Architectural Record reports on public architecture projects generating positive change in cities around the United States. Denver Union Station, designed by SOM as part of a large regional transportation initiative, is included.
The Denver Post reports on the development boom around Denver Union Station, the SOM-designed transit hub. Sales and property tax revenue last year came in at triple the original projections, demonstrating the project's success as a catalyst for urban growth.
Curbed highlights the use of splash pads in SOM's design for Denver Union Station. The splash pads create an interactive public space as part of SOM's aspiration to realize a dynamic, civic zone surrounding the historic Beaux-Arts building.
In July 2016, the Regional Transportation District is opening the B-Line, a new link in the transit network being built around Denver Union Station. The commuter rail line connects the SOM-designed station with Westminster, a Denver suburb, laying further groundwork for transit-oriented development.
Politico Magazine reports on Denver's new rail connection between the airport and Denver Union Station, the latest addition to a rail system that is transforming the city. SOM recently revitalized and expanded the historic station to create a major regional transportation hub and intermodal transit district.
In "Rebuilding the American City," SOM Design Partner Roger Duffy, Director Derek A.R. Moore, and Associate Director Kristopher Takács discuss Denver Union Station. Authored by David Gamble and Patty Heyda, the book highlights the transit hub as a paradigm for urban redevelopment in America.
Architizer includes the SOM-designed Denver Union Station in a survey of inspiring train stations around the world. One of the largest of its kind in the United States, the Colorado station orchestrates light rail, commuter and intercity rail, bicycle and bus routes, and pedestrian pathways into an intermodal hub.
On November 5, 2015, a ceremony at Denver Union Station marked the project's national recognition by the IDEAS2 awards. Given annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the program honors outstanding projects in engineering and architecture using structural steel.
The Urban Land Institute named SOM’s Denver Union Station as a winner of its 2015 Global Awards for Excellence. The annual program recognizes projects worldwide that achieve a high standard in design, construction, economics, planning, and management.
Greater Greater Washington highlights SOM’s Denver Union Station as “a beautiful architectural mix of ornate old and shimmering new.” The multimodal hub, completed in 2014, orchestrates light rail, commuter and intercity rail, bicycle and bus routes, and pedestrian pathways in a new urban transit district.
Two SOM projects have been named finalists in the 2015 Global Awards for Excellence competition, organized by the Urban Land Institute. The annual awards program recognizes projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management.
In a new video, the Downtown Denver Partnership documents the history of Denver Union Station’s redevelopment into a world-class multimodal transportation center. The SOM-designed transformation is a 2015 winner in the partnership’s annual awards program.
Building Design + Construction reports on the winners of this year’s Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structure Steel (IDEAS²) award winners. Two SOM projects, Denver Union Station in Colorado, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, earned top honors
Two SOM projects, Denver Union Station and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, have earned 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) awards. Given annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction, the IDEAS2 awards are the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. steel industry.
Denver Union Station is featured in the New York Time’s article on recent renovations to train stations around the world. Completed last year, the SOM-designed station orchestrates light rail, commuter and intercity rail, bicycle and bus routes, and pedestrian pathways into an intuitive intermodal hub.
Denver Union Station is spotlighted in CNN’s recent roundup of “five signs America is falling in love with public transit.” According to the article, SOM’s recent transformation of the regional hub helped increase the city’s light rail ridership by 6.3% in the third quarter of 2014.
Denver Union Station has been recognized with the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mountain States Best Project Award in the Airports/Transit category. The intermodal hub, planned and designed by SOM, opened this past spring.
Denver Union Station has been recognized as the 2014 Project of the Year by the Design-Build Institute of America. The award is given annually to a single project that best demonstrates “exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery.”
El Pais’ roundup of 20 of the most striking new and renovated train stations features SOM’s Denver Union Station. Composed of steel trusses clad in white fabric, the open-air station protects passengers below while preserving views of the city’s historic Union Station.
Denver Union Station was recently recognized with a National Award of Merit by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). The project is now eligible for further awards, including the National Award of Excellence and the Project of the Year award.
