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Columns at Civic Center Park.

The Science Pyramid at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Sitting squarely at the intersection of aesthetics and function, architecture defines placemaking. In Denver, that means both retaining historic character and redefining the public realm with cutting-edge buildings and places. The city's architects strive to make a place that ultimately functions more efficiently for its residents by balancing infrastructure and art. The end goal: designing a better city.  

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Western Vision: Mancos Weaves Heritage and Innovation

In southwestern Colorado, the Mancos Creative District aims to reinvent its small town's economy by balancing regional traditions with outside-of-the-box thinking.

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Photo Essay: The New Kirkland, a Major Addition to Denver's Museum Landscape

The compact Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art moves to an expansive new space in the Golden Triangle, transforming itself into a cultural powerhouse.

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Denver demands more affordable living units, but will they be the kind that keep families downtown?

Developers and architects are concerned that the new rules are window-dressing that could lead to non-diverse neighborhoods and inferior design.

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7 Things That Will Make Denver More Fun in 2018

A quick list of new restaurants, exhibitions and places to just hang out that promise to light up life in Mile High City in the coming year.

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Yes, This Is Public Housing: How Denver Housing Authority Is Mixing It Up and Making Better Homes

Forget everything you thought you knew about low-income housing. In DHA’s redevelopments, modern design elements straight out of Dwell magazine harbor sleek, mixed-income villages, resulting in public housing that’s affordable and forward-thinking.
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Voice of Denver: Lost Treasure Revealed at DU's Reiman Theater

Lost for nearly a century, an incredible work of art was recently restored with the re-opening of the Reiman Theater in historic Margery Reed Hall at the University of Denver (DU). Formerly known as the Little Theatre, the venue was renamed in honor of DU trustee and arts patron Scott Reiman.
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