Populus Hotel

Denver, Colorado

CMTA is providing MEP engineering services for 135,000-square-foot, 13-story hotel in Denver’s Civic Center Park neighborhood. The building is targeting LEED Gold certification and is on track to be the first carbon-positive hotel in the United States. Designed by famed architecture firm Studio Gang, the building’s exterior takes its inspiration from the distinctive patterns on the bark of aspen trees. The unique “lidded” windows echo the eye-shaped marks on aspens and provide shade to improve the building’s energy performance. The mixed-use hospitality complex includes a large lobby, café, restaurant, retail, public green-roof terrace, and 265 hotel rooms.