Rocky Mountain Sports Park

05.30.17 - We’re pleased to be the planners and designers of Rocky Mountain Sports Park, the world’s largest sports park. [read more]

Award Season

April 13, 2017 - Norris Design, with offices in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson, has won the Arizona American Society of Landscape Architects’ Office of the Year award. [read more]

The KSU + Norris Design Connection

December 14, 2016 - The Norris Design connection with Kansas State University (KSU) began when John Norris received his degree in Landscape Architecture there 35 years ago. [read more]

Living Walls at Fiddler's Green

July 22, 2016 - Live music isn’t the only animate attraction at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village. The concert venue, owned and operated by the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA), also boasts North America’s largest living walls. [read more]

Norris Design is Hiring!

July 7, 2016 - Norris Design has a variety of options in our office for future talent. [read more]

The Marq Southlake’s Grand Opening of Legends Hall

February 15, 2016 - December 11, 2015 was a fantastic day many residents of the City of Southlake, Texas have been waiting for, when The Marq Southlake's Legends Hall opened to great celebration. [read more]

North Metro Chamber of Commerce 2015 Business Person of the Year

February 2, 2016 - Norris Design announced Jared Carlon, firm Partner and Principal, has been named the North Metro Chamber of Commerce 2015 Business Person of the Year. [read more]

St. Vrain School Opens Fully ADA-Compliant Playgrounds

December 1, 2015 - Norris Design recently worked with the St. Vrain Valley School District to provide a playscape for students with physical and emotional disabilities. [read more]

Metro North Chamber of Commerce Fall Bus Tour

September 17, 2015 - The Metro North Chamber of Commerce will be completing a bus tour of the various retail developments in the north metro area of Denver on September 25, 2015. [read more]

Valley Partnership’s 2014 Community Project Earns Prestigious Honor

September 14, 2015 - Valley Partnership’s 2014 Community Project won a prestigious Crescordia Award Saturday September 12th at the 35th annual Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards. [read more]

Alta City House a Hit with Renters

September 13, 2015 - Just months after it's opening, Wood Partner's Alta City House is already 78% leased. [read more]

Norris Design Making Tracks in Panama

August 19, 2015 - Norris Design was recently tabbed to design 16 new Light Rail Stations with Panama Metro on their second rapid transit line, in Panama City, Panama. [read more]

Encore Multi Family Inc.Building New Multi Family in Denver

August 17, 2015 - Encore Multi-Family Inc. has acquired a 5.8-acre parcel of land near Evans Avenue and Bannock Street with plans to build a 226-unit apartment complex. [read more]

Mariposa Phase IV Certified LEED Platinum

August 4, 2015 - The Mariposa Phase IV was just certified LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council. [read more]

Wolff Unveils Elevate in Centennial

July 28, 2015 - The Phoenix-based Wolff Co. plans a 285-unit, apartment community in Centennial called Elevate. [read more]

Woonerfs: Rethinking a Public Realm for Bicyclists, Pedestrians and Cars

July 7, 2015 - Woonerfs are catching on across European cities as well as in Seattle and Minneapolis. [read more]

NDLI Austin Project Featured in Luxe Magazine

July 2, 2015 - Congratulations to NDLI Austin on their mid-century modern home published in LUXE Interiors + Design! [read more]

Career Development Top Ten Tips

June 1, 2015 - Norris Design's Wendi Birchler recently presented her top ten Career Development tips at a recent ULI Colorado WLI Committee meeting. [read more]

Help Support the HomeAid Colorado Essentials for Young Lives Drive

May 10, 2015 - HomeAid Colorado recently kicked off their Essentials for young Lives donation drive, which benefits families in our community who are struggling to make ends meet. [read more]

Congratulations to John Norris Becoming A Kansas State Fellow

April 15, 2015 - Congratulations to John Norris on becoming an Alumni Fellow at Kansas State University. [read more]

Sara Partridge Wins Bus Stop Shelter Design Competition

April 10, 2015 - Capital Metro and the Austin chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced today that Austin designers Sara Partridge and Melissa Robledo have been chosen as the winners of the Bus Stop Shelter Design Competition. [read more]

