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Martin Marietta Completes Its First Expansion

In late 2016, Martin Marietta completed their move to 34,000 SF in Denver West. At the beginning of 2018, the design team was asked to complete their first expansion, an additional 6,000 SF adjacent to their first floor space. The program included providing one shared office, six private offices, a small copy area, a training room, and the remainder of the space maxed out with workstations. As all spaces, save for the training room, existed in their current suite, design of most of the expansion was limited to space planning. The training room was required to be an exciting, vibrant space that complemented the remainder of their suite. This was achieved by using the same carpet style and pattern as in the open office areas but in a different color palette, going heavier on bright colors. Additionally, it was important to the client to highlight the values of the company in the room. Along with art, a vinyl word cloud was installed on the main accent wall of the space.

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Reed Art & Imaging partnered on the original build-out of Martin Marietta’s office for several metal art pieces. When it came to developing and installing the word cloud, it was an easy choice to partner with them again. The words were generated by the client and highlight the most important values of the company. This became a striking piece of artwork, seamlessly integrated on the wall with high contrast for visibility across the training room.

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It was important to the client that the training room stand apart from the remainder of the space but still have a connection through the design. Mohawk’s Hyper Earth collection had the vibrant colors the client was looking for in the same pattern as the open office. LVT was added at the rear millwork to help eliminate coffee stains and to introduce the zipper accent pattern was originally designed at all office fronts.

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Kestrel and Martin Marietta teamed up with Interior Environments to provide the furniture for this space along with the original build. Along with the finishes, the furniture was requested to be fun, inviting and engaging. By utilizing an orange frame, the color pop was visible at all times and becomes an integral piece to the overall aesthetic of the room. Along with aesthetic assets, the furniture is fully mobile with casters on tables and chairs with nesting capabilities on both.

SolderWorks Fuses Co-Working and Co-Making

While co-working spaces are abundant in the Denver metro area, SolderWorks saw a need to fill the co-making space void. SolderWorks provides not only workstations for individuals and offices for start-up companies, but rooms for printing, cutting and soldering. The client held a competition for the brand logo and the selected winner took their cue from the color of heated solder; fuchsia and purple. These colors spilled over to the public spaces along with an orange accent while the offices remained neutral for personal branding. In addition to branding with the logo colors, the space was designed with a heavy tech aesthetic to highlight the type of creative processes being done in the space. 

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 The reception area not only includes a welcoming, branded entrance but lounge space to take advantage to an existing fireplace insert and merchandise space for the members. The custom graphic on the front of and behind the reception desk were modified in house from stock vectors and printed on  MDC Wall Silver Foil  paper for a pop of silver throughout.

The reception area not only includes a welcoming, branded entrance but lounge space to take advantage to an existing fireplace insert and merchandise space for the members. The custom graphic on the front of and behind the reception desk were modified in house from stock vectors and printed on MDC Wall Silver Foil paper for a pop of silver throughout.

 The lounge space is cozied up not only with the fireplace insert, but also with the carpet insert; Mohawk’s Hustle and Bustle carpet was the perfect choice to incorporate the brand colors. It is surrounded by  Mohawk Grown Up LVT  which allowed us to incorporate some warmth, adding a wood look, while complementing the overall color palette of the space.

The lounge space is cozied up not only with the fireplace insert, but also with the carpet insert; Mohawk’s Hustle and Bustle carpet was the perfect choice to incorporate the brand colors. It is surrounded by Mohawk Grown Up LVT which allowed us to incorporate some warmth, adding a wood look, while complementing the overall color palette of the space.

 Being a co-working and co-making space, our client wanted to make sure that different levels of desking space were provided to members. Three desking types provided by  IE Connect  were included: open office tables, sit/stand workstations, and sit/stand desks in private offices.  Allsteel Aware ,  Further , and  Altitude  systems allowed for continuity between finishes while providing each option with the needed components. At the offices,  Allsteel Beyond  architectural wall fronts were incorporated to give an open, light feel to each. 

Being a co-working and co-making space, our client wanted to make sure that different levels of desking space were provided to members. Three desking types provided by IE Connect were included: open office tables, sit/stand workstations, and sit/stand desks in private offices. Allsteel Aware, Further, and Altitude systems allowed for continuity between finishes while providing each option with the needed components. At the offices, Allsteel Beyond architectural wall fronts were incorporated to give an open, light feel to each. 

