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DENVER JUSTICE CENTER

DENVER, CO

 

EXTENDING DENVER'S CIVIC CORE

studioINSITE developed the Denver Justice Center Civic Mall Framework Master Plan, siting the complex along the east-west axis of the existing Civic Center District to the east and to the Cherry Creek riverfront to the west. The site design creates an outdoor plaza between the Courthouse and Detention Center.


DENVER'S SHOWCASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The campus is a comprehensive network of bioswale water retention, stormwater treatment, and water conservation efforts. The project includes two publicly-accessible rooftop gardens and is an extensive year-round urban botanical garden displaying xeric and native plantings. Collectively these measures have established the Justice Center as Denver's showcase for sustainability and environmental stewardship. The project is the most comprehensive green design application in the City's History.

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I have found studioINSITE to be consistently responsive to the needs of the City. They have worked through contentious issues in a spirit of collaboration resulting in mutually satisfying outcomes. They are a key piece to holding the entire Justice Center project together.
— JAMES MEJIA, Former Policy Manager | Denver Justice Center
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