OZ was retained by the Gates Corporation to design a new facility for the Worldwide Fluid Power Group's Research and Development division, which has been located in Galesburg, Illinois, Rockford, Illinois and Denver, Colorado. These three facilities have been consolidated into the new facility in southeast Denver. The project included core & shell and interior design of 30,000 square feet of office space and 40,000 square feet of laboratory and prototype production space. The owner had a very strong vision of incorporating a cutting-edge, industrial feel throughout the facility. The design team was tasked with translating the industrial practicality of the products produced into an office environment that is productive, encourages collaboration and presents a high-tech image to clients. In order to achieve these goals, a wide variety of finish materials were used. These included stained concrete floors, rubber/cork flooring, vinyl flooring, solid surface counter tops, concrete counter tops, acrylic panels, cementitious fiber board and aluminum. These materials were chosen not only for their aesthetic appeal but for their performance capabilities in an industrial environment as well.
Media News Group and OZ Architecture designed the new 35,000 sf corporate headquarters located on the top floor of the Denver News Agency building located in downtown Denver, CO. OZ developed a comprehensive tenant improvement package, working in collaboration with the client - Media News Group. The result is an updated, interactive office consisting of the Executive, Finance, Human Resources and Information Systems.
MicroMotion selected the OZ/Faurot Team to assist with transforming their outdated lobby to reflect their international ties with other facilities, their clientle and highlight product. Customers are now greeted with a sleek lobby utilizing elements of clear glass, back painted glass and aluminum. Products are featured in sleek open displays with a back-drop of back light graphic panels. The displays provide a visual connection to the business of flow meters while the architecture opens up a small space to create a welcoming, secure entrance.
Located in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado, is this unique and creative modern residence.OZ collaborated with the client, to design a sustainable and inspirational home based on geological elements and openness to the surrounding nature.The interiors design was inspired by the client’s vision for a fun, free and creative environment.
This new corporate headquarters for the Pentax Imaging Company included a re-location as well as creation of a co-location for two previously separate divisions. The clean lines throughout the project reflect the precision of the company's products and are complimented with warm colors and textures to create a "soft-tech" look. Orientation of the elevators proved to be a challenge to the reception layout, so as visitors exit the elevator they first see a gallery of photographic images. From the gallery, curved walls open into adjoining spaces leading to the main reception area. Here the design reflects the company's Asian roots with glass details, juxtaposed with a natural split-faced stone to compliment the local setting in the foothills. The natural maple wood floor, accented with walnut, is contrasted with a rich mocha carpet. To compliment the wood floor, a linear wood ceiling is used, softening the lines with the use of a natural, warm material. The opposite break out area features a glass wrapped conference room creating a similar backdrop to the main reception area. Display cases utilizing a cable system with a translucent glass back panel showcase products from both divisions of the company. Since these public areas are located towards the center of the building, great attention is paid to ceiling details and the use of natural and artificial light. Photographic images are a focal point for the company and are highlighted throughout the space. In the open office an anodized aluminum slat wall is used for displaying frequently changed images of different sizes, and clerestory glass extends around all perimeter offices to provide daylight throughout. Views of the foothills to the West and the city to the Wast are featured in the orientation of the Conference Rooms. The Cafe/Breakroom surrounds an outdoor balcony overlooking a river. The Pentax Imaging Company's new facility has contributed to the successful combination of divisions and provides a classic look for an international company's USA headquarters.
Policy Studies Incorporated (PSI), creates child support policies for state governments. PSI is based in Denver and relocating their corporate headquarters to 1515 Wynkoop in Lower Downtown. The design concept is based around Policy Studies’ timeline of achievements and a theme of community, connectivity, collaboration and integrity. The design interprets a series of milestones as inspiration for what will come in the future.
Rio Tinto Minerals (RTM) is the world’s largest producer of salt, boron and talc. In 2007 RTM selected Greenwood Village, Colorado as the location for the new corporate headquarters, merging the existing subsidiaries of US Borax (Valencia, CA) and Luzenac America (Centennial, CO). OZ Architecture was hired to design the new facility utilizing elements of the RTM Global Workplace Standards in creating a new corporate identity for RTM.
The relocation site, a 100,000 SF existing speculative office building provided multiple challenges. The first challenge was the blend of significantly different business cultures into a new, energetic, international environment. It was key that this environment reflect the corporate mission, including collaboration, as well as the strong, corporate sustainable values. Second, the new facility also included the relocation of both the existing talc lab in Colorado and the borate lab from California.
