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June 28, 2016

Rose Andom Center Summary

Historic Domestic Violence Services Facility

The Rose Andom Center is the Rocky Mountain region’s first wrap-around services center for victims of domestic violence, providing integrated support for survivors of partner violence and their families.

In collaboration with the Denver Justice Council and the Mayor’s Office, the Center was built at an existing structure at 1330 Fox Street, a 75,759 sq. ft., three-story, precast concrete building.

OZ Architecture and Milender White planned and executed phased renovations, based on fundraising efforts, to transform the building into an attractive, environmentally efficient and safe and welcoming facility. The project included fully sprinkling the non-sprinkled building, replacing the mechanical system, upgrading the electrical system and replacing all windows at three elevations.

The building includes parking spaces, a secure reception area, conference areas, lease-able office suites and a variety of spaces and offices for services that are provided to victims and families. The Rose Andom Center also includes a comfortable gathering area with a kitchen and play area for children.

The project presented unique challenges due to the extensive renovation needs, security requirements and fundraising issues. Milender White focused on phasing the project to best meet the needs of the clients – providing complete usability for sections of the building so the Center could be opened, while other sections wait for additional funding. Milender White also worked closely with the Denver Justice Council and the City and County of Denver to ensure that the facility met both of their needs.

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