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.

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 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