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Progress Update – Irish Miners Memorial

In 2019, Consilium Design was invited to enter a design competition sponsored by the Irish Network Colorado, INCO for the memorial of an unmarked grave of Irish miners that had worked in the mines found in Leadville, CO.  Shortly after winning the competition, Consilium Design then proceeded to refine the competition design; work closely with the centerpiece sculptor from Ireland; work with local friends of the project; assist with fund raising efforts; estimate costs, solicit bids, and prepare construction documents.

We are proud to announce that Consilium Design has been providing construction administration services for the construction of the memorial and it plans to be installed by the fall of 2022.  It has been an honor to be part of this amazing project and to help memorize these Irish miners.

Click here to read the article in CREJ that recently covered the Irish Miner’s Memorial project.

Lincoln Station Receives Unanimous City Council Approval

Century Living at Lincoln Station received approval from the Lone Tree City Council on August 3rd, the 5.2 acre 425 unit apartment community will complete the development at the Lincoln Station on the E line. An extensive amenity package includes a pet grooming center, dog park, pool and spa, fitness center, on-site retail, rooftop lounge, co-working spaces, outdoor courtyards, and bike repair/storage.

Please click link below to the CREJ newsletter about a similar Multi-family project called RidgeGate Station Apartments:

Design Innovation: Transit-Oriented Design on the E Line

Consilium Design Is actively involved with three new TOD apartment communities along the RTD E line at the RidgeGate Parkway Station, SkyRidge Station, and Lincoln Station in Lone Tree, Colorado.


Included in the five-story structure are adjacent to the Lincoln Station rail platform. Two large interior courts offer
diverse amenities for cooking, dining, and intimate gathering spaces as well as a climbing wall, resort style pool and
spa, and a 6000 square foot roof-top off-leash dog park.


Includes 228 apartments in a 7-story structure. Amenities include a first-floor lobby with residents’ services, coffee
shop, meeting space and an outdoor plaza across the street from the rail platform. There are two roof top amenity
spaces including a third level courtyard with pool and spa, outdoor cooking, and dining, along with several private
patio areas for individual units. Both the third floor and seventh floor amenity decks offer spectacular views to the
Front Range. A residents only off-leash dog park is a feature amenity for the community.


Features a very diverse amenity program dispersed throughout the 540-apartment community, including a pool and
spa, clubhouse and fitness facility, coffee shop and other neighborhood retail, rooftop deck, and covered parking
for every resident. A dog friendly streetscape design is a feature of the community where it is expected that as many
as half or more of the residents will have a dog.

Design Innovation: Energy Production

Consilium Design continues to work with our clients, their engineering consultants and City staff to develop sustainable, resilient design solutions for several energy production facilities in the path of future urban development in Aurora, Colorado.

Landform, xeric landscape buffers and design enhancements for facility structures are all being used to mitigate the visual and operational impacts of these facilities on future surrounding urban development.

Consilium Project Sites

Design enhancements for facility structures:

Rendered Design Solution

Let us know how we can help you develop creative design solutions for your energy production sites within jurisdictions you are active in.

A Note from Our Principal, Craig Karn

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 and to continue my service to the NAHB and our industry.

Our Spring committee meeting is in June, and some of the topics we’ll be discussing include:

  • Opportunity Zone Regulations
  • Creating ‘Home for All’ Outreach
  • Diversifying Housing Options with Smaller Lots and Smaller Homes Report

If any of my colleagues have land development issues and think it would be beneficial to have input from your industry peers around the country, please share it with me and I can bring it up for discussion at the committee meeting next week.

Thank you,


Congratulations to Colorado Village Collaborative and the Beloved Community!

Consilium Design congratulates our client, the Colorado Village Collaborative (CVC) on its approval to move the Beloved Community Village to the Globeville neighborhood in Denver. We are proud to be a small part in helping CVC design the new site and create opportunities within the site for the residents to grow their own food and enjoy functional and beautiful landscape.

Barnabas Kane, Senior Landscape Architect at Consilium said, “This is a wonderful community and we are very happy to be a partner with CVC. By contributing our skills as land planners and landscape architects, we hope to create a strong sense of place for the residents.  As requested by the villagers, by using landscaped borders instead of fencing, Beloved and its new Globeville neighbors will be more open for engagement with one another.”

