Explore Our City Inside Out with the 2018 Doors Open Denver Event

Showcasing Denver’s built environment, Doors Open Denver announces 2018 participating sites and Insider Tours


September 23, 2018 - September 24, 2018
12:00am to 12:00pm

Explore Our City Inside Out with the 2018 Doors Open Denver Event

The 14th annual Doors Open Denver, the premier event showcasing the richness and history of Denver’s built environment and promoting quality design, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23. Presented by the Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF), the event highlights more than 60 of Denver’s unique spaces and offers more than 58 unique Insider Tours.

Headquartered at the iconic Denver Union Station, with neighborhood anchor sites at The Rossonian in Five Points and The Kirk of Highland in the Highlands, the event will feature high-profile, historic and artistic feats of architecture and design.

“While Doors Open Denver always encourages walkability, the 2018 event is pedestrian focused, encouraging attendees to walk within neighborhoods featuring a high concentration of sites, including Five Points and the Highlands," said Pauline Herrera Serianni, executive director of the Denver Architecture Foundation. “We invite the community and visitors to explore these and other neighborhoods from the inside out through our free open sites, arts and culture activities and ticketed Insider Tours.”

Twenty-one buildings that have never been part of Doors Open Denver join the list of sites this year, including MSU's Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, Sanctuary Downtown, North Highland Presbyterian Church, The Savoy, NINE dot ARTS and many more. These sites are part of the list of more than 60 sites that are free to explore.

Doors Open Denver also offers ticketed Insider Tours that provide engaging opportunities to view areas of Denver buildings and locales not frequently open to the public. Architects, landscape architects, historians and urban enthusiasts lead the Insider Tours. Nineteen of the 58 Insider Tours are new to Doors Open Denver this year.

Insider Tours go on sale for $10 each for Denver Architecture Foundation members on August 24 and for the public on September 7. For information about becoming a member, visit https://denverarchitecture.org/membership/. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit DAF, a nonprofit organization.

With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Doors Open Denver is proud to present seven arts and culture experiences at unique architectural locations in the Five Points neighborhood. Experiences, which will include performing, visual and culinary arts, will be announced later in August.

For the Doors Open Denver media kit, which includes a full list of open sites and Insider Tours, images and more, visit here.

Doors Open Denver (DOD) is the premier event showcasing Denver architecture and urban design. The 14th annual event will take place September 22 and 23, with its headquarters located at the iconic Denver Union Station. For more information about DOD, visit denverarchitecture.org. Engage with DOD on Facebook, Twitter (@denverarchfound) and Instagram (denverarchitecture) using #DOD2018. 

The Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF) inspires people to explore our dynamic city, experience the importance of design to our quality of life and envision an exceptional future for Denver. For more information about DAF, visit denverarchitecture.org.

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