Staff at Suncor Energy USA's new headquarters in Commerce City, Colo., settled into the state-of-the-art space just before Christmas 2012—a feat no one thought possible when the owner asked to accelerate the project schedule by more than four months.
Creative thinking was the key to building this project on a former landfill and swamp, next to an active refinery with heightened security and safety requirements. The 76,000-sq-ft, two-story building includes a 2,000-sq-ft data center. LEED-Silver certification is pending. Sustainable features include a raised floor for ventilation and ready access to cabling, faucets designed to reduce water usage by 40%, 139 occupancy sensors and 33 daylight sensors that dim lights on bright days.
2013 Award of Merit
Best Colorado/Wyoming Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Project
Suncor Energy USA Denver Regional Headquarters
Commerce City, Colo.
Owner Suncor Energy USA Inc., Commerce City, Colo.
Architect Intergroup Architects, Littleton, Colo.