Industry: Health Technology
FOSTERING COLLABORATION AND PRODUCTIVITY IN A FAST-PACED TECH ENVIRONMENT
Following a successful rebrand, Healthgrades needed a new Denver headquarters that would not only reflect their mission of cultivating meaningful connections between patients and providers, but also foster a dynamic work environment that encourages team collaboration.
Blending the high-rise building’s existing infrastructure with new building systems,
Elsy worked closely with the building team to conceptualize a mix of open-ceiling collaboration areas and heads-down work areas. In addition to functional concerns, we added details that reinforced the company’s rebrand. Heart-shaped geometric patterns derived from Healthgrades’ new logo punctuate the space in both direct and subtle ways, such as custom 45-degree angles in the office doors and custom partition screens.
Aligning the design with Healthgrades’ corporate wellness plan, a clearly defined walking path around the core of the building creates the illusion of the horizon. Custom wooden planter boxes constructed of reclaimed Wyoming snow fence provide green accents throughout the open office while seating along the exterior windows optimizes daylighting opportunities and downtown views. Large marker board walls allow for stand-up meetings while fostering team communication.
Brightly colored breakrooms, including the “Kegs and Karaoke” room, provide comfy seating, ping-pong, healthy snacks and refreshments, for employees. The result is a productive environment reflective of the growing technology company’s ethos.
Programming, Test Fits, Pricing Plan, Space Planning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Art/Branding and Signage, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Furniture Selection, Finish Selection