Health Capitol

Lobby space

Health Capitol

project specs

Denver, Colordo

22,481 SF

Tenant Improvement

Industry: Nonprofit

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.

Services provided

Due Diligence Studies, Space Planning, Pricing Plan, Bidding, Programming, Schematic Design, Finish Selection, Custom Millwork Design, Furniture Selection, 3D Modeling / Renderings, Art Selection, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, As-Built Drawings, Signage Coordination, Brand Integration

Before & After Warehouse to Welcoming

Weaver and Co. office photograph

We recently finished up the transformation of Weaver and Co.’s office space in Aurora, Colorado. This 8,750-square-foot warehouse serves as the headquarters of the local medical product maker’s 12 employees and shipping operations.

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Weaver and Co. office photograph


project specs

Aurora, Colorado

8,750 SF

Commercial Renovation

Industry: Medical devices


Colorado-based Weaver and Co. was founded on the idea of making a common medical procedure more comfortable for patients, an idea that is rooted in caring about people. When founder Dave Weaver decided to upgrade his existing office space, he wanted to provide his employees with a comfortable, inspiring place where they’d enjoy spending time.

Dave turned to Elsy to help him make over his 8,750-square-foot space in Aurora, and the team set to work, transforming their previously dark and dated warehouse into a bright and welcoming experience, taking input directly from the employees who would use the space. Scandinavian-inspired wood tones and form are bathed in light, cheerful colors, warming up the industrial feel of the space. In a nod to the company’s branding, the office incorporates shades of Weaver blue in each office.

The space further makes use of existing concrete floors, with strategic incorporation of a carpeting and area rugs. We were also able to take advantage of Dave’s personal art collection, displaying his savvy as a long-time collector and adding a personal touch to the office.

Services provided

Space Planning, Field Verification, Pricing Plan, SD, DD, Furniture Selection, Construction Documentation, Bidding, Construction Administration

Staged to Impress

Staged to Impress

Sublease staging is more important than ever as short-term leases have gained popularity during the pandemic. With many companies reevaluating their officing needs, we’re seeing a lot more requests for support in either staging a space to attract a sublease tenant or customizing a space for sublease.

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Creating a Destination-Worthy Lobby

4500 Cherry Creek

In the past year, the way we think about our workplaces has evolved immensely. In 2021 and beyond, workplaces will need to bring a new approach to functionality and experience in order to entice employees back to the office.

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Coming Together to Give Back

Food donation

Coming Together to Give Back

In a year when it was easy to feel helpless and isolated, our team here at Elsy Studios found great comfort in coming together (often virtually) to lend a hand in our communities – from delivering messages of gratitude in our neighborhoods to helping shore up local food bank supplies. A huge thank you to all the nonprofits out there working to make a difference this year and to all of our partners in the industry, our colleagues and our friends for chipping in in big and little ways in 2020. Everything counts – especially this year!

Juliana's Card
Thank you cards
hand written cards

“Our selfless healthcare workers have been the real heroes in 2020, and they deserve our gratitude and appreciation more than ever. Our team had a wonderful time designing some creative thank you cards as part of the annual “Warm a Heart” event, which this year benefitted patients and healthcare workers at Denver Health.”

Food donation

“This year, we put our design skills to work in a new We Care event to help local families during the pandemic. Our team helped create dozens of reusable face masks especially designed for younger kids, ages 3-5.”

a child drawing on the sidewalk with chalk
Home window decorations

“In the beginning of quarantine, our team found creative little ways to spread positivity to our neighbors and community. Brightly decorating our front doors and windows was something small we could do to bring others joy during those tough early days of the pandemic.”

If we’ve learned anything in 2020, it’s that every person has the power to make a difference, but we can amplify that power – and our positive impact – when we work together.


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