Consilium Design’s use of sustainability principles at Stanley Marketplace are featured in Building Dialogue Magazine

Dec 8, 2017

This article was included as the Inside & Out(side) feature in the December 2017 Edition of the Colorado Real Estate Journal’s Building Dialogue Magazine, Colorado’s Premier Commercial Development, Design and Construction Magazine.

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We were part of the innovative design team tasked with the transformation of the 140,000-square-foot Stanley Aviation building and 22-acre site into Stanley Marketplace, a mixed-use community destination that houses local retail and restaurants, co-working office space, a community garden and an event center, among its diverse tenants.

Consilium Design formulated a concept for Stanley Marketplace to create an inviting, attractive and functional landscape that accomplishes environmental, cultural and economic sustainability principles.

In keeping with our goal of uncommon respect for people, planet and purpose, we identified native landscape zones and prioritized preservation and restoration with additional xeriscape plantings that reduce watering needs.

The reduced impervious surfaces throughout the site and the reuse of salvaged materials from previous structures mitigate the overall impact of construction.

Our team prepared a site master plan that includes a 6-acre parklike open space, event terraces and urban market plazas that will further establish Stanley Marketplace as a neighborhood destination. By accommodating multimodal transportation, we see increases in circulation and ease of access to the venue.

We were part of the innovative design team tasked with the transformation of the 140,000-square-foot Stanley Aviation building and 22-acre site into Stanley Marketplace, a mixed-use community destination that houses local retail and restaurants, co-working office space, a community garden and an event center, among its diverse tenants.

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Consilium Design formulated a concept for Stanley Marketplace to create an inviting, attractive and functional landscape that accomplishes environmental, cultural and economic sustainability principles.

In keeping with our goal of uncommon respect for people, planet and purpose, we identified native landscape zones and prioritized preservation and restoration, with additional xeriscape plantings that reduce watering needs.

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The reduced impervious surfaces throughout the site and the reuse of salvaged materials from previous structures mitigate the overall impact of construction.

Our team prepared a site master plan that includes a 6-acre parklike open space, event terraces and urban market plazas that will further establish Stanley Marketplace as a neighborhood destination. By accommodating multimodal transportation, we see increases in circulation and ease of access to the venue.

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Stanley Marketplace is the cornerstone redevelopment for the Westerly Creek Village Urban Renewal Plan in Northwest Aurora, Colorado. The landscape design is reflective of the site and its cultural, historic and physical context within Westerly Creek Village and Stapleton.

Consilium Design and the team accomplished these impressive sustainability goals:

  • Preservation and restoration of the native landscape.
  • Adaptive reuse of salvaged materials and structures.
  • Minimization of impervious surfaces.
  • The reduction of the urban heat island effect.
  • The enhancement of water quality.
  • Xeriscape design.
  • The encouragement of multi-modal transportation.

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IMAGE: From the Hip photography

  1. Outdoor dining areas encircle the entire marketplace, each with mindful and colorful xeriscape and repurposed salvaged materials from the original building.

IMAGES: Consilium Design

  1. Beer Garden with salvaged concrete decorative wall
  2. Cherry Circle, a showcase entrance, demonstrates the pedestrian – focused connections to surrounding neighborhoods and open space.
  3. Salvaged concrete encased in steel are used through the site as a screen for parked cars and to define pedestrian entrance ways.
  4. Repurposed Stanley Aviation signage demonstrates the preservation and restoration of this iconic historical business; more outdoor seating is featured here.
  5. Site plan

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