Private equity firm once again taps Interior Design and Lighting Design team for office relocation

Denver, CO – The Denver-based Interior Design and Lighting Design studios at global integrated design firm, Stantec, announced the recent completion of a new office space at 1225 17th St. for Denver-based private equity firm, Mountaingate Capital.

The new office in 17th Street Plaza marks the most recent collaboration in a longstanding relationship between the two companies. Mountaingate engaged Stantec to envision and create a space that supports Mountaingate’s growth and reflects the Mountaingate brand—a premier, strategic investment partner to innovative, entrepreneur-led businesses.

“We have a great working relationship with the Stantec team and trusted them to help us design a next-generation environment for our team,” said Mountaingate Managing Director, Bennett Thompson. “The Colorado lifestyle and work ethic are defining elements of our culture. It is important that our office reflects Mountaingate’s unique characteristics. Stantec helped us create a space to support our growing team, inspire collaboration, and maximize opportunities for engagement.”

Mountaingate selected a 25-floor office at 1225 17th St. as it provided strong visual connection to both the mountains and Denver’s urban environment. Within the new space, Mountaingate and Stantec worked to envision new ways for team members to work – in both collaborative and heads-down settings. Sweeping views and abundant natural light characterize the communal spaces along the perimeter, with private offices and workspaces comprising the interior for approximately 20 employees.

Mountaingate has grown and continues to evolve as a firm, and the new office allowed us to customize a space with that evolution in mind,” said Sarah McGarry IIDA, LEED AP, NCIDQ and Principal at Stantec in Denver. “Every detail has been thoughtfully selected to create a culture-building environment that celebrates and supports who they are as a company and as a team.”

Unified by a sophisticated take on a mountain aesthetic, the design features natural stone to evoke the texture and color of a mountain landscape, a blue ombre wall inspired by wide Colorado skies and canted beams that add interest and depth to the nine-foot ceilings. Common work and lounge areas are treated to the best views.

Natural light flows freely throughout the space through clear full-height glass. Alongside a thoughtful daylighting strategy, Stantec’s Lighting Design studio carefully integrated a highly unique and complementary cove LED lighting system in the common areas. In private offices, drop pendant lighting further lends a high-end, residential feel.

Mountaingate’s team officially moved into the space in late summer 2021.

Partners on this project included i2 Construction (general contractor) and Savills (broker and project management).

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