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CDOT Region 1 Headquarters

Strategic interior design can be both engaging and productive

  • 400

    Parking Spaces

  • 2.98

    Acre Site

  • $45M

    Construction Value

  • Denver, Colorado

    Denver, Colorado

Designing CDOTs new headquarters to attract the best and brightest talent

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the state’s largest engineering employer, and right now recruitment and retention are of foremost concern. CDOT needed a facility to attract the best and brightest talent, so they brought our integrated design team to help.

A catalytic civic project in the Sun Valley neighborhood, the CDOT headquarters represents an opportunity for quality civic space. The challenge? CDOTs program was extensive and the budget for improvements was tight. With construction starting in 2016, we would set out to translate the impact of CDOTs community contribution into a visual language that speaks to movement and the complex networks they design and manage.

By concentrating vibrant design in active social spaces and keeping a calm approach in concentration spaces, the interiors can be both engaging and productive—and our dollars can go a long way.  And through an iterative process of testing architectural and site design, program, and cost, our team successfully achieved CDOTs program goals while reserving space for a high-quality public plaza space that engages nearby transit and is the face of the new facility.

At a Glance

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Client
  • Colorado Dept of Transportation
Meet Our Team

Rachel Bannon-Godfrey, Senior Principal, Discipline Leader – Sustainability (Buildings)

Sustainable design is a vague and undefined term, but that doesn’t mean our approach to it can be.
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Rachel Fitzgerald , Senior Associate, Discipline Lead, Lighting

I love that my work blends science and technology with design and experience.
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Josh Gould, Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Buildings

I’m passionate about making a positive impact on the built environment and work with each client to capture the spirit of a place.
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Carl Hole , Principal

If I could choose any profession, I would still—always—choose to be an Architect.

Nancy Locke, Principal, Urban Places Studio Leader

As we struggle with growing inequality, one of the most important things to do is work toward equity—in other words, design for everyone.
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Dominic Weilminster, Principal, Buildings

Meaningful design is a reflection of our social and cultural values—it should reflect an ideal relationship between us and our communities.

Rachel Bannon-Godfrey

Senior Principal, Discipline Leader – Sustainability (Buildings)

Rachel Fitzgerald

Senior Associate, Discipline Lead, Lighting

Josh Gould

Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Buildings

Carl Hole

Principal

Nancy Locke

Principal, Urban Places Studio Leader

Dominic  Weilminster

Principal, Buildings

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