Denver's Civic Center
Denver’s Civic Center is a green oasis, connecting Denver’s city hall with Colorado’s state capitol state house and downtown with the city’s cultural district. Mundus Bishop’s master plan and design guidelines provide a long-term strategy for physical changes and management of Civic Center’s landscape and buildings. Rehabilitation of historic features and structures, new programs to activate the park, and increases connectivity with the surrounding city are key recommendations. Mundus Bishop’s rehabilitation design for Civic Center, more than $9 million in bond funding, repaired the Broadway Terrace, Voorhies Memorial and Greek Theater. This was largest rehabilitation project undertaken and included restoration of the historic structures, balustrade and walk; new circulation routes, new seating areas and promenades, and gardens, replacement or rehabilitation of pedestrian paving, and irrigation replacement. Mundus Bishop’s design for the park and its key spaces and monuments revitalizes Civic Center as the city’s most active public gathering place. The work at Civic Center won the State Honor Award from Colorado Preservation Inc in 2013; and the Merit Award for Planning from ASLA Colorado in 2010.