World Trade Center Denver (WTC Denver) and its development partner have appointed OZ Architecture to master plan their new global campus, located in the River North (RiNo) neighborhood, near the soon-to-open 38th Avenue and Blake Street commuter rail stop that also connects to Denver's International Airport. The project will serve as a major catalyst for the area, creating a mixed-use, transit-oriented urban community expected to elevate Denver's profile on an international level.
OZ Architecture assisted WTC Denver with the visioning for the project and is developing the master plan for the extensive campus, which will be anchored by a flagship hotel. The development will also include approximately 250,000 square feet of best-in-class office space for both large and small businesses from around the world, an international business and conference center, a flex-work environment, an array of multicultural restaurants, diverse retail, an art gallery, and a parking structure.
"We're able to combine the collective knowledge of OZ Architecture's diverse Workplace, Hospitality, Urban Living, Retail/Restaurant and Cultural practices to develop the New World Trade Center Denver campus," said Rick Petersen, OZ principal. "To date, OZ has been instrumental in the design of more than 20 projects in RiNo, and has played a key role in reinvigorating what has become one of Denver's most dynamic neighborhoods. We're excited to continue to articulate the vision of this vibrant area of our city, where our own corporate offices have been housed since 2011."
The WTC Denver campus is expected break ground in 2017, with phase one completed in 2019.
About OZ Architecture: Headquartered in Denver, OZ has been creating innovative, collaborative and timeless architecture, interior and brand design around the world since 1964. With projects in nearly every continent, we are known for designing globally-recognized, award-winning buildings that offer the best solutions for our clients and make a lasting contribution to the communities they're in. Our work reflects our passion and is an iterative process of interaction, investigation, critique and evolution, ultimately leading to timeless solutions. We offer a diverse range of practice areas that benefit clients by creating cross-pollination and shared expertise. They include: Global, Urban Living, Government, Retail/Restaurant, Senior Living, Community, Schools Pre-K-12, Higher Education, Hospitality/Resort, Energy/Technology and Workplace.