2018 Award Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our CGBG Awards 2018! Thank you to all our nominees - your hard work and efforts are applauded and greatly appreciated by everyone in the community!
A Principal with Coburn, Bill is involved in a variety of project types in addition to participating extensively in the local and regional community. He has served on the City of Boulder Planning Board, the City’s Affordable Housing Task Force, and the PD&S Advisory Board. He has taught Architectural Design at the University of Colorado, provided expert testimony for the Congressional Hearing on Energy Efficient Planning and TOD, and has served on the Boulder Design Advisory Board. Bill has been the architect of many of Coburn’s distinguished projects and has headed projects receiving awards from the EPA, Historic Boulder, Sunpower, NAHRO and others. Red Oak Park, for which he was the Project Architect, won the Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence in 2012. He also led work on Boulder Commons (our Green Building of the Year 2018), another award-winning project, which is the first large scale multi-tenant net-zero building in the country. He specializes in planning, mixed-use projects, multi-family housing, affordable housing, retail, office, and breweries. He has extensive experience in sustainable design, completing multiple LEED projects with a variety of ratings including platinum. Bill has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a Masters from the University of Colorado. He is a registered architect in Colorado and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Rick is a Design Build Professor at the Grad Program at CU Denver. He has been involved since its beginning stages and has been instrumental in the sustainability/green building and teaching world here in Colorado. Rick has since helped to develop a strong and reputable program that continues to thrive. With numerous publications, awards, recognition, he has provided students with the opportunity to be empowered, creative, and have paramount learning experience. Hundreds of alumni stay in touch and support each class and project, and he has developed a tight knit collaboration within the community, working hard to build it up over the last 10 years. Rick founded Colorado Building Workshop in 2009, and has built ten community projects in Colorado and, in collaboration with DesignBuildBLUFF, five charitable homes in Southern Utah. His work with Colorado Building Workshop has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Architectural Record, Mark Magazine and Colorado Architect. Rick currently teaches architecture courses focusing on green design and construction, as well as computer design and architectural graphics. He was selected by faculty students as the college’s ‘Instructor of the Year’ for 2003 and 2005.
Developed by Morgan Creek Ventures and lead architects Coburn Partners, Boulder Commons is a new net-zero energy (NZE) development completed in September 2017. Located just two miles from downtown Boulder, the project consists of two commercial buildings totaling roughly 100,000 square feet of professional space, a restaurant, coffee shop and community gathering flex space – accessible by Boulder’s trails and public transportation network. Extraordinary efforts were made by the client/developer to ensure off-the-shelf energy conservation methods. The team worked to craft a solution that struck a balance between aggressive energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy. The ultimate goal was to achieve NZE with a commercial-viable model for sustainable mixed-use development, while offering costs to tenants that are comparable to the market average in Boulder. Boulder Commons boasts Colorado’s first NZE lease, and the first NZE lease in the country for a project of this size, setting a new precedent for other landlords and tenants to follow.