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Elevation 25 Building 1

Summarize the project's program, features and achievements?

Building 1 located at 4480 Elevation Drive is one of two buildings part of Phase 1 at the Elevation25 campus. The campus is in the Northern Denver market on the border of Boulder and Weld Counties. The entire campus is located on a 73-acre site with available storage yards and a dedicated open space. The campus will be completed in four planned phases with a total of 9 buildings. This speculative industrial development offers high visibility and easy access within two turns to I-25.

This was the Town of Meads' largest development to date. Building 1 was 65% pre-leased prior to core and shell completion with two tenants. Phase 1 was completed and delivered through vexing and adverse winter weather conditions. With a slightly narrower footprint at 180 feet deep than building 2 at 210 feet, building 1 delivers 93,600 square feet of class A warehouse with 28-feet clear heights, 5 drive-in doors, 14 dock doors, and 145 parking spaces.

Please communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project?

Engineering complexities and features of Elevation25 Phase 1 include the following:

  • Large spandrel panel entry features bearing on short perpendicular exterior “flag panels". This presented challenges with providing stabilizing connections at outer unsupported cantilevered flag panels back to main spandrel panels and distributing loads from spandrel loads down to foundations.
  • Both traditional and deeper reveals are utilized throughout panels. This created challenges with coordinating correct panel thicknesses, reinforcing designs, and placement of rebar in the field due to the varied reveal depths.
  • Special panel design considerations and details required at openings aligned with panel joints and building corners, along with planning for future enlarged storefront openings above/intermediate girts.
  • Open steel eyebrow framing integrated into main entry panel features.
  • The building has a designed sloped finish floors and roof at ½% grade over the entire 520 feet length of the structure. This significantly decreased the grade export throughout the entire site.
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Project Location

Mead, CO 80504
United States

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
Intergroup Architects Inc
Peak Engineering, Inc.
View Finder Colorado
Nancy Lindo

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Distribution Center
Paint (Textured)
Angled Panels (Elevation-Edge/Shape)
Post Applied (Interior)
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
62 panels
Total Floor Area:
93,600 sq ft (8,695 sq m)
Project Footprint:
93,600 sq ft (8,695 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
45 ft 10 in (13.97 m)
Widest Panel:
52 ft 8 in (16.05 m)
Largest Panel:
1,369 sq ft (127.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
131,230 lbs (59,525 kg)
Tallest Cantilever:
41 ft 0 in (12.50 m)
Longest Spandrel:
52 ft 8 in (16.05 m)
Recycled Content:
1,390 tons (US)