Colorado Real Estate Journal's quarterly June issue of Building Dialogue featured the design article, Inside and Out(side), featuring the design of Angela Harness and Rich Moore. See the issue page here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to those of you who helped to make our five year bash last week a success. We could not have done it without you and your consistent support of our architects, designers and company. We hope you had a great time at Denver Beer Company and enjoyed all of the beer, food and schwag that we had to offer. As part of our five years, we have changed our name from Kestrel Architecture to Kestrel Design Group to better reflect our company personality and the services that we offer. Hopefully you'll be seeing the Kestrel falcon around town from now on!
We have moved! Don't worry if you don't have our new address just yet. Our office is still located in University Building on the 16th street walking mall, but we moved one floor up to a much larger suite that can accommodate all of us and our space needs. Our address is now 910 16th St, Suite 610. Email Lauren to set up an appointment or just drop by to say "hi" and check out the new digs. See you soon.
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.