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Civic Center at Sterling Ranch

Discovering a new community in a scenic location

The first commercial building within the Sterling Ranch master planned community, EUA designed this modern civic center, taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape. The civic center is created to be an iconic landmark within this new community and features business and community space, healthcare tenant, coffee shop / bar and exhibit hall. Located centrally within the development, this center offers flexible gathering space for events and acts as a hub for the entire community.

The design takes cues from the nearby mountain range in the form of a long and flat massing. The low long building is representative of the long flat mountain range. A second-floor deck overlooks the neighborhood and offers views to the front range. The building pulls in the colors of the landscape; the wood recalls the colors of the prairie, the brick pays homage to the tree bark, and the glass is characteristic of the water. The use of natural materials reminiscent of the local scenery is contrasted with a bold, stainless skin that acts as a mirror to the natural environment.