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BUSINESS NEWS WARE MALCOMB ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF TRUSTILE HEADQUARTERS IN DENVER Ware Malcomb , an award-winning international design firm, announced construction is complete on the new headquarters of TruStile located at 1111 E 71st Avenue in Denver. Ware Malcomb provided architecture, interior design, and civil engineering services for the project. Founded in 1995, TruStile is an industry leader and innovator in interior doors. The company’s new 310,000 square foot headquarters is comprised of approximately 50,000 square feet of office space and 260,000 square feet of manufacturing/production space with a large outdoor amenity deck. Every door throughout the facility showcases a different model designed and manufactured by TruStile, creating a walking showroom of the brand. Like the company’s products, the overall design blends modern technology with old world craftsmanship. Utilizing a modern mountain aesthetic, the space includes an expansive reception and lounge area with a steam fireplace, client-facing conference and training rooms, open office areas, private offices, collaborative areas and huddle rooms, a fitness center, and a large café with an exterior patio. To reflect the company’s target residential market, the space incorporates furniture, lamps, and accessories such as books and houseplants to give it a more residential feel.

Access to natural light was also a top priority for TruStile. The design team ensured the layout of the open office areas and primary amenity areas were located near windows as much as possible. By incorporating windows in the training room and at various points in the office, architects and designers touring the space can also get an inside look at the 260,000 square foot production area. All glazing, both interior and exterior, was designed and manufactured by TruStile’s parent company, Marvin Windows & Doors. The project was designed to be environmentally friendly and features a two-story mechanical building located on the north side of the facility, which houses a bio-mass boiler. The bio-mass boiler converts sawdust that is produced through the manufacturing process into energy used for heating/cooling the facility. The project also required multiple creative civil engineering solutions due to being located within the 100-year floodplain with tight site constraints not allowing space for traditional detention. The site required a floodplain development permit/LOMR-F and a very large underground detention system. The restrictions involved with construction near the onsite overhead transmission line and the desire to limit the export from the site pushed the project to use an underground detention solution that was the first of its kind in Colorado.

“TruStile previously operated out of four buildings in north Denver. This new headquarters brings all of TruStile’s operations together under one roof, doubling their square footage and giving them plenty of room for future growth,” said Matt Chaiken, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s Denver Office. “Working closely with TruStile we created a unique design – from the civil engineering to the architecture and interior design - which reflects their commitment to innovation and technological advancement, and supports long-term success,” said Chris Strawn, Principal, Civil Engineering. The general contractor for the project was Ryan Companies, Inc. Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Ware Malcomb specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science andtechnology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as a Hot Firm by Zweig Group.

ADAM ZACH, from page 11

❚ ❚ Wellness and exercise ❚ ❚ Video games ❚ ❚ Starting their own business (woodworking, farming, etc.) ❚ ❚ Fantasy sports/gambling ❚ ❚ Real estate ❚ ❚ Stock trading It was interesting to see what people choose to do outside the work hours, but usually it was at least one of the above items. One thing I did notice was that those who used their spare time to be productive were much happier in life. Those who got lost in trivial pursuits were never quite as energetic, happy, or motivated as those improving their situation in health, wealth, or personal development. What changed it for me? Reading a book. Although you wouldn’t think it is that simple, that single event of reading a book – not because I had to, but because I wanted to – unleashed a series of life changing habits related to personal development. Besides my decision to start a family, it may go down as one of the best decisions I have ever made and I hope it can be the same for you. ADAM ZACH is a project engineer with AE2S based out of Fargo, North Dakota, and is a lifetime learner. He can be reached at adam.zach@

made me want to check the clock 12 times a day, waiting for lunch so I could take a break and then waiting again for 5 p.m. so I could finally get the heck out of dodge. That all changed with personal development. My problem was I did not take ownership of my life. I would blame others. Like most young engineers, I had a lot of ambition. I was ready to take on the world, climb the ladder, and reach untapped levels of success. However, once I realized that this took hard work, patience, and wasn’t just going to be handed to me, I got bored and discouraged. This struggle was the best thing that happened to me, because it finally made me do something I thought I would never do: Read a book. Not because I had to, but because I wanted to change. Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was my choice, and it consumed me. It knocked down false beliefs about my life, the world, and my environment. From there, I was hooked. In the last four years, I have read 163 books and reading/ learning has now become a magnificent obsession. Talking with various engineers in my network, I noticed something. Engineers in similar situations started to get that same itch to do something more. These are the outlets that came up most often: ❚ ❚ Focusing on their career and being a great employee ❚ ❚ Personal development

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