Building Dialog: Page Moves Into Denver's Iconic Republic Plaza
Page recently outgrew its downtown Denver office and ended up celebrating its 10-year anniversary in a new home in the sky. The Denver office is the fifth of six domestic Page locations to remodel or retrofit an existing space to meet expanding needs within the past five years. The firm has won awards for workplace design and applied its own best practices to this latest effort. Colorado Real Estate Magazine's Building Dialog section took notice, explaining how an empty shell floor was built out to fit a growing multidisciplinary design firm's needs.
The Page Denver office's new home is on the top floor of the city's tallest building, the iconic Republic Plaza. With window-lined walls, the office is filled with light. A distinctive feature is the end-to-end dramatic views of the mountains, and the new design emphasizes clear lines of sight.
Flexibility, the use of natural light and appropriate acoustics were all priorities for the largely open space. The architecture studio occupies the majority of the office and features sit/stand desks. The layout facilitates collaboration and provides more intimacy when needed. Additional collaboration areas and smaller breakout spaces are aalso available for individual heads-down work.
Integrating technology into the office was another priority, and there is a dedicated area for virtual reality equipment and demonstrations. Product resources are available to the interiors team in the materials library.
Finishes are muted greys and whites with a dramatic slightly curved wooden-slat ceiling, in the reception and lobby areas, that draws the eye to the views. The same treatment is used in the largest conference room, where the wood cascades onto one wall. Pops of red, the Page brand color, are concentrated in the furniture and jewel-toned teal tiles create visual variety in the otherwise subtle material palette.
"We wanted to embrace the views and let the office design support the open, yet intimate feeling with the mountains beyond," notes Page Senior Principal Michael Mace. "We chose a muted palette with simple, clean furniture. The effect is really a quiet celebration of Denver. We've been here for ten years and we're looking forward to a long future and more growth."
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