The design and construction team for One River North in Denver recently celebrated the building’s topping out. MAD and Davis Partnership are the lead architects and Saunders is the general contractor. The 16-story project broke ground in the fall of 2021 and is scheduled for completion in late 2023.

One River North anchors a new wave of taller buildings shaping a bold new vision for Denver’s art influenced River North (RiNo) district. The building will feature 187 luxury residences; a fitness center and yoga studio; a lounge with workspace areas and a pet spa; and nearly 8,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail space. The defining characteristic of One River North is a 10-story landscaped canyon carved into the building’s facade. Along the trail-like walkway, individuals will discover plant life and vegetation that is native to Colorado’s high plains climate, changing in shape, color and form with the seasons. The developers challenged the design and construction team to build a structure that would be iconic for Denver, not just at the rooftop, but from top to bottom. That challenge, combined with the vision of bringing nature into the city, was the inspiration for what will certainly become one of the most distinctive residential buildings in Colorado.

Members of the Utah Chapter of the Associated General Contractors

Photo courtesy AGC of Utah

Members of the Utah Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America gathered for the association’s 101st annual convention at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Just over 500 members and associates arrived each day for awards, workshops and installation of new officers and to bid farewell to retiring chapter president and CEO Rich Thorn, at left in photo. Thorn, who has led the organization for 42 years, stands next to Troy Thompson, AGC of Utah 2022 chairman of the board. Joey Gilbert, who has served as vice president under Thorn for 15 years, will assume the leadership role in March. “I couldn’t be happier with the way things are transitioning,” Thorn says. “I have full faith and confidence in Joey and the staff. For me, this last convention is a chance to shake some hands and say goodbye to some old friends.” At the Friday night closing banquet, Thorn was presented with the association’s Eric W. Ryberg Award for Excellence and Dedication. Thorn has also been named ENR Mountain States 2023 Legacy Award winner (see page MS18).