Unbridled Solutions Moves to New Historic Landmark

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What happens when a company outgrows its trendy downtown office space in LoDo on Blake Street and faces a booming Denver real estate market? Unbridled Solutions LLC, an event management, production and creative agency headquartered in Denver and with offices in Boston, San Diego and Grand Rapids, bought the 16,000-squarefoot Grant Street Mansion in 2014 and relocated its growing family of businesses to the historic landmark in May 2016. The property has 36 rooms and 14 fireplaces and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

To oversee the task of preserving the his - torical integrity of the mansion and prepar - ing it for the current needs of its new occu - pants, President Stan Bullis worked with Denver-based Humphries Poli Architects. Every effort was made to retain the 1892 structure’s original feel and function and follow the high standards of craftsmanship. Once slated for demolition, the Capitol Hill office incorporates forward-thinking design and provides a flow of connectivity and collaboration for today’s smart creatives, next-generation entrepreneurs and socially minded millennials.

“We didn’t set out to buy a mansion, we just needed more space,” confirms Kendall Ruth, director of content and storytelling. “It has been a labor of love.”

All four floors are being used to accom - modate 66 staffers, including those from Unbridled Media, Unbridled Travel and UnbridledACTS, a nonprofit that receives 20 percent of annual profits from the fam - ily of companies. The 4,000-square-foot carriage house is occupied by Intentionally Gifted, an Unbridled company, and two other companies not affiliated with Unbridled. 

How much is too much? At many meetings and events, frazzled and fractured attention spans are put in hyperdrive with a wall-to-wall, dawnto-dusk agenda.

“Things are so rushed in today’s world,” says Angela Coleman, manager of events and meetings for KPMG, LLC in Denver. “Everybody’s got to do five things at once. We’re learning quickly that it doesn’t always benefit our attendees or conferencegoers.”

 

Denver’s McNichols Civic Center Building was decked out Willy Wonka style on June 20, 2017, for the ninth annual International Live Events Association (ILEA) Denver Excellence Awards. Members and guests celebrated the accomplishments of their peers and enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing. A team of judges from the Chicago chapter of ILEA selected the winners.

 

For the past five years, Destination Colorado has been switching up its Customer Appreciation Event from golf to experiential. This year, partner suppliers helped host planners for a private dinner reception at Red Rocks Amphitheatre followed by a 1964 Beatles tribute band performance. Nostalgic costume items, a photo booth and a roped-off seating section at Red Rocks were part of the fun.