Kaylynn Primerano Awarded 2015 ASLA Volunteer of the Year Award

March 30, 2015 - Congratulations to Norris Design's Kaylynn Primerano for the Arizona ASLA 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award! [read more]

Desert Trails Bike Park Wins ASLA Honor Award

March 30, 2015 - Norris Designs's Phoenix office took home an Honor Award at the 2015 Arizona ASLA Gala for the Desert Trails Bike Park. [read more]

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Featured Leader: John Birkey

March 5, 2015 - Norris Design's John Birkey was highlighted as this month's Featured Leader through Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. [read more]

Enclave at Hamilton Ranch

February 16, 2015 - Norris Design is working on an exciting new residential development in Chandler, Phoenix. [read more]

Summit County Receives Grant for District Attorney and Probation Facility

February 11, 2015 - The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded Summit County $600,000 to support the renovation of the former Summit County South Branch Library to house District Attorney and Probation Offices. [read more]

Upcoming Event: The Changing State of Colorado Housing

February 9, 2015 - Metro North Chamber of Commerce is proud to present a Development Council Series Breakfast entitled The Changing State of Colorado Housing. [read more]

Westminster Station Area Construction in Full Swing

February 4, 2015 - Two construction projects are well underway in the Westminster Station and Little Dry Creek area. [read more]

1,800 homes planned for Inspiration

February 3, 2015 - An 1,800-home, partially age-restricted community called Inspiration Colorado will be built in northeast Douglas County, with Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers and California-based Standard Pacific Homes announced as the first two builders. [read more]

Norris Design Turns 30!

February 2, 2015 - Norris Design celebrates it's 30th anniversary today! [read more]

Midtown Wins Gold for Best Clubhouse

January 21, 2015 - Midtown won Gold for Best Clubhouse for the Midtown Shed at The National Association of Home Builders National Sales & Marketing Council annual award show held on January 20, 2015. [read more]

Norris Design to Present at International Builder's Show

January 13, 2015 - Norris Design's Brad Haigh and Jared Carlon will be presenting at the 2015 International Builder Show in Las Vegas on January 20 and 22nd. [read more]

Norris Design Adopts 10 Families for Christmas

December 12, 2014 - Norris Design's Denver office adopted 10 families for Christmas this year. [read more]

Midtown Wins 2014 ASLA Merit Award

November 19, 2014 - Today the American Society of Landscape Architects Colorado is announcing 25 Professional Design Awards for its prestigious 2014 competition. [read more]

BMX Bike Park Opens In Mesa

November 17, 2014 - The first BMX bike park in Mesa opened over the weekend.[read more]

Nancy P. Anschutz Center wins Distinctly Denver Award

November 14, 2014 - The Nancy P. Anschutz Center for the Boys and Girls Club took home the Distinctly Denver Award at last nights Mayor's Design Awards. [read more]

The Largest Rooftop Farm in the World

November 3, 2014 - Gotham Greens’ 75k SF rooftop farm in Pullman will be the largest in the world when complete, atop Method Products’ new facility, likely the first LEED-Platinum manufacturing plant in its industry. [read more]

Phoenix Temple Opens to Public for Tours

October 13, 2014 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Phoenix temple will open to the public on Friday, allowing members of the community to tour the sacred space before it is dedicated in November. [read more]

2014 ASLA JSR Student Award Presented

October 2, 2014 - John Birkey, President of The Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation presented Kate Davenport of the University of Colorado Denver with the annual Jane Silverstein Ries Student Award. [read more]

Norris Design Denver Ranked 6th in Class for the 2014 Bike to Work Day

October 2, 2014 - Norris Design's Denver office ranked 6th in class for the Denver Bike To Work Day Challenge! [read more]

Mariposa Sited As "One of 10 Great Neighborhoods"

October 2, 2014 - A west Denver neighborhood in the shadow of downtown has pulled itself up after some turbulent times. Trumpeting the turnaround, the American Planning Association on Wednesday recognized the La Alma/Lincoln Park area as "One of 10 Great Neighborhoods" in the country. [read more]

