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Affordable Private Sector Housing The BAS1S team has been a long-term advocate for affordable housing of various types. From providing pro-bono work for local chapters of Habitat for Humanity to working with Housing Authorities, to advocating through volunteer work and weighing in on public policy, we believe communities are stronger by having housing availability for [...]Read More >

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. Build to the View Taking advantage of [...]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 >

St Theresa Catholic Church

St. Theresa's congregation was rapidly outpacing it's building. With permission from the Archdioceses, they approached BAS1S to help them create a more worthy space to hold service, perform ceremonies, and provide education and outreach. Completed in 2020.

YMCA Boone Family Mountain Center

Former CEO Kent Meyer had a vision to create a space to connect YMCA of the Rockies guests with the outdoors, while providing an opportunity to learn about the environment they'd be spending time in.  The Boone Family Mountain Center serves as a Nature Museum and Outdoor Activities hub. When we were asked to design [...]Read More >

Estes Park Visitor Center

The Town of Estes Park engaged the firm to provide an assessment of the existing Center. The building was woefully inadequate in meeting the demands of the number of visitors to the area. Given the difficulty of remodeling, BAS1S recommended construction of a new facility. The new building houses the Information Center, twenty-four hour lobby [...]Read More >


This project presented an opportunity to design an anchor mixed use building on a brownfield site at the West end of downtown. The ground level plan includes four retail units with prime street frontage plus a large space on the Town’s Riverwalk for retail or arts group use. The upper floor consists of nine higher [...]Read More >

YMCA of the Rockies, Arts & Crafts

While we have been privileged to work on numerous projects with the YMCA of the Rockies, one of the most popular activities at the YMCA of the Rockies - rain or shine - is the arts and crafts center  This is where parents can work with leather or ceramics, while kids spend time painting or [...]Read More >