Denver Design Week was originally founded in 2016 by William Logan and his team after they saw the opportunity to tap into Denver’s blooming potential to become a hub of technology and creation. The first year saw an attendance of around 600 people – this year attendance is expected to be higher than ever before at around 2,500 to 3,000 people.
Along with an increase in numbers, Design Week will give attendees a chance to hear from multiples panels about sustainability including Continuity and Change: The Social, Environmental; Financial Benefits of Repositioning Existing Buildings with John McIntyre of Tryba Architects; From Zero to Circular – A Greater Sustainable Future panel and a Urban Wood Project: Baltimore. Reclaimed Wood. Reclaimed Neighborhoods. Reclaimed Lives. panel.
Design Week is also focusing on bringing in more women keynote speakers this year and specifically opened on October 18 with