Well and Good Newsletter 2022- Quarter 4

Well and Good Newsletter 2022- Quarter 4


Dear Friends,

On behalf of everyone here at OLC, we hope that you and your circle of family and friends continue to be safe, healthy and well. We’re doing great here at OLC. We were able to exhibit and participate in the 2022 Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) Conference – with the most attendees of all time! We also attended the 2022 Florida Recreation and Parks Association (FRPA) Conference, with Senior Principal Maged Elsheikh presenting on Pickleball this year. Pickleball is a booming sport, and if you haven’t tried it I recommend you give it a go. Fellow Senior Principal Brian Beckler and I play in leagues at both the APEX Park and Recreation District and the Pickleball Food Pub in Arvada, and so far the Dinking Buddies are holding their own!

OLC also welcomed in two new staff members this month, our new Senior Interior Designer, Natalie Mediate and Job Captain, Shane Daniels have joined our team in the Denver office.
Natalie has extensive experience in the Healthcare, Hospitality, Office, and Industrial markets. She’ll be assisting Brenda Amsberry on our DoubleTree by Hilton projects and will also be working on the George J. Meyers Pool Complex for the City of Arvada. She was recently licensed with NCIDQ.

Shane brings 8 years of architectural design and drafting experience to OLC.  He will be assisting Brian and I on the Meyers Pool project and others.

Finally, we all just returned from a trip to Orlando for the Athletic Business Magazine and Medical Fitness Association Conference showcasing our Lake Nona Performance Club. It was an honor to have our project featured during the facility tours at this important event.
Joining us in Orlando were Mahmoud Elmetwally, Director of our Cairo, Egypt office and Kosho Sasaki, Director of our affiliated office in Tokyo, Japan. Kosho and his wife Ritsiko enjoyed a visit with our company founder Stuart Ohlson at his home in Denver. It was amazing to see and spend time with them, rekindling the friendships that are so vital to our global culture.

In the wake of the Thanksgiving holiday, we remain so very grateful to all of our friends and colleagues. We thank you for your trust, and wish you the very best of holiday seasons as we wrap up 2022 and welcome in the New Year!

Be Well,

Robert McDonald, CEO



2022 Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk

OLC joined the Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 23rd at Civic Center Park, Denver, Colorado.














OLC’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Each year we get together as a team to show off our pumpkin carving skills and spooky/fun Halloween costumes.  This year we had Bob Marley, ‘Marlin’ Brando, two wizards, a character from the horror film The Strangers, a cloaked ghoul, an escaped convict and Wonder Woman.  OLC knows how to have a good time!












2022 Medical Fitness Association and Athletic Business Conference


Chifu is a Project Architect, responsible for coordinating the team effort for project execution through all stages of the project to completion. His diverse experience encompasses a wide variety of project types including healthcare, education, commercial, hospitality, residential and retail. Some of Chifu’s most notable projects include The 4-H Youth Community Arena at The Ranch Events Complex in Larimer County Colorado, George J. Meyers Pool Replacement in Arvada, Colorado, Frisco Adventure Center in Frisco, Colorado and Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford, Pennsylvania.













We are pleased to announce a new team member in our Denver office.

Natalie Mediate, NCIDQ is a Senior Interior Designer with 9+ years of experience.  Her skills include project and client management, fee proposals, space planning, construction documents, FF&E specifications, city submittal, site survey, code knowledge and construction administration. She also has experience with programming, project budget and bid review, and managing internal and consultant coordination. We are glad you’re here!

We are pleased to announce a new team member in our Denver office.

Shane Daniels is an Architectural Designer with over 8 years of experience in a variety of project types, including recreation, municipal, office, healthcare, childcare and residential. He is responsible for coordinating project schematic design, construction documents, creating architectural models, design development, and production. Shane is currently working on the George J. Meyers project in Arvada, Colorado and the Williston Water World project in North Dakota. Welcome to the team, Shane!



George J. Meyers Swimming Complex, Arvada, Colorado

As a proud Arvada resident, I am thrilled to be working on the rebuilding of the George J. Meyers Swimming Complex.  The impact that this facility has on the Jeffco competitive swimming community is tremendous, and with the additional offerings being proposed it will be a significant contributor to the ongoing health and wellness of community members of all ages and abilities.  It being right here in Arvada, practically in my own backyard, is the icing on the cake!

– Robert McDonald, CEO, Senior Principal


4-H Youth Community Arena – The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, Colorado













Site Visit:  A complete indoor practice and show arena for both the Larimer County  4-H Club and the surrounding community.  Amenities include a Classroom complete with audio & video systems for learning and training sessions, Offices for administrative and show personnel, Judge’s Room, and a Livestock Demonstration Classroom complete with animal wash racks and tiered spectator seating for training people of all ages how to properly groom and care for all types of livestock.  The indoor arena itself is a versatile, multi-purpose arena with multi-use footing, sized for maximum 125’ x 200’ riding arena, semi-tractor trailer access and space for vendors and food trucks.  A covered outdoor trailer loading/unloading area, a covered outdoor penning area, and ample indoor storage space round out this comprehensive community livestock facility.


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