The Vault

Denver, Colorado




Harbor Associates


118,000 SF


Scope of Work

Architecture, Interior Design, Experiential Design

We are currently working with Harbor Associates to reposition 821 17th Street in Downtown Denver. One of the Four Corners buildings in Denver’s financial and business district, the Ideal Building was originally built in 1907 and was reported to be the first major multi-story building to be built in reinforced concrete west of the Mississippi. 

In November of 2017 the building was purchased by Harbor Associates. The building has been rechristened The Vault and is conceived of as a repository of local history, memories and innovations. The upper floors of the building will be reintroduced to the market in 2018 providing fresh, light filled floor plates for a group of carefully selected office tenants. The lower floors are being restored and improved to provide a home for either a market hall retail concept or a marquee anchor office tenant.

The interiors renovation will pay homage to the building's history while adding new amenities and improvements for tenants.

Office space features a community kitchen, expansive lounge areas, highly functional conference rooms, and sleek private workstations.

The overall design reframes historic aspects that create a strong sense of place.