Completion of TruStile Headquarters in Denver

April 05, 2021 - by commARCH
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Ware Malcomb recently announced the completion of TruStile's new headquarters in Denver. 

Where? 

1111 E 71st Avenue in Denver.

What?

Founded in 1995, TruStile is an industry leader and innovator in interior doors. The company’s new 310,000 square-foot headquarters is comprised of approximately 50,000 square feet of office space and 260,000 square feet of manufacturing/production space with a large outdoor amenity deck. Every door throughout the facility showcases a different model designed and manufactured by TruStile, creating a walking showroom of the brand.



What does the design for the new headquarters aim to achieve?

Like the company’s products, the overall design blends modern technology with old world craftsmanship. Utilizing a modern mountain aesthetic, the space includes an expansive reception and lounge area with a steam fireplace, client-facing conference and training rooms, open office areas, private offices, collaborative areas and huddle rooms, a fitness center, and a large café with an exterior patio. To reflect the company’s target residential market, the space incorporates furniture, lamps, and accessories such as books and houseplants to give it a more residential feel.

Access to natural light was also a top priority for TruStile. The design team ensured the layout of the open office areas and primary amenity areas were located near windows as much as possible. By incorporating windows in the training room and at various points in the office, architects and designers touring the space can also get an inside look at the 260,000 square foot production area. All glazing, both interior and exterior, was designed and manufactured by TruStile’s parent company, Marvin Windows & Doors.

The project was designed to be environmentally friendly and features a two-story mechanical building located on the north side of the facility, which houses a bio-mass boiler. The bio-mass boiler converts sawdust that is produced through the manufacturing process into energy used for heating/cooling the facility.

The project also required multiple creative civil engineering solutions due to being located within the 100-year floodplain with tight site constraints not allowing space for traditional detention. The site required a floodplain development permit/LOMR-F and a very large underground detention system. The restrictions involved with construction near the onsite overhead transmission line and the desire to limit the export from the site pushed the project to use an underground detention solution that was the first of its kind in Colorado.

Why is the new quarters significant?

“TruStile previously operated out of 4 buildings in north Denver. This new headquarters brings all of TruStile’s operations together under one roof, doubling their square footage and giving them plenty of room for future growth,” said Matt Chaiken, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s Denver Office. “Working closely with TruStile we created a unique design - from the civil engineering to the architecture and interior design - which reflects their commitment to innovation and technological advancement, and supports long-term success,” said Chris Strawn, Principal, Civil Engineering.

About Ware Malcomb

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit http://www.waremalcomb.com/news and view Ware Malcomb’s Brand Video at youtube.com/waremalcomb.

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