Insights: Cultural Resources

Not just a highway: the exceptional I-70 through Vail Pass and Glenwood Canyon
Not just a highway: the exceptional I-70 through Vail Pass and Glenwood Canyon

I-70 through Vail Pass and Glenwood Canyon provides an excellent example of using innovative design techniques to integrate and preserve the natural landscape of the area.

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Preserving the recent past: expanding the postwar narrative
Preserving the recent past: expanding the postwar narrative

Historians are increasingly focused on including underrepresented and marginalized groups while implementing innovative ways to preserve our past.

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Mead & Hunt’s Climate Initiative
Mead & Hunt’s Climate Initiative

It is everyone’s responsibility to respond to climate change, because this will affect everybody—now and for generations to come. We are and will remain actively engaged in integrating climate change mitigation strategies into our planning, engineering, and architecture practice.

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Deep roots at the National Western Center
Deep roots at the National Western Center

This year begins the redevelopment that will transform the historic Denver Union Stock Yards into the home of the National Western Center.

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Read all about it: mapping and interpreting Route 66 in Oklahoma
Read all about it: mapping and interpreting Route 66 in Oklahoma

ODOT works to provide both creative and traditional methods of the interpretation of the history of Route 66 to expand our understanding of the road’s historical significance.

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Historic context for mid-century office buildings: how the postwar era changed where we work
Historic context for mid-century office buildings: how the postwar era changed where we work

What makes a corporate office building from the 1950s or 60s eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places?

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Streamlining in practice, Reno’s Spaghetti Bowl
Streamlining in practice, Reno’s Spaghetti Bowl

Our thorough understanding of Section 106 of the National Preservation Act means we appreciate the delicate balance between helping critical infrastructure get built and preserving our past. In this case, our streamlined approach allowed us to preserve this balance while saving NDOT critical time, energy and resources.

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Using online technology to understand the past
Using online technology to understand the past

In the field of historic preservation, technology can help better identify, document, and evaluate resources in the built environment.  We’re really excited about using technology to help our clients achieve their preservation goals.

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Honoring Legacies of Preservation Giants
Honoring Legacies of Preservation Giants

Historic preservation and post-World War II architecture have changed rapidly in recent decades. Still, certain things remain the same: the ideals we hold today often stem from those designers and practitioners who came before us.

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Postwar architecture study receives California Governor’s Award
Postwar architecture study receives California Governor’s Award

Sacramento’s study of historic mid-century modern architecture received the California Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for 2018.

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