Colorado Convention Center
Denver, colorado, usa2,760,000 sfCompletion 2004
When designing the Colorado Convention Center, Curtis Fentress juxtaposed the city’s vertical skyscrapers with a striking horizontal gesture: a 660-foot-long roofline that creates a memorable identity.
In the process, the design also reinvented Denver’s skyline, which had been static for almost 20 years. The forward-looking design offers efficient circulation, flexible meeting and exhibit space, and spacious, daylit interiors. An 800-foot-long glass curtainwall offers visitors panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown Denver. The building covers nine city blocks into the downtown business district. Incorporating a light rail station, the recent expansion is a catalyst for economic growth and urban revitalization.
The design has won 18 awards for excellence and innovation, including an American Architecture Award. “It is one of the three largest LEED certified convention centers in the U.S.”