FBI Field Office - Denver

Distinguished Building Award Submission

The new FBI Field Office in Denver seeks to dispel preconceptions that an FBI building should be introverted and fortress-like. Instead, designers created a light and functionally efficient facility which exceeds LEED® requirements, while meeting the levels of security necessary for an FBI Field Office. In every aspect, the comfort and health of the employees and staff were given utmost consideration, setting new precedents for the future design of FBI Field Offices. Organized around a central interior courtyard, natural light flows freely throughout each of the four floors of the building by situating every work space no less than 45 feet from natural daylight. Even within the building’s innermost offices, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and side-lights take advantage of borrowed daylight. Employee amenities include a lounge, health center and physical fitness areas, all located within a plinth which also serves as a solid foundation for the glass office building. The campus concept uses courtyards and gardens to formally organize the design of the site, offering a place of repose for employees and staff. Above all, FBI Denver is most reflective of the people whom it serves: the best and brightest.

Architect
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Associate Architect
Anderson Mason Dale
Client
Alex S. Palmer (Owner); FBI and GSA
Consultants
  • Fortune Consultants, Ltd.
  • Limegreen Design
  • Matrix Design Group
  • Schuler Shook
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill | Max Wave Media, Inc.
  • Talaske
  • Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
Location
Denver, Colorado
Category
Industrial