The Ramble Hotel
Location: Denver, CO
Application: Historic replication
SCW Model Series: SCW 2500 Series windows and doors
The street-level first-floor windows feature SCW2500 Series dark gray 10 foot (7 foot plus 3 foot) historic replica window and door combinations. The windows and doors are designed to reflect the surrounding River North Arts District (RiNo) neighborhood’s industrial history.
While the 50-room boutique hotel exterior features a striking brick façade to complement RiNo’s historic warehouse buildings, the interior is inspired by 17th Century French salons.
Between the windows, steel and masonry, “we are trying to achieve a somewhat historic look using modern materials that perform according to today’s standards,” Senior Project Manager Jordan Dame states in Construction Today 12/2017.
Considerable thought and time were devoted to the factory-pane windows and glazing system—a critical detail in honoring warehouse-style construction. Traditionally, they would have been all-steel with a thin profile. Here, that was cost-prohibitive, so they went with steel replica frames and 10-foot dark-gray reproduction windows and doors from St. Cloud Window. “I think this would have really fallen down if you looked up at the building and saw two-and-a-half-inch aluminum frames. We really tried to pick apart the details that would make this building authentic,” per Ryan Diggins, Gravitas Development in Traditional Building 11/2019.
Scope: Over 100 windows and doors (french and terrace doors)
Developer: Gravitas Development Group
Architect: Johnson Nathan Strohe
General Contractor: Sprung Construction
Interior Designer: Avenue Interior Design
Customer: Signature Windows
Awards: 2018 Design Award by AIA Denver