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External Service - Denver Architecture Foundation


Denver Architecture Foundation - Hard Hat Tour Committee

Over five years, I volunteered to coordinate monthly hard hat tours for the Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF). The tours directly execute DAF's mission to "inspire people to explore our dynamic city, experience the importance of design to our quality of life, and envision an exceptional future for Denver." Thousands of citizens and industry members have enjoyed seeing in detail how Denver's skyline is changing. From 2012-2017 the tours fundraised a gross profit of nearly $24,000. The money we raise allowed for staff to be hired and continue the legacy the Hard Hat Tour committee established. Please visit the DAF website to learn more!

Vigil-Roach, Steven. “CU DENVER TODAY” Firsthand look at Denver's changing skyline. November 9, 2017.


Arellano, Megan. “Denverite” 35-story luxury apartment building The Confluence celebrates grand opening. October 27, 2017.


Arellano, Megan . “Denverite” 32-story Country Club Towers apartments in West Wash Park open to first residents. August 18, 2017.


2017 Hard Hat Tours

    Hotel Indigo at Union Station (January 12)
    Blue Moon Brewery (February 23)
    1401 Lawrence (March 14)
    Red Rocks Recreation Center (April 6)
    Doors Open Denver (April 29-30)
    CU Boulder Athletics Complex (May 16)
    Kirkland Museum (June) – recap
    Metro State Aerospace & Engineering Sciences Building (July 26)
    Country Club Towers  (August 16)
    Source Hotel (September 12)
    Repeat Source Hotel (September 26)
    The Confluence (October 26)

2016 Hard Hat Tours

    Davis Partnership New Office in The Bindery (January 27)
    1401 Lawrence St. (March 3)
    Doors Open Denver (April 23-24)
    VA Medical Center Aurora (May 19)
    Dairy Block (September 7)
    Union Denver (October 13)
    Centric Apartments (November 17)

2015 Hard Hat Tours

    Rocky Mountain Deaf School (January 8, 2015)
    Downtown Denver Expeditionary School (February 11, 2015, 4:30 p.m.)
    EnV Denver (March 11, 2015, 4:30 p.m.)
    Doors Open Denver (April 25-26)
    The Platform at Union Station (May 27, 4:30-6:00 p.m.)
    Triangle Building at Union Station (June 25, 4:30-6:00 p.m.)
    New Breckenridge Brewery Campus on S. Santa Fe Drive (July 29, 5:30 p.m.)
    Repeat of New Breckenridge Brewery Campus on S. Santa Fe Drive (August 5, 5:30 p.m.)
    Turntable Micro-Apartments (October 14, 4:00-5:30 p.m.)
    DIA Hotel (November 15, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
    Joint AIA/DAF Holiday Reception (December 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
    Great Divide Brewery (December 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.) – register

2014 Hard Hat Tours

    Denver Union Station Transit Improvement Project (January 28, 2014)
    Repeat of Denver Union Station Transit Improvement Project (February 20, 2014)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science (March 20, 2014)
    Charles Schwab Corporate Campus (May 7, 2014)
    CU Boulder Recreation Center (June 4, 2014)
    St. Joseph’s Hospital (June 25, 2014)
    UC Denver Academic Building (July 24, 2014)
    16 M Apartments on 16th Street (September 18, 2014)
    RTD Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility (October 14, 2014)
    DPS Byers Middle School (November 13, 2014)

2013 Hard Hat Tours

    Colorado Academy New Upper School (January 24, 2013)
    Ralph Carr Justice Center (Thursday, February 21, 4:00 p.m.)
    Trimble Office Building (Tuesday March 12, 5:00 p.m.)
    Community College of Denver Student Learning and Engagement Building
    Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building Modernization (May 7, 2013)
    AIA National Convention – No Tour (June 2013)
    One City Block (July 25, 2013)
    IMA Building at Union Station (August 21, 2013)
    Union Station Transit Terminal (September 23, 2013)
    Union Station Hotel (October 10, 2013)
    Colorado National Bank Hotel Conversion (November 2013)
    Custom House Modernization (Wednesday, December 11, 2013,  4:30 – 6:00 pm)

2012 Hard Hat Tours

    Emerson School (January 2012
    Metro State Student Success Building (February 2012)
    Ralph J Carr Justice Center (March 2012)
    Denver Crime Lab (April 17, 2012)
    CU Boulder Biosciences Building (May 15, 2012)
    DaVita Headquarters Building (June 19, 2012)
    Metro State Hospitality Learning Center and Hotel (July 18, 2012)
    The Children’s Hospital – East Addition and Remodels (August 15, 2012)
    Joint DAF/Historic Denver – Traveling Through Time Bus Tour (September 15, 2012)
    NREL Energy Systems Integration Facility (Tuesday, October 9, 2012)
    Cesar Chavez Federal Office Building Modernization (Monday, November 5, 2012)
    Project Angel Heart Tour and Holiday Reception (Thursday, December 13, 2012)

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