New Support Services Building
Lean Design, Administrative Programming, Activity-Based Workplace Planning, Master Planning
In 2013, Jensen + Partners completed a master plan for Denver Health, which comprises two million square feet of built space over several city blocks in the heart of Denver and eight satellite clinics, with a full range of healthcare uses targeted to the surrounding safety net population.
The first phase of the implementation includes the construction of a new administrative building at 601 Broadway, to consolidate and co-locate administrative services close to clinical operations, based on optimal adjacencies resulting in greater campus-wide operational efficiency.
601 Broadway is a nine-story building that incorporates activity-based workplace principles by providing spaces designed for different types of work, as well as a flexible project acceleration department. The building incorporates wellness features, including movement in the workplace, perimeter circulation throughout, work/lounge space, and a stairwell that is lighted, conditioned, and oriented to the hospital for active use.
It features levels of structured parking, a conference center, and retail amenities in the first floor, including a restaurant, copy center, and coffee shop.
The 601 Broadway planning process engaged liaisons from each department affected by the move, as well as physicians, clinical and administrative staff, and Denver Health executive leadership. In conjunction with the developer Trammell Crow, five building alternatives were presented to the Denver Health Board of Directors. An intensive period of data collection, space analysis and validation led to the development of a detailed space program incorporating open-concept floor layouts and shared spaces.