independence plaza

Refreshing a Denver Icon: Independence Plaza

Completed in 1972, Independence Plaza’s 567,287 square feet span 25 floors at 1050 17th St. The Class A property is LEED Gold certified, and the scrupulous attention paid to its upkeep and improvement have made it one of the finest addresses in Denver’s central business district. 

Building Dialogue

March 24, 2019
closed office plan

The Closed-Plan: Is Office Shame a Factor?

Even the concept of a closed-plan office today seems unacceptable if not wildly unimaginable. Most office employees likely don’t know what a closed office even looks like. And why would they? The seismic shifts in workplace design have illustrated just how fleeting a cultural movement can be in a relatively short period of time. 

Building Dialogue

February 10, 2019
ardent space

Office from the Ashes: Is Agile the New Open?

In case you missed it, the new “final” word on the much-maligned open-plan office was delivered in early July, the results of a study by Harvard researchers. Predictably, the findings revealed gaping holes in communication effectiveness and productivity of companies utilizing open-plan office spaces.

Building Dialogue

September 30, 2018
intenet of things

Internet of Things: It’s Worth the Investment

In his seminal 1998 work “The Information Paradox,” author John Thorpe pinpointed the difficulty in justifying the real business benefits of information technology spending. Business owners know they have to utilize emerging technology, even if identifying and measuring its value can’t always be fully realized. Hence, the paradox.

Building Dialogue

May 7, 2018