Denver Design Week

We Support Denver Design Week!

We are proud to be a partner of the second annual Denver Design Week, the seven-day showcase that celebrates and elevates design in our community. From educational sessions and discussions to home and studio tours to networking events, Denver Design Week aspires to embrace and celebrate innovation, creativity, technology, and art.

Why are we involved? Because we know firsthand that design can enhance our economic, social and cultural quality of life. And because we believe in contributing to and supporting the people, businesses, and organizations who make Denver such a special place to live by giving them a voice and a platform for dialogue and discussion.

We hope you’ll join us at Denver Design Week, July 15-21. With 30 sessions to choose from, there’s something for everyone—topics include architecture, graphic design, city planning, typography, gender, interiors, real estate, development, landscaping, technology, kitchens, sustainability, and driverless cars, to name a few.

This is a big deal for Denver, the design community—and us. Be part of this initiative and join us in celebrating our local creative community!

There’s Something For Everyone At Denver Design Week!

We’ve been talking up this year’s Denver Design Week quite a bit in Modern In Denver. That’s because we’re super excited for the second year of this one-of-a-kind celebration. No other Denver event helps build an understanding and appreciation of the vital role design plays in our lives while increasing public awareness. There are 30 sessions to choose from and every design professional, student, and enthusiast and is invited to join us and participate!

Tickets are on sale now at Daytime sessions are just $10; evening sessions are $12 and include food and drinks. Monday-Thursday daytime sessions take place at CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning, 1250 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202.

A Free Ticket For Modern In Denver Subscribers

We’ve arranged to offer everyone on our email list (YOU!) a FREE ticket to any Design Week event. Just sign up for any two events by July 7th and Modern In Denver will give you a third ticket for free. When you sign up (or if you have already) for any two events, just forward your ticket registration to and receive a code good for any third event.

Don’t wait to sign up for the sessions you want, because space is limited.


Launch Party l Saturday, July 15, 7-10 p.m.
Stanley Marketplace: 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010
Denver Design Week kicks off in style with a dynamic party in a 10,000-square-foot space for up to 1,000 guests. Craft beer and cocktails, creative food bites, interactive art installations, games, giveaways, and surprises!

TOUR: Hogan Lovells – Defining Denver’s Architectural Landscapes From The Inside l Sunday, July 16, 3 p.m.
1601 Wewata St. #900 Denver, CO 80202
We recently featured the offices of this international law firm in our Summer Issue. Join the leaders of RNL Design as they guide you through the process of how this unique space was created.

SESSION: Glass Concrete And Fonts: Is Typography Relevant In All Design Fields? l Monday, July 17, 9:30 a.m.
Typography is all around us, yet it is so often ignored. How can architects use type to further their vision? What can interior designers learn from fonts? How can typography be used in the landscape? This panel discussion will answer these questions with insights, humor, and real-life examples.

SESSION: 16th Street Mall: The Spine Of The City
Monday, July 17, 9:30 a.m.
World-renowned architect I.M. Pei turned 100, and his last Denver design, the 16th Street Mall, turned 35. The Mall has been called “public art of the highest international quality” and likened to a Swiss watch for its intricate design. But what is the future of the historic “backbone” of Denver? Find out at this session and via a guided tour of the 16th Street Mall on Sunday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m.

SESSION: Design Optimization: Technology Is Changing How (And Why) We Design l Monday, July 17, 1:00 p.m.
Technology in the architectural and construction industry is constantly changing. State-of-the-art software can now analyze and optimize building designs. Hear how it relates to the utilization and demonstration of new technologies in on-going projects in Colorado and nationally.

Reinventing Transportation – The Disruption of Driverless Mobility Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Workplace Resource, 1899 Wynkoop St. #150, Denver, CO 80202
Whether you’re ready or not, the advent of driverless cars is here. We’re about to see a new era that is guaranteed to change society and the economy. Author and disruptive technology expert Rutt Bridges, will explore this new frontier and how it will impact our world and our hands-off future behind the wheel.


SESSION: Solar Decathalon: Innovation Through Competition Wednesday, July 19, 9:30 a.m.
Every year the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon enlists teams of college students to design, build, and operate the most cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive solar-powered house. Denver hosts the national competition this year, with a dozen homes available for the public to tour. Learn more about this exclusive event and the creative energy it sparks.

SESSION: Pioneering Innovation & Preservation – Practice, Pragmatism And The Wild West l Wednesday, July 19, 1:00 p.m.
“Inspired by Place” is a philosophy that guides each endeavor at Carney Logan Burke Architects. Wyoming-based Design Principal, Eric Logan, illustrates the firm’s evolution and search for a distinctive design language appropriate in the unspoiled western landscape. Read more in our Spring Issue.

KEYNOTE SESSION: Good Design – Always Modern, Ever Traditional Thursday, July 20, 5:30 p.m.
Room & Board, 222 Detroit St., Denver, CO 80206
Renowned architect Jeff Sheppard and CU Denver’s CARTA Director Christine G. H. Franck discuss core principles, both modernist and traditional, that underlie all good design. Join this lively discussion and enjoy beverages and bites on the rooftop patio of host and sponsor Room & Board.



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