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Denver and Pleasanton Teams Provided Civil Engineering, Architecture and Interior Design Services

DENVER (March 8, 2021) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on the Basalite Plant at 1801 S. Rollie Ave. in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Ware Malcomb’s Denver and Pleasanton teams provided the civil engineering, architecture and interior design services for the project.

The approximately 197,000 square foot plant was built to manufacture concrete masonry units and pavers. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility houses equipment up to 50’ tall with 60-foot ceilings in certain areas. The project contains approximately 9,000 square feet of office space including a lobby, conference rooms, breakrooms and an IT room. Related site work includes a waste area, a crush storage area, and outdoor product storage. In addition, Ware Malcomb’s civil engineering team designed a unique stormwater management system using retention ponds to solve for the lack of drainage on the property.

“This remarkable project was unique in that we used Basalite’s own materials and equipment in the process,” said Jim Terry, Principal in Ware Malcomb’s Pleasanton office. “The entire site and facility design is a testament to the quality of their products and services, and we are proud to have partnered with them to bring it to life.”

“Our civil engineering team used Basalite’s permeable paver product to pave the office parking lot for a unique detention solution,” said Tom Jansen, Principal in Ware Malcomb’s Denver office. “This was a successful collaboration between all of the project team members involved, and especially our Ware Malcomb Denver and Pleasanton offices seamlessly working together across the country.”

Project construction was led by General Contractor Murray and Stafford. Basalite is one of the largest suppliers of concrete masonry products in Western North America and manufactures hundreds of types and styles of concrete structural block, often working with architects to create effects that showcase a building’s design.


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Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit and view Ware Malcomb’s Brand Video at

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Denver CO 80209

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