Mortenson Breaks Ground on Denver Headquarters in River North

Mortenson recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its four-story headquarters in Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo). The 65,000-sq-ft project will utilize Mortenson’s full spectrum of capabilities, including development, design, fabrication and construction.

The contractor will occupy roughly 37,000 sq ft of the mixed-use building on the second and third floors. The top and ground levels will be available for office and retail leasing.

Designed by Open Studio Architects, the building will complement the neighborhood’s historic warehouses and will feature mural installations by Colorado artists. Mortenson is partnering with Fortis Structural Engineers, ME Engineering (IMEG) and Martin/Martin Civil Engineers on the build-out of the space. The contractor will self-perform civil utilities, mass excavation, concrete, rough carpentry and drywall and is leveraging its controlled offsite manufacturing environment to produce and install prefabricated wall panels.

The building will exceed requirements set by the city’s green building ordinance by incorporating efficient energy systems that will range from low-lighting design to glazing and embodied carbon modeling.

Construction completion and move-in are slated for the fourth quarter of 2024.

The new building will provide space for more than 300 locally based professionals as well as other Mortenson divisions that have not historically had a Denver presence, such as the company’s sports, renewable energy, data center and federal contract teams.

“The energy here in RiNo is incredible; this is not only where our people want to work, we know this is where they want to spend time outside of the office. Prioritizing our team’s happiness and well-being is central to our attraction and retention strategy, and this new space and location reflect our commitment to continuing to be the best place to work in Denver,” said Brian Fitzpatrick, vice president and general manager of Mortenson Denver.

Milender White Golf Tourney

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Milender White Golf Tourney Raises More Than $100,000 for Children’s Charities

Milender White’s 23rd annual Beyond Building Golf Tournament in June raised $110,000 to support children's causes. The contractor has raised more than $1 million over the past two decades as part of its commitment to building a brighter future for children.

MW team members, construction industry trade partners and clients were joined by 50 tournament donors and sponsors, including Alliant, Graham, Aero Automatic Sprinkler, BBG Construction Law, CD Specialty Contractors, Craine Architecture, D&E Steel, Douglass Colony Group, RK Industries, RMS Cranes, Stonebrook Exterior, Superior Roofing, UFP Site Built and US Bank.

Funds raised from this year’s event will support Rivet Development Partners, Pennrose, SAR+ and TGTHR (formerly Attention Homes), a social movement and nonprofit working to end youth homelessness.