Barker Rinker Seacat Office at TAXI 2

Renovation

In spring 2007, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture moved to its new office in Denver’s River North (RiNo) neighborhood. We are the largest tenant in this eclectic, creative community called TAXI, in a new building designed by Will Bruder.

At a little more than 10,000 s.f., design of the new space presented both an opportunity and challenge. We treated the office project as we do all our projects: users as clients, mission and goals, input and feedback from all staff, and keeping within budget and schedule. The goals consisted of no closed offices; “phone booths” for conference calls and small, private meetings; large meeting rooms with teleconferencing; studio “neighborhoods” for flexible project teaming; an “action center” for charettes, team meetings, yoga practice or parties; a coffee bar/kitchen with commercial-grade espresso machine; and LEED® Silver certification, which it achieved.

The space speaks successfully to our unique character. One wall in the lobby is made of steel and decorated like a refrigerator door with the typical “family photos,” travel magnets and historic mementos. Another wall, made of sunflower husks, is a changing exhibit of work currently on the boards or under construction, and the colorful linoleum flooring is designed as a “You-Are-Here” map. Our office is powered by 100% wind energy.

Project at a Glance

Location

Denver, Colorado

Client

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

Budget

$700,000

Size

10,000 s.f.

Completion

2007

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