Mercury Payment Systems Wins Regional Award for Green Office Building

Mercury Payment Systems’ headquarters, a prominent office building in Durango, nabbed Best Project in Engineering News Record (ENR) Mountain States’ “Office/Retail/Mixed-Use” category. ENR Mountain States, an architecture and construction publication, gave special recognition to design firm Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, contractor Okland Construction Co. Inc. and owner Mercury Payment Systems for creating the project.

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini worked with the building owner’s representative, Savills Studley, to determine goals for Mercury Payment Systems. The resulting 80,000sf open office provides flexible, collaborative workspace for more than 400 employees. A fitness room, employee health clinic, daylight and views promote employee wellness and a healthy work environment.

In addition to winning a regional ENR Best Projects award, Mercury also achieved LEED Gold certification. Sustainable features include energy efficient systems, a super-insulated building envelope and use of recycled materials. The three-story office scores high marks in indoor environmental quality and design innovation.

“Mercury headquarters exemplifies the health and resource conscious office buildings that are shaping modern workplaces,” said Andrea Hanson, Principal at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini. “The ENR and LEED acknowledgements serve as a testament to the outstanding effort that went into the design and construction of this building.”

Mercury Payment Systems and other winning projects were honored at an event in Denver, CO on October 30. For the complete list of Best Projects visit