Our owner and founder of Elsy Studios, Lynn Coit, was recently awarded the “Alby”, the highest honor from the Colorado chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).Continue reading
865 N Albion St
DESIGNING FOR A FRESH START
Executing the design of a new 40,000 SF office in the middle of a pandemic was no small feat, but between our team and the pros at NGL Energy Partners, we pulled off a fresh, modern space for their employees to return to in 2021. NGL was moving from their offices in Cherry Creek and taking over three floors in the new 9th and Colorado development. They wanted each floor to reflect their high-end, sophisticated aesthetic without ever becoming stuffy.
The biggest challenge in the design of this space was the long, narrow floorplate. For maximum functionality, offices were placed at the perimeter, but that left us with a skinny corridor that ran the expanse of the floor. To keep the space from feeling like a tunnel, we created interest and a sense of movement in the ceiling in the form of wood-look baffles that lend an undulating effect and a warmth to the otherwise exposed ceiling.
A timeless, neutral color palette makes for a soothing and cohesive experience across the three floors with differentiated color and pattern treatments as you exit each elevator to support wayfinding. NGL was thrilled to give their employees an updated and modern space to come back to, and we are proud to have supported a smooth transition to an inspiring space after a trying year.
When you step into a space that has been purposefully designed to embody a brand’s values, you may not immediately spot the difference – but you can feel it. Our space for Next Level is a great example.Continue reading
Here at Elsy, we’re proud to have a close-knit team that’s in it for the long haul, and Carmen has been with us since the beginning in 2012. She’s celebrating a well-earned promotion to Associate, so we thought it was the perfect time to help our clients and friends get to know her a little better.Continue reading
“Our design for Next Level addresses both the practical spatial planning needs of a fitness facility such as this as well as the more intangible need for an encouraging environment that fosters collaboration.”Continue reading
“We’ve been fortunate to see an uptick in both new and existing clients seeking our services, which has kept our team busy and allowed us to bring on two stellar new employees.”Continue reading
4670 Table Mtn Drive, Golden, CO
TAKING A TRAINING & PHYSICAL THERAPY FACILITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Transforming a dated office space in Golden into a dynamic physical therapy and sports training facility for Next Level was a true team effort. Designed for motivation and collaboration, Next Level’s facility features an energetic, bold infusion of color and shape, along with thoughtful programming that maximizes the usability of their state-of-the-art equipment.
The owner’s history as an NFL athletic trainer and the company’s culture of investing in their athletes’ success both factored heavily into the personalization of the space. The neutral color palette provides the ideal backdrop for flags that will be raised in the space to honor athletes who complete their training with Next Level – a ritual that started years ago with a Navy athlete who was able to keep her scholarship as a result of training with Next Level.
A custom ceiling element constructed of reclaimed trailer decking and painted wood slats adds visual interest, along with zigzags of blue and orange across the walls. Graphic film and motivational words throughout the space serve as visual encouragement to Next Level’s athletes. Air quality and ventilation are addressed with programmed operable windows that support an infusion of fresh air throughout the day.
The resulting space raises the bar for Next Level’s brand and creates an ideal environment for both their athletes and trainers.
Colorado-inspired Design for a Cause
Developing the first and only shared workspace for Colorado healthcare nonprofits was a labor of love for our team. Inspired by Healthier Colorado’s mission to elevate the wellbeing of Coloradoans, our team sought to create a space that paid tribute to our home state while providing a cohesive, flexible workspace that invited engagement and collaboration among the varied nonprofits who will call the workplace home.
We divided the 22,481-square-foot space into distinct areas identified by Colorado’s landscapes. The elevator lobby instantly welcomes you with elements of their office culture. A large mural of Denver’s skyline signals their urban location. Ceiling features are extracted and oversized elements of their logo; mountain peaks and a large illuminated drywall arrow creatively draw people into the space. The vibrancy doesn’t stop there. The existing oversized columns throughout the office celebrate the cultural and physical qualities of different regions of the state. We evoked the warmth of southwest Colorado with earth tones, a Rocky Mountain feel with blues, and a nod to Colorado’s agricultural tradition with greens and yellows. All of the graffiti seen through-out the space is one of a kind, curated through a collaboration with a local artist, Tuke One, and graphics/branding agency Make West.
The shared commitment of these nonprofits to elevating the health of all Coloradoans is reinforced and supported at every turn in the Health Capitol project, while allowing each individual group working within the space to feel like its area is distinct, creating a sense of place and connection. Health Capitol calls the space a beacon to attract needed attention to the critical work their nonprofits perform.
First-of-its-kind nonprofit hub reflects Healthier Colorado’s commitment to elevating wellbeing of ColoradoansContinue reading
Earning positive feedback from our clients is the most satisfying measure of success. That’s why we’re so proud to have been voted to the ColoradoBiz Magazine 2021 Best of Colorado Business Choice list!Continue reading