 An important part of the space was the break room. The bar top design was a feature incorporated from the very first space plan in a different location. The tile backsplash was created from  Crossville Glass Blox ; by angling the tile, a sense of the mountains to the west was incorporated into the space. To add a punch, the pendant lights provided by  Visual Interest  were selected because of the ability to inject the brand colors. 

An important part of the space was the break room. The bar top design was a feature incorporated from the very first space plan in a different location. The tile backsplash was created from Crossville Glass Blox; by angling the tile, a sense of the mountains to the west was incorporated into the space. To add a punch, the pendant lights provided by Visual Interest were selected because of the ability to inject the brand colors. 

 At the break room, Solderworks wanted to not just provide an area for storing and heating up lunches and snacks but an area with a sense of place. Additional tables and chairs were placed adjacent to the area and private booths were added. The owner liked the idea of a restaurant feel and the booths allow for semi-private meetings. Power access was added above the tables and small televisions will be installed to allow for each booth to become a rentable meeting space.

At the break room, Solderworks wanted to not just provide an area for storing and heating up lunches and snacks but an area with a sense of place. Additional tables and chairs were placed adjacent to the area and private booths were added. The owner liked the idea of a restaurant feel and the booths allow for semi-private meetings. Power access was added above the tables and small televisions will be installed to allow for each booth to become a rentable meeting space.

Derive Chases New Adventures

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.

Australian Tech Firm Seeks Mountain Flair

Avoka’s initial office in Broomfield was small and uninspiring, but the area provided employees great views of the front range and flatirons. They knew they needed more space, but still wanted to maintain the views and ideal location. A West facing space in Interlocken with commanding vistas and plenty of room to grow was chosen so that they could take full advantage of natural light and provide employees open space that was both functional and exciting. The overall design concept was to incorporate regional materials - like the reclaimed wood of the entry area - with Avoka’s branding colors of teal and orange.

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 The reception and waiting space off the entry opens to an incredible view of the flatirons. To keep the area open, a small seating area occupies one corner in front of an Avoka orange wallcovering with subtle detail. As the space doubles as an informal meeting area, acoustical clouds were added to allow for more intimate conversation. 

The reception and waiting space off the entry opens to an incredible view of the flatirons. To keep the area open, a small seating area occupies one corner in front of an Avoka orange wallcovering with subtle detail. As the space doubles as an informal meeting area, acoustical clouds were added to allow for more intimate conversation. 

 The boardroom, located just off the entry, is afforded a prime location on the glass with mountain views, which is the main feature. The room remains classic and simple with  Armstrong  acoustical clouds for noise dampening and multiple light fixture types for interest as well as functionality depending on use.

The boardroom, located just off the entry, is afforded a prime location on the glass with mountain views, which is the main feature. The room remains classic and simple with Armstrong acoustical clouds for noise dampening and multiple light fixture types for interest as well as functionality depending on use.

 Employee attraction and retention, along with providing amenity driven spaces within the open office, were important factors in overall design. The break room ceiling was removed to create a large, bright and less corporate space. A dual-level  Corian  island was designed to be a place to grab a quick bite, have an informal meeting and provide space for catered meals. The back painted glass backsplash appears to glow from the undercabinet lighting and the white countertop adds a crisp delineation to the dark cabinets.

Employee attraction and retention, along with providing amenity driven spaces within the open office, were important factors in overall design. The break room ceiling was removed to create a large, bright and less corporate space. A dual-level Corian island was designed to be a place to grab a quick bite, have an informal meeting and provide space for catered meals. The back painted glass backsplash appears to glow from the undercabinet lighting and the white countertop adds a crisp delineation to the dark cabinets.

 The double sided break room wall divides the space to allow for multiple zones of seating and furniture types, provided by  Officescapes . The picnic tables add a great regional touch as well as a functional aspect to the room. A large mountain scene graphic on the back wall anchors the space and adds depth, color and wonder.

The double sided break room wall divides the space to allow for multiple zones of seating and furniture types, provided by Officescapes. The picnic tables add a great regional touch as well as a functional aspect to the room. A large mountain scene graphic on the back wall anchors the space and adds depth, color and wonder.

