Elsy Studios Remodels Interior of Historic Dodge Brothers Showroom
DENVER – Elsy Studios, a Denver‐based full-service commercial interior design firm, recently completed design work for a 12,130-square-foot workspace for Solidifi, a Real Matters Company, in the historic Dodge Brothers Showroom building, commonly referred to as the “Ballet Building,” located on the corner of Lincoln and 13th Streets.
Solidifi is a leading independent provider of valuation and closing services supporting residential real estate mortgage services. The company employs 30 people in the new Denver headquarters with space for an additional 70. The new office space features a highly adaptable open, flexible concept with ample light and configurations for both collaborative and quiet, heads-down work.
“Part of what makes this project so special is the intentional juxtaposition of the fresh, modern style that captures Solidifi’s brand against the backdrop of this historical space,” said Rachel L. Grissop, interior designer/project manager at Elsy Studios. “Together, we worked to create a cohesive space where all the elements – new and old – look as though they belong together and will support Solidifi’s needs now and in the future.”
Designed in 1919, the building features perimeter windows that maximize the availability of natural light within the space. While the exterior of the building has remained relatively untouched, the interior has undergone a significant remodel in order to meet the needs of modern businesses like Solidifi.
The Elsy team transformed Solidifi’s space using dynamic, multi-leveled lighting to create inviting, functional open spaces as well as more intimate, private areas. The high, open ceilings showcase the existing historical concrete structure with sleek, low-profile light fixtures and a clean, unobtrusive approach to running data cable cables, electrical conduit and fire systems. The design incorporates open views to the perimeter windows that appear to bring the outside in with views of the surrounding natural and city elements.
“Elsy Studios worked closely with us to create a place where our team wants to come to work,” said Joshua Siegal, vice president of Talent and Culture at Real Matters. “It was important to work with a team that took the time to understand not just our physical workspace needs, but the look and feel we wanted to achieve for our brand. We wanted a space that reflected our forward-thinking culture and provided an inviting and welcoming experience, and we got that with Elsy Studios’ design.”
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