BY JILL LADWIG, BUILDING DIALOG | Those who walk into the studio of JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE in downtown Denver are immediately drawn in. The preserved 1800s warehouse on Wynkoop clandestinely envelops modern details that captivate. Inside, exposed brick is lit with amber warmth, glass brick, wood beams and a stairway that is sculpturally encased – combining to create an ambiance that welcomes guests and encourages them to stay.
The studio is also bristling with creative energy. Twelve languages are spoken here; nine nationalities are represented in the dynamic group that animates the three-story space. Across the street from this charming atelier is Union Station, which draws its own diverse crowd. Inside the bustling train station is the refuge called The Crawford Hotel, a key part of the station’s $50 million renovation.