$1 Million for Streetscapes in Tucson

October 1, 2014 - When the city of Tucson and Rio Nuevo settled their differences and buried the hatchet a year ago, the settlement included a million dollars for streetscapes and other things to make downtown look "prettier." And there are a lot of places downtown which need the proverbial new coat of paint. [read more]

Southlake Texas Community Recreation and Senior Center Breaks Ground

September 30, 2014 - Saturday, September 27th was a day that signified growth and community for the city of Southlake. [read more]

Gatesville Outdoor Classroom

September 15, 2014 - On November 5, 2013, the voters in Gatesville ISD overwhelmingly approved a bond referendum for a new elementary school to serve 800 students in Grades 1-3. [read more]

Building for the Generations

August 28, 2014 - The “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers is upon us, and rather than running for cover, housing developers are stepping up to meet the demands of the age-55-and-older housing market. [read more]

Breckenridge F-Lot Studies

August 22, 2014 - The Town of Breckenridge hired a team of consultants including Norris Design to study how a parking structure would work in this space to expand parking. [read more]

Congratulations John Birkey!

August 7, 2014 - Congratulations to John Birkey on his second place photography award in the Engineering Design Group, Inc.'s photo contest! [read more]

An Oasis in Tucson's Concrete Jungle

July 24, 2014 - Over the past several days, the gravel-strewn MLK Lot on North Fifth Avenue at East Congress Street — in the shadow of the MLK Apartments — has been transformed into a beachy oasis smack in the middle of Tucson’s concrete jungle. [read more]

ULI Partnership Forum Featuring Mitch Black as Moderator

July 22, 2014 - ULI Colorado invites you to a complimentary happy hour and informational event where you will learn about the Partnership Forum program. [read more]

Anthem Emerges As An 'Intergenerational' Master Plan

July 13, 2014 - Only halfway through 2014, some 144 homes have already sold at Anthem, the 1,750-acre master planned community at the crossroads of new 470 Northwest Parkway and Broomfield's Lowell Boulevard. [read more]

Ken Mitchell Park and Open Space Master Plan Designs Get Public Look

July 2, 2014 - Members of the public were able to have a final say in the Ken Mitchell Park and Open Space master plan during a June 27 public meeting. [read more]

How Denver Is Becoming the Most Advanced Transit City in the West

June 24, 2014 - While Denver has typically been a car-oriented transit city, major mass transit improvements are beginning to change the city's transportation orientation. [read more]

Norris Design Chicago Participates in Bike It

June 15, 2014 - Norris Design's Chicago office recently participated in Bike It - an outdoor exhibit of bicycles as art. [read more]

Chicago Premium Outlets Break Ground

June 11, 2014 – The Chicago Premium Outlets will break ground on July 16th. Governor Quinn is expected to attend the ground breaking of this large expansion that will make the Chicago Premium outlets one of the largest retail outlet shopping center in Illinois. [read more]

A Bar Built from Shipping Containers

May 30, 2014 - North Arrow Studio, along with Hendley | Knowles Design Studio, recently designed and built the Container Bar in Austin, Texas out of shipping containers. [read more]

Plans Unveiled for Archer Fairgrounds

May 12, 2014 - Laramie County Fair officials unveiled a vision earlier this week of what the fair might look like if it were to move entirely to the Archer complex east of the city. [read more]

Green Without Greed

April 7, 2014 - GREEN without GREED demonstrates how a dynamic verdant garden can be created through the whimsical application of synthetic turf. [read more]

Denver Embraces Future with Aerotropolis Plan

April 1, 2014 - The purchase of 55 acres near the Denver International Airport is being regarded as the next step in the creation of an aerotropolis long dreamed of by Denver city leaders. [read more]

NAIOP Colorado's 2013 Awards of Achievement

March 3, 2014 - NAIOP Colorado recently announced the Annual Awards of Achievement Winners for 2013 - recognizing the “Best of the Best” in the Commercial Real Estate Industry on February 27, 2014 at The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver. [read more]

2014 NAHB Award Winners

February 14, 2014 - Six big projects Norris Design was involved with won significant awards through the 2014 National Association of Home Builders "The Nationals" competition. [read more]

Terrain Wins NAHB Best Clubhouse

February 14, 2014 - Terrain recently won the gold award for Best Clubhouse from the National Association of Home Builders. [read more]

