Regarding Denver is Historic Denver’s newest program, a forum series dedicated to issues surrounding Denver’s built environment, its past, present and future. In 2015/16 Historic Denver will host seven forums intended to help the community understand the forces currently impacting our built environment, including development pressure, design standards, the real estate market and more. These are free programs that are open to the public.
Each month the topic will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.
The forums are held at 7 pm at the L2 Church at 1477 Columbine.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Local and national experts will discuss current market trends, the way financing influences architecture and what gets built, and what Denver can expect in the coming years. The forum will include an exploration of the influence of the market of a specific Denver project, and plenty of time for Q & A.
Is There a There There?
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
What is Denver’s urban design framework? How does urban design shape a specific building? How does it contribute to a unique urban identity? This session will explore case studies in Denver, including communities that have leveraged historic assets and historic character to create an authentic sense of place.
How the Rubber Hits the Road
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
This final event will synthesize the entire seven-part series into a set of principles, and challenge the design community to participate in a design competition to produce model ideas for buildings that successfully integrate into our existing neighborhoods and can be landmarks of the future.
The forums include presentations, interactive activities and a question and answer session. Each forum varies slightly in format. Parking for the events is available along Colfax Avenue and the East High School Esplanade. re:Denver is made possible by donors to Historic Denver’s Action Fund and by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.