What is Doors Open Denver?

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 both 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.

What’s new at this year’s Doors Open Denver?

Open Sites:

Page Architects (The John Deer Building)

St. Paul Lutheran and Roman Catholic Community of Faith

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Smiley Branch Library

Athmar Park Library

Pauline Robinson Library


Insider Tours: Check back soon for an updated tours list.

Who sponsors Doors Open Denver?

Doors Open Denver is possible thanks to the generous support of numerous funders and sponsors. See evolving list here!

How many buildings are included?

Both the Open Sites and Insider Tours lists continue to grow. Check back soon for finalized numbers!

How do participants get around to each building?

Doors Open Denver is a self-guided tour either on foot, via public transit, bike, or car. On April 29 and 30 you are invited to start at Event Headquarters in the lobby of Union Station where you can pick up an Event Guide which contains a map, a list of participating buildings, and a list of available Insider Tours and other activities.

Since many buildings are located in central downtown, you are encouraged to use the bus or light rail–visit RTD for routes and schedules. Doors Open Denver will also be offering special transportation offers. Check back closer to the event for more details!

How much does Doors Open Denver cost?

Thanks to the generosity of funders and sponsors, self-guided tours for Doors Open Denver are FREE. Tickets to Insider Tours may be purchased online for $10 per ticket.

How can I volunteer for Doors Open Denver?

Please contact Kyle Long at kyle@denverarchitecture.org for more information!