The Nichols Partnership, in concert with Galvanize, acquired the historic Rocky Mountain Bank Note building with the vision of creating place and building community for entrepreneurs and early-phase tech companies. The historic building, built in 1929, sat vacant in Denver's vibrant Golden Triangle neighborhood after being home to Denver's PS1 elementary school and yearned for a new community purpose. Through mindful adaptive reuse and highlighting the original building charater, the Nichols Partnership delivered a community-centric, shared-space office from acquisition to occupancy in 72 days.
The Galvanize community quickly took root and comfort within the 30,000 SF space, and opened its door to create a member-based, co-office community and learning platform. With 20' ceilings, wood beams, orignal brick, skylights that bring loads of natural light, and a cafe open to the public, you have a building that offers a place with character, old-world charm and cutting edge technologies and vision.
Location: Denver, CO
Completed: October 2012
Site Area: 27,754 SF
Project Area: 27,156 SF
Number of Stories: 2
Market: Entrepreneurial/Technology Start-Ups
Architect: Open Studio Architects