Transforming a Corporate Lobby into a Memorable Destination

by Carmen Schechinger

Good design is always in the details, but there’s something to be said for the impact of a great big statement piece. Case in point: this gorgeous fireplace in a building lobby we recently completed at 4500 Cherry Creek in Denver.

4500 Cherry Creek Amenity Center
4500 Cherry Creek

Our clients at D.R.A. Advisors and M&J Wilkow were looking to flip the traditional corporate lobby concept and create a truly memorable destination that would help them engage current tenants and attract new ones. And nothing makes people feel more welcome than a cozy fire feature – especially one as chic as this!

The fireplace serves as the focal point of the lobby, making a dramatic statement as tenants enter the building, and beckoning visitors to explore the expanded café area and gathering spaces throughout.

A fireplace is a must in all M&J Wilkow properties, but we wanted to make sure this one felt like something no one had seen before. We went through several iterations and elevations before coming up with the final design. Playing with the direction and angles of the wood grains, we created a bold geometric effect that warms up the space while maintaining a modern feel. Our team worked on hand sketches and computer renderings to portray the design direction. Check out this final rending and how closely it resembles the final product!

Head over to the project profile for more photos of the new space. We could not be happier with how it turned out!

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