View, Inc. announced its smart windows will be installed at The Current, River North, a 235,000-square-foot, Class-A office building designed to promote tenant health, well-being and productivity. The development, a joint venture partnership between Schnitzer West LLC and Craft Companies, represents the second View project for Schnitzer West, following the installation of View Smart Windows at Civica Cherry Creek. This mixed-use development achieved the highest weighted average rent in Denver when it was delivered in 2018, according to a press release.
Schnitzer West and Craft Companies designed The Current, River North to be an ecosystem of innovation in Denver’s up-and-coming River North (“RiNo”) Art District. The building features View Smart Windows, which uses artificial intelligence to automatically adjust to optimize access to natural light and outdoor views while controlling temperature and glare. The windows generate significant health and wellness benefits for tenants, according to the press release.
“Schnitzer West is driven by our mission to fuel tenant success,” said Kyle Flippen, development manager for the Denver market at Schnitzer West LLC. “Our tenants are looking for world-class amenities that help them to attract, retain and empower top talent. View Smart Windows do exactly that.”
“Companies are increasingly recognizing the connections between employee well-being, business outcomes and their built environment,” said Sri Venkat, regional vice president at View. “Schnitzer West is at the forefront of a movement to transform buildings into healthier, smarter experiences that adapt to occupant needs. We are thrilled to once again partner with this forward-thinking developer on their mission to accelerate innovation.”
Schnitzer West purchased The Current, River North site in April 2019 and construction began in May 2021. The building was designed by Davis Partnership Architects and includes eight floors of office space, two levels of underground parking and four levels of above-grade podium parking equipped with car charging stations and secure bike storage.