New Building – Facility Project Construction Update

ArcWest Architects is eager to share our updated project page on the website highlighting the new Pioneer Newspapers – Skagit Valley Publishing Facility. The ArcWest webpage has been expanded with numerous building construction photographs documenting the new facility project’s evolution. The project is nearing completion with the final efforts of construction focusing on finishes, details, … Continued

Design for Newspaper Offices – Rightsizing Opportunities

Front-Office Design RIGHTSIZING – Creates OPPORTUNITIES Plunging advertising revenue and increased operating cost are changing the way newspaper organizations operate.  To substantially reduce cost, product size is being reduced, production is being consolidated and facilities are being closed. Historically, reductions in front office staff news reporters, advertising reps. and graphic artist were off limits.  It … Continued

Building a Team – Going beyond Grand Junction

ArcWest Architects joined Denk Associates Engineering with other local Coloradoans from Denver for a Team Building Session in Moab Utah the weekend of October 11, 2008. After the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel project went on hold, the ArcWest Office had to find the silver lining to the sudden amount of extra time on hand.  It … Continued

New Residential Architecture Projects on ArcWest’s Website

ArcWest Architects is excited to announce that there is a new “Residential Architecture” section under our projects tab on the website.  Look to see more of our local Denver and regional residential projects information added to the website which have been completed or are currently in process.  The goal with the new Residential Architecture section … Continued

Green and Energy Efficient Printing Operations

What the 2008 ING conference said to ArcWest Architects.  Aside from a continued recognition that the newspaper industry is struggling to find its way in the 21st century, the conference provided two important lessons. Lesson #1, there is significant money to be saved in reduced energy consumption with the use of flourescent lights in your … Continued

Facility Flexibility

What is a Flexible Newspaper Facility and how does the Architectural Design team plan for the future? The traditional approach to ultimate flexibility in the design of a flexible facility by Newspaper Architects has been to allow for additional space in the facility or the procurement of additional land such that the facility could be … Continued

Newspaper Production Process Goals and Quality

Newspaper Production continues to get leaner and leaner.  Formats are getting smaller and smaller with new cut-off’s and reduced web width, thus reducing the usage of raw materials.  New equipment is allowing for significant reductions in waste generation and lower levels of staffing.  Automation is allowing the newspaper to be touched fewer and fewer times … Continued

Changes in the Newspaper Industry

Upon reading the article by Chuck Moozakis, of Newspaper & Technology it becomes more clear that the industry surrounding newspapers is due to change forever.  The real question is “Is this really a doomsday prophesy?”  We believe not.  What successful industry remains stagnant?  We believe that ultimately all successful industries continuously transform their product to … Continued