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Stephanie at Facades+ Denver

September 5, 2019

Construction progress on the John J. Sie Welcome Center, photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer spoke about the ongoing Denver Art Museum project at the Facades+ Conference in Denver. Along with collaborator Ned Kirshbaum, Technical Design Director of Fentress Architects, Stephanie spoke to the conceptual development and technical execution of the curved glass-clad John J. Sie Welcome Center, while Andrea Kalivas Fulton, Deputy Director and Chief Marketing Officer of the Denver Art Museum, spoke to the Museum’s aspirations and perspective on the project and its process. Together, they presented a uniquely comprehensive project story.

The new John J. Sie Welcome Center at the Denver Art Museum is one part of the combined project to revitalize the original Gio Ponti designed Martin Building (formerly, North Building) and establish a new welcome center at the heart of Denver’s civic and cultural center. A total of 52 glass panels make up the full elliptical façade of the Welcome Center, including 36 curved panels standing 25 feet high and 8 feet wide.


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“This panel will detail the design and delivery of significant museum projects underway in Colorado. The presentations will focus on The Denver Art Museum Welcome Center by Fentress Architects in collaboration with Machado Silvetti, as well as Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s nearly completed United States Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs.”

Read more about this project:
The Denver Art Museum announces itself with scalloped glass panels - Architect's Newspaper
Denver Art Museum Renovation on Budget, on Track for June 2020 - Westword

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