Eastside Human Services Building

Denver, Colorado

People-centric design supports families in need while over-performing on sustainability.


City and County of Denver

Project Size

51,000 sf

Building Performance



AIA Denver, Award of Honor

ENR Mountain States Construction BEST PROJECTS - CO, WY, & Plain States

Professional Services

Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Lighting Design

The Eastside Human Services facility brings together sustainability, community-centric design and a humane approach to creating a secure building. It serves thousands of Denver’s neediest families, creating a bright spot within one of Denver’s historically underserved, inner-ring neighborhoods. The building is sited to optimize solar orientation as well as respect existing single-family homes in the area. Folding roofs extend to provide shade to lobby spaces and lift the building’s form in a welcoming gesture to the neighborhood. The building balances security and safety while providing a positive visitor experience, creating a people-centric, rather than security-centric building.

Eastside Human Services is an exemplar of sustainability. The finished project exceeded all expectations for environmental stewardship. Daylighting solutions create vibrant office environments while minimizing lighting costs. On-site water treatment systems clean storm water passively. Under-floor air provides a healthier indoor environment, and a sloping roof is optimized for the addition of a photovoltaic array in the future.

The eastside Human Services Facility combines sustainability expertise with holistic design to create a lasting point of pride for the city of Denver and the surrounding community.

Meet the team

Eastside Human Services Building


Principal/Board Member
Civic Market Lead

No two ways about it, Dominic Weilminster is an overachiever. At just 32, he was named to RNL’s Board of Directors (our youngest board member ever) as a result of the exceptional design leadership and forward thinking he has demonstrated since joining the firm.

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