Recent Public News

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 >

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 >

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 >

Our Lady of the Mountains

Attendance at summertime and special services was far exceeding the original 1949 Church nave capacity. A 1970’s addition had provided some ‘flexible’ overflow seating, but over time much of that space had been dedicated to administrative activities. We were asked to join the project team to complete and execute an expansion idea originally created by [...]Read More >