Hard Hat Tour: DaVita II – August 27

August 27, 2018

Join us for our August Hard Hat Tour at DaVita II. The tour is from 4:30 to 6:00 PM on Monday, August 27, 2018, and will be guided by Drew Marlow, Eky Kosiyasthit, Kendra Brodkorb and Lauren Curry from Acquilano Leslie Inc. and designers from Gensler.

About the tour: 16 Chestnut consists of a new 640,000 GSF office building and parking garage. The building is a single phase, core and shell, class AA speculative office project with a construction timeline of 24 months beginning in June 2016. Due to their high-growth needs and an mindful commitment to the Denver community, DaVita leased another 360,000 square feet opposite their World Headquarters. The site was completed in 2014, establishing DaVita’s downtown campus, which flanks LoDo’s iconic millennium bridge. The interior architecture is highlighted by a modular office space that’s pre-engineered for ultimate flexibility, multiple social spaces, conferencing center and eatery with a breathtaking outdoor terrace experience.  Set to occupy this fall, the tour will offer attendees a sneak peak glimpse of the construction development underway by Saunders Construction. – Description and interior rendering courtesy of Acquilano Leslie Inc.


About the site:
The project presented an exciting opportunity to craft a building that conveyed a timeless and intelligent elegance. The design of the building balances a streamlined curtain wall glass volume with a rusticated precast base as a way to not only address the ground plan of the urban environment but to also provide balance on the budget goals for the project. 16 Chestnut is a unique building with two primary lobbies, one to serve the majority tenant and a second to provide the remaining tenant space their own lobby and entrance.  It has no true “back”; every face is the front of the building and it is served from one elevation.  The design of 16 Chestnut attempts to combine sustainable practice in ways that enhance complementary project goals. It encourages bike commuting by incorporating safe, easily accessible bike storage and locker facilities that simultaneously activate the street and building elevations. A 12th floor roof terrace incorporates local and drought tolerant plantings. The building is targeting LEED Platinum Certification and will implement educational programs for building occupants to encourage participation in the building’s sustainability. – Description and exterior rendering courtesy of Gensler

Please bring your own PPE (hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses). If you don’t have your own PPE, you may purchase a DAF set. A limited number of loaner PPE sets will be available at the site. Please note, attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and must adhere to the following safety protocol:

  • Closed-toe sturdy shoes – Tennis shoes, high heels, sandals, flip flops and fashion boots are not acceptable footwear for the construction site. Boots do not have to be steel toe; they can be hiking boots as long as they are durable and at least ankle high.
  • Full-length pants or jeans (no shorts, capri pants, skirts or dresses) – Pants do not have to be jeans but they must be long enough to touch the top of your shoes.
  • Shirts with minimum four-inch sleeves.

The cost of the tour is as follows:
DAF Member: $30
Non-member: $35
DAF Hard Hat Set: $40*
*The cost of a Hard Hat Set does not include admission; please also purchase a DAF Member or Non-member ticket to ensure your spot on the tour.

Registration must be completed by Thursday, August 23 at 4:00 PM. Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be given only if cancellations are received at least seven days before the event. Space is limited, so register now to ensure a place on the tour! Meeting logistics will be sent to those who are registered.

Please note:
Allow ample time for nearby street parking. As always, consider taking public transportation, Lyft or Uber – thank you.