2014 Lacrosse World Cup at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

February 7, 2014 - A record 38 nations have been confirmed to compete in the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. [read more]

Community Builders Leadership Institute Workshop for Dillon Residents

February 3, 2014 - Community leaders from around Colorado’s Western Slope, including the town of Dillon, recently returned from Glenwood Springs after an intensive three-day economic prosperity workshop called the Community Builders Leadership Institute, hosted by the Sonoran Institute. [read more]

Nederland Community Center Final Draft Presented

January 26, 2014 - On Saturday, January 11, the Nederland Community Center Site Development Plan committee presented an open house showing the various options for renovation of the NCC. [read more]

Westminster Station Video Featured

January 13, 2014 - The Westminster Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD) area will be located around the future Westminster Station, consisting of 135-acres bound by Federal Boulevard and Lowell Boulevard, 72nd Avenue and approximately 68th Avenue. The City recently released a video created by Norris Design on their site. [read more]

The Turf at Mile High

January 9, 2014 - The Denver Broncos turf manager and his team of 13 grass gurus are responsible for making sure this field of dreams is up to scratch. [read more]

Dunbar Park Featured on Unilock Website

January 6, 2014 - Dunbar Park was recently featured on the Unilock website. [read more]

Happy Holidays from Norris Design!

December 25, 2013 - Norris Design would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! [read more]

Door Still Open for Parks and Recreation Master Plan

December 13, 2013 -  It's been nearly a year since the Peoria Parks and Recreation Board reached out to fellow Peoria residents asking for input on the future of parks and recreation in our city. [read more]

Plazo Centro and The Cadence Wins MPA Common Ground Award

December 9, 2013 - Plaza Centro and the Cadence received a Common Ground Award in the Planning, Design and Construction category from the Metropolitan Pima Alliance. [read more]

Land Sale Near DIA to Catalyze Porteos Development

November 21, 2013 - A $9.6 million land sale near Denver International Airport could help kick-start a big development project just south of DIA. [read more]

2013 Canstruction Event a Huge Success

November 11, 2013 - For the fourth consecutive year, the American Institute of Architects, Southern Arizona Chapter sponsored the 2013 Canstruction® event benefitting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. [read more]

Norris Design's Peace Garden Featured as Project of the Week

November 5, 2013 - The Colorado Real Estate Journal recently featured the Nancy P. Anschutz Center's Peace Garden designed by Norris Design in their early November issue as the "Project of the Week." [read more]

Pauls Corp. Set to Break Ground on Golden Triangle Apartments

October 18, 2013 - The Pauls Corp. will build downtown Denver’s newest apartment building in the Golden Triangle area at Eighth Avenue and Broadway, the company confirmed and city records show. [read more]

Wood Partners to Break Ground on 306-Unit Luxury Apartment Building

October 17, 2013 - Wood Partners will break ground this week on Alta Cherry Hills, a 306-unit luxury apartment complex adjacent to one of Denver's most affluent neighborhoods. [read more]

Masterplan for Ackerman Park Presented

September 20, 2013 - Norris Design's Keith Demchinski recently presented the Ackerman Park Masterplan on September 17th to the Glen Ellyn Park Board. [read more]

Norris Design's Phoenix Office Ranks Top 5

September 15, 2013 - The Phoenix Business Journal ranks Norris Design's Phoenix office in the Top 5 of Phoenix Landscape Architecture firms. [read more]

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Featured in Colorado Real Estate Journal

September 10, 2013 - The Castle Rock Adventist Hospital was recently featured in the August 21st issue of the Colorado Real Estate Journal. [read more]

Robert Deegan Appointed to Environmental Board

August 15, 2013 - We are excited to announce that Robert Deegan, Sr. Associate in Norris Design’s Austin office, was appointed to the City of Austin’s Environmental Board for a 1.5 year term which began in June. [read more]

Alta Alameda Station Update

August 13, 2013 - Alta Alameda is a three building development, each 4-stories tall. The building facing Cherokee, which contains the leasing office, is complete. [read more]