With only two weeks to spare on moving from their old location, on Monday, April 29, Denver City Council unanimously approved the relocation of the Beloved Community Village to a city-owned plot of land in Globeville at 4400 Pearl Street.  The move is currently in progress.

Per the CVC website, “The Colorado Village Collaborative exists to initiate and invest in the development of resident-led villages. We embody radical solutions to homelessness: housing that centers human dignity, empowerment of marginalized voices, and design solutions that are affordable, sustainable and community oriented.”

This coming Thursday, CVC will announce a fundraising drive to help with creating a new community building and 8 new houses, here is the link to give towards this campaign:

For more information, see the Colorado Village Collaborative website:

Join us at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Green Conference for a discussion on Resilient Community Development

Join Us for a Special Panel hosted by Consilium Design

to discuss Resilient and Equitable Community Development

 at the Rocky Mountain Green Conference!

When: April 10-12, 2019

Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown

Hosted by USGBC Mountain Region, Rocky Mountain Green annually convenes hundreds of building professionals, sustainability leaders and change-makers from across the Rocky Mountain region for discussions about today’s most critical sustainability and green building issues.

Panel Information:

The Pillars of Resilient and Equitable Community Development in the Western U.S.

Thursday, April 11th at 2:15 pm

What if new community developments acted as a positive change agent and created a more resilient habitat and equitable human experience than existed before? We will explore the effects of designing with mindfulness, diversity and ecological and human resiliency tactics during the planning phase of community development.


Barnabas Kane, Senior Landscape Architect, Sustainability and Water Strategy Specialist, Consilium Design Craig Karn PLA, Principal, Co-Founder Consilium Design, Don Hijar, Pawnee Buttes Seed Company

Register for the event by clicking here!

Another Successful International Builders’ Show in the Books

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 night.

I started the week at the Global Opportunities Board meeting, thanks to an invitation from Robert August. Topics of discussion included updates on global membership and recruitment and the 2018 Global Innovation Awards.

I attended both the Land Use Policy Subcommittee and Land Development Committee meetings where topics of discussion included a draft research report on small homes and ADUs, and an anticipated introduction of an infrastructure bill in the House of Representatives that will includes a proposed revolving fund to pay impact fees for multi-family and low-income housing development.

On Thursday morning my friend Phil Stuepfert and I presented Creative Design Solutions in a Conventional Development World at the IBS Design Studio.

If you have a land development issue and you could benefit from input from your industry peers around the country, please share it with me and I can bring it up for discussion at the Spring Board meetings in June.

Also, Kristie, as a board member of the Professional Women in Building (PWB) and the new Chairperson on the PWB Outreach committee (2019), participated in all of the PWB functions.  At this year’s award luncheon, our Denver chapter received the honor of being second in the nation for community outreach!  All of the PWB chapter members are instrumental in helping women and children in need in Colorado.

See you next year!


See you next week in Las Vegas!

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 Studio:

Creative Design Solutions in a Conventional Development World
Thursday Feb. 21st 9:45am-10:15am

We hope to see you there! You can call Kristie directly when you are there to set up some time to meet, 303-915-2840.

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

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 session in the Design Studio: 

Creative Design Solutions in a Conventional Development World Thursday Feb. 21st 9:45am-10:15am

Also, both Kristie and Craig will be attending the following:

Land Use Policy SubcommitteeSunday, Feb. 17th 10:00am- 12:00pmCraig
PWB Legislative Committee  Sunday, Feb. 17th 10:15-10:45amKristie
PWB CommunicationsSunday Feb. 17th 11:00am-12:00pmKristie
Design CommitteeMonday Feb. 18th 7:30am- 10:00amCraig
Land Development CommitteeMonday, Feb. 18th 1:30pm- 4:00pmCraig
PWB Awards luncheonWednesday Feb. 20th 12:00pm- 2:00pmKristie

Please try and catch up with them at any of those events or reach out now and let’s book a coffee or lunch with Kristie or Craig while you are in Las Vegas!

Call us!  303-224-9520