The Colorado team has delivered a new Americas headquarters for Partners Group, a Swiss-based global private market investments manager. The four-building, 129,400-square-foot campus, christened “The Factory,” is a nod to its industrial design heritage. The buildings feature extensive open-plan office space and amenities, including a training facility and subterranean parking.
For the Swinerton team, the biggest challenge was taking the client’s vision of a 100-year-old factory building and making it a reality through modern materials and methods; approximately 700,000 tumbled bricks make up the exterior and interior of the buildings.
Since brick plays an important role in achieving this vision, large masonry mockups were key to ensuring everyone was pleased with the direction the design was taking for this once-in-a-lifetime project. Sourcing energy-efficient glazing to give the appearance of single-pane windows found in turn-of-the-century factories provided an interesting, yet fun, challenge for the team. The structures are concrete slab-on-grade with foundation walls. In keeping with the theme of a factory building, exposed steel makes up the rest of the structures.
Swinerton broke ground in December 2017 and completed the first phase of building in May 2019. At final build-out, the campus will be able to hold 500 employees at capacity. Project team members include developer Prime West and design firm Open Studio Architects.