President’s Award of Excellence – Platte Farm Open Space

Valerian Platte Farm Open Space

Valerian received the highest of honors last week at the 2023 ASLA Colorado Award ceremony for Platte Farm Open Space: From Brownfield to Community Asset. This project was awarded the President’s Award of Excellence in Urban Design, with special recognition for exemplary diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The President’s Award of Excellence is presented to […]

Reception on the River

The Valerian team enjoyed their evening at Mile High Flood District’s Reception on the River in support of the Greenway Foundation. The highlight of the evening was introducing the new Grassroots Leadership Opportunities (GLO) Ambassador Program. This program employs youth consultants who have done previous community outreach work to recruit new youth ambassadors for ongoing […]

New Youth Ambassadors at Unnamed Creek

Valerian is thrilled to be working with another amazing group of students! The No Name Youth Ambassadors (NNYA) are working on a new project along the Unnamed Creek near Eaglecrest High School. As invaluable members of the Project Team, the youth ambassadors have contributed many design ideas that will work towards making the creek and […]

Salida Skatepark Grand Opening

Grand opening of Salida skatepark

The Salida Skatepark is now open! The long awaited grand opening was an amazing turnout with skaters and bikers of all ages. The skatepark is located in Centennial Park in Salida, Colorado and is part of the first phase of planned improvements for the park site. Valerian partnered with Grindline Skateparks, Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers, and […]

Founding Principal, Susan Brown, Retires

Over the past month we have had the opportunity to celebrate Susan’s retirement after a long, successful career in the field of landscape architecture. With over three decades of experience,  there was much to remember and celebrate! After completing graduate school here in Denver, Susan met Steve Prokopiak and began working in residential community design. […]

St. Charles Place Park Receives Merit Award

At a virtual awards ceremony on October 28th, the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects awarded St. Charles Place Park the Merit Award for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. This rotating category focuses on work that creates substantial social impact within communities that have been historically disenfranchised, marginalized or excluded. The Merit Award […]

CASFM 2020 – Sanderson Gulch Improvements an Engineering Excellence Award Nominee

As 2020 continues to keep us physically distant, the annual Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers (CASFM) will be a virtual conference this year. While we are bummed that we will not be able to see our favorite fellow water enthusiasts in person this year, Valerian is pleased to announce the Sanderson Gulch Channel […]

N-Line Grand Opening!

It’s been years in the making but Monday September 21st marks the opening of Denver’s newest commuter rail corridor, the N-Line. The entire 18.5-mile N Line is part of RTD’s 2004 voter-approved FasTracks program to expand transit across the Denver metro region. Construction on the line began in March 2014. When the corridor is complete, […]

Valerian at Colorado Open Space Alliance

Valerian is pleased to announce Managing Principal Cassie Kalson and Associate Principal Stacey Stickler will be presenting at the Colorado Open Space Alliance Conference in Steamboat Springs this week! Valerian is also a Bronze Sponsor of COSA – so if you will be in town, be sure to check out our table at the exhibition. […]

Valerian at CASFM 2019

Valerian is proud to be featured as a Keynote Speaker and Stormwater Restoration Case Study at the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers in Crested Butte! The annual CASFM conference will be held in stunning Crested Butte September 24-27th and will feature Founding Principal Susan Brown as a Keynote Speaker on Thursday morning at […]