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IECRM: Tour the Industrial Themed Mega Lab

It's been a year and a half since the completion of Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain. The building that was selected for IECRM's new home was initially a bowling alley and  a pet boarding and washing facility. The design team was able to completely transform the space within the project budget into the offices, classrooms and lab spaces required for IECRM to continue to grow their organization. The end result is open, light and edgy while meeting all functional and growth requirements.

Read the article that prompted this in the Denver Business Journal and about their current status here.

 

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.

Kestrel Architecture Welcomes Keith Parker

Keith Parker is Kestrel Architecture’s newest executive team member. Keith is a long-time associate of the Kestrel team and joins the firm as a principal. He has extensive experience in the industry specializing in technology and telecommunications, and is known for his unique ability to integrate today’s ever-present technology needs seamlessly into design and planning for best-in-class project outcomes.

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Keith personally and collaborating with him in different capacities for more than a decade, said Kestrel Architecture president and founder Richard Moore. “He’s an ideal representation of the hands-on, client-focused approach that exemplifies our firm’s philosophy.”  

Keith brings more than 15 years of relationships to Kestrel across the banking, legal, and telecommunications industries.

In his new role, Keith will share executive team responsibilities for business development, project management and workload delegation, and will lead the firm’s technology integration and project visualization solutions.

A graduate of Auburn University, Keith lives in Evergreen with his wife and two children.