Three of our Colorado projects have been recently photographed, and we would like to share them with you. Please take a look at Drive 2—an office building at TAXI in the River North Arts District of Denver, the Hudson Public Library and the Thornton Senior Center.
DRIVE 2 AT TAXI
Drive 2 is the second phase of a 100,000 square foot addition of office space to Zeppelin Development’s Taxi campus. The building added 56,000 square feet of commercial space to the site. While previous phases, including Freight, consisted of the conversion of existing buildings, the Drive buildings are new construction. Dynia Architects’ design intent needed to integrate Drive 2 with the gritty, industrial character of the site, match the energy of the existing successful buildings, and bring its own unique presence to the complex.
Drive 2 is a continuation of the language developed in the original Drive building, but includes its own features. The basic skin consists of black corrugated steel, punctured by garage door openings on all floors. The glass garages create a connection to the distant cityscape and mountains, as well as the adjacent river and rail lines, while providing ventilation when open. BRS served as architect of record and Dynia Architects was the design architect.
In 2013, the City of Thornton hired BRS to provide a facility needs assessment and conceptual design to determine potential renovations and improvements to the Thornton Senior Center. Improvements included a new entrance vestibule, more efficient circulation, a new reception desk/office area, and more modern finishes for many of the spaces. The renovation also incorporated an assisted hearing loop system in the multipurpose room, new lighting, new casework and new ceilings throughout.
HUDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY
In July 2013 the Town of Hudson began working with Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture to develop new Town Hall and Library building programs, conceptual building designs, and a site master plan on a six acre parcel of land on the east side of Beech Street.
The 11,000 square foot facility includes a Children’s, Teen and Adult collection as well as meeting rooms, offices, a help desk and a 1,000 square foot multipurpose room for both library and community meetings. Interior finishes and furniture follow a rustic railroad theme throughout. The Hudson Public Library opened its doors in April 2015.
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