The innovative Denver-office project, Drive, has received the American Institute of Architects highest award for architectural excellence. Located within the TAXI campus in River North (RiNo), Drive was awarded a 2014 Colorado Honor Award for Built Architecture at an AIA awards presentation on October 9th.
Developed by Zeppelin Development, Inc., the project team also includes Dynia Architects and Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture and Brinkman Construction as the general contractor.
Drive at TAXI is a cutting-edge, LEED Certified project that is made up of two buildings totaling nearly 90,000 SF. Located at 3457 and 3461 Ringsby Court, the development embodies the arts and creative culture of TAXI and RiNo. Its striking modern design incorporates over 100 glass garage doors to provide natural light and an open air environment. The lobby of the first building is built around Boxcar Coffee and reFUELCafe to create an informal space to complement existing amenity features throughout the site.
Drive encompasses tenant-driven features including limited enclosed private offices at the perimeter top floors devoted to small, dynamic firms that are a key to the culture of TAXI and an emphasis on providing a balance between larger, sophisticated companies that can provide opportunities for their small neighbors.
In 2013, Drive was named an ENR Mountain States Project of the Year and one of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s 15 Mayor’s Design Award winners.
Zeppelin Development Inc., made up of the father-son duo of Mickey and Kyle Zeppelin, has created a unique and highly successful model in their TAXI campus. Buildings are focused on providing the market with cutting-edge workspace that is also informal and fun. For more information on the campus, visit taxibyzeppelin.com