE is teaming up with GF Properties once again to create a truly…


What Colorado House Bill 1279 Means for Architects

At JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, we believe it’s important to stay up to speed on issues impacting the communities in which we live and work and to step in where we see an opportunity to make a positive impact. When it comes to the built environment in Colorado, one of the most pressing issues is condominium…


Alexan LoHi at Dickinson Plaza: Topping Out on Top of the Neighborhood

Denver’s Lower Highland (LoHi) neighborhood continues to bustle with new restaurants, retail and small businesses, and will soon have a new apartment community: Alexan LoHi at Dickinson Plaza. This 106-unit, 83,800-square-foot multifamily project, developed by Trammell Crow Residential, recently topped out – an important milestone for making JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s design a reality. To help…


1999 Chestnut: Denver’s Largest Continuous Concrete Pour

Big things are happening at our 1999 Chestnut Place project. No, we’re not talking about the Hose Company No. 1 Building renovation (that’s coming later). This future home of the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station recently made the history books as the construction site was home to one of the largest continuous concrete pours…


The Ramble Hotel: RiNo’s New ‘Sanctuary for Travelers’

If The Ramble Hotel is a ‘sanctuary for travelers,’ then sign us up as regular congregants (even us locals). Developed by Gravitas Development Group, this 50-room boutique hotel will be a destination for visitors to Denver’s River North (RiNo) Art District, welcoming them with a one-of-a-kind experience they can only find in the hottest art,…

Cleworth Architectural Legacy Project: Johnson Nathan Strohe

Cleworth Architectural Legacy Project: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

For the past 10 years, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE has supported the Cleworth Architectural Legacy (CAL) Project, the flagship program of the Denver Architectural Foundation (DAF). Designed to bring architecture into the classroom as a method of connecting Denver Public School students with their built environment, the CAL Project provides a unique opportunity for architects to…

Tanner's House Grand Opening: Johnson Nathan Strohe Architecture

Brent’s Place Campus: Grand Opening of Tanner’s House

In 2007, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE partnered with the Brent Eley Foundation to design Brent’s Place, located just blocks from the new Children’s Hospital Colorado and Anschutz Medical Campus. The facility, which opened in 2009, serves as a medical hospitality house to address the special needs of a population in the pediatric oncology/hematology treatment community that…

IIDA Pret-a-Porter Runway: Johnson Nathan Strohe

Fashion, Finishes and Friends at the 2017 Pret-a-Porter

A night filled with fashion, finishes and friends, the 2017 Pret-a-Porter was unlike anything else in Denver. This was our second year participating in the International Interior Design Association Rocky Mountain Chapter (IIDA) event, and we were honored to be among so many innovative designs. The JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE team, along with partner Haworth, created a one-of-a-kind piece that…


National ALS Awareness Month

At the end of April, the JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE office teamed up with the ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter in honor of National ALS Awareness Month. We turned our conference room into a mini production factory to create care packages for children and teens who have been affected by ALS. The ALS Association Rocky Mountain…

The Moxy Hotel Design, Denver, CO

Marriott Moxy Hotel Denver/Cherry Creek Tops Out

The Marriott Moxy Hotel Denver/Cherry Creek recently celebrated its topping out, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the final product! Our construction partners at GE Johnson Construction Company broke ground in April 2016 and the hotel is scheduled to open in fall 2017. The Moxy Hotel is a lifestyle brand by Marriott that…

Maven Hotel Architecture: Spirit of the Fox

The Maven Hotel: An Insider Tour with Nicole Nathan

With each hotel project we take on, the design is heavily influenced and inspired by the context of the surrounding neighborhood and the history of the site. We want guests to have an authentic, local experience that is unique to the community they’re visiting. The Maven Hotel expresses an industrial, downtown loft feel reflecting the…

Pierside North Apartment Community Architecture

Pierside North: Coastal Living at Its Best

At JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, our multifamily projects are not only beautiful and functional on their own, but each one is a reflection of its unique context. Offering the best in coastal living, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s design for the 66-unit Pierside North apartment community was inspired by the serenity of the ocean, active lifestyle of the…

Mothers Advocates for Affordable Housing

Mothers Advocate for Affordable Housing (MAAH)

By Kinsey Kappeler, Interior Designer | JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE has a rich history of delivering integrated architecture and interior design solutions for housing projects that meet the needs of our growing Colorado community. In 2015, we completed 360 Apartments in Centennial, a high-density, multifamily transit-oriented development that encourages a pedestrian-friendly lifestyle and use of public…


