Elsy Studios delivers dynamic new Yes Communities HQ in Denver Tech Center

Subtle nods to Yes Communities’ core business are incorporated throughout – from ceiling baffles reminiscent of the pitch of a residential roof to a collaboration area anchored by a sculptural tree. Courtesy Ryan Lawrence Photography

Elsy Studios, a Denver-based full-service commercial interior design firm, announced the completion of the design of Yes Communities’ new Denver headquarters. The 35,000square-foot office space sits on the top floor of the newly built 5050 S. Syracuse St. building in the Denver Tech Center.

A provider of innovative, affordable manufactured home communities, Yes Communities has created distinct and inviting neighborhoods in 18 states across the U.S. The growing company’s new headquarters will be home to its 130 Colorado-based employees.

“People do their best work when they feel inspired and empowered,” said Elsy Studios principal Cathy Loftus. “That’s why our design of Yes Communities headquarters focused on understanding what their team members needed and wanted from their space. We used that to inform a design that would foster a strong sense of community and embody the positive, empowering nature of their brand. We’re grateful for the collaborative partnership we developed with Yes Communities and are eager for their employees to experience the space.”

Throughout the design, Elsy Studios incorporated subtle nods to Yes Communities’ core business – from ceiling baffles reminiscent of the pitch of a residential roof to a collaboration area anchored by a sculptural tree, complete with swings, that evokes one of the company’s many neighborhood playgrounds.

“I am so pleased with Elsy’s ability to implement our vision for the long-term home office for Yes Communities,” said Yes Communities CEO Steven Schaub. “The finished space communicates our values as a company as well as our culture.”

In addition to Provident Construction, Elsy worked with Rob and Ryan Link at CBRE, Task PM, elements and 3D Identity to deliver the space.

Published in the May 6, 2020, issue of CREJ.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends…