East-West Partners
4240 Architecture
Denver, CO
Project Size
127,000 sf
Core Market

ONE Riverfront is a seven-story cast-in-place structure with post tensioned slabs and a below-grade parking garage. The project totalled 127,391 gsf with 43 loft residences in the seven-story mid-rise structure and seven steel-framed townhomes.

The mid-rise structure’s exterior consists of exposed architectural concrete, floor-to-ceiling aluminum-clad wood windows with composite metal panels, and Norman brick veneer. High end  interior finishes include solid quartz stone counter tops, Italian porcelain tile and European cabinetry. Large portions of the residential interior feature exposed concrete ceilings and structural columns.

Unit customization was a significant challenge. East-West Partners offered buyers infinitely variable unit customization options including five countertop colors, seven cabinet colors, two wood floors, four carpets, plus appliance, lighting, audio, and cabinetry upgrades. The unit customization option was such a success that Pinkard received custom upgrade orders almost daily.

To handle this huge number of requests, East-West Partners made the decision to indefinitely extend the time in which buyers could do upgrades. This created a moving-target end date and made sequencing and scheduling of upgrades virtually impossible to predict.

Pinkard managed this chaos with patience, careful communication and extra manpower. Timely pricing and efficient materials ordering and fabrication was critical. Pinkard worked out an agreement with the owner and architect to prioritize which upgrades required architect approval vs upgrades that could be quickly instituted by owner approval only.

Pinkard provided extensive concrete self performance. The seven-story tower features Agilia® concrete exterior, exposed shear walls with symetrical reveal strips and tie holes. The very low-viscosity, highly temperamental self-compacting Agilia® concrete had tremendous head pressure requiring special forming and safety precautions. Setting and aligning the reveal strips and tie holes was a labor intensive process requiring strict quality control and oversite.

The backside of the townhomes have 100 foot, curved, segmented, architectural shear walls with the same reveal strips and tie holes. Pinkard constructed the foundations for the neighboring Park at ONE Riverfront at the same time as ONE Riverfront foundations. As a part of the MEP prep for Park at ONE Riverfront, a six inch PVC sleeve was inserted into the four foot thick concrete beam forms, which required complicated bracing and reinforcement to handle the stresses of the pour.