2017 Pret-A-Porter: Sneak Peek of JNS’s Design

Spring has arrived, and in Denver’s interior design world that can only mean one thing: Pret-A-Porter season is here! Every two years, the IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts its signature Pret-A-Porter event, a fashion show in which all models, designers and materials come from Denver’s interior design industry. Designers are paired with manufacturers to create…

Bunk Beds in the Maven Hotel Denver Dairy Block

The Maven: Celebrating The Maker

The Maven, an eight-story, 172-room independent luxury hotel in the new Dairy Block in LoDo, embodies JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s belief that design is more powerful when it embraces its context. The architecture for The Maven incorporates an industrial aesthetic – nodding to the building’s former life as Windsor Dairy – while the stylish, simple interior…

Halcyon Cherry Creek Hotel Architecture

The Halcyon: Creating A Home Away From Home

For the new 155-room Halcyon hotel in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood, JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE’s goal was to make every guest feel like “the guest of a good friend with impeccable taste and an innate sense of hospitality.” As the Firm of Record overseeing all aspects of both the interior and exterior design for Halcyon,…

Hotel Lobby Design: The Perry Hotel at Stock Island

The Perry Hotel Key West: Capturing a Rich History

The Perry Hotel Key West opens later this month on Stock Island in Florida. JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE served as the Interior Designer of Record for the 100 guestrooms and extensive public spaces. Named for Commodore Perry, the first to lay claim to Key West, our design draws inspiration from the working marina, nearby boat repair…

Jovina Amor, Associate Principal at Johnson Nathan Stohe


At JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, we work hard to create an environment that helps us attract and keep the most gifted and diverse professionals in our industry. Our team members draw from their unique experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to inspire communities through thoughtful and integrated lifestyle-driven designs. Please help us celebrate our most recently promoted team…

Groundbreaking at 1999 Chestnut Denver Architecture

Party Like It’s 1999 (Chestnut)

It’s time to celebrate! We gathered to commemorate the construction that’s already underway on the new Hilton Garden Inn Union Station (which includes the restoration of Denver’s Historic Hose Company No. One), located at 1999 Chestnut Street in Denver. While our work is far from over, making it to this stage is a milestone worthy…

Perry Hotel at Key West Table Design

Details Matter: The Perry at Key West

How do you design a brand-new luxury resort on an historically industrial island? That’s easy, the real challenge comes with creating a place that feels authentic and contextual. And that’s where it all comes down to the details. Currently our favorite detail is the custom tables. Our friends at Benchmark Furniture Manufacturing are in the…

JNS Interior Designer Marcy Burr

Meet JNS: Marcy Burr, Interior Designer

We’re excited to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our interiors team, Marcy Burr! Marcy brings seven years of experience in lifestyle-driven design, making her the perfect fit for our niche, and is an interior design graduate of the University of Minnesota. In Marcy’s own words: Why did you join JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE?…

Apartment Design by Johnson Nathan Strohe Architects

Peek Inside Pierside North

Combine the breeze of the ocean, sea salt in the air and a growing community, and you get an unforgettable place to call home: Pierside North in Oceanside, California. We’ve just completed construction and design on the mixed-use apartment community, and we couldn’t be happier – although, it’s sad to think we’ll no longer be…

Greeley Hotel Design Inspired by Local Artist Murals

Reimagining Greeley

With each hotel we design, we strive to create a completely new guest experience that you won’t find anywhere else, and the Double Tree at Lincoln Park is no exception. Each space within the hotel is designed to create moments of discovery in a contextual, beautiful and pragmatic way. From creating the largest ballroom in…

Denver Firehouse Remodeled into Hotel Johnson Nathan Strohe

Historic Denver Firehouse Gets a New Life

The Historic Hose Company No. One was built in 1883, making it one of Denver’s oldest landmarks. But you’ve probably never noticed it. That’s because it’s been relatively forgotten… until now. With the help of one of our new hotel projects in Denver’s Lower Downtown (LoDo), the forgotten building is finally getting its time to…

Johnson Nathan Strohe Architects Partners

Get The Inside Design Scoop From JNS

After 25 years of providing architecture and interior design solutions for hundreds of hospitality, urban housing and mixed-use projects across the country, we decided it was about time we explored a new way of sharing some of our ideas, our projects and our passion for the built environment with the communities we serve. Our goal…