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The Bird’s Nest

After a few wildly successful years, owners of the BAS1S designed Bird & Jim Restaurant found themselves in demand for a catering and boutique event space beyond what the restaurant was capable of serving. To answer the call, the owners purchased an underutilized lot next door to the restaurant and came to us again for [...]Read More >

SkyView Event Center

Over a decade ago, BAS1S was hired to help redevelop a prime piece of property just outside downtown Estes Park. When the property changed hands, the new owner came back to us to ask for help in further developing the property beyond just accommodations to allow for events. Taking advantage of stellar views of the [...]Read More >

Avant Garde Aleworks

Creating a Multi-Functional Space The Avant Garde owners purchased a property with the intent to place a micro-brewery in the small building. The challenge was to fit a bar, brewing operations, and customer seating in the limited area. The design had to utilize every inch to accommodate these elements and meet all the zoning requirements. [...]Read More >

The Boulders Wedding Facility

With a backdrop of Lumpy Ridge, a famous climbing area of rock protrusions in RMNP, owners of the Black Canyon Inn knew they had a perfect spot for a new wedding facility. With the footprint of space and the land and views as context, we nestled in a building with a cantilevered ceremony balcony that [...]Read More >

Bird & Jim Restaurant

Current owner Melissa Strong and partners John Witmer and Ethan Brown came to BAS1S after purchasing a longstanding restaurant building on the outskirts of Estes Park and near the entrance to RMNP. The location was ideal, but the building was a hodgepodge of 50+ years of disconnected renovations. Not knowing what we would find, the [...]Read More >

Old Colorado Brewing

Old Colorado Brewing Company was the second micro-brew to open in Colorado 1989, at the forefront of the Micro-brew revolution. After the original brewery closed in the 90's, the founder's grandson, Brandon Neckel, took up the charge of resurrecting the business. Brandon and his wife Tara had found an old granary to house the newest [...]Read More >

Ed’s Cantina

Ed’s Cantina’s original restaurant had two kitchens, three dining rooms, a tiny bar and no connection to the Riverwalk outside the back door. The new plan arranged a new kitchen, central dining room, bigger bar, upstairs banquet room and  outdoor seating on both levels - in a smaller footprint. We completely demoed the interior of [...]Read More >

Cafe in the Clouds

It is not too often one gets the opportunity to work on a project at an elevation of 12,000 feet that is virtually inaccessible - usually completely buried in snow - for more than seven months of the year. The café and retail store at the high point of Trail Ridge Road in RMNP needed [...]Read More >