Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation in Denver, Colorado, is a first-of-its-kind project created to be an industry aggregator. It hosts a diverse and complementary mix of startups, Fortune 500 health care companies, law firms, tech companies and more. The seven-story, 190,000-square-foot structure opened in July 2018, with plans for a second building in the future.
The goal of this building is to create what its designers call “serendipitous collisions” – interactions between people from different companies where they exchange meaningful ideas. When The Beck Group designed the building, they planned for these interactions to occur anywhere in the building – e.g. in the building’s open atrium lobby, going up or down one of the side staircases, in the community kitchen, working out in the fitness facility or grabbing a cup of coffee.
By bringing in all facets of the industry into one building, companies can work together to solve different problems in the healthcare industry. This is a space for employees to not only brainstorm healthcare solutions but to implement these ideas for patients across the world.
“We’re not going to reimagine health care just through the largest and most powerful organizations that have dominated the space for the past 50 years,” said Mike Biselli, co-founder of Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation (HTI), to the Colorado Real Estate Journal. “And it won’t happen with startups alone. We have to do it together. Because if we don’t, we are trending toward a $5 trillion problem that can bring our country to its knees.”
The exterior of the building is described as blend of historic Colorado and chic, based on feedback from a 50-question survey sent to 500 people in the community. A key part of this look is the more than 14,000 square feet of Kingspan Optimo Wall Panels finished in pewter. Optimo architectural panels deliver a flat, modern look while meeting the demand for a high-performing building envelope. They are GREENGUARD Gold certified and can be ordered with QuadCore Technology, Kingspan’s next generation of self-blended hybrid insulation core.
Performance is an important element for the Catalyst HTI owners, as they are pursuing WELL certification for the building. More architects are discovering that insulated metal panels can be an integral part of a distinctive, modern aesthetic, while contributing to thermal performance, speed of build and an extended building life cycle.
Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation is located in the River North Art District of Denver, which contains plenty of galleries, craft brewers and street art. The Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation development is bringing a new kind of creativity to the city by offering tenants office spaces equipped with a restaurant, retail, workout facility, conference rooms and beautiful views of downtown Denver.