- 64 FREE Open Sites - Be sure to check the Event Guide for open hours and nearby sites.
- 60 unique Insider Tours - There are a few lucky spots left on some of our tours including Golden Triangle, DAM Transformation, MSU Hospitality, Hangar 2, McNichols and Historic Sixteenth Street.
- SIX Arts + Culture Activities, Five Points Fortitude, with our main hub at the Rossonian.
- A Photo Contest in partnership with Colorado Photographic Arts Center.
- Family-friendly programming - check out this sampling.
This weekend is Doors Open Denver, and we hope you are feeling just as excited and adventurous as we are! Get ready to explore our city inside out! The weekend includes:
A big thank you to all who attended TCLF’s Garden Dialogue at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus this past Saturday. Guests toured the campus with Mike Yankovich, the museum’s executive director, and Mundus Bishop landscape architect Tina Bishop, while hearing stories about the making of this exciting landscape. TCLF created Garden Dialogues to provide a more in-depth look at designed landscapes, how they came into being, the landscape architects and/or others who designed them, and the patrons of the site.
To learn more about this program and others organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, please go to tclf.org
The North Face, as part of the company's "Walls Are Meant For Climbing" campaign, is working to create more free climbing walls in city parks around the country in neighborhoods where kids face the highest barriers to exploring the outdoors. The first climbing boulder opened this week in Denver’s Montbello Open Space Park. The park is also home to a new outdoor education center, Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK). Mundus Bishop collaborated with ELK, the Trust for Public Land, Denver Parks and Recreation, and local students to develop this learning destination reflective of Colorado’s shortgrass prairie.
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The Cultural Landscape Foundation is hosting a Garden Dialogue at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, Saturday, September 15, 2018. Guests will have the rare opportunity to tour the campus with Mike Yankovich, the museum’s executive director, Jonathan Goldstein, the main exhibit designer, and Mundus Bishop landscape architect Tina Bishop. The tour will include discussions about design collaboration and behind-the-scenes stories about the making of this exciting new landscape. The tour will conclude with breakfast on the museum’s terrace overlooking the park. Guests can remain after the tour to experience the thrill of the museum and Joy Park.
2.0 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees, upon approval.
You can purchase tickets directly from TCLF's website here.
Join Tina Bishop, with Mundus Bishop, on Friday, February 16 at 7:30am, for a presentation on Reimagining Denver’s Cheesman Park.
Cheesman Park has offered recreation to Denver area residents since the early 1900s. Renovations within the park have required careful attention to historic preservation of both the park and the remains of its earlier use as a cemetery. Tina Bishop along with others on the design team and Denver Parks & Recreation, will discuss what went into improving the site while maintaining its historical integrity.
Click here for more information on the ProGreen EXPO
A climbing wall coming to a new park in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood is the first in The North Face’s million-dollar “Walls Are Meant for Climbing” campaign. The wall, part of the soon-to-open Montbello Open Space Park, is part of a statewide plan to get more kids outside. The climbing wall, which should be open by summer, is the first of at least four public facilities The North Face hopes to build in underserved urban communities across the country.
To read more click here.
Mundus Bishop’s Tina Bishop will be speaking at the Colorado Preservation, Inc. conference on Friday, February 2, 2018. Her two sessions will address the following:
The Rising Importance of Mid-Century Modern in the National Park Service – A brief history of the Mission 66 initiative and how Mission 66 continues to shape park design today.
Denver Mountain Parks: The Power of Place & Partnership – Revisit the legacy of Denver Mountain Parks and learn what role partnerships, stewardships, and historic preservation play in a rapidly growing city seeking to be green and sustainable.
For more information about the CPI conference, please click here.
Presented by the Denver Architectural Foundation with the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum and the College of Architecture and Planning - University of Colorado Denver.
Join us for a very special occasion with Louis Becker, Design Director and Principal Partner at Henning Larsen Architects, at 6:00 PM on Monday, October 16, 2017, in the Denver Art Museum's Sharp Auditorium.
Featuring a demonstration of the distinct design methodology of Henning Larsen and several case studies, the lecture aims to exhibit iconic landmarks, universities and innovative work spaces as important building blocks of the built, urban environment. The lecture will emphasize the importance of shared spaces and how architecture must address and foster human interaction in order to make them what they are envisioned to be.
The lecture is open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 pm. No cost, seating is limited, and registration is required.
To register for tickets please click here.
The National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Great Urban Parks Campaign is promoting and advancing green infrastructure stormwater management projects within parks. Parks are ideal locations for green stormwater management projects, and this initiative will demonstrate how parks can become public spaces that produce environmental, economic and social benefits. NRPA has recently funded four projects in underserved communities in Atlanta, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Denver’s Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) / Montbello Open Space Park. This 5.5-acre space in Northeast Denver will be a hallmark project for prairie restoration, outdoor education, and nature play.
Tina Bishop with Mundus Bishop, and Loretta Pineda, Executive Director of ELK, will be sharing the challenges, lessons learned, and best practices for working with stakeholders and partners in the planning, designing and implementing of green projects in parks. Tina will be presenting at the EWRI O&M of Green and Gray Stormwater Infrastructure Conference in Denver in November; and Loretta will be speaking at the NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans in September.
To read more about Denver's ELK / Montbello Open Space and other Green Infrastructures click here
Renaissance Secondary School (RSS) held its grand opening August 20, and classes began August 21. Located in Castle Rock, RSS is a Colorado public charter school based on the Expeditionary Learning educational model. The 38,000 square foot school integrates indoor and outdoor spaces, and was designed and built in collaboration with Mundus Bishop, Ewers Architecture, and JHL Constructors.