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Raising the Bar for Colorado Design and Development

April 25, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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(720) 865-5000
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Where: Denver Art Museum, Sharp Auditorium, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver
When:  Wednesday April 25, 3 – 5:30 pm (Program) || 5:30 – 7 pm (Happy Hour / Reception)

In ULI’s popular two Design Forums in 2015 and 2016, we invited local developers and architects as well as a guest critic to critique design of new developments in Denver and beyond. Now it’s time to look for inspiration as our ULI community seeks to create buildings and public spaces worthy of our region and state.

We’ll hear case studies from nationally renowned David Baker Architects, whose work was featured in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum exhibit “Design for the Other 90% Cities,” and Portland’s Urban Development Partners, lauded for raising the bar for typical apartment projects, along with a great local response panel. A big topic will be how to improve design while making the bottom line work during a time of rising construction costs, shifting public policy, and increased public opposition. The last two Design Forums sold out so sign up today to join us for this dialogue on design in Denver.

Speakers include:

National Panelists:

Eric Cress, Principal, Urban Development Partners, Portland
“A great real estate opportunity is one that benefits communities, tenants, neighbors, local businesses and the environment.” – UDP http://www.udplp.com/




Amanda Loper, Principal, David Baker Architects, San Francisco
“Known for exceptional housing, creative site strategies, designing for density, and integrating new construction into the public realm.” – DBA https://www.dbarchitect.com/





Local Panelists (from left to right):

Chris Waggett, Principal & CEO, D4 Urban (moderator)
Brad Buchanan, Executive Director, Community Planning and Development, City of Denver
Nan Ellin, Dean, College of Architecture and Planning, CU Denver
Jay Renkens, Principal, MIG
Fiona Arnold, President, MAINSPRING Developers
Darren Hinton, Construction Executive and Senior Vice President, Milender White


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Private Sector:                                  65                     90
Public Sector:                                   60                     80
Young Leader (under 35):               50                     70
Student/Retired:                              35                     50

2 hours of continuing education credit will be provided in AIA, AICP, APA, and DORA.

Registration includes a networking reception with beer, wine and snacks at The ART Hotel.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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