DENVER, CO – (September 19, 2022) – MVE + Partners, a leading architecture and planning firm, today announced the opening of its new Denver studio as part of the firm’s steady expansion.
The new office, located in a vibrant Uptown neighborhood at 1900 Grant Street, Suite 550, in Denver solidifies MVE’s footing in the fast-growing region and positions it as the go-to studio to lead projects in design and construction in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. The past decade has seen a population boom in urban and suburban Colorado (as high as 33% in nearby Broomfield), resulting in a pressing need for a new form of human scaled urbanism, city making, and for quality multifamily housing, office, retail, cultural amenities, and infrastructure.
Leading the Business Development of the new studio is Colorado native, Principal, Richard Flierl, ASLA who brings more than 30 years of urban design experience to the position, along with a unique understanding of the Rocky Mountain region’s development history and projected growth. Current projects incorporate the urban design of new towns, redevelopment visioning, along with architectural design of new build and the adaptive reuse of unique urban sites and historic buildings. Two representative projects include the G3 Apartments in Salt Lake City, Utah a 187-unit residential project that adjoins the Campus at Granary development and wraps around a new surf pool destination amenity. Downtown Laveen is a Master Plan in Phoenix, Arizona, that will transform a 90-acre farm and its historic farmhouse structures into a new mixed-use, agrarian-inspired downtown building based on the site’s agricultural history and surrounding areas.
“With Richard’s insights, sensitivity and deep understanding of the Rocky Mountain region he will be able to deliver on MVE’s commitment to create curated and site-specific designs that are suited for the landscape and culture of the region,” said Matthew McLarand, President and Director of Design of MVE + Partners.
Flierl is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a member of the Public Realm Council of the Downtown Denver Partnership and the former Vice Chairman of the Orange County District Council of the Urban Land Institute on Place, guiding the development of the Metropolitan Plan speaker, and has participated as a university design juror, panelist, and symposium leader on the topic of the authentic creation of place. He is a graduate of Colorado State University.
MVE’s Colorado studio seamlessly collaborates with MVE’s existing studios, and its work encompasses the design specialties characteristic of the MVE brand including mixed-use, multifamily, hospitality, civic and institutional campuses, adaptive reuse, transit-oriented development, student housing, and more. The firm’s designs promote walkability, community, sustainable growth, and the best use for valuable urban land. MVE’s award-winning and critically acclaimed projects can be found in the Western United States and various locales across the globe.
About MVE + Partners
Celebrating over 45 years in the industry, MVE + Partners provides architecture, planning, interiors, and urban design from its six studios across the United States to its clients across the globe. MVE + Partners’ mission is to design passionately, collaborate thoughtfully, and work proactively to creatively enrich the communities it influences and deliver buildings that are exceptional by design. For more information, please visit www.mve-architects.com.