Denver, CO Architects

Denver Art Museum Administration Building

  • Denver, CO

As the newest addition to the cultural district in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) Administration Building offers a place for exploration and creation anchored in a rich art legacy.

While the museum’s existing buildings were designed as “protectors of art” – solid in their massing and form – the new, centrally located administration building is more open and transparent. A strong sense of connection between the inner workings of the DAM, passersby, guests and volunteers is reinforced by the semi-transparent glass windows modulated in three shades of blue.

The new building unites the museum’s departments under one roof by bringing more than 100 museum employees to the museum campus, including administrative staff, curators and educators. Staff members visit the various museum buildings daily using the alley as their connecting link thus the need for a prominent staff entry on the alley and more discreet public entry for invited guests on Bannock. The two entries are connected by a linear 3 story atrium light well containing the main stair.