4500 Cherry Creek Amenity Center

4500 Cherry Creek Amenity Center

4500 Cherry Creek Amenity Center

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project specs

Cherry Creek (Denver)

6,341 SF

Interior Design

Industry: Lobby

REIMAGINING A CORPORATE LOBBY AS A COMPELLING AMENITY SPACE

Elsy reimagined the lobby of this prominent 12-story office building in Denver’s bustling Cherry Creek, creating a striking, modern design to appeal to current and future tenants. Working together with D.R.A. Advisors and M&J Wilkow, we delivered a polished professional space with a decidedly fun vibe.

Driven by our client’s goal to transform the traditional corporate lobby into an exciting and memorable place for tenants to gather, we activated the ground-floor lobby and adjacent spaces with flexible, multi-purpose environments, including a 50-person meeting and event space and a smaller meeting room for tenant use. A dramatic fireplace – the signature element and focal point in the space – beckons tenants inside to the expanded café area, complete with new booths and soft seating to provide the perfect place to gather. Throughout the space, a sophisticated mix of polished details and industrial elements are accented by shades of blue and pops of chartreuse to create depth and visual interest. As tenants and guests make their way to the elevators, up-lighting highlights a unique wall covering applied to the ceiling, creating an unexpected moment of joy before heading into the office.

Once largely a pass-through space, since completion, the redesigned lobby has become a destination for tenants and an attractive selling point for new tenants.

Services provided

Programming, Space Plans, Pricing Plans, Schematic Design, Finish Selection, Design Development, 3D Modeling / Renderings, Bidding, Custom Millwork Design, Furniture Selection, Signage and Art Selection, Construction Documents, Construction Administration

Earth Day Lessons from Quarantine

Earth Day Lessons from Quarantine

by Carmen Schechinger

Earth Day Lessons from Quarantine Who else has been thankful to get outside and enjoy nature during this quarantine? I know I have! On this Earth Day, I’d like to encourage everyone to pause and think about some quarantine lessons learned that we can use to be more mindful in our ‘new’ everyday lives:

Drive Less! We are no longer strangers to working remotely or effectively conducting virtual meetings. Try to work from home when you can and encourage fewer in-person meetings with your clients, if virtual is appropriate.

Combine your Errands. This new habit of going to the grocery store less is not only a good way to stay safe, but it also cuts down on vehicle emissions.

Be conscious of food waste! No one wants to waste food, but especially not during a pandemic! Keep track of how much food you are wasting and – even better – start composting! The internet is full of helpful tutorials for getting started!

Use reusable bags (with caution of course!) Stores may be sensitive to reusable bags right now, but if you’re willing to bag your own groceries, you can save the on the number of plastic bags being used right now. Just wash/disinfect your bags after you use them!

Use your own silverware. Take-out food is common right now, and since you are eating it at home, say no to plastic silverware and use your own! Another tip: Put some camping utensils in your purse so you always have the option to use your own (less germs!)

Take shorter showers. Now that we are all embracing the casual ‘WFH’ look, we can get away with not washing our hair as much, and when we do, we can opt for shorter showers! Yay!

Organize a neighborhood clean-up. Feeling cooped up and want to get your kids out of the house? Put on that mask and gloves and spend 20 minutes cleaning up your block! You’ll be amazed at how much you pick up!

Plant wildflowers or a tree! Lots of people are using this extra time to start a garden (I know I jumped on the bandwagon). Consider planting a tree if you have space or introduce some wildflowers to your garden to help save the bees!

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YES Communities

Elsy Studios Designs YES Communities Headquarters in DTC

by Mile High CRE

YES Communities

Elsy Studios, a Denver-based full-service commercial interior design firm recently completed the design of YES Communities’ new Denver headquarters in the Denver Tech Center. The growing company’s new digs will be home to its 130 Colorado-based employees.

The 35,000-square-foot office space sits on the top floor of the newly built 5050 S. Syracuse building in the Denver Tech Center.

A provider of innovative, affordable manufactured home communities, YES Communities has created distinct and inviting neighborhoods in 18 states across the U.S. The growing company’s new headquarters will be home to its 130 Colorado-based employees.

“People do their best work when they feel inspired and empowered,” said Elsy Studios principal Cathy Loftus. “That’s why our design of YES Communities headquarters focused on understanding what their team members needed and wanted from their space. We used that to inform a design that would foster a strong sense of community and embody the positive, empowering nature of their brand. We’re grateful for the collaborative partnership we developed with YES Communities and are eager for their employees to experience the space.”

