GP Celebrates Groundbreaking for First Building in Denver


Last month, Goettsch Partners (GP) celebrated the groundbreaking for 1900 Lawrence, a new 30-story, Class A office tower located in Denver’s LoDo (Lower Downtown) district. Marking GP’s first building in Denver, the project includes 700,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, along with supporting amenities and parking. The building is being developed by Riverside Investment & Development, Convexity Properties and Canyon Partners Real Estate, and the associate architect is Shears Adkins Rockmore.

Designed to provide seamless connections between indoor and outdoor spaces throughout, the building features a stepped massing that helps facilitate this integration. The shifts in the building open a total of 11 private tenant terraces, and a tenant lounge on Level 7 leads to a larger communal amenity terrace that features views of the Front Range, Coors Field and Skyline Park. Doubling as a green roof for the parking podium, the amenity terrace includes a variety of landscape features and hardscape seating. Large, operable glass walls open up the rest of the amenity level, which includes premier common facilities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center and a multi-use conference center. 

“Denver offers a great setting to take advantage of the outdoors,” said James Goettsch, FAIA, chairman and co-CEO of Goettsch Partners. “We gave careful consideration in this building to optimizing the indoor-outdoor experience and panoramic views throughout.” 

Designed with the latest technology, sustainability, and health and wellness standards in mind, the building will include hospital-grade ventilation systems, touchless elevator and access controls, and will seek LEED, WELL and WiredScore certifications. The building’s highly efficient rectilinear floorplates with floor-to-ceiling glass and a state-of-the-art building infrastructure will maximize occupant health and comfort, creating a new standard for indoor office environments with an emphasis on efficiency and flexibility for the users.  

“The new office environment puts an emphasis on health and wellness above all else,” said Joachim Schuessler, principal and senior project designer at GP. “We are bringing some of the latest advances from our work in Chicago and elsewhere to this new tower.” 

The 1900 Lawrence office building is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2024.