 From the beginning, the approach to space planning was to provide all employees access to natural light and the mountain views. This was achieved by placing private glass front offices on the interior and utilizing workstations with glass privacy screens to allow light to filter within the open office. The teal end panels paired with  Patcraft’s Color Pop  carpet add the final touch of branding needed throughout the office.

From the beginning, the approach to space planning was to provide all employees access to natural light and the mountain views. This was achieved by placing private glass front offices on the interior and utilizing workstations with glass privacy screens to allow light to filter within the open office. The teal end panels paired with Patcraft’s Color Pop carpet add the final touch of branding needed throughout the office.

Alpha Recovery Calls Attention to Structure Through Design

Alpha Recovery needed a new office space that would allow their company to grow creatively as well as grow in numbers. Kestrel was tasked with finding a way to create separate zones for executive employees, call center employees, as well as shared spaces between them within a limited budget. The end result is a vibrant office that uses flooring as a means of wayfinding and colorful exposed cross structure to signify important areas. The use of natural light was incredibly important in the design, so glass is used on all of the office fronts, conference room, training room and breakroom in order to let natural light flow into the interior open workspace.

 With Alpha Recovery cobalt blue being the primary accent color throughout the space, Kestrel found ways to add raspberry colored secondary accents on walls and floors in critical areas. Mohawk's Hyper Earth collection was used to create interest in critical areas and along circulation pathways. The carpet pattern shown above surrounds the table, creating a blue frame with raspberry colored insets for added interesting and branding.

With Alpha Recovery cobalt blue being the primary accent color throughout the space, Kestrel found ways to add raspberry colored secondary accents on walls and floors in critical areas. Mohawk's Hyper Earth collection was used to create interest in critical areas and along circulation pathways. The carpet pattern shown above surrounds the table, creating a blue frame with raspberry colored insets for added interesting and branding.

 Throughout the office space structural columns and bracing were left exposed and branded with Alpha's colors. The diagonal lines of the bracing and high chroma colors created a more engaging and dynamic space.

Throughout the office space structural columns and bracing were left exposed and branded with Alpha's colors. The diagonal lines of the bracing and high chroma colors created a more engaging and dynamic space.

 Mohawk's Hyper Earth collection provided the perfect opportunity for Kestrel to create interest by adding color to walkways, paths between desks and within meeting rooms. The additional raspberry cut insets are Mohawk New Vintage, a colorful line that injected lift into the patterns.

Mohawk's Hyper Earth collection provided the perfect opportunity for Kestrel to create interest by adding color to walkways, paths between desks and within meeting rooms. The additional raspberry cut insets are Mohawk New Vintage, a colorful line that injected lift into the patterns.

 We used high chroma Formica gloss laminate on the millwork in the breakroom, copy area and executive coffee bar. Vertical and horizontal surfaces mimic the VCT patterned flooring, which features 5 different colors in blue and grey tones.

We used high chroma Formica gloss laminate on the millwork in the breakroom, copy area and executive coffee bar. Vertical and horizontal surfaces mimic the VCT patterned flooring, which features 5 different colors in blue and grey tones.

 The executive hallway and private office corridor features a coffee bar, printing station and access to the board room with the painted cobalt metal bracing visible through glass sidelights.

The executive hallway and private office corridor features a coffee bar, printing station and access to the board room with the painted cobalt metal bracing visible through glass sidelights.

Color and Light: Teach for America Refreshes Their Space

Teach for America is a non-profit entity that facilitates the placement and training of teachers for low-income schools. Kestrel was enlisted to redesign their current space to better utilize the footprint and freshen up the aesthetic. By rearranging their space to locate the open office spaces together, we created a better sense of community and gave the staff great Western views. Along with 11 private meeting spaces ranging from a 40-person training room to several three-person phone rooms, we integrated the public meeting space with the break room to be an efficient use of the footprint.

 Teach for America wanted to have a casual and welcoming entry area that not only greeted guests with a cozy ‘living room’ feel, but could serve multiple purposes such as impromptu meetings and lounging. The diagonal placement of the desk allows for visitors to feel immediately welcomed even when a receptionist is not in sight.

Teach for America wanted to have a casual and welcoming entry area that not only greeted guests with a cozy ‘living room’ feel, but could serve multiple purposes such as impromptu meetings and lounging. The diagonal placement of the desk allows for visitors to feel immediately welcomed even when a receptionist is not in sight.

