Design Platform was a design and construction firm that operated from 2009-2019, performing design build services for residential and commercial projects throughout Colorado. Mainly working in the hyper local Denver metro area, focusing on renovations and additions to homes in older established neighborhoods like Hilltop, Park Hill, Krisana Park, Lynwood, and Montclair. Design Platform also completed several national projects with the women’s clothing store chain Michael Stars. The firm’s work was published both in local design publications like Modern In Denver, Luxe, 5280 Home, Denver Life, Colorado Homes and Lifestyle as well as national publications like Sunset, Dwell, and HGTV. The firm received many awards for their work including two Mayor’s Design Awards in 2013 and 2017 for Common Grounds Coffee House and Cuba Cuba Patio Expansion respectively. The firm completed the Sunset Magazine Idea House in 2015. The home was featured in the publication and was part of a large national home tour event that allowed thousands of visitors to see the home located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Denver. The firm was a strong supporter of the local art & design community and was part of many events hosted by the design magazine Modern In Denver including Design In Bloom, and Denver Design Week.
The firm could not have existed or had so many accomplishments without the talents and hard work of all its staff members over the decade of operation. We believe each and every staff member deserves to be mentioned.
One of the proudest accomplishments of Design Platform is the legacy of its staff and their own individual entrepreneurial spirits. Many of the firms’ previous staff have gone on to start and operate their own successful businesses. Please take the time to visit their sites and consider using their services.
Design Platform completed operations in 2019 on the 10-year anniversary of its founding. The extreme market pressures within Colorado on Construction specifically material costs, labor shortages, unavailability/unreliability of subcontractors, and the un-affordability of homes and land in the Denver Metro Area contributed to the decision. The firm has a strong belief that the industry as a whole must evolve to meet the future challenges of a declining workforce in the trades, retirement of key trade expertise, a changing demographic of homeowners, bad tariff & immigration policies that hurt construction, and depleting natural resources. There is hope in the young Architects, Craftsmen, and Builders coming into the industry, and we hope to have played a very small part in the evolution to come.