La Puerta Master Plan

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team When the former train yard in Trinidad, Colorado, was acquired from the railroad, it was a brownfield site, dotted with deteriorating structures. Since that time, this 15-acre site, now known La Puerta de Colorado (meaning “the gate”), has undergone remarkable transformation. It now proudly hosts a 96-key Hilton […]

UC Health Moreno Street

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team An SMDG client leased an empty office building to UC Health’s behavioral health unit, a medical provider affiliated with the University of Colorado. The primary objective was to enhance accessibility by adding an ADA-compliant entry vestibule. The 3,000 square feet space underwent extensive renovation to accommodate private offices, […]

St. Benedict Catholic Church

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team St. Benedict, the Catholic parish serving Falcon, Colorado, inhabits a 36-acre site. The site originally included ranch buildings, two houses and two barns. One of the barns was repurposed into a charming church building, while the other was removed to allow for the construction of new parking facilities. […]

La Puerta Trestle

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team The acquisition of the La Puerta site came with a unique design opportunity, an abandoned steel railroad trestle. Plans were made to use the trestle as a means to expand the city trail system, extending the trail to the north side of the Purgatoire River. The trestle was […]

La Puerta Housing

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team The La Puerta commercial development in Trinidad, Colorado, boasts a strategic connection to Linden Street, situated approximately 1,000 feet to the north. This 100-foot-wide thoroughfare serves as crucial access for the fire department and utility lines. Envisioned as an ideal locale for approximately 20 new housing units, the […]

La Puerta Entry Bridge

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team Americana Road intersects Commercial Street via a steel and wood vehicle bridge spanning a small creek. Years of neglect had rendered the bridge nearly impassable, with signs of deterioration becoming evident. Sun Mountain Design coordinated various projects aimed at addressing the decay of the south abutment, restoring the […]

Volunteers of America

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team The innovative office building constructed at Communication Circle, in Colorado Springs, was born from the owner’s vision to repurpose two previously unused modular buildings. Combining a set of 3,425 square feet with another set of 2,467 square feet. SMDG seamlessly integrated these structures with a newly constructed connecting […]

Veteran’s Service Center

Previous slide Next slide Location Total Floor Area Status Design team This new construction project was originally used for the 5/30 KOAA Media Station. It was eventually renovated to be a service center for military Veterans, including interior and exterior improvements. The Center’s current mission is to assist local veterans in job searching, mental and […]

La Puerta

Previous slide Next slide Location Total Floor Area Status Design team La Puerta de Colorado is a 15.4 acre reclamation project on a brownfield site in Trinidad, CO. The site is bordered on two sides by the Purgatoire river and Commercial Street, one of the primary entries to the City from Interstate 25. A new […]

Sister Blandina Park

Previous slide Next slide Location Total Floor Area Status Design team This fenced-in park is built in the center of downtown Trinidad and is to be utilized for community functions, live music, weddings, and tranquil reflection. The park contains beautiful landscaping, water features, a gazebo, pergola, and memorial walls to honor Sister Blandina, a nun […]