Our Work: The Olympian

Our Work: The Olympian

Did you know that Steamboat Springs is home to more Olympians than any other town in the U.S.? The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has sent more than 65 athletes to the Olympics, more than any other such club in the country.

All of these stats–combined with U.S. athletes amazing showing at Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics–make a great segue into Vertical Arts’ work at the mixed-use The Olympian in Downtown Steamboat Springs.


Developed by Paul Franklin, the 41,000-square-foot mixed-use project enlisted Vertical Arts to design a building that was reflective of Steamboat’s architectural heritage. “I was looking for a traditional design with some clean, slightly more contemporary features,” Franklin said. “In all my projects, I strive to create a look today that will continue to look good 100 years from now.”

Perhaps most notable, though: A unique sale transfer fee donates 0.5 percent of market-rate sales to benefit the historic Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. It’s this commitment to the community, both altruistically and architecturally, that has led to The Olympian being hailed as a future landmark and described as the most comprehensive, best-put-together development the City has ever seen.

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