Design-Build Institute of America Rocky Mountain Region

Design-Build Institute of America Rocky Mountain Region - Event Information

Event Name:
Denver Art Museum Project Tour

Event Type(s):
Rocky Mountain Region

Design-build is all about teamwork, collaboration, and innovation. The importance of these three key elements was ever-present in the successful completion of the renovation and addition of the Sie Glass Rotunda to the iconic Denver Art Museum. While not technically a design-build project, the team of Denver Art Museum (Owner), Fentress (Architect), and Saunders (General Contractor) came together to forge a mutually respectful partnership enabling unique and complex problem-solving. Many challenges faced the team as they renovated the original Gio Ponti-designed Lanny & Sharon Martin Building (formerly the North Building initially constructed in 1971) and added on the new Anna & John J. Sie Welcome Center.

This project had everything one hoped for when first entering our people-centric industry: An ownership team made up of the right people, behind-the-scenes team bonding between the architect and contractor, and a “project first” approach from everyone throughout the entire process. The tools and skills each team member brought from previous Design-Build projects allowed each of them to show up every day, from early design through to construction completion, to create a truly integrated team.

Join us Tuesday, March 14th, for an in-depth presentation, project tour, and reception to learn more about the project-specific challenges and how teamwork, collaboration, and innovation lead to successful outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the Design-Build Best Practices that support team collaboration.
  2. Understand the practical application of how team collaboration created success for the Denver Art Museum renovation and expansion.
  3. Identify team-building strategies to create a collaborative environment
  4. Identify strategies to foster a project-first decision-making process.


PART 1: The Art Hotel - 1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 - Registration / Presentation
4:00 - 4:15: Registration
4:15 - 5:00: Project Introduction Presentation
PART 2: Denver Art Museum Tour
5:00 - 5:15: Walk to Art Museum
5:15 - 6:45: Tour Art Museum
PART 3: Networking / Reception
6:45 - 7:00: Walk to Reception
7:00 - 8:00: Reception 

Member - $40
Partner Association Member (ABC / ACEC / AGC / AIA / SAME / SMPS / USGBC) - $40
Non-Member - $55

Event Date:

Event Time:
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mountain

The Art Hotel
1201 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

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Contact Person:
Amanda Faith
(phone: 720-506-1578)

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