OZ worked closely with RTM on the design and layout of integrating these functions into one, working 20,000 SF Research & Development lab. The project was designed and constructed under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® New Construction and is LEED® Silver Certified.
OZ Architecture in collaboration with the management team of the Rocky Mountain News, completed the programming phase for their new newsroom. The design team used the programming document to proceed with space planning for this unique environment. The floorplan is comprised primarily of open office areas, with private offices located on the interior of the floorplate. The Newsroom include a Library, a large Conference Room, a Media Wall, and several TV studios. Informal collaborative, as well as smaller and more private work areas will be shared by the staff. OZ was instrumental in identifying the design direction and selecting the materials, finishes, and furnishings to reflect the vision of the Rocky Mountain News.
Inspired by the vision of David/Arik, Row 14 is stylish, elegant, comfortable and the essence of relaxed Colorado dining. With handcrafted architectural details, the interiors reflect modern sensibilities of simplicity and purity while providing the perfect backdrop for the Chefs contemporary take on American cuisine.
The designers drew additional inspiration from the extensive wine collection as well as the theater district location. Design highlights include a bar crafted of a solid slab of English brown oak, and custom ceiling fixtures paying homage to wine barrel rings. Wood and steel details combine with earthy tones to reflect the vibrant energy of the Denver cityscape - blending style with comfort
Samuel Gary, Jr & Associate's corporate offices are located in a new office building at 1515 Wykoop on the seventh floor over looking the streets of Lower-Downtown Denver. The oil and gas company offices house departments for geology, land and alternative energy. The company’s mission of energy exploration inspired a design to reflect their corporate philosophy.
OZ Architecture provided a design concept charette for the remodeling of this worn out 1970’s office complex in the heart of Cherry Creek. The intent of the design was to reposition the project. Common area lobbies have been upgraded to create a warm hospitality feel with welcoming spaces for tenants to gather in and a newly landscaped outdoor plaza with firepit and seating groups to help connect the two towers. New signage and lighting provide the final accents on a challenging but successfull project.
This project entails the redevelopment of a 2-story concrete and brick building, built in 1914, into a 6-story retail/office building in downtown Colorado Springs. OZ designed a building with natural stone, wood, and set-back upper floors with an overhanging roof to complete the client’s “urban rustic” vision. The building will house the administrative headquarters for the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs.
OZ Architecture, collaborated with the management team of The Denver Post, for the design of their new newsroom. The Denver Post occupies approximately 45,000 sf in the new Denver News Agency building. The design team used the programming document to proceed with space planning for this unique environment. The floorplan is comprised primarily of open office areas, with private offices located on the interior of the floorplate. The Newsroom includes a Library, a large Conference Room, a unique "Think Circle" area, and several TV studios. Informal collaborative, as well as smaller and more private work areas are shared by the staff. OZ Architecture was instrumental in identifying the design direction and selecting the materials, finishes, and furnishings to reflect the vision of The Denver Post.
OZ was hired to design the Corporate headquarters for three companies: Total Longterm Care/LTCO and Seniors, Inc.After examining the way they work the new floorplan supports a collaborative environment and reduces their square footage from 60,000 to 45,000 SF. Many employees will be coming out of private offices and will now have the choice of many different worksettings. Amenity spaces include a social hub, outdoor pavilion with wi-fi and outdoor patios.
United Dominion Realty recently relocated their corporate headquarters from Dallas to Denver. The firm wanted to create a space for their new office that expressed their corporate image with a design rooted in its Colorado-based surroundings. Our design team was hired to create a new entry, reception area, Board room, kitchenette and a new central mail room totaling approximately 2,300 sf of space.
Since its founding in 1955, Village Voice Media has grown to become the largest group of metropolitan newsweeklies. A growth-oriented company with an interest in major American markets, Village Voice Media publishes papers in fourteen of the country's most vibrant cities. Westword, is Village Voice Media’s Denver based alternative newsweekly. OZ designed Westword’s headquarters in a two phase, occupied remodel. The space includes an integrated workplace strategy of collaboration within the newspaper setting, including open office, conference rooms and a unique “think tank” collaborative space for group idea generation. Unique to the space is the reflection of branding and logo super graphics, providing a sense of Westword space and culture.