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1990, Michael Barber Architecture. 555 Middle Creek Pkwy., 2.3 miles west of Colorado 3

This unusual office building appears as rectangular units around a central atrium capped by a raised circular glass roof. Dubbed “the flashcube” because of the glow from the atrium at night, it has recessed courts on north and west sides leading to entries. Three tall, rectangular bays protrude on both east and south walls, with large fenestration bands that cut through floor levels. The stepped-back massing and irregular rectangularity give the structure a neo–Pueblo Revival flair, reinforced by dark inset panels at the frieze level which can be read as vigas.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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