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Pickard Chilton-designed 1144 Fifteenth garners national attention as top 10 project

This is the tallest office skyscraper to be added to Denver’s skyline in 30 years.

Pickard Chilton’s 1144 Fifteenth, a 40-story, 1.2 million-gross square-foot office tower project in Colorado that the firm designed for Hines, has been ranked fifth on Emporis’ 2018 Top Ten Skyscrapers List.

The high-performance office tower has been recognized by a jury of international experts for Emporis, one of the world’s leading databases for building information. This is the third time a Pickard Chilton skyscraper has been recognized by Emporis; River Point, the 52-story, LEED Platinum certified, 1.2 million-gsf tower in Chicago, ranked seventh on Emporis’ 2017 Top Ten Skyscrapers List, and 1180 Peachtree in Atlanta was a finalist in 2006.

This is the tallest office skyscraper to be added to Denver’s skyline in 30 years and features a design evocative of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. The building includes 27 floors of Class A office space atop a 13-story podium comprising retail, restaurants, a fitness center and 840 parking spaces.

The LEED Gold certified building’s high-performance façade and 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows provide abundant natural light as well as unobstructed mountain and city views. Pickard Chilton designed the building as the future of workplace, offering a free-flowing, flexible and sustainable environment, accompanied by a double-height daylit lobby that serves as a hub for innovation and collaboration.

“We are proud of our team’s work on 1144 Fifteenth, a building that has redefined Denver’s skyline through its thoughtful, elegant and cutting-edge design,” said Pickard Chilton Principal Anthony Markese, FAIA, RIBA, LEED-AP.

This was Pickard Chilton’s second major commission in Denver. The firm previously designed 4600 S. Syracuse, an office building situated within the Denver Technological Center. The firm is designing T3 RiNo, a mass timber office building for McCaffery, Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge at 3500 Blake St. in Denver.

Published in the Dec. 4-17, 2019, 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…