Designers Reveal Future of Retail Area in Lone Tree

August 1, 2013 - The design team charged with studying Lone Tree’s Entertainment District revealed its vision for the area’s future during a July 25 community open house. [read more]

Anthem Homes Are Selling Fast

July 24, 2013 - Buyers have recently been snapping up about a home each day at Anthem Colorado, a 1,700-acre master-planned community in Broomfield, where the average home price tops $500,000. [read more]

Method To Open Soap Production Plant in Pullman Park

July 16, 2013 - Method, the maker of hip-looking, eco-friendly cleaning products, plans to open a 150,000-square-foot soap production facility on Chicago's Far South Side next year, city officials are expected to announce Tuesday. [read more]

Norris Design Welcomes 2013 Summer Interns

July 1, 2013 - Norris Design is excited to welcome our summer 2013 interns! [read more]

Pima sees Formula 1 Racetrack in Future

June 24, 2013 - The world of Formula One racing could be coming to Tucson. The Pima County Board of Supervisors has given the green light for the county economic development staff to investigate leasing 400 acres south of the Pima County Fairgrounds for open-wheel racing, and finding someone willing to build a track. [read more]

Nederland Comprehensive Plan Update

June 17, 2013 - On Wednesday, June 5, Nederland Comprehensive Plan Update consultants Elena Scott of Norris Design and Melissa Sherburne of SE Group, after almost a year of extensive input from the Nederland community, had an open house to discuss the 2013 Comprehensive Plan Update. [read more]

AMLI Interlocken Goes Green with LEED

June, 11, 2013 - When its first units are completed later this month, the AMLI at Interlocken apartment complex aims to be one of Broomfield's most energy-efficient residences. [read more]

Starwood Previews Terrain

June 4, 2013 - It'll be another month before Starwood Land Ventures holds a formal opening for its 1,185-acre Terrain master plan east of I-25 on Castle Rock's Founders Parkway, after a lavish new swim club opens and two more builders have models ready. But on a warm holiday weekend when affordable homes in the south metro area are melting away like ice cream, you don't have a good reason to wait to see this. [read more]

Tucson House Blue Moon Garden Wins Arizona ASLA Award

May 28, 2013 - Norris Design recently won the Honor Award from ASLA's Arizona Chapter for the Tucson House Blue Moon Garden. [read more]

Rainwater Harvesting

May 20, 2013 - Rainwater harvesting has become one of the more popular trends in sustainable development. In fact, many municipalities are considering or have passed legislation that requires efficient landscape water usage. [read more]

Robert Deegan Presents

May 7, 2013 - In February, Robert Deegan from Norris Design's Austin office was given the opportunity to present to the University Landscape Manager's Associate of Texas at their annual conference. [read more]

Home Prices Rise 9.9% in Metro Denver

May 2, 2013 - Home prices in metro Denver rose 9.9 percent in February, marking the 14th straight month of year-over-year gains, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case Shiller home-price index released Tuesday. [read more]

Denver Metro Apartment Rents Rise To All-time High in Q1 2013

May 1, 2013 - Apartment rents in metro Denver have hit an all-time high, according to a report released Monday by the Apartment Association of Metro Denver and the Colorado Division of Housing. [read more]

Brookfield Begins Development of Midtown Neighborhood

April 11, 2013 - New homes are rising from the 184-acre site at West 67th Avenue and Pecos Street. Brookfield Residential is developing a new neighborhood called Midtown, which it is billing as an alternative to the increasingly pricey Highlands. [read more]

Regis Jesuit High School Building New Performing Arts Center

April 4, 2013 - Construction on a $13.2 million performing arts center is set to kick off this week at a private Catholic school in Aurora. [read more]

2013 Gates Camp Breakfast A Huge Success

March 18, 2013 - The annual Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver's Gates Camp Breakfast took place on March 14, 2013 and was a huge fund raising success. [read more]

Grand Lake Downtown Assessment

March 12, 2013 - Norris Design's Elena Scott was recently involved with a comprehensive technical assessment study on the town of Grand Lake through Downtown Colorado, Inc. [read more]

New York Times Features DHA's Mariposa Project

March 5, 2013 - New York Times carried a great article about healthy living featuring DHA's Mariposa project as well as interviews with ULI’s own Ismael Guerrero and Kimble Crangle. [read more]

