Mercantile Square

Denver, Colorado




Coughlin & Company, Joyce Meskis, John Hickenlooper


264,000 SF


Scope of Work

Lead Design Architect and Architect of Record, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Master Planning

A transformed mixed-use neighborhood center along the 16th Street Mall between Wazee and Wynkoop Streets, Mercantile Square contributes to the continuing development of Denver's historic Lower Downtown District. The six masonry buildings that comprise Mercantile Square date from the late 1800s and turn of the century, encompassing 250,000 SF and serving as the town center for the neighborhood. The restoration and adaptive reuse of the buildings ties the area's historic past with the needs of the present.

This urban revitalization project was the first multi-building mixed use adaptive redevelopment in Lower Downtown—the catalyst for reinvestment in and preservation of today’s revitalized historic district.

A catalyst for urban revitalization in Lower Downtown

Twenty-five Year Award

AIA Colorado & Western Mountain Region

AIA Merit Award

AIA Western Mountain Region

AIA Honor Award

AIA Denver

Community Preservation Award

Historic Denver, Inc.

Stephen H. Hart Award for Outstanding Contribution to Historic Preservation

Colorado Historical Society