18 Nov Well and Good Newsletter 2020 – Quarter 4
LETTER FROM THE CEO
On behalf of everyone here at OLC, we hope that you and your circle of family and friends are safe, healthy and well.
If you would have told me back in March that we would still be wearing masks and social distancing some eight months later, well, I think I would have laughed and said “I sure hope not!” But, here we are, with case numbers resurging as we enter the flu season, and things are still as dynamic as ever.
Fall is typically trade-show season for us, and we’ve attended several virtual conferences in Parks & Recreation and the Medical Fitness Association. We’re looking forward to the Higher Education Summit at the end of the year as well. Although we missed seeing everyone in person, it was great to reconnect with some of our friends in the industry as well as meet some new rising stars. Not having our usual booth at the trade show, we ended up with a ton of swag that we need to get rid of. Anyone need an OLC T-shirt?
As 2020 comes to a close, we find ourselves looking back on a year full of challenges. What will 2021 bring? That’s a good question, one I can answer by saying that at OLC, we’ll be looking for the possibilities out there, to better design the health, fitness and wellness spaces that help people stay healthy and strong, to fight off disease, connect with their community and to feel good about themselves. We create places that improve health, well-being, and enjoyment of life.
We thank you for your trust and look forward to collaborating with you in the near future.
ROPER HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
A former restaurant, OLC+DW recently converted the facility into a free-standing Emergency Department for Roper Hospital. The scope includes state of the art space planning based on Lean Design principles for more efficient flow and function of the procedure and trauma rooms, nurses stations, and exam rooms.
PALM BEACH GARDENS TENNIS CENTER CLUBHOUSE
OLC provided Architecture and Interior Design services for a new Tennis Center Club House for the City of Palm Beach Gardens. It’s a premier community public tennis facility. It has 18 hydro-grid clay courts. Year-round programming is offered for all ages and abilities. The center is host to many USTA tournaments, as well as the Palm Beach County Women’s Tennis Association League.
LARAMIE COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER
Like all recreation and aquatic venues throughout the United States, the Laramie Community Recreation Center was shut down in March of 2020 due to the global pandemic. Finally allowed to reopen its doors in June, the City had to implement new protocols to prevent the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19, not the least of which was to completely overhaul how patrons entered the building, were screened for entry to the center, and recorded for contact tracing.
The staff quickly realized that although some things about the check-in desk and sequence worked pretty well, such as the overhead trellis that could support acrylic panel barriers from overhead, other certain aspects that used to be commonplace are simply no longer suitable in the age of COVID.
Continue reading here.
THINGS TO DO IN DENVER
Your 2020 Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner on the Front Range
From 5280 Magazine
Where to Order Full Feasts & Turkeys
American Elm at Home Ι 4132 W. 38th Ave.
The deal: A classic feast from chef Brent Turnipseede, available for pick-up November 25 or 26
What’s for dinner: The meal includes a 14- or 20-pound whole roast turkey with American Elm biscuit stuffing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, Southern green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie.
Price: Starting at $125 for two
How to order: Online by November 22
Where to Order Takeout Pies, Sides, and Wine
Beckon Ι 2843 Larimer St.
The deal: Pies from Beckon’s pastry chef, Kirsten, and wine duos from sommelier Zach Byers, available for pick up on November 25
What’s on the menu: Roasted Oxford Gardens pumpkin pie with honey whipped cream; Colorado pear frangipane pie with an almond crust and spiced pastry cream; chocolate bourbon pecan pie with white chocolate ganache; wine duos perfect for sipping while cooking and sipping while eating
Price: Pies are $30 each; wine packs range from $65 to $95
How to order: Online before November 21
Where to Reserve a Table (Takeout Options Also Available)
Crú Food and Wine Bar Ι 1442 Larimer St.
The deal: A three-course meal, or a similar takeout option, available from 12–9 p.m. on November 26
What’s for dinner: Begin with Crú’s complimentary welcome: a pour of rosé hard cider, paired with small bite such as buttery pan rolls, pumpkin bread, and mini cornbread muffins with cinnamon honey butter. Then move on to the real starters—butternut squash bisque, Caesar salad, pumpkin ricotta ravioli, or lobster and butternut squash risotto. For the main course, select the roasted turkey breast, eight-ounce filet of beef, or pan-seared branzino piccata. Dessert choices are pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate molten lava cake, apple and pecan bread pudding. The takeout package comes with butternut squash bisque or Caesar salad; a roasted turkey breast entreé; and a pumpkin cheesecake or apple and pecan bread pudding.
Price: $50 per person for dine in; $80 (serves two) or $150 (serves four) for takeout
How to book: Online
Full article here.
Senior Interior Designer
Briefly describe what you do all day.
Working together with team members to develop and execute designs for a variety of clients and projects.
What’s the best thing about OLC?
Collaborating and learning from each other – tapping into each other’s skills and experiences.
What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?
Explore new restaurants, new hiking trails and an occasional Netflix binge.
I once met…
Walter Peyton, just before the ’85 Superbowl game – nice guy.
If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?
What is the song title that best describes your personality?
The Best is Yet to Come
What do you do to Be Well?
Gym workouts, hiking, biking, golf – anything outdoor.
EAT LIKE AN ARCHITECT
French Toast Casserole
Recipe from Michael St. John’s wife Arielle
- 2 tbsp. corn syrup (Karo Light Corn Syrup, preferred)
- ½ lb. (2 sticks) butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 12-15 pieces of bread, cubed (cinnamon swirl bread, preferred)
- 5 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ¼ tsp. salt
- In a medium saucepan, heat corn syrup, butter, & brown sugar until the mixture is syrupy.
- Pour mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan.
- Layer cubes of bread on top of syrup mixture.
- Beat together eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt.
- Pour over top of layered bread and refrigerate overnight.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Uncover and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
OLC is excited to be teaming up with The Ballard Group this month for Movember! If you would like to make a donation to our team page please click here.