This project was selected as a winner in AIA's 2023 Architecture Awards.
With its scalar sensitivity, frank materiality, and gratifying attention to detail, GoSpotCheck Headquarters from local firm Tryba Architects honors Denver’s past while looking ahead to its future. Seeking ample space as well as an eye-catching urban presence, the tech-sector client found both by way of an adaptive-reuse design incorporating a century-old warehouse (once the home of the Denver Seed Company) as well as an all-new extension running southward along busy Market Street.
Connected within to form a single, airy workspace with abundant daylight and natural finishes, the old building and its modern counterpart create a surprisingly compatible duo as seen from the sidewalk. Clad in patinated white brick and interrupted by delicate arches above the windows and classic 19th-century star bolts, the former Seed Company is paired perfectly with Tryba’s structure, which references its neighbor’s datum lines and the rhythm of its mullioned windows while opening up to the city with a gleaming, fully glazed façade. Atop the new volume, a small penthouse and wraparound terrace afford striking vistas of the downtown streetscape, bringing employees together and reconnecting them to the city.
Project: GoSpotCheck Headquarters, Denver
Architects: Tryba Architects, Denver.
General Contractor: Hyder Construction
Civil Engineer: Wilson & Company
M/E/P Engineer: WSP
Structural Engineer: Monroe & Newell Engineers, Inc.
Acoustics Consultant: Geiler Associates
Interiors Consultant: Tryba Architects (FF&E provided by Pear)
Specifications Consultant: Architectural Specifications
Code & Life Safety Consultant: Advanced Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Accessibility Consultant: Colorado Code Consulting
Size: 16,000 square feet
This article first appeared in the May/June 2023 issue of ARCHITECT.