15th & Pearl Mixed-Use Facility

Boulder, Colorado

The 15th & Pearl mixed-Use Facility provides much-needed parking and retail space on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall.


City of Boulder

Project Size

260,000 sf


Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award

Best Project, Masonry Construction Magazine's Project of the Year Awards

AIA Best Commercial Building

Professional Services

Interior Design

With the popularity of retail and office space in downtown Boulder, parking is increasingly difficult to provide. In addition, property owners living there are often frustrated by downtown visitors who use neighborhood streets for parking. In 1997, the Boulder Central Area General Improvement District voted to finance a new parking structure at 15th and Pearl Streets, at the end of the popular Pearl Street Mall. Due to its proximity to the historic storefronts along Pearl Street, the structure’s three facades facing public streets needed to be integrated with existing retail and office buildings.

With its highly detailed brick work, the structure not only fits contextually, but also welcomes downtown visitors with convenient parking. The post-tensioned concrete garage holds approximately 700 cars on eight levels, two below grade. The mixed-use component includes 7,500 sf of retail on the first floor and 7,500 sf of City office space on the second floor. The garage features open stair towers and a glass-enclosed elevator.

Meet the team

15th & Pearl Mixed-Use Facility

von Luhrte

Senior Principal
Emeritus Board Member

In service to community and profession, Richard L. von Luhrte has made our communities better places to live, work and visit. You would be hard-pressed to find someone more passionate about placemaking or more committed to advancing the craft of Architecture, and we are proud to have him as a Senior Principal and Emeritus Board Member at RNL.

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