Norris Design Wins Best Website Design Award

February 21, 2013 - Norris Design recently won this year's SMPS Colorado 2013 Marketing Excellence Awards for the Norris Design website. [read more]

New Home Sales in Stapleton Rank 10th on Top Seller List

February 13, 2013 - New home sales in Stapleton have landed the Denver neighborhood among the nation's best-selling, master-planned communities in 2012, according to a ranking by Irvine, Calif.-based John Burns Real Estate Consulting. [read more]

Citizen Became (a Gardener)

February 5, 2013 - Norris Design's Jonathan Wagner shares his journey through the first installment of the 2013 Sustainable Food Center's 'Citizen Gardener Program.' [read more]

Sentinel Plaza Wins NAHB's Innovation Award

January 31, 2013 - Sentinel Plaza was honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas with the Innovation Award for NAHB’s category Best 50+ Affordable Rental Community. [read more]

Frisco Invites Public To Weigh In On $3.5 Million Improvement Project

January, 28, 2013 - The town of Frisco has its eye on a revitalized Main Street in the near future and is inviting the public to an open house at town hall Wednesday to view the plans and provide input. [read more]

Sentinel Plaza Certified LEED© Gold

January 21, 2013 - Sentinal Plaza, formerly the Tucson Armory, an independent senior housing development was recently certified LEED© Gold. [read more]

Three Projects Nominated for MPA's Common Grounds Award

January 14, 2013 - Three of Norris Design's projects were nominated for the Metropolitan Pima Alliance's Common Grounds Award. The Toole Avenue Streetscape won in the Revitalization category. [read more]

Denver's Highland Neighborhood Enjoying Development Resurgence

January 8, 2013 - The Highland neighborhood, for the first time, boasts somehigher-end housing that is competing with traditionally tonier Cherry Creek. The northwest Denver neighborhood has been experiencing a low inventory of newly built condos. In September, not one new-construction condo was on the Multiple Listing Service. [read more]

Growing Green Valley Ranch

January 7, 2013 - In northwest Denver, yogurt shops and trendy restaurants have replaced the Mexican bakeries and boutiques of a decade ago. Over on the northeast side in Green Valley Ranch, cul-de-sacs and two-story homes sprout where tumbleweeds and prairie dogs once thrived. A massive transformation has occurred along Denver's northern side — from the changing demographics in the northwest to a population boom near Denver International Airport to the east. [read more]

Historic Courthouse in Pinal Open Again

January 7, 2013 - The Pinal County Courthouse was built 21 years before Arizona gained statehood, and after a yearlong restoration and modernization project that cost more than $6 million, the historic building in Florence has reopened. [read more]

EPA Recognizes Mariposa District in Denver for Smart Growth

January 4, 2012 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently honored Denver’s Mariposa District with the 2012 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement in the category of Equitable Development. The prestigious national award is given for creative, sustainable initiatives that help protect the health and the environment of communities while also strengthening local economies. Seven projects were honored at an awards ceremony in December in Washington, D.C. [read more]

Alta City House Breaks Ground

December 20, 2012 - Multifamily property developer Wood Partners has broken ground on Alta City House, a five-story, 281-unit luxury apartment community in the heart of the bustling Union Station neighborhood, one of the most ambitious and closely watched urban redevelopment projects in the nation. [read more]

New LED Sign at Castle Rock Town Hall

December 10, 2012 - The Town of Castle Rock has installed an LED message sign in front of town hall to communicate event messaging with town residents. [read more]

Crow Creek Tribal School Obtains LEED Silver

November 20, 2012 - The Crow Creek Tribal School had it's ribbon cutting on August 22, 2012. The project, in which MOA Architecture and Norris Design teamed on, obtained LEED Silver certification. [read more]

Millennials Want Walkable and Affordable

November 17, 2012 - Studies show that Gen-Y homebuyers - the 'Millennial Generation' - are almost evenly split in their preference of where they imagine living. [read more]

Congratulations to John Birkey for Leadership Award

November 8, 2012 - Congratulations to John Birkey on recently being added to the McLeod Club for completing 25 projects with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. [read more]