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YES Communities, a portfolio project from Elsy Studios in Denver, Colorado

YES Communities

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project specs

Denver Tech Center

35,000 SF

Commercial New Construction

Industry: Corporate

A Flexible, Modern Headquarters with Fresh Branding to Match

For their new headquarters on the top floor of the newly built 5050 S. Syracuse building in the Denver Tech Center, YES Communities, a driving force behind affordable manufactured housing communities throughout the country, sought a flexible design that would reflect and support their culture while reinforcing their recently refreshed branding.

Throughout the design, we incorporated subtle nods to the company’s core business – from ceiling baffles reminiscent of the pitch of a residential roof to a collaboration area anchored by a sculptural tree, complete with swings, that evokes one of the company’s neighborhood playgrounds.

The result is an engaging and inspiring environment that communicates the YES Communities values while providing them with the functionality and flexibility they need to continue to grow.

Services provided

Programming, Space Planning, Design Development, FF&E, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Furniture Selection, Art & Signage, Brand Integration

Designing for a YES Culture

YES Communities

Designing for a YES Culture

YES Communities

Happy, inspired employees make all the difference in an organization’s success, and the work environment plays a huge part in that success story.

Our goal, for YES Communities new 35,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in the Denver Tech Center, was to create an environment that embodied their empowering culture and helped their team feel connected and supported so that they were able to do their best work.

YES Communities is one of the nation’s largest providers of affordable manufactured home communities. Working closely with their team to understand how they work and what drives them, we came up with a flexible, functional design inspired by YES Communities’ community-driven ethos.

We incorporated subtle nods, to their core business, by using the concept of the residential neighborhood for inspiration. One of our favorite areas is this collaboration space, which is anchored by a sculptural tree, complete with swings, that nod to neighborhood playgrounds.

YES Communities

Our goal was to draw employees into the office – a place where people could come for a little break or a more informal meeting. And just like we made friends as kids at the playground, this area is also intended to provide opportunities to build a sense of community for the team members at YES.

We’re over the moon with the results on this project and we can’t wait to see what YES Communities accomplishes in their new home.

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AES Corporation

AES, an Elsy Studios Portfolio Project

AES Corporation

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Louisville, Colorado

25,838 SF

Commercial New Construction

Industry: Sustainable Energy

INFUSING BRAND INTO THE WORKPLACE

A Virginia-based company dedicated to providing sustainable energy, AES Corporation has a strong national brand rooted in collaboration, growth and forward thinking. When they asked the Elsy team to design their 25,838-square-foot office in Louisville, we made it our mission to deliver a space that celebrated their brand and values while integrating a local feel that created a unique sense of place.

The result is a design that is highly sustainable and cohesive. Many materials were reused, truly embodying AES’ commitment to sustainability. Elsy also maximized AES’ brand expression throughout their space with touches of green and blue from their logo, a one-of-a-kind table made of solar panels, and Colorado-inspired artwork.

Located in an old industrial warehouse, Elsy warmed up the space with a welcoming look and feel. To that end, the design team used Solar Tubes to optimize sustainable natural daylight. This solution not only creates a light and bright look and feel, it is also energy-efficient and reduces environmental CO2 emissions.

Layering a cohesive color palette, strategic lighting, biophilia, and unique furniture pieces, Elsy delivered a space infused with the AES branding that supports its local culture.

Services provided

Programming, Space Planing, Construction Drawings, Furniture Coordination,  Construction Administration

Hines

Hines, an Elsy Studio Energy project in Denver, Colorado

HInes

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project specs

Denver, Colorado

7,255 SF

Commercial New Construction

Industry: Energy/Oil & Gas

EMBODYING A PASSION FOR GREAT DESIGN IN A SKY-HIGH HEADQUARTERS

Global real estate investment, development and management firm Hines sought Elsy’s expertise when they decided to move their Denver headquarters to 1144 Fifteenth Street in Denver. This building was the first high-rise office development in Denver in more than 30 years. Hines developed and owns the 40-story Class AA office tower, which was completed in 2018. Located on the 36th floor, Hines’ new local headquarters houses both the company’s development and property management teams.
 
Elsy Studios had worked with Hines in several previous developments and understood their passion for exceptional design. We created a headquarters that highlights the best features of the building, while supporting Hines’ business objectives and enhancing their company culture.

The design maximized the impact of 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows with offices placed along the exterior, offering sweeping views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Glass fronts throughout the interior kept the space light and bright. Detailing on the interior glass was inspired by the lines of the exterior glass mullions, which evolved into a design statement that ensured the interior felt connected to the core and shell. The two wings of the space were anchored by a central hub with a large conference room and stylish break room, providing ample opportunities for employee connection.

