Denver, CO (February 5, 2014) – SLATERPAULL Architects announces they, along with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Spectrum General Contractors and St. Charles Town Company, have been awarded The President’s Award for the Emerson School renovation by History Colorado.  


The Emerson School, constructed in 1885, is the oldest remaining example of a building designed by prominent Colorado architect, Robert S. Roeschlaub.  The building functioned as a school until 1979. In 1984, the building was designated as a local landmark by the Denver City Council and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 for its architectural significance. 


SLATERPAULL began work on the building in 2008 with a historic structure assessment, followed by a building-wide renovation project, which was completed in 2011.  The building currently is home to several local preservation organizations including the Western office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Denver Inc., and Colorado Preservation Inc.


SLATERPAULL Architects is a Denver-based architecture practice celebrating nearly 42 years in business. A leader in the design of educational spaces and historic preservation, SLATERPAULL Architects is dedicated to creating community-enhancing environments that reflect the firm’s commitment to ‘Design for a Sustainable Future.’ For more information, visit



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