Dinosaur Museum on the Cover of Architect Colorado Fall 2012 Issue

November 2, 2012 - Norris Design's Dinosaur Museum is featured on the cover and in Architect Colorado's Fall 2012 issue. [read more]

Norris Design Featured in Landscape Architect's September 2012 Issue

November 1, 2012 - Landscape Architecture magazine recently features four Norris Design projects in their September 2012 issue. [read more]

Norris Design Austin Projects Breaking Ground

October 26, 2012 - Norris Design Austin is breaking ground on three new multi-family projects. [read more]

2012 Top Places to Live

October 24, 2012 -Multiple cities in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois and Texas were all featured on CNN's list of best places to live this year. We live and work in many of these places, which contributes to making them the top places to live. [read more]

Good Luck to Ryan McBreen in National BBQ Competition

October 11, 2012 - This weekend, Norris Design's Ryan McBreen will compete in the second annual Sam's Club National BBQ Tour championship in Bentonville, Ark. His team, 2 Lil' Macs BBQ, cooked up its best chicken, ribs, pork and brisket against 150 other regional teams to qualify for one of the top 49 spots in the national championship. [read more]

Midtown in the News

September 28, 2012 – According to, Denver is the second fastest selling real estate market in the country. Norris Design is working with Brookfield Residential to help develop "the new place to live" at 64th and Pecos, a 180 acre development called Midtown. Denver's 9News recently featured a segment on Midtown. [read more]

Sterling Ranch Rainwater Harvesting Success

September 26, 2012 - Sterling Ranch developers are heralding the first year of their rainwater harvesting project a success. [read more]

Heather Gardens Clubhouse Open House

September 25, 2012 - The new $9.8 million Heather Gardens clubhouse will host and open house on September 28, 2012. [read more]

Back to the Basics for Estes Park Horse Stalls

September 24, 2012 – It's off to the races for the stall barns. The Estes Park Town Board took a giant step and a four-legged approach to replacing the declining horse stall barns at the Stanley Fairgrounds, at their Tuesday work session. [read more]

Norris Design Contributes to SEED Spot

August 24, 2012 – Norris Design was selected by the client and design team to help realize the proposed use of a vacant bank building in Phoenix. [read more]

Lake Zurich moves forward with Paulus Park proposal

August 1, 2012 – Paulus Park may finally get the facelift that park and recreation members have been discussing for over a year.
The Lake Zurich village board voted at a special village board meeting to approve a proposal to improve the park. [read more]

The Tucson House Blue Moon Garden is Growing

July 2, 2012 – Following 2 years of planning & construction, the Blue Moon Community Garden, next to the Tucson House is beginning to take root. [read more]

Photography Contest Winner - Andy Meessmann

June 26, 2012 – Congratulations to Norris Design's Andy Meessmann who received first place for an exterior photo he submitted to the Doors Open Denver Photography competition. [read more]

Norris Design Welcomes Summer Interns

June 18, 2012 – Norris Design is excited to welcome our summer 2012 interns! [read more]

Denver's Sustainability Park Featured in 5280 Magazine May 2012 Issue

June 12, 2012 – Norris Design recently collaborated with the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) to develop the master plan concept for the new Denver Sustainability Park – a space dedicated to testing and developing sustainable building practices that can be used throughout future development projects. [read more]

Green Building Outside the Four Walls

May 1, 2012 – Being green doesn’t stop at a structure’s four walls, but often times “green building” is focused on just that - buildings. Site design is critical to any successful green building project, because it lessens development impacts on the local environment’s natural systems. One method of site design that has proven successful in the Denver Metropolitan area is Low Impact Development, or LID. LID has many advantages over conventional site design, because it can lower site infrastructure costs while increasing the environmental health and aesthetic beauty of a project. [read more]

Norris Design's New Website

March 29, 2012 – Norris Design, a worldwide leading strategic partner in planning, landscape architecture and project promotion, is proud to announce the launch of our redesigned website, The website goes live today and incorporates a fresh new design with streamline navigational tools. Additionally, the website includes expanded content and project profiles highlighting our diverse, award-winning experience. [read more]