Denver Botanic Gardens Center for Science, Art and Education

  • Category
    Civic + Cultural
  • Size
    50,000 sf
  • Complete
    Early 2018
  • Location
    Denver, Colorado

In early 2016, Davis Partnership Architects won a design competition to design the new Center for Science, Art and Education at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The project will serve as a museum for botanic art and science, holding 50,000 square feet of space plus two levels of underground parking. The multi-faceted structure will include art studios and classrooms, galleries, an auditorium, a library including a rare books room, laboratories for research as well as conservation of botanic samples, an herbarium for preserved plant collections and administrative office space. The project scope includes the remodel of the historic Boettcher Memorial Center designed by the late Victor Hornbein in 1966. The design challenge, to create a facility that is expressive of the program, welcoming to visitors, yet humble in relationship to the existing campus. This is the only building at Denver Botanic Gardens accessible to the public without requiring tickets to tour the gardens, and as such it will play an important role in increasing the public’s access to the arts and education programs of the gardens. This last phase of the Denver Botanic Garden’s master plan expansion will complete a significant expansion and overhaul of their facilities. [Read More]

Project Scope

  • Architecture
  • Civic
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • On the Boards
  • Planning

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