GUIDE TRAVEL BUILDING | 1979
409 N TEJON ST. COLORADO SPRINGS. CO
The historic Guide Travel Building in downtown Colorado Springs not only represents the catalyst to CRP's birth but was also the firm's first home. Holger Christiansen, the founding principal, designed this geometrically aesthetic building in 1979 to house Colorado Springs' premier travel agency at the time as well as provide an office space for the architect himself.
With its unique circular portico, the building stood out among the rest of the downtown street-scape. Attention to detail, honest materials and sharp geometry made for an engaging atmosphere, stirring an adventurous energy for travel-destined customers.
While the building may be from the hand-drawn era, the technology of its structure has withstood the test of time. Its presence still stands strong in our community after almost 40 years and multiple generations. As the travel industry transitioned to online bookings at the turn of the century, the space was molded to inhabit many different local businesses as the building's location is prime real estate in the downtown network. It's currently utilized by Michael F. Bennet - U.S. Senator of Colorado - for whom CRP also did the interior remodel for.