Recap: Platte Fifteen Tour
Tour-goers explored the five-story Platte Fifteen building inside and out to better understand its sustainable and contemporary design. The group heard how the context of the award-winning building influenced its exterior and why mass timber was chosen for the project and it’s many benefits. Attendees passed through the building’s lobby on the way to the second level owner suite to discuss mass-timber design and construction in more detail. The tour culminated in the rooftop amenity area for amazing views of downtown and the front range.
About the building: Platte Fifteen is Denver’s first commercial cross-laminated timber building, a groundbreaking project for the region and community. The building features a striking design that draws architectural inspiration from its historic and revitalized surroundings, mixing patterned brick and transparency in a modern interpretation of the streetscape. Located at a transitional gateway to the City, and at a pivotal time in our history, this unique wood project links Denver’s pioneering past with its carbon-friendly future.
About the tour guides: Joseph Anastasi, Associate Principal, OZ Architecture, led the design vision behind Platte Fifteen. His expertise includes schematics, construction, city master plans, individual building details, sustainability and everything in between. Joe has spoken at conferences about mass timber to support its growth in the region and nationally.
Jacob Levy, Associate Principal, OZ Architecture, has more than 20 years of experience and specializes in construction administration. Jake’s skill in detailing and construction management is highly respected, and he is recognized for his distinct talent for managing consultants and contractors on complicated projects, including timber buildings.
Conrad Susynski, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Real Estate LLC, is responsible for the investment operations at Crescent Real Estate. He joined Goff Capital Partners in 2006, prior to its 2016 conversion to Crescent Real Estate LLC, and was responsible for the organization’s commercial and multifamily real estate acquisitions and asset management.