Moving Dirt.

January 8th, 2019 was a big day for WORKSHOP8 and the Sun Valley Gateway team. This marked the first official on-site OAC for the Sun Valley Gateway North and South Redevelopment project. I still remember the excitement of receiving the news that we were chosen to design these buildings for the Denver Housing Authority.  I can’t wait to continue watching these buildings go up – it’s the most fun part of my job!

Prepare to be amazed by the most beautiful, immaculate, stunning and exciting photos of…….dirt! We couldn’t wait to share with you all the commencement of construction.

Built on a 3.8 acre site just a few miles from the Broncos Stadium, the three buildings will flank 10th Avenue and face Decatur Street.

Gateway North will house 95 units (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms), the Sun Valley leasing office, and a small commercial space (maybe for the business of a future resident).

The north site will also include the Gateway Rowhouses (a six-plex of for-sale rowhouse style condos) along 10th Avenue).

Gateway South will be made up of 92 units (1 and 2 bedrooms) and a fresh food market (GROW) for the neighborhood.

Gateway North and South are multifamily buildings containing a mix of affordable and market-rate rental apartment units. They are designed to Enterprise Green Community Standards. We started designing these buildings in 2017, and both are expected to be complete in Fall of 2020.

We hope the residents enjoy their balcony view of the city skyline!

Hello to I-Kota‘s construction men hard at work!

Our puppy patrol is quite a hard worker, too. Thanks, Deke!


Now you can use your imagination to picture these buildings where those dirt squares currently exist.




A big shout out to the team!

DHA / Denver Housing Authority – Owner / Developer
I-Kota Construction – General Contractor
Wilson & Company – Civil Engineering
StudioCPG – Landscape Architect
Given & Associates – Mechanical and Electrical Engineer
Group14 – Sustainability Consultant
Anchor Engineering – Structural Engineer
delet – Specifications
Advanced Consulting Engineers – Code Review Consultant

Thanks for reading!

I’m on the road right now as a moto-official for the Tour of California. I’ll be back in the studio on May 22nd.

Marcel van Garderen | Vice President
18 May 2019