Michael Best Offices – Denver

Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed the Michael Best offices in Denver with a focus on creating an engaging and innovative environment using unique materials and a sophisticated, Mountain Modern aesthetic.

  • Client Michael Best & Friedrich LLP,
  • size 15,000 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Location Denver, Colorado, United States,
  • Industry Law Firm / Legal Services,
  • Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed a warm and professional environment for the Michael Best offices in Denver, Colorado.

    The design for Michael Best Denver seeks to create an engaging environment that both attracts employees and reflects an atmosphere more aligned with innovators and venture capitalist clientele. Small moments with big impact are prioritized throughout each space, with statement art pieces that provide energy between spaces and bespoke finishings. The design for the firm’s Denver office features cold-rolled steel, saddle leather accents, and an oxblood palette reminiscent of Colorado’s Red Rocks for a sophisticated, Mountain Modern aesthetic.

    A memorable arrival experience is expressed through a large, dark stone volume holding brushed steel Michael Best signage, creating a bold backdrop for the reception desk. In accordance with Michael Best’s firmwide office priorities, the programmatic elements for the Denver office are co-located for adaptability.

    A flexible shared lounge is provided for lunches and internal events yet can be closed off for use as a more traditional conference room. Open space is allocated for admins and staff, with less standardized private offices that are no longer individual, but assigned through hoteling.

    One-of-a-kind artisanal materials create a uniquely Denver atmosphere, with texture and lighting rounding out the design. A textured panel frames the banquette in the reception area. Fabric-wrapped panels frame out a
    banquette in the shared lounge from the full stone volume of the reception wall on the other side. Variegated floor-to-ceiling glass dividers are available for privacy in the shared lounge. Hand-crafted wallpaper lines pivot doors between a series of flexible conference rooms, bringing soft, abstractions of the Colorado Mountains into the space.

    Design: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Photography: Kendell McCaugherty | Hall + Merrick + McCaugherty Photographers