VERTEX served as the structural engineering design consultant on The Blake Street Mine project, a partial 4-story mixed-use office, retail, and restaurant building just off the 38th & Blake RTD Station. The site is located in the core of Denver’s River North Art District, Denver’s last great urban expansion area. The design is industrial, keeping with the aesthetic of this historic neighborhood while offering modern amenities such as a 16-foot floor to floor height and a rooftop deck with lush vegetation, concrete pavers, and exposed steel trellises. The structure is composite steel framing with concrete over steel deck floors and exposed board formed concrete shear walls. VERTEX worked closely with the Architect, Sprocket Design and Planning, private developer, Leuthold Commercial Properties, and Contractor, PCL Construction, to bring the Blake Street Mine to life.