Built in 1975, and located in the heart of downtown Denver, the US Bank Building is home to many prominent tenants. To keep in step with newly designed offices in the building, and in the area, US Bank selected Abel Design Group to update the lobby of the building, an extension of the building tenants’ space.
This building repositioning and renovation project included the integration of technology and multiple seating types to foster a sense of community for the building tenants and guests. Special features include the wraparound banquette which provides warmth to the space with soft and natural materials and offers a "third place" for building visitors and tenants to meet informally, send a text, or enjoy a cup of coffee, while the adjacent wood wall and canopy creates symmetry between the seating areas, and offers an alternative meeting and media zone.
To top off the space, the custom light fixture complements the form of the light at the existing exterior canopy, cutting through the volume of the lobby and providing visual interest from both the exterior and interior. To enhance the functionality and flow of the space, a second revolving door was also added into the existing storefront entry.
As with many lobby renovations, the US Bank Building lobby entrance needed to remain open and safe for passersby throughout the duration of the project.
Abel Design Group Denver Director of Operations Bryan Kristof contributed his perspective on the topic of lobby renovation to Building Dialogue magazine and used the US Bank lobby renovation project to illustrate his points in an article entitled: Activating the Lobby (pdf).