Anderson Mason Dale Architects | World Headquarters at 3198 Speer Boulevard

  • 12,000 SF
  • $1.5M
  • 2008
  • LEED Gold

3198 Speer Boulevard was originally constructed in two sections in 1925 and 1938, for an auto dealership. The building is a bowstring truss industrial structure that housed an open car showroom, offices along the front and a maintenance area that included service bays with hydraulic lifts in the back. In 2007, Anderson Mason Dale Architects purchased the building and realized a new home for our practice that is evolving with a new generation of partners and staff.

Following the patterns of the original layout, support spaces comprise the front of the building, including conference rooms, restrooms and staff kitchen, with our open studio occupying the back half of the building. The existing superstructure of the building was rehabilitated, preserving the antique character of the space, while contemporary finishes and highly-refined furnishing systems were introduced as counterpoint to the raw character of the volume.

The building’s primary face, along Speer Boulevard and on axis with 32nd Avenue, was reconfigured to provide a more significant presence with large windows, perforated metal infill panels and a cornice structure. Large arbor screen walls may one day add another layer to this face, providing solar shading for its southwestern exposure. The site was redeveloped to re-introduce a right-of-way lawn to connect to the street fabric that occurs north and south of the building, while improving the pedestrian experience.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762

www.amdarchitects.com
info@amdarchitects.com