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, a building was secured by the City of Denver at 1330 Fox Street. The 75,759 sq. ft., three-story, precast concrete building was selected because of its central location near the Denver Justice Center and Police Department with easy access to mass transit and on-site parking.
OZ Architecture and Milender White planned and executed phased renovations, based on fundraising efforts, to transform the building into an attractive and environmentally-efficient facility. The scope of work entailed fully sprinkling this non-sprinkled building, replacement of the mechanical system and upgrade of the electrical system. A second contract with the City of Denver Department of Public Works included the replacement of all windows at three elevations.
The first floor includes a safe and welcoming reception area, 68 enclosed parking spaces and an electrical substation for the utility company. The second floor has a large training and conference area and eight leasable suites for other organizations with similar missions. The third floor houses the partner agencies that assist clients with questions, referrals, legal issues, advocacy and counseling for adults and children, non-acute medical care, job training and more. The facility also includes a comfortable gathering space with a kitchen and play area for children. There are interview and counseling rooms, a quiet area and offices for staff.
The Rose Andom Center is the recipient of the Eagle Award of Excellence as a Community and Public Service project from Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC). Milender White also received an official Denver City Council Public Proclamation of “Milender White Day” from Mayor Hancock for excellence in delivering a vital civic project to the Denver community.