If you don’t live in Northern Colorado, you’re going to WANT to, unless you already live in a contemporary villa, overlooking the beach. How do you take a plain parking lot surrounded on two sides by multi story walls (you get the picture, B-L-E-A-K) and make it into a beautiful place that draws people and passersby to stop and even shoot rafts of selfies?…read on.
In the heart of Downtown Fort Collins, at the intersection of College and Mountain you’ll find 1st Bank. You know 1st Bank. They’re the smart, attractive crowd who take good care of your money and stop you from emptying your account to fly to Vegas and betting it all on your dog’s adoption date. Okay, they don’t do that, but they ARE The Smart People. We can now add this to their CV’s:
*Very Good taste and invested in making Fort Collins an even MORE gorgeous place.
Many people drone on about how they wish everyone would support art in public places (we know that WE do) but First Bank actually DOES something about it.
* the talented Gale Whitman – artist….applause, applause! Gale has a background in Medical Illustration. I know. Left and right brain city. Go look at her website. We love it!
*Markell Young and his crew at The Finishers. They’re the people who took Gale’s design and blasted it up to the size of a city building. You’ve gotta watch the short Time lapse video below for a peek at the amazing job that they did, Super fast. Great job!!!!….now we all want a giant mural in OUR back yards!
*Fort Collins own Concrete-Visions for creating the gorgeous planters.
*Ripley Design Inc working up some of the landscape issues.
*annnnd: A Plus Architecture (that would be US) . swooping in to ferry the entire project through the city, jumping in with structural input and saying Grace over the hard core stuff, as we do…..