Kestrel designs addition for Martin Marietta in Denver West

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Martin Marietta training center

In late 2016, Martin Marietta completed its move to 34,000 square feet in Denver West. At the beginning of 2018, Kestrel’s design team was asked to complete its first expansion, an additional 6,000 sf adjacent to the first-floor space. The program included providing one shared office, six private offices, a small copy area, a training room and the remainder of the space maxed out with workstations.

Since all spaces, except for the training room, existed in their current suite, design of most of the expansion was limited to space planning. The training room was required to be an exciting, vibrant space that complemented the remainder of the suite. This was achieved by using the same carpet style and pattern as in the open office areas but in a different color palette, going heavier on bright colors. Additionally, it was important to the client to highlight the values of the company in the room. Along with art, a vinyl word cloud was installed on the main accent wall of the space.

Reed Art & Imaging partnered on the original build-out of Martin Marietta’s office for several metal art pieces. When it came to developing and installing the word cloud, it was an easy choice to partner with them again, according to Martin Marietta’s Brian Astone. The words were generated by the client and highlight the most important values of the company. This became a striking piece of artwork, seamlessly integrated on the wall with high contrast for visibility across the training room, said Amanda Klein, Kestrel senior interior designer.

Published in the Jan. 2-15, 2018, 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…