50Fifty DTC Redefines Commercial Architecture in DTC
DENVER — 50Fifty DTC, a 185,000-square-foot, 12-story office tower in the Denver Tech Center, celebrated its grand opening this past Friday. The innovative new office building has launched a new era of office design in south Denver. Developed by Corum Real Estate Group in partnership with Clutch Design Studio, the building is shifting the landscape of the city’s office park.
“Traditional office park building design is outdated and doesn’t address what businesses want and need to maintain competitive edge in this market,” says Matt Robertson, president of Clutch Design Studio. “Our client came to us with the directive to not design ‘just another office building.’ What we delivered sets a new bar for the Denver Tech Center.”
As Clutch Design Studio’s largest project to date, the award-winning 50Fifty DTC employs six floor plates, integrated parking, floor-to-ceiling performance glass, and strategically placed light wells to both maximize site effectiveness and promote workplace wellness.
“The light wells animate the interior of the building, providing direct access to natural light throughout, which is rare for buildings of this size and type,” says Robertson. “This not only enhances the work environment, but it also reduces the need for artificial illumination, which studies show negatively affects worker health and causes loss of productivity.”
With expansive views, high-end finishes, and a building envelope more reminiscent of dense urban areas, 50Fifty provides a more modern approach for companies who want the amenities and style of an urban location, but prefer to locate in South Denver.
“Office building design needs to be reimagined to meet the needs of today’s workforce, and address the challenges of urban sprawl,” says Ault. “By uniting parking and office space in a single building envelope, 50Fifty DTC transfers a design narrative historically found in dense urban environments to the suburban landscape, and creates a new paradigm for the future of the Denver Tech Center.”
Located at 5050 South Syracuse Street with easy access to I-25, I-225 and the RTD Light Rail, the amenity-driven, Class AAA space is currently pending LEED Gold certification.
- GC and Construction: Hensel Phelps
- Civil and Structural Engineering Design: Martin/Martin
- Landscape Architecture: Civitas
- Curtain Wall Façade: Harmon
- Lighting Design: Hunt Electric