 The break room at Teach for America’s former space was small, lacked counter space and was located on the interior, away from all natural light. It was clear from the beginning that one of the staff’s main desires was to have a more open, bright and functional break room. Kestrel designed the break room to have a sort of ‘industrial’ feel to reflect the office's downtown location. Banquettes were added as a place to eat as well as have an informal meeting.

The break room at Teach for America’s former space was small, lacked counter space and was located on the interior, away from all natural light. It was clear from the beginning that one of the staff’s main desires was to have a more open, bright and functional break room. Kestrel designed the break room to have a sort of ‘industrial’ feel to reflect the office's downtown location. Banquettes were added as a place to eat as well as have an informal meeting.

 In response to Teach for America’s lack of eating area and counter space, Kestrel designed a large L-shaped counter and added a bar height seating area. Colorful stripes of Shaw Pigment LVT were used to add interest to the floor and tie in the colors of the counter and accent paint. The seating area features telescoping doors that are painted with white board paint. These can be closed when a more private meeting is necessary or opened for a more casual feel.

In response to Teach for America’s lack of eating area and counter space, Kestrel designed a large L-shaped counter and added a bar height seating area. Colorful stripes of Shaw Pigment LVT were used to add interest to the floor and tie in the colors of the counter and accent paint. The seating area features telescoping doors that are painted with white board paint. These can be closed when a more private meeting is necessary or opened for a more casual feel.

 The large conference room, located along the south glass perimeter, utilizes salvaged glazing from the previous build-out to allow natural light into the space. Kestrel used two coordinating Patcraft carpet tiles to distinguish meeting space from open office.

The large conference room, located along the south glass perimeter, utilizes salvaged glazing from the previous build-out to allow natural light into the space. Kestrel used two coordinating Patcraft carpet tiles to distinguish meeting space from open office.

 A colorful reception desk with overhead industrial pendant lights in the entry was designed to accommodate a receptionist as well as function as a drop off location for packages or a meeting area for guests and staff alike.

A colorful reception desk with overhead industrial pendant lights in the entry was designed to accommodate a receptionist as well as function as a drop off location for packages or a meeting area for guests and staff alike.

Back to School: Turing Opens Its Colorful Doors

 The staff and students of Turing School of Software and Design were jam packed in their previous space, utilizing any free corner to study or work on group projects. Kestrel was challenged with not only creating a fresh, new space but one with a variety of meeting spaces which include an old bank vault converted into four areas separated by sound-dampening curtains, a bright and inviting break room with built-in banquettes, and study rooms to double as staff / new student meeting rooms. The end result is bright and open, despite the school being located on the basement level and having little access to natural light. Turing's color palette evolved from simple blue and green, calming colors for engaging students, to teal, aqua, and lime to create a young, vibrant space reflective of the students and overall culture.

 While the space required a devoted entry area, Turing does not operate with a receptionist. We created an interesting entry without dedicating a significant amount of square footage. Patcraft’s Mixed Materials Metallix LVT flooring and Armstrong’s MetalWorks Open Cell ceiling create multiple colors and textures for a big impact without big sacrifice of area.

While the space required a devoted entry area, Turing does not operate with a receptionist. We created an interesting entry without dedicating a significant amount of square footage. Patcraft’s Mixed Materials Metallix LVT flooring and Armstrong’s MetalWorks Open Cell ceiling create multiple colors and textures for a big impact without big sacrifice of area.

 Although class schedules are staggered and the break room was designed to accommodate a generous amount of students, additional space in the suite was needed to handle the volume of all students eating at once. Replacing more of the carpet tiles with LVT allowed the break area to extend from the room itself, and provide a hallway for eating, studying and conversation.

Although class schedules are staggered and the break room was designed to accommodate a generous amount of students, additional space in the suite was needed to handle the volume of all students eating at once. Replacing more of the carpet tiles with LVT allowed the break area to extend from the room itself, and provide a hallway for eating, studying and conversation.

 At times, larger lectures are scheduled for the school. Rather than pack in as many students as possible into a standard classroom, we created a room with tiered seating to house the larger crowds. When not in use as a lecture hall, students are able to work on projects with plenty of room for multiple groups in the room at one time; a truly multi-use space. Kestrel utilized the use of Armstrong SoundScapes Shapes to help keep noise levels down within the large, common areas.

