Denver Firm Civitas Promotes Parezo to Principal
DENVER, CO Denver, Colorado, -based urban design and landscape architecture firm Civitas promotes Christopher Parezo, AICP, to Principal. Parezo, who holds degrees in both architecture and urban planning, has worked in the field for 15 years, the past decade with Civitas.
"The culture of learning, thinking and design coupled with an extremely talented, fun and ambitious family of designers, make Civitas a unique and inspirational culture to be a part of," said Parezo. "I'm proud to call this firm home, and I aspire to provide the same encouragement, support and opportunities that I have received."
An urbanist and outdoorsman, Parezo strives to improve the quality of cities as a means to minimizing human impact on the natural environment. He believes that the great urban environments of tomorrow should successfully blend time-tested design principles with contemporary thinking. This philosophy inspires his work for Civitas, which includes overseeing a variety of project types ranging in scale from corporate and medical campus design and transit-oriented and urban infill neighborhood design to long-range city planning.
Parezo recently completed a 400-acre urban design master plan for Pena Station, a transit-oriented community in Denver. He is currently leading the I-25/Broadway Station Area Plan for the city of Denver, as well as the master plan and urban design for a 185-acre transit-oriented Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
"Chris's energy, creativity, and commitment to our clients and design staff are a great addition to our leadership team," said Mark Johnson, Founding Principal.