OpenTable’s New RiNo-inspired Denver Office in Wells Fargo Center

DENVER Venture Architecture, a Denver-based firm specializing in discovery-focused design and delivery, recently completed design for OpenTable’s new 13,000-square-foot office space, located on the 29th floor in the Wells Fargo Center at 1700 Lincoln St.

“OpenTable has a distinct culture that is palpable in their new space,” said Martin Goldstein, principal at Venture. “We took what they love about the gritty warehouse aesthetic in the RiNo Art District and brought it into the Central Business District, delivering a blended concept that not only captures their culture, but can also evolve with them as they continue to grow.”

Designed to accommodate the needs of OpenTable’s 100+ employees, Venture’s layout of the space features distinct areas for heads-down productivity as well as collaborating and socializing. The open concept areas provide ample access to natural light and sweeping views of downtown Denver and the Front Range.

To achieve a RiNo-inspired look and feel, custom millwork, including auditorium seating, huddle booths and phone booths were crafted to complement the open high ceilings, exposed ductwork and raw plywood found throughout the work areas, breakroom and library. Venture also collaborated with Apex Engineers to construct metal shipping container huddle rooms and incorporated DIRTT modular walls, for visibility with strong acoustic control.

“In a competitive job market like Denver, our office space is not just a vital tool for helping us reach our business goals, it’s an important part of recruitment and retention,” said Scott Day, senior vice president of People & Culture at OpenTable. “Venture took the time to truly understand how our people do what they do every day and created an environment where everyone can be at their best.”

Venture worked with a number of local partners to deliver OpenTable’s new Denver office, including Rick Cardone from IAI Construction, Jessica Friesen from CBRE (project management), AE Design (electrical engineer), MKK Consulting Engineers (mechanical and plumbing) and OfficeScapes (furniture).

Photos courtesy of Venture Architecture

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