REIMAGINING THE FIRE & POLICE PENSION OFFICE SPACE
The Elsy team recently had the pleasure of working with the Fire & Police Pension Association (FPPA) to relocate their office space to 7979 E Tufts. The Fire & Police Pension Association is an organization that provides pension and disability benefits to Colorado firefighters and police officers. As such, it was important for us to create a space that was not only functional and visually appealing, but also respectful of the organization’s mission and the people it serves.
To start, we conducted a thorough analysis of the FPPA’s needs and goals for their new office space and researched the organization’s history. The primary goal for the new office was to provide a space that felt welcoming, yet professional and sophisticated.
Tying in History and Culture
We used their collection of historic photos to create a graphic wallcovering and a custom photo collage in the board room. These photos act as a visual tribute to the amazing work police and fire protection has done over the years here in Colorado, creating a sense of pride among the employees and guests visiting the space.
One of the standout features is the recycled firehose that was used to create three custom art pieces to bring a dynamic and meaningful wall feature to the break room. In the same room we designed a custom pegboard that resembles a Cribbage board to serve as a functional storage solution for puzzles and games while simultaneously nodding to the FPPA’s annual Cribbage tournament that they look forward to every year.
Intentional Design Choices
While selecting finishes, we made a distinctive choice to use an uncommon color palette in the corporate world, including shades of red, blue, and purple, which tie in with the colors associated with fire and police services but also colors of the majestic Rocky Mountains. These bold and vibrant colors add a sense of energy and dynamism to the space while subtly referencing a key aspect of the fire and police service’s day-to-day work.
To further incorporate a symbolic connection to the work FPPA provides, we created a curved ceiling that resembles a service workers’ badge in the reception and break area. Details like this create a visually interesting space and a conversation starter for employees and visitors of FPPA.
Overall, the new office space is a testament to our commitment to delivering innovative and thoughtful designs for our clients. It is a space that fosters creativity, productivity, and a sense of pride for the Fire & Police Pension Association and its employees.