stanley marketplace

adaptive reuse, architecture, art, commercial, environmental graphics, graphics, interiors, retail

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exterior renderings

Stanley SE Courtyard Rendering 1000

Stanley Control Tower Rendering 1000

Stanley Interior Rendering 1000

industry hall & danger / caution restrooms



innovation hall & baby paratrooper restroom




mod world hall


preliminary mood boards

Stanley-Industrial-Mood_1000 Stanley-Made-Mood_1000 Stanley-Mod-Mood_1000

stanley values


design team
Principal in Charge Joseph Vigil
Creative Director Brandy LeMae
Designer / Project & Production Manager Marcel van Garderen
Interior Design Kate Van Sluyter and Chelsea Semelka
Interior Graphic Design Melissa McGinley and Chelsea Semelka
Renderers Adam Meis and Chelsea Semelka

Developer | Flightline Ventures
Investment Partner | Westfield Property Services
General Contractor | White Construction
Landscape Architect | Consilium Design
Civil Engineer | Jansen Strawn
MEP Engineer | ME Group
Structural Engineer | Studio NYL

Stanley Marketplace is an adaptive-reuse commercial project situated in the former 1950s era Stanley Aviation Works research and manufacturing facility in Aurora, Colorado. The project will occupy the existing 138,244 square foot facility and the surrounding 22 acre property. Finished conditioned space will hover around 160,000 SF. Uses planned for Stanley Marketplace include an indoor/outdoor beer hall, multiple restaurants, grocery and market space, a large event space, retail space for multiple merchants, commercial office space, a community room, children’s programming, and ample outdoor areas.

This highly anticipated  $20 million catalytic project located near Stapleton Denver but sited in the City of Aurora will create a bridge between two communities that have physical barriers, psychological barriers, and demographic barriers. It is anticipated to open in Summer/Fall 2016.

WORKSHOP8 stepped into the project after a large national architecture firm was dismissed. We provided architecture, interior design, and environmental graphic design services. In addition to working with consultants we were familiar with (Jansen Strawn), we also had the opportunity to successfully collaborate with several new consultants on the project  (ME Group, Studio NYL, Consillium Design, and White Construction). The project has been challenging given that in addition to the City of Aurora, there are multiple investors—each with a slightly different agenda and vision for the project—but it is really taking off and will be a destination for visitors both near and far.

size: approximately 160,000 SF; site size 22 acres
construction costs
approximately $15,000,000
2501 Dallas St., Aurora, CO