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GenXYZ 2023 — Amanda Johnson

They’re uncommon achievers, whether as entrepreneurs, CEOs, nonprofit leaders, visionaries critical to their companies’ success or, in some cases, all of those roles. This year’s Top 25 Young Professionals figure to continue making a difference professionally and in their communities for years to come.

Read on to learn about the 2023 Top 25 Young Professionals and to see the list of this year’s top 50 finalists.

READ: GenXYZ 2023 — Top 25

Amanda Johnson, 37

Principal, OZ Architecture | Denver

As a principal at OZ Architecture, Amanda Johnson designed Platte Fifteen, the first commercial project to utilize cross-laminated timber (CLT) in Denver. CLT is a wood panel product that consists of at least three layers of lumber glued together, for superior acoustic and other benefits, and little onsite waste. The project, located near the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, was awarded the 2022 Mayor’s Design Award. The office and retail building also won the 2021 Regional Excellence Wood Design Award from WoodWorks and the 2020 Downtown Denver Partnership Award.

Johnson also designed the Fort Worth Cultural District Office, part of a luxury mixed-use development in Texas. Like Platte Fifteen, the office building has a covered paseo to lead into the primary entrance of the office building.

Johnson not only designs commercial buildings to meet client needs but also follows through with contractors and subcontractors to make sure the project is on schedule, on budget and adapts to any client-requested changes. She has helped the firm gain repeat customers through her passion, work ethic and drive.

Johnson earned a master of architecture from the University of Colorado Denver, and a bachelor of environmental design from the University of Colorado Boulder. She was determined not to let student debt become an issue, and worked throughout high school and college. She is a single mom of two sons, and is involved in her son’s school and her subdivision’s HOA.

Introducing the Newest Residential Highrise in Denver’s Golden Triangle

Revesco Properties/Alpine Investments (RPAI), Pinkard Construction, and OZ Architecture celebrated the groundbreaking for a 12-story, multifamily project, akin Golden Triangle, on March 14th. Construction commenced in early February and is expected to continue into Q4 of 2024. The luxury-boutique building will contain 98 units of multifamily and amenities.

READ: Pinkard Completes Construction on Multi-Family Development in Platt Park Neighborhood 

“The Revesco and Alpine teams, along with our design and construction partners, have worked diligently over the past year and a half to get this project entitled and financed in a challenging environment,”said Churchill Bunn, Managing Partner of Alpine Investments. “We are excited to see akin Golden Triangle go vertical in the coming months and look forward to delivering a first-class project to one of Denver’s most exciting urban neighborhoods.” 

Positioned along Bannock Street, akin Golden Triangle is one of four of RPAI’s upcoming projects that will operate under the umbrella of one brand known as “akin”. RPAI is developing the brand to appeal to a sophisticated, discerning, urban-minded resident while elevating each local neighborhood by creating an elegant and timeless living experience. While exterior and interior aesthetics and amenities will vary per location, each will draw upon the same brand foundation: a distinctly urban recipe of design, wellness, culture, service, and connection to the neighborhood. 

“We’ve approached the design of akin Golden Triangle with a deep respect for context, materials, and the inspiring aspirations of our client. The impact of its architecture lies not only in its aesthetic appeal but in its ability to shape its immediate environment and elevate the collective urban experience of Denver,” said Nate Jenkins, Principal with OZ Architecture. “This project is the result of the incredible teamwork of OZ, Revesco, Alpine, and Pinkard. It will leave a lasting impression, enrich the lives of its occupants, and adds to the vibrancy found in the Golden Triangle Arts District.”

Tony Burke, President of Pinkard Construction, says the project is a natural fit for Pinkard’s teams who have extensive experience building almost 200 multifamily projects across the Colorado front range. Burke says he is excited to partner with OZ on another urban Multifamily project. 

“It’s exciting to see the long-term vision of the development team come to life as we break ground on this unique project,” said Burke. “We’re thrilled to partner with Revesco Properties, Alpine Investments, and OZ Architecture to create a vibrant, urban living experience in the heart of Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood.” 

Equity for the project was provided by Cohen & Steers ( and Posterus Partners ( The project’s construction lender is MidWestOne Bank (


Alpine Investments is a Denver-based real estate investment and development company focused on the design, development and construction of upscale, urban infill projects in walkable, high barrier-to-entry neighborhoods along Colorado’s Front Range.  Alpine supplements its own design, development, marketing and asset management expertise with a strong network of dedicated industry partners in order to create differentiated offerings that meet the demands of today’s sophisticated tenants and buyers Alpine’s recent projects include Edge LoHi, a 44-unit residential condominium project in Denver’s Lower Highlands neighborhood, Lyric no. 39, a 39-unit mixed-use residential project on Tennyson Street in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood, and Noble | Old Hampden, a 119-unit multifamily residential project in the Englewood Medical District.  For more information, please visit: