Denver, CO (September 16, 2014) – SLATERPAULL | Hord Coplan Macht announces that the firm was a winner of a 2014 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence for the Avery Block building. The project was awarded the Best Façade Program recognition by the Governor’s office and Downtown Colorado, Inc. for outstanding projects and people that reflect an attitude of perseverance and dedication to community revitalization in Colorado.

“We are grateful to the Governor’s office, Downtown Colorado, Inc. and Palmer Properties, our client and partner,” states Gary Petri, principal, SLATERPAULL | Hord Coplan Macht. “Each of you has recognized this project, making it possible for this building to continue to contribute to the fabric of Colorado’s history and the vibrant community of Old Town Fort Collins.”

The Avery Block is located on the northeast corner of North College Avenue and East Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado and is part of Old Town Fort Collins. Designed by the town’s first architect, Montezuma W. Fuller, in 1897, the building originally housed Franklin Avery’s First National Bank. The Avery Block is a two-story brick and sandstone building and is made up of three distinct irregular structures. The Avery Block is located in the existing Old Town historic district.

The firm created several conceptual 3-D designs for the Avery Block storefront rehabilitation and completed the renovation in 2012. The project included stone and brick rehabilitation, door and window rehabilitation, pressed tin cornice rehabilitation, and the reconstruction of stone finials and the storefront cornice based on historic photographs. Avery Building, LLC, the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority and the City of Fort Collins partnered together with funding provided in part by History Colorado and the State Historical Fund.

About SLATERPAULL Hord Coplan Macht

SLATERPAULL | Hord Coplan Macht is a Denver-based architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm specializing in K-12 and higher education environments, and historic preservation, as well as healthcare, multifamily and mixed use projects. The firm’s roots stem from SLATERPAULL’s 40+ year architecture practice and dedication to creating community-enhancing environments that reflect the firm’s commitment to ‘Design for a Sustainable Future.’ For more information, visit ###