Named after Denver artist Henry Read, The Henry in Platt Park is located on a 4-acre, triangle-shaped lot in an industrial redevelopment area on the edge of Denver. Developer Carmel Partners, local architect Kephart, and interior designer Vida Design worked together to deliver the 403-unit building “that offers not just a place to live, but a place to work, play, and connect.”
Although the development opened for occupancy pre-pandemic, the team wanted to put emphasis on the 1,600-square-foot Innovate Space, or the co-working center. The work area features a self-serve coffee bar in addition to a variety of seating types, including a mix of soft seating, bar-style seating, open booths, semi-private booths, and soundproof conference rooms, as well as a combination of outdoor seating on the balcony to accommodate a wide range of work styles.
Unlike other dark apartment business centers, The Henry’s co-working area was purposely placed on the third floor at the corner of the building to fill the space with natural light from two sides. Design choices pay homage to the local artistic history and are articulated in the space through the color palette inspired by nature, the modern chevron flooring, and rich wood paneling. Currently, the space is open for residents to use on a first-come, first-served basis at 50% capacity to comply with COVID-19 mandates.