At times, larger lectures are scheduled for the school. Rather than pack in as many students as possible into a standard classroom, we created a room with tiered seating to house the larger crowds. When not in use as a lecture hall, students are able to work on projects with plenty of room for multiple groups in the room at one time; a truly multi-use space. Kestrel utilized the use of Armstrong SoundScapes Shapes to help keep noise levels down within the large, common areas.

 Turing is not the typical higher education campus but that didn’t deter us from providing some campus style. The break room includes built-in banquettes and recycled glass countertops that enhance the bright color palette of the space by utilizing green and blue glass chips.

Turing is not the typical higher education campus but that didn’t deter us from providing some campus style. The break room includes built-in banquettes and recycled glass countertops that enhance the bright color palette of the space by utilizing green and blue glass chips.

 In many cases, student projects are a group effort but when the case arises where individual study time is needed, we found a way to accommodate. Formerly a storage area, we rededicated the space to “quiet study” where the standard hum of student life can be blocked out.

In many cases, student projects are a group effort but when the case arises where individual study time is needed, we found a way to accommodate. Formerly a storage area, we rededicated the space to “quiet study” where the standard hum of student life can be blocked out.

 When group projects required more focused interaction, four study rooms are able to be reserved. These rooms were included in the program to not only serve as student areas but allow quiet space for prospective students and Turing staff to meet.

When group projects required more focused interaction, four study rooms are able to be reserved. These rooms were included in the program to not only serve as student areas but allow quiet space for prospective students and Turing staff to meet.

Martin Marietta - Traditional Design with a Modern Twist

Martin Marietta’s move to a new space was influenced by the desire to combine their three front range locations into a single, cohesive office. Now occupying one-and-a-half floors in Denver West, the 34,000 square foot office required customized and delineated spaces for each division of the company to suit the requirements for each working environment. As Martin Marietta was open to fresh ideas juxtaposed with a traditional layout, the Kestrel team injected life into the space by opening up the ceiling in selected areas, using a variety of colors and textures, and creating interest through unique furniture pieces and eye-popping wall graphics.

 Kestrel’s utilization of custom and original imagery throughout the new space reflects the different aspects of Martin Marietta’s work was highly important to the client. This photo shows the public side of the reception area where a graphic printed by  Wolf Gordon  of a rock quarry along with photos printed on metal sheets are the focal point, along with a low seating arrangement, leaving the graphics in full view.

Kestrel’s utilization of custom and original imagery throughout the new space reflects the different aspects of Martin Marietta’s work was highly important to the client. This photo shows the public side of the reception area where a graphic printed by Wolf Gordon of a rock quarry along with photos printed on metal sheets are the focal point, along with a low seating arrangement, leaving the graphics in full view.

 Throughout the space, offices with glass fronts line the exterior of the floors, allowing natural light to filter into the open office interior where the workstations are installed. The carpet pattern is comprised of the three styles of  Mohawk’s Iconic Earth  collection along with accents of blue installed in a “zipper” pattern underneath the architectural wall system, weaving in and out of the private offices.

Throughout the space, offices with glass fronts line the exterior of the floors, allowing natural light to filter into the open office interior where the workstations are installed. The carpet pattern is comprised of the three styles of Mohawk’s Iconic Earth collection along with accents of blue installed in a “zipper” pattern underneath the architectural wall system, weaving in and out of the private offices.

 This customized, colorful wall graphic incorporates brighter colors to complement the overall color palette and help infuse a bit of stylized nature into the break room.

This customized, colorful wall graphic incorporates brighter colors to complement the overall color palette and help infuse a bit of stylized nature into the break room.

 Initially, the  Daltile Yorkwood Manor  floor tile was used in a somewhat limited manner. However, Martin Marietta liked the product so much, we decided to expand its application to include the executive lounge and aisle in front of the executive offices. Another important design requirement for the project was a variety of meeting spaces, both open and closed. The above image shows both a soft, lounge huddle area and a standing height table with integrated power and unique lighting provided by  Visual Interest .

Initially, the Daltile Yorkwood Manor floor tile was used in a somewhat limited manner. However, Martin Marietta liked the product so much, we decided to expand its application to include the executive lounge and aisle in front of the executive offices. Another important design requirement for the project was a variety of meeting spaces, both open and closed. The above image shows both a soft, lounge huddle area and a standing height table with integrated power and unique lighting provided by Visual Interest.

