News & Events

Platte Farm Open Space Featured in LAM
Valerian is starting off 2024 with Platte Farm Open Space in the spotlight! The restorative landscape project is featured in the January edition of Landscape Architecture Magazine. The article details how a ‘Postindustrial Pastoral’ landscape was cultivated in a former superfund site and rehabilitated to a native prairie through dedicated neighbors and project partners over...
COSA 2023 in Snowmass, CO
Valerian’s Brent Kaslon and Stacey Stickler were able to join the Colorado Open Space Alliance conference in beautiful Snowmass Colorado. Stacey spoke on the revival of Platte Farm Open Space with Justin Apfel of Matrix Design Group and Cincere Eades of Denver Parks & Recreation. They discussed the story of the Globeville community and how...
CASFM 2023 at Keystone
The Valerian Team had an exciting week at the annual conference for the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers at the Keystone Conference Center. Brent moderated InsTED Talks and presented on the Willow Creek wildlife corridor in Sterling Ranch alongside ICON Engineering and Matrix. Cassie presented on the Cherry Creek Major Drainageway Plan with...
President's Award of Excellence - 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...
Valerian Platte Farm Open Space
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...
Skyline Park Kicks Off
Valerian is thrilled to be on the team for the design of block two of Skyline Park in downtown Denver. Despite the unexpected snow, the Valerian team was excited to welcome RIOS to Denver and be part of a tour along with Denver Parks & Recreation to show the lead designers around some local landmarks...