April 29 + 30, 2017
Doors Open Denver (DOD) is the Denver Architectural Foundation's (DAF) annual two-day event that inspires our community–residents and visitors alike–to create meaningful connections to the built environment and promoting quality design. Each spring, DAF provides opportunities to explore Denver through free, self-guided or fee-based, expert-guided 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 check back soon for a printable event guide, site listing, and map!
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 months of planning and coordination among multiple stakeholders and partners.
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
Chris Jahn, Fuse Studio
Charles Jordy, Jordy Construction
Kyle Long, Denver Architectural Foundation
Maggie Lyons, Norris Design
Anna Martinovich, Architectural Engineering Design Group
Adam Perkins, Downtown Denver Partnership
Ashleigh Prout, History Colorado
Shannon Schaefer, Historic Denver
Ken Schroeppel, CU-Denver College of Architecture and Planning
Joe Vostrejs, Larimer Associates