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.
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.
One of our employees, Angela Harness, has been featured in an article written by her alma mater, Western Michigan University's College of Education concerning the design of Integrity First Financial, a client located in Colorado Springs.
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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.