Services provided

Space Planning, Pricing Plan, Schematic Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Furniture Selection

Hyder Construction

Hyder Construction, an Elsy Studios Commercial Interior Design Portfolio Project

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construction

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project specs

Denver, Colorado

17,000 SF

Adaptive Reuse

Industry: Professional Services 

HARNESSING THE TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL OF ADAPTIVE REUSE

For this award-winning project, we collaborated with Hyder Construction to transform a dilapidated old warehouse in Denver into a new headquarters for their team. Together, we collaborated on a design that supports their culture, celebrates their craft and preserves the unique sense of place that comes with working in a historic building.

A large open stair creates connection and promotes circulation through the building, positioned with the best view to connect employees to nature and encourage use throughout the day. To maintain a sense of character and place, we kept a number of rugged mainstays original to the building, such as the exposed brick and ghost signs from legacy businesses that told a story of industry that resonated strongly with Hyder’s culture.

New and historic construction techniques were brought to the forefront throughout the design, subtly reinforcing Hyder’s trade. All of these diverse elements were pulled together with a cohesive color palette, finishes, a unique soffit detail and decorative light fixtures throughout the space. The resulting design was recognized with the 2019 Mayor’s Design Award in the “Back to the Future” category and was a 2019 finalist for Engineering News Record’s Project of the Year for the Western Region.

Services provided

Space Planning, Design Development, Schematic Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Furniture Selection



900 S. BROADWAY BUILDING LOBBY

900 S Broadway Building Lobby, an Elsy Studios Commercial Interior Design Portfolio Project

900 S. BROADWAY
BUILDING LOBBY

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project specs

Denver, Colorado

1,290 SF

Lobby Remodel

REPOSITIONING A HISTORIC LOBBY INTO A WELCOMING & MEMORABLE PLACE

Elsy Studios reimagined the 1,290-square-foot lobby of this old Ford Model-T assembly plant on a prominent street corner in Denver, repositioning it into a welcoming entrance for a new multi-tenant office space. The industrial vernacular-style building no longer provided a sense of the rich past hidden within its walls. We were determined to remedy this.

Our team integrated thoughtful design elements that embraced the historic architecture. We repurposed salvaged materials from the building, including an old wooden wire spool and a floor lamp made from old elevator parts, and blended an industrial ceiling and wood beam into the design, maintaining the industrial look and feel of the 106-year-old building. A custom wall graphic – the focal point of the design – was printed on textured wallcovering to resemble an old car blueprint, providing a subtle reference to the building’s original purpose as a Model-T assembly plant. 

To create a more hospitable entry and promote more effective wayfinding, Elsy strategically removed walls that felt like barriers and angled the floor tile to subtly direct people to the elevator banks. Keeping existing building materials and forms while optimizing the building’s structure allowed for seamless accommodation of its new uses and improved functionality. The result is a memorable space that captures the spirit of innovation that is so ingrained in the building’s legacy.

Services provided

Programming, Space Planning, Pricing Plans, Schematic Design, Finish Selection, Design Development, Bidding, Furniture Selection, Signage and Art Selection, Construction Documents, Construction Administration

OrthoFi

Orthofi, an Elsy Studios Commercial Interior Design Portfolio Project

Orthofi

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project specs

Denver, Colorado

1,290 SF

Office Remodel

Industry: Health Technology

BLENDING HISTORIC CHARM WITH FORWARD-THINKING DESIGN

The team at Ortho-Fi had outgrown their current space, which had them split between floors. Together, we landed on a unique opportunity for the forward-thinking tech company: an old Ford Model-T assembly plant with a rich history in Denver. Our design blends the early 1900s warehouse-style architecture and history with OrthoFi’s modern branding to create a fun, flexible environment with a strong sense of place.

Working on the first floor of a 106-year-old building proved a significant design challenge. Through extensive, yet careful demolition, we met the high-density programming requirements without losing the charm of the historic space.

We designed 1,600-square-foot “Town Hall” space with stadium seating to accommodate the company’s 200 employees. To make this space a draw for employees, Elsy’s design deliberately kept workstations simple. By providing a variety of areas in which to work, the design encourages collaboration and empowers employees to choose the work environment that best suits their needs.

“Resi-mercial” areas close to employee workstations with coffee, games and adult beverages provide opportunities for employees to connect and recharge. The end result is a space that both celebrates the historic character of the building and exemplifies OrthoFi’s innovative culture.

Services provided

Programming, Space Planning, Design Development, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Furniture Coordination, Finish Selection, Branding Collaboration