Doors Open Denver: Explore Our City Inside Out

We are thrilled to announce that 2018's Doors Open Denver will be in September instead of April. We received ample amazing feedback about this year's event. Moving the event to the fall, and hopefully a time of more reliable weather, was a common suggestion. Mark your calendars for September 22 and 23, and we'll see you next year!

Doors Open Denver (DOD) is an annual two-day event that provides opportunities for residents and visitors to explore our city, creating meaningful connections to the built environment. Each spring, the Denver Architectural Foundation (DAF) inspires the community to connect through self-guided or expert-guided (fee-based) tours of our city's unique spaces, including high-profile, historic, and/or artistic feats of architecture and design. Doors Open Denver tells the story of where Denver is, where it has been, and where it’s going.

Please click HERE for a downloadable 2017 event guide!


The event will once again be headquartered at Union Station. We are excited to announce that 2017 will continue the involvement of our local arts community with arts and culture activities at many sites. In 2016, we saw many successes from jazz and contemporary dance at Union Station to a pop-up museum in La Alma/Lincoln Park. We're excited that 2017 will host a fresh roster of happenings! Also, the popular family-friendly Box City program will return.


Doors Open Denver is the only public event that celebrates the richness and history of our city’s built environment. The program is led by a passionate and skilled Planning Committee and requires eight to twelve months of planning and coordination among multiple stakeholders and partners.


Doors Open Denver 2017 Planning Committee

Brit Probst, Davis Partnership Architects - Co-Chair
Liz Orr, Winter Park Recreational Association - Co-Chair
Alan Golin Gass, AGGA Architecture and Urban Design
Pauline Herrera Serianni, Denver Architectural Foundation
Michael Hicks, Powers Products Company
Carol Hiller, Carol Hiller Events
Mitch Hanson, Architectural Engineering Design Group
Charles Jordy, Jordy Construction
Kyle Long, Denver Architectural Foundation
Maggie Lyons, Norris Design
Adam Perkins, Downtown Denver Partnership
Shannon Schaefer, Historic Denver
Ken Schroeppel, CU-Denver College of Architecture and Planning