Three SOM projects have been selected as winners in the annual Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, organized by the National Council of Structural Engineers Association. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2, the Denver Union Station Train Hall, and the San Bernardino Justice Center were each recognized in separate categories, which were defined by overall project budget.
Several projects by SOM have been recognized by the 2014 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards. The awards program promotes public awareness of the world's most important examples of sustainable design.
At a ceremony on June 28, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized distinguished recipients of the annual Honor Awards. SOM's Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan and Denver Union Station were winning projects in the Regional & Urban Design category.
In a recent feature in The Denver Post, Fine Arts Critic Ray Mark Rinaldi describes Denver Union Station’s role in unifying the capital city’s formerly disconnected neighborhoods. SOM’s redevelopment of the site is a case study of the power of transit-oriented urban design.
Three recent SOM transportation projects are featured in Gizmodo’s roundup of stations poised to transform rail transit in the United States. All Aboard Florida, Denver Union Station, and SOM’s vision for Penn Station are spotlighted as projects “bringing the drama and glamour back to train travel.”
Today, ArchDaily features Denver Union Station. SOM’s redevelopment of 20 acres of former rail yards is a case study of the power of transit-oriented urban design.
Architects + Artisans features the recently completed Denver Union Station. The transformative project “works well for its customers, it respects its neighbors and it delivers economic value for money spent.”
Civil Engineering Magazine spotlights the recently opened Denver Union Station. The SOM-designed train hall and bus concourse “transport Denver’s Union Station and its neighborhood into the 21st century.”
Denver Union Station was recently featured on Gizmodo. The project, which opened this weekend, expertly orchestrates light rail, commuter and intercity rail, bicycle and bus routes, and pedestrian pathways.
Today, the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) will mark the opening of the Union Station Bus Concourse with a grand ribbon-cutting celebration. SOM designed the intercity bus terminal and the broader Denver Union Station complex; the firm also developed the master plan for the surrounding transit-oriented neighborhood.
ENR Mountain States previews the bold Denver Union Station redevelopment. A stunning train hall, underground bus station, light rail station, and pedestrian plaza, all designed by SOM, enliven the historic terminal.
Colorado Public Radio takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the new SOM-designed Denver Union Station redevelopment.
In its April issue, Architectural Record tells the story of Denver Union Station’s spectacular transformation from an underused Beaux-Arts depot into a vibrant, multi-modal transportation hub. A stunning train hall, underground bus station, light rail station, and pedestrian plaza, all designed by SOM, enliven the historic terminal.
Denver Urbanism blog visited the SOM-designed Denver Union Station to document the return of Amtrak operations to the historic depot. Their time-lapse video shows the first train pulling into the new passenger platform beneath the soaring train hall canopy.
The American Institute of Architects has just announced that SOM is the recipient of two Honor Awards in the Regional and Urban Design category. The winning projects are the Denver Union Station Neighborhood Transformation and the Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan.
SOM has won a total of eight Spark Awards in the categories of space, transport, and app design. Spark is a community of creative people, bound together by the idea that design can make positive change in the world.
Stand in front of Denver’s Union Station, with its iconic red-neon “Travel by Train” sign and monumental windows, and you can almost imagine the depot’s glory days in the 1930s, when as many as 80 trains a day stopped here. Today, the 1914 Beaux-Arts-style station is surrounded by chain-link fencing as it undergoes a $48 million restoration. When it reopens next year, the building will continue to serve train passengers but it will also include a 110-room boutique hotel, restaurants, shops, and offices.
Denver has received high praise from Forbes magazine, which includes Denver on its list of 15 U.S. cities with emerging downtowns. The article is highlighted by a picture of development around Union Station.
Last week transportation officials in Denver made a trial run of the new West Rail Line — a 12-mile, $707-million light rail line expected to serve some 20,000 riders a day. The "W" line holds great promise for Denver's western corridor, but it has even greater significance for the city at large.
Construction is well along on the third and final phase of the sprawling $500-million effort to transform Denver Union Station into a multimodal transportation hub for the Mountain West region. Contractors expect to finish the project in about a year.
7NEWS gives viewers a glimpse of the construction at Denver's historic Union station on the ground and from the air.