  IE Connect  provided and installed the  Allsteel Beyond  architectural walls as well as the workstations, which allowed us to coordinate laminates and maintain continuity with wood and wood-look finishes throughout the space.  Merchants  provided coordinated conference and meeting tables along with multiple seating options. Levels of privacy and room types varied throughout the space and in some cases gradated glazing film was added to the architectural wall system for enhanced visual privacy.

IE Connect provided and installed the Allsteel Beyond architectural walls as well as the workstations, which allowed us to coordinate laminates and maintain continuity with wood and wood-look finishes throughout the space. Merchants provided coordinated conference and meeting tables along with multiple seating options. Levels of privacy and room types varied throughout the space and in some cases gradated glazing film was added to the architectural wall system for enhanced visual privacy.

Say Hello to Integrity First Financial's New Office

Kestrel Architecture introduces Integrity First Financial, our newest completed project located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Integrity First Financial is a growing home loan office that took over an old Blockbuster space. Their vision from the beginning was to have an updated, modern and funky space that was open and inviting for visitors and employees alike. We expanded on their initial vision and created a fun, enticing and active environment through the use of muted greys, brightly inspired blues and patterns that flowed from one space to the next.

 The entrance to Integrity features an efficient seating area with plenty of natural light and a large, LED backlit acrylic cut sign created by  Layer Nine Design . The open ceiling is visible above the walls to make the entire office feel more spacious.

The entrance to Integrity features an efficient seating area with plenty of natural light and a large, LED backlit acrylic cut sign created by Layer Nine Design. The open ceiling is visible above the walls to make the entire office feel more spacious.

 Watercolor vector rendering that was used in the earlier phases to communicate design intent to the client.

Watercolor vector rendering that was used in the earlier phases to communicate design intent to the client.

 This aluminum and glass architectural wall system provided by  Office Interiors Denver  separates the private offices and conference room from the open work area and cubicles. Natural light from the storefront floods across the space into the private offices so that everyone can take full advantage of the daylight.

This aluminum and glass architectural wall system provided by Office Interiors Denver separates the private offices and conference room from the open work area and cubicles. Natural light from the storefront floods across the space into the private offices so that everyone can take full advantage of the daylight.

 The main walkway separating the private offices from open offices area is  Patcraft's Metallix  luxury vinyl tile. Throughout the office, it changes between a mix of greys but is accented by a bright blue stripe. The  Milliken  carpet tiles are primarily grey and accented by blue, but vary in saturation whether you are in the open office or conference room.

The main walkway separating the private offices from open offices area is Patcraft's Metallix luxury vinyl tile. Throughout the office, it changes between a mix of greys but is accented by a bright blue stripe. The Milliken carpet tiles are primarily grey and accented by blue, but vary in saturation whether you are in the open office or conference room.

 The conference room features special blown glass  Tech Lighting  fixtures clustered above the conference table for a significant impact. They are accented in place by  Armstrong Soundscapes  clouds and an original watercolor wall graphic that stretches across the back wall created by Angela Harness, one of our very own designers.

The conference room features special blown glass Tech Lighting fixtures clustered above the conference table for a significant impact. They are accented in place by Armstrong Soundscapes clouds and an original watercolor wall graphic that stretches across the back wall created by Angela Harness, one of our very own designers.

RingCentral Opens New Centennial Offices

One of Colorado's fastest growing new public companies needed a contemporary, innovative new space that represented its corporate vision and accommodated its rapid growth. Kestrel Architecture moved mountains - and a few corridors - to transform 40,000 square feet in Centennial and make a May move-in wish a reality.

Often architects are able to play a role outside of the design and construction phases that can save a client money and time. RingCentral, which recently held its initial public offering (IPO), was growing quickly, and was destined to outgrow its current space. 

Faced with limited space options that could accommodate their growth and company size, they needed a partner who could enable a quick and creative solution. In addition to designing and planning the new 40,000 square foot space, our team was able to work with the local jurisdictions to address potential code issues and allow RingCentral to secure space in their preferred building. RingCentral’s new Centennial offices opened for business on May 12, and feature a creative open-office environment, numerous collaborative spaces, and employee amenities such as a large, open breakroom and “green rooms” where employees can get away from the office environment when needed.