Elsy Studios Completes Colorado Health Capitol Office Design In Denver


Elsy Studios, a full-service, Denver-based commercial interior design firm, recently completed new office space for the Colorado Health Capitol, run by nonprofit Healthier Colorado. Located at 303 E. 17th Ave. in downtown Denver, the new 22,481 square foot space is a one-of-a-kind collaborative work environment for the Colorado health and wellness community.

“We wanted to break down silos in the health and wellness industry,” said Jake Williams, executive director of Colorado’s Health Capitol. “Together with Elsy Studios, we came up with a design that encourages engagement between organizations and enables a more holistic approach, especially for those of us working on health policy in Colorado. We are already seeing the positive impacts of this new work environment on our community.

Elsy Studios designed Colorado’s Health Capitol to allow up to 150 people working for health-focused organizations to work under one roof, providing private offices, dedicated workstations, and hot desks to meet a variety of of work needs.

“Our design for Colorado’s Health Capitol recognizes the power of collaboration and celebrates the many diverse communities and geographies that these nonprofits serve here in Colorado,” said Carmen Schechinger, senior project manager at Elsy Studios. “We are incredibly proud to support the mission of improving the well-being of the people of our state through this innovative new space.”

The design of the desk creates a distinctive sense of place, with vibrant artwork that celebrates the different geographic regions of Colorado. Working with Make West and artist Tuke One, Elsy Studios’ design team brought the space to life with graffiti-style murals on the walls and oversized columns, each representing a unique section of the room. ‘State.

Additionally, the office features a variety of meeting rooms, including a 75-person conference center with stadium seating, a multi-purpose wellness room, and a multimedia production room. Meeting rooms are fully equipped to support both in-person presentations and remote collaboration.

“Ordinarily, these are not the kind of resources that most nonprofits have access to,” Williams added. “By taking advantage of the economies of scale, we are able to make it affordable for nonprofits and convenient for the partners they work with. We see this new office as the hub of health policy in Colorado. “

Health Capitol was made possible with support from the Caring for Colorado Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, Bohemian Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, and Telligen Community Initiative. Partners in the office building included Make West, which supported the conservation of branding and graffiti art, Sundance Project Management, Edifice Construction and Forte Commercial Real Estate.

Photos courtesy of Travis Hawkes and Brett Stakelinc

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