Derive Systems was seeking to create a dynamic, eclectic and creatively rebranded office for their Denver location. They wanted to depart from their corporate standards in order to achieve an environment that was more along the lines of a startup feel that would make visitors and employees alike feel that they were headed in a big and bold direction as a company. Collaboration spaces meant for different tasks are central to the design, leaving plenty of room for rotating employees coming from other states to visit or work. Kestrel implemented the flowing and organic curves that are often thought of for the bodies of sports cars, and used primary colors of red, blue and yellow to further solidify the concept. Derive’s organic body concept is carried through the flooring transitions, open ceiling drops, large scale graphics and materials.

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The boardroom, located just off the entry, is afforded a prime location on the glass while still maintaining privacy from the rest of the open office. The room repeats the curving Zintra blades that are found in the entry and Interface Net Effect carpet leads visitors through the space.

The boardroom, located just off the entry, is afforded a prime location on the glass while still maintaining privacy from the rest of the open office. The room repeats the curving Zintra blades that are found in the entry and Interface Net Effect carpet leads visitors through the space.

Instead of labelling rooms in the traditional fashion with standoffs, Kestrel created custom printed glazing film graphics with the help of MDC, showing the elevations of Colorado mountains. Each meeting room and the one single office features a mountain, such as Snowmass Mountain, shown here.

Instead of labelling rooms in the traditional fashion with standoffs, Kestrel created custom printed glazing film graphics with the help of MDC, showing the elevations of Colorado mountains. Each meeting room and the one single office features a mountain, such as Snowmass Mountain, shown here.

The leaders of Derive wanted a design that appealed to the most creative engineers in the Colorado area, as recruiting and retention are very important to company growth. Different styles of lounge seating, meeting rooms and small conversation pieces were provided by Officescapes, while three red gondolas were brought in from Austria to act as small, movable huddle rooms.

The leaders of Derive wanted a design that appealed to the most creative engineers in the Colorado area, as recruiting and retention are very important to company growth. Different styles of lounge seating, meeting rooms and small conversation pieces were provided by Officescapes, while three red gondolas were brought in from Austria to act as small, movable huddle rooms.

It was important for the design of the office that no space felt separated from the rest. The solution was to use Armstrong open colored grid to bring the ceiling level down in certain meeting areas, as well as use exposed metal stud walls that created a space barrier, but allowed for visual presence and connection.

It was important for the design of the office that no space felt separated from the rest. The solution was to use Armstrong open colored grid to bring the ceiling level down in certain meeting areas, as well as use exposed metal stud walls that created a space barrier, but allowed for visual presence and connection.

The large breakroom features Silestone quartz countertops for durability and high gloss cabinetry to help reflect the natural light from the skylight and the accent lighting provided by Visual Interest. As a hub for the office, once again there are different styles of seating and enough storage for everyone's needs.

The large breakroom features Silestone quartz countertops for durability and high gloss cabinetry to help reflect the natural light from the skylight and the accent lighting provided by Visual Interest. As a hub for the office, once again there are different styles of seating and enough storage for everyone's needs.

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