GreatWest Life | Center Tower III Office Building and Parking Structure

  • $29M
  • 272,075 SF
  • 1999

The master plan for this headquarters complex is comprised of three quarter-cylinder ten story towers. In 1991, two towers had been constructed when GWL asked AMD to prepare design revisions and contract documents for the third tower. Economic conditions precluded construction of the third tower at that time.

By 1998, when the company elected to proceed with construction, contemporary high-rise building regulations, as well as institution of the Americans with Disabilities Act, rendered the 1991 design obsolete. AMD re-designed the tower, within the constraints of the existing foundation system.

When GWL determined to re-densify the work force operating at the site, the existing parking infrastructure became inadequate. AMD prepared a Master Plan for the company, incorporating the additional parking required, as well as parking to support an additional 450,000 SF of office and employee support space to be developed on the site.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
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About AMD

We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award “a distinguished body of work” and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site’s unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

AMD Staff
  • Paul S. Haack, AIA
  • Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
  • David C. Pfeifer, AIA
  • Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
  • John D. Graham, AIA
  • Ronald L. Mason, FAIA
    Emeritus
  • John D. Anderson, FAIA
    1926-2017
  • Curt F. Dale, FAIA
    1945-2003
  • Cathy Bellem, AIA
  • Ben Blanchard, AIA
  • John Everin, AIA
  • Erin Hillhouse, AIA
  • David E. Houston, AIA
  • Suzanne Dupée Minear, AIA
  • Kristin O’Connell, Assoc AIA
  • Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
  • James R. Taylor, AIA
  • Dan Bishop, AIA
  • Stephan Hall, AIA
  • Peter Koehler, AIA
  • Ryan Lutz, AIA
  • Jenna Michieli, AIA
  • Michael Stesney, AIA
  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
  • Julie Zurakowski, AIA