Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum Frederic C. Hamilton Building / DenverCO
How can a museum expansion add to a skyline?
The Denver Art Museum's Frederic C. Hamilton Building is a dramatic addition to the Denver skyline. Its geometric wall planes, clad in titanium, mimic the forms of the Rocky Mountains that loom in the background. One jutting structure reaches across the street to link with the museum's older North Building. Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the new building increased the exhibit space of the already expansive museum by more than 40 percent.

Facts And Figures

Denver Art Museum

Completed September 2006


146,000 square feet

Delivery Methods

Construction Manager General Contractor

The Team


Creating Stellar Architecture Using BIM Award - American Institute of Architects (AIA) - National BIM / VDC, 2006

Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction - Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) - Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2006

Excellence in Architecture Award - American Institute of Architects (AIA) - National, 2006

Excellence in Construction Eagle Award - Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) - National, 2007

Gold Hard Hat Award - Mountain States Construction (McGraw Hill), Outstanding Public Project, 2006

Honor Award - American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Colorado Chapter Construction, 2007

Presidential Award for Structural Engineering - American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Architecture / Design, 2007