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Gallun Snow Associates, in conjunction with TreanorHL Architects, recently completed construction of the Syringa Chalet Nursing Facility in Blackfoot, Idaho. Syringa Chalet is a government-run facility that provides skilled nursing services for behavioral health patients. The campus includes 50,000 square feet of brand-new space for both patients and staff. There are a total of 36 private and semi-private guest rooms with private bathrooms, a centralized nurse station with views down each of the three guest wings, a dining area featuring 22’ high wood ceilings, two community lounge spaces with fireplaces, a theater, a salon, a kitchen/craft room, and a rehabilitation gym. It was important for the architecture to take advantage of the daylight, giving patients optimal views to the outdoors throughout the building.

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We’ve been asking ourselves, how will design be impacted by COVID-19 and which design modifications will stick around? Social distancing has become a high priority in public spaces such as registration desks, elevators, and waiting areas. While it’s easy to incorporate acrylic screens into a new build construction project, it’s less easy to do so at an existing facility. A design solution we are excited about is the use of decorative privacy screens by Yellow Goat. Their vast library of imagery allows users to detail many options, from built in screens at waiting areas to create separation, to freestanding screens placed at registration lines. These screens are a nice way to incorporate art and encourage social distancing.

The screens are available in many materials such as vinyl, acrylic, and metal and can be customized to different sizes. The smooth and durable nature of these materials makes them easy to wipe down and sanitize. Yellow Goat screens have been installed in healthcare, education, workplace, hospitality, and retail spaces. With these endless options, there’s...

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Allison Courtney joined our team a year ago after she graduated from Kansas State University with a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design. Allison’s favorite thing about living in Denver is the wide variety of things there are to do. With over 300 days of sunshine, you can find her enjoying the outdoors when she isn’t designing. Allison loves to hike, hammock and camp with her husband and their dog. She also loves traveling and is always planning her next trip somewhere. I bet you didn’t know that Allison is an adrenaline junkie! Some of her favorite memories include paragliding in the Swiss Alps and climbing down 150 feet to a waterfall.

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2020 continues to surprise us with new twists and turns! We are regularly checking the State of Colorado guidelines and are still working remotely most days. We are thankful our office has remained healthy, and will continue taking necessary precautions.

Our team has been taking advantage of the beautiful Colorado fall scenery and spending time outdoors. Check out these snapshots from the last few weeks. Some of us are looking forward to the upcoming snowy months, and some of us are not!

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Paulla Shetterly recently shared her knowledge on creating the most engaging and safe kids' ministry facilities, especially now in the wake of COVID-19. Please read her article below published in the September edition of the Colorado Real Estate Journal's quarterly publication Building Dialogue.

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Project Scope: Interior design, furniture, art

Project SF: 15,000

Gallun Snow along with PACT Studios recently completed an interior refresh and partial renovation for the Poudre Valley Hospital Cardiac and Progressive Care Unit (PCU), located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Poudre Valley Hospital is part of the UCHealth system serving northern Colorado and southern Wyoming.

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Working closely with facility management teams is one of our specialties. On-call or as-needed projects can include, but are not limited to, move coordination, budget comparisons, finish standards, furniture reupholstering and casework design. Our design team will work within quick schedules to maintain limited downtime during any finish, furniture, or art renovations. No project is too small to keep our clients up to date with the latest design and safety trends. Take a look at some project examples!

Project: Natividad Outpatient Cardiopulmonary Services, Cardiology Clinic, and Women’s Diagnostic Imaging

Scope: Finishes, Furniture and Artwork

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Grace Dearani joined Gallun Snow first as a summer intern and then as official part of our team last year. As a young and new designer, Grace values the close relationships she has been able to build with our senior designers who have become mentors to her. Grace is passionate about the healthcare work we do particularly because of the direct impact it has on people’s daily lives and experiences.

A fun fact about Grace is she is terrified of Doctor’s appointments, despite her love of healthcare design! She is very talented at creating photorealistic renderings for our clients. Renderings are a fantastic tool that allow the client to visualize all the small details of a space, allowing them to become more involved in the design work. Collaboration is very important for Grace.

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Can you believe we’re more than halfway through 2020? What a year! We are still mainly working remotely to help keep us all healthy and safe.

Our most exciting announcement this quarter is the release of our new and improved website! We have spent a lot of time over the past few months adding the polish to make our new website look as amazing as our projects do! Please click through and explore the new site!

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UPDATE: We currently have our physical office closed to visitors. We are all available to assist you while working remotely.

Our Gallun Snow team wishes you and your loved ones a healthy “stay at home” period while we all try to flatten the curve and work together to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our team started working from home in mid-March and by the 23rd we officially closed our physical office in response to the Stay at Home order in Denver. Luckily for us we had past experience working remotely during our office renovation in 2017, so the transition was smooth. We are proud of our team for their resilience, flexibility, and dedication to our clients, as we navigate changing circumstances and altered project schedules.

We are grateful to work for health care providers, airports, higher education and worship clients who are building new and improved spaces for today and continue to plan for the future needs of our Rocky Mountain region. We would especially like to recognize our many healthcare clients, whose doctors,...

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Gallun Snow is delighted to announce the addition of Paulla Shetterly, EDAC, IIDA, LEED AP, NCIDQ as a new Design Principal. Paulla comes to Gallun Snow with a diverse portfolio of work for healthcare, worship, and education clients. Leveraging over three decades of architectural and interior design experience, Paulla brings a well-rounded skill set that will enhance the expertise of our firm. In her new role, Paulla will continue to expand Gallun Snow’s healthcare and education portfolio, while leading the expansion into the worship sector.

Paulla is driven by the opportunity to create spaces that positively affect the mind, body and spirit of users. Her thought leadership and passion for design are evident in recent speaking engagements for Worship Facilities Conferences (WFX) on the application of evidence-based and biophilic design for themed children’s spaces. She has also contributed articles for national publications including Church Executive. For the past two years, she has been a student mentor for the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Master’s...

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