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A Note from our Principal, Craig Karn

PUBLISHED ON June 13, 2019 Carson Bennett

A few things I learned last week at the Land Development meeting and other Spring NAHB meetings:

The HBA of Greater Chicago commissioned a report on affordability. The report revealed that proposals for housing development within ARO Pilot areas have come to a virtual standstill due to …

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A Note from Our Principal, Craig Karn

PUBLISHED ON May 31, 2019 Carson Bennett

A Note from our Principal, Craig Karn: My appointment to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Land Development Committee. 

I have been serving on the Land Development Committee’s Land Use Policy Sub-Committee since 2014, and I am honored to receive this new appointment a…

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Another Successful International Builders’ Show in the Books

PUBLISHED ON February 28, 2019 Carson Bennett

What was the most unexpected thing to come out of our trip to Las Vegas for the International Builders Show?  A snowstorm! Thanks to Mother Nature, our trip to Las Vegas and those of many other Coloradoans was extended by two days due to a very rare winter storm that struck Wednesday nigh…

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See you next week in Las Vegas!

PUBLISHED ON February 14, 2019 Carson Bennett

The National Home Builders Association International Builders’ Show is upon us!  We hope to see you at the show and don’t forget to attend Craig’s presentation on the 21st! He and Phil Stuepfert from HR Green will be presenting an exciting and informational session in the Design Stu…

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Consilium Design Hopes to See You at the International Builders’ Show

PUBLISHED ON January 18, 2019 Carson Bennett

Hello Friends of Consilium Design!
The 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show will be here before we know it!  We want to invite you to see Craig’s presentation on the 21st! He and our friend and client Phil Stuepfert from HR Green will be presenting an exciting and informational sessi…

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Consilium Design welcomes Landscape Architect Julie Hendricksen to the team

PUBLISHED ON November 28, 2018 Carson Bennett

Consilium Design welcomes Landscape Architect, Julie Hendricksen to the team
Denver CO – Consilium Design is proud to announce that Landscape Architect, Julie Hendricksen has joined their growing team!  Julie brings over 15 years of experience in residential, commercial and community …

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Consilium Design Has A New Home!

PUBLISHED ON November 12, 2018 Carson Bennett

‘Tis the season! Oh wait, not THAT season…it’s MOVING season! At least for Consilium Design!

As of Friday, November 16th, our new office address is:
2755 South Locust Street, Suite 236, Denver CO 80222
We are now located just off of I25 and Yale…if you are in the neighborhood,…

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The Changing Marketplace of Master-Planned Communities

PUBLISHED ON September 5, 2018 Carson Bennett

In the most recent edition of The Meyers Edge Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research told us that affordability is driving the deceleration of the housing market. The first of four things Wolf noted to consider in responding to the changing market was:
“Be strategic. There hasn’t bee…

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Consilium Design Invites You To Attend Growlers & Grapes

PUBLISHED ON August 1, 2018 Carson Bennett

Consilium Design invites you to attend Growlers & Grapes, a craft beer and wine tasting event benefiting HomeAid Colorado.
You’ll enjoy a selection of wine, beer and appetizers, an auction and entertainment, all of which will benefit HomeAid Colorado’s homeless housing and communi…

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Consilium Design Earns Pacific Coast Builder Gold Nugget Honors

PUBLISHED ON July 16, 2018 Carson Bennett

For Immediate Release: July 16, 2018
Centennial CO – Judges for the 2018 Gold Nugget Awards have named Consilium Design and the team who worked on Stanley Marketplace (Workshop8, White Construction and Flightline Ventures) as one of their Award of Merit winners for their work on Stanley…

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The Consilium Interview Series – Barnabas Kane

PUBLISHED ON March 16, 2018 Carson Bennett

For our first installment of the Consilium Interview Series, we will be conducting staff interviews to give you a chance to meet some of the incredible members of our team. We recently conducted the following Q&A with Barnabas Kane, Senior Landscape Architect of Consilium Design.

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Project Spotlight: Cloud City Farm

PUBLISHED ON March 7, 2018 Carson Bennett

Cloud City Farm sits on a two-and-a-half-acre property within walking distance from the Community Field and every 3rd through 12th grade classroom in Lake County, Colorado.

The complex includes: a 1,300-square foot growing dome, a 2160-square foot high tunnel, outdoor raised beds, commu…

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The Consilium Interview Series – Craig Karn

PUBLISHED ON February 9, 2018 Carson Bennett

For our first installment of the Consilium Interview Series, we will be conducting staff interviews to give you a chance to meet some of the incredible members of our team. We recently conducted the following Q&A with Craig Karn, Principal of Consilium Design.

 

Where d…

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Counterpoint: The color green and being ‘green’

PUBLISHED ON January 26, 2018 Carson Bennett

This article was printed in the Colorado Real Estate Journal on January 23, 2018. Click here to read the original article.

With the passage of the Denver Green Roof Initiative, it has become very clear to me that those of us in the business of building sustainable cities have some w…

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News from the International Builders Show 2018

PUBLISHED ON January 24, 2018 Carson Bennett

Back from the freeze-in Florida!
While it turned out to be a sunny and warm week, the 2018 IBS started out much like last year in Orlando — cold! My service on the Land Use Committee, Land Use Policy Subcommittee takes me to the show early, but it was warming up by Sunday morning. H…

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Spotlight On Design: Ferguson Farm, On The Boards

PUBLISHED ON January 4, 2018 Carson Bennett

Consilium Design, in partnership with Real Earth Design, is honored to be a part of the renovation of EarthDance Organic Farm School. This is a special project that allows us to apply our expertise in storm water management, rainwater strategy and land planning.

As an ever-growing peri-…

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Consilium Design names Kim Ketchel as Director of Business Development

PUBLISHED ON October 3, 2017 Liam Hogan

Centennial CO – Consilium Design is proud to announce the hiring of Kim Ketchel as their new Director of Business Development. Kim brings a breadth of talent in all aspects of business development, marketing and client relationship management to the team.

Kim has 20 years of experience …

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STANLEY MARKETPLACE NAMED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR!

PUBLISHED ON September 27, 2017 Carson Bennett

The team at Consilium Design want to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to the Stanley Marketplace for this awesome award!
We really enjoy working with White Construction and Stanley Marketplace on this amazing project! Thanks to both of you and kudos again!

Reposting from WhiteCG:

The highl…

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Amberley Heights at Vallagio, Home Run!

PUBLISHED ON August 24, 2017 Carson Bennett

Congratulations to Peter Kudla and Metropolitan Residential Advisors for hitting one out of the park! If you missed page one of the latest Colorado Real Estate Journal, Amberley Heights at Vallagio just sold for a record price of $402,000 per unit and $267 a square foot. Consilium Design i…

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How does effective landscape design improve your ROI?

PUBLISHED ON May 1, 2017 Consilium Design

How does design translate to dollars? The value of design commences at the origination of the project, not at the middle or the end.

Dollars – Hard costs, soft costs, impact fees, development fees, square foot costs etc. – they drive the entire project from land acquisition to design …

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Consilium Design Awarded the Best in American Living (BALA) Gold Award

PUBLISHED ON January 25, 2017 Consilium Design

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently honored Consilium Design for their design of Leyden Rock in Arvada, CO with the 2017 Best in American Living Gold Award. The award was for the Best Single Family Community of the Year over 100 units. The annual awards program, held …

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Landscape Architect and Planner Job Posting

PUBLISHED ON January 25, 2017 Consilium Design

Hello Candidates:

 Consilium Design is an uncommonly respectful international, award-winning, land planning and landscape architecture firm located in Centennial, Colorado.

Making great places for living is our mission.

What’s a great place? A great place must be contextual, ad…

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Adaptive Reuse – not just for the Great Indoors!

PUBLISHED ON November 9, 2016 admin

Adaptive Reuse – not just for the Great Indoors!
(as originally printed in the Colorado Real Estate Journal)

What is the hype over the buzzwords “Adaptive Reuse”? Some of it stems from the need to reduce urban sprawl. Some of it may be because as designers, engineers and consulta…

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Consilium Design earns unanimous approval for Whisper Creek

PUBLISHED ON April 15, 2015 admin

Consilium Design earns unanimous approval for Remington Homes latest patio home neighborhood at Whisper Creek

On April 4, 2015, an amendment to the Whisper Creek Overall Development Plan and a

Preliminary Development Plan/Preliminary Plat for patio homes to be built by Remington Home…

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Consilium Design Wins Best International Community Award

PUBLISHED ON February 15, 2015 admin

For Immediate Release

 

Contact: Craig L Karn

Email: clkarn@consiliumdesign.com

Website: ConsiliumDesign.com

Phone Number: 303.224.9520

 

Consilium Design Wins Best International Community Award

Consilium Design of Centennial, CO has won the 2014 Best in A…

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Consilium Design Wins BALA Gold for Sun Kingdom Community

PUBLISHED ON February 15, 2015 admin

Consilium Design Wins Best International Community Award for Hillside at Sun Kingdom
Consilium Design of Centennial, CO has won the 2014 Best in American Living Award (BALA) – Gold Award for international community design.   The award was presented at the recent National Association of …

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Doing Simple Well

PUBLISHED ON December 7, 2012 dhuffman

Doing Simple Well

By Craig Karn, Principal, Consilium Design

In over 30 years of practice, we have seen trends come and go in planning and landscape architecture. In the 80’s we experienced times of great growth and some down times. In the 90’s times were good and growth was stro…

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2012 Multi-Family Project of the Year: Alta Aspen Grove

PUBLISHED ON November 15, 2012 admin

We are pleased to announce that Alta Aspen Grove was selected as the 2012 Multi-family Project of the Year at the 2012 Rocky Mountain Commercial Real Estate Expo held on November 2nd.  Consilium Design provided landscape architecture and planning services for the 280 unit, transit oriente…

The Consilium Team is Out and About!

We would love to see you at any and all of the events that we are attending. Please reach out to Kim Ketchel at kketchel@consiliumdesign.com if you want to make sure that we connect!