MAX Construction, Inc. Builds Denver’s Gill Foundation Headquarters
DENVER — Saiber Saiber Architecture of Denver and MAX Construction Inc., a Denver-based tenant finish construction firm, recently completed a high-end tenant finish build-out for the Gill Foundation, located in the Triangle Building at 1550 Wewatta St.
Completed in 2015, the LEED Gold Certified building offers some 226,000-square-feet of space, and boasts a unique, triangular shape that makes it one of the most distinctive office buildings in Denver’s Lower Downtown district.
The Gill Foundation is is one of the nation’s leading funders of efforts to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
According to Saliber Saliber, each element of the tenant finish is unique and a specific response to the client’s needs. The distinctive glass and steel boardroom walls, individual glass-and-wood CEO office wall and the curved wood presentation wall speak to the nature of the client and its mission.
“The design of the foundation’s space reflects its altruistic and noble goals,” said Amanda Mixon, AIA, LEED AP, of Saiber Saiber. “The space provides an inspiring environment in which to carry out their work.”
According to Mixon, the client’s immediate involvement and singular focus on the design early in its development created the perfect space mingling their functional needs and aesthetic desires. A rising wood slat ceiling, which pulls entrants immediately into the suite, like a vortex, and highly detailed finishes guide guests through the space for an inspiring experience.
The client worked with the design team to select every finish and fixture, creating a collaborative space. The selection of the Triangle Building was the first design decision the client made. The use of terrazzo flooring and clear vertical grain fir in the base building was reintroduced extensively in the client’s space, which made for a seamless transition from public to private.
Photo courtesy of MAX Construction Inc.