Located on the top four floors of a new downtown office tower, the design of Polsinelli’s Denver office features a modern mountain aesthetic that capitalizes on panoramic views of the Rockies.
As clients and visitors navigate the office, they follow a path inspired by the experience of a mountain hike. The dark walls of the elevator lobby lead to the reception area, which features a motif of warm wood and rock. Visitors must break through the fog, mimicked in the etched glass accent wall, to reach the open mountain vistas beyond.
Dark and light woods echo the forest, with charcoal-stained oak symbolizing the deeper tones of the forest floor. The use of color reinforces the contrast between dark and light, creating a dynamic found in nature. Various shades of green, yellow and blue simulate the colors found in evergreens, aspen leaves and the sky.
Generous corridors feature social spaces, work islands, coffee bars and conversation niches to increase collaboration and spontaneous connections among attorneys. Designed as a series of window boxes, conference rooms are strategically named to correspond to the mountain peaks they frame.
A dynamic sculptural stair connects all four floors, creating visual, physical and social connections. Glass partitions and doors around the connecting stair create a line of security between public and office spaces during an event while preserving visual connections and openness throughout all spaces.
The project team collaborated with the shell building architect to create a 1,250-sq.-ft. rooftop terrace and lounge that is used as an indoor/outdoor event space.