21 New Buildings Join Doors Open Denver

MSU's Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building joins the list of DOD tour sites this year. Photo courtesy of DAF.

DENVER — The Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF) is gearing up for the 14th annual Doors Open Denver (DOD), the premier event showcasing the richness and history of Denver’s built environment and promoting quality design, that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23.

The event highlights more than 60 of Denver’s unique spaces. Twenty-one buildings that have never been part of Doors Open Denver join the list of sites this year, including MSU’s Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, Sanctuary Downtown, North Highland Presbyterian Church, The Savoy, NINE dot ARTS and many more. These sites are part of the list of more than 60 sites that are free to explore.

Headquartered at the iconic Denver Union Station, with neighborhood anchor sites at The Rossonian in Five Points and The Kirk of Highland in the Highlands, the event will feature high-profile, historic and artistic feats of architecture and design.

“While Doors Open Denver always encourages walkability, the 2018 event is pedestrian focused, encouraging attendees to walk within neighborhoods featuring a high concentration of sites, including Five Points and the Highlands,” said Pauline Herrera Serianni, executive director of the Denver Architecture Foundation. “We invite the community and visitors to explore these and other neighborhoods from theinside out through our free open sites, arts and culture activities and ticketed Insider Tours.”

Doors Open Denver also offers ticketed Insider Tours that provide engaging opportunities to view areas of Denver buildings and locales not frequently open to the public. Architects, landscape architects, historians and urban enthusiasts lead the Insider Tours.

In addition to our 140+ expert-guided tours. Doors Open Denver integrates special family-friendly and arts and culture activities to further engage diverse participants in celebrating and experiencing our built environment.

National Endowment for the Arts, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and Colorado Creative Industries are funding the event and Davis Partnership Architects and Ligature Creative Group are the event sponsors.

Founded in 1990, DAF continues to champion the deep-rooted connections between architecture, education and community-building through diverse and expanding programs. DAF is a unique organization in the Denver area, fulfilling strong public interest in local architecture and its relevance in shaping Denver’s past, present and future.


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