August Hard Hat Tour – IMA Building Recap

Wednesday August 21, 2013 5:00-6:30 p.m. 

Courtesy of Anderson Mason Dale Architects

Location: Wynkoop Street, between 17th/18th St., next to Denver Union Station
Owner: First Century Development
Client: IMA Financial
Contractor: Haselden Construction
Architect: Anderson Mason Dale Architects
Associate architect and interior architect: Semple Brown Design

IMA Building at Union Station

 

The Denver Architectural Foundation is excited to announce the next hard hat tour: The IMA Building! The $32 million dollar building is an integral part of what will be the hub of transportation in Denver, with rail passengers descending a staircase from the tracks into the plaza where they will be greeted by the IMA building.

IMA Building at Union Station

The IMA building will gracefully compliment the transition from the north side of Lower Downtown to the Union Station.  The building will animate the adjacent plaza with a restaurant and/or shops and pedestrian-oriented events that will make this a vibrant urban place.  IMA associates will work in the building’s upper floors.

IMA Building at Union Station

The five story building will have 108,000 square feet of rentable space. The IMA Building is targeting LEED Gold certification for sustainable design.  A Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) system provides highly energy efficient delivery of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning to complement high performance glazing and wall systems.

IMA Building at Union Station

Exterior window shading elements further enhance the energy performance of the building.  Horizontal shades articulate the glass façade at the plaza and vertical glass fins shade the punched openings in the brick wall.  A strong roof cornice shades top floor glazing and echoes the similar forms throughout the historic Lower Downtown context. As a part of IMA’s commitment to the Denver community, IMA is allocating part of its space to house a conference room that will be available for nonprofit organizations to use free of charge.

IMA Building Parking Garage