The creativity unleashed at Denver’s new Children’s Museum made this writing project an unabashed pleasure. We’re thrilled to have helped Fransen Pittman win this year’s ACE Award for the Best Building Project Under $10 Million – General Contractor.
What do you get when a General Contractor brings a giant, empty box to a brainstorming session? Where architects wear Tyvek costumes and write ideas on each other with markers? And the owner’s representative shows up as Captain America? You get a playground where children become the architects of their own learning—and the classroom is Colorado. Who wouldn’t want to play here?
True to the Colorado vernacular, the new Denver Children’s Museum offers a seamless indoor- to-outdoor experience that teaches children the power and majesty of the natural world. Fransen Pittman and OZ Architecture accessed their own childlike creativity to build a world-class campus that offers transformative learning for children and delights 400,000 visitors annually. The transformed museum has already earned a position in the top 10 of America’s Best Children’s Museums by the Early Childhood Education Zone.
Read the Award Narrative: Children’s Museum of Denver
Winner of the 2015 ACE Silver Award for its amazing work on DTC 5 in the category, Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job.
Read the Award Narrative: DTC Comes Full Circle
Winner of the ACE Bronze Award for its generous work on behalf of the Action Center in the category, Contribution to the Community. Duro Electric also won the local EIC Award through ABC with the Action Center project.
Read the Award Narrative: Forging Pathways to Self-Sufficiency