Guaranty National Insurance Headquarters
The Guaranty National Insurance Company wanted a headquarters facility that would use form and materials to express the individuality of the company and complement Colorado's high plains landscape. On the ridge of a steeply-sloping hillside, the building's site provides unrestricted views of the Rockies and foothills to the west, and the high plains to the east.
The building's three-story atrium faces west with office wings to each side. This "hinge" provides a large, public space with spectacular mountain views. Since the site context was a priority, the exterior materials include locally-produced brick, buff-colored precast concrete, and local red sandstone to correspond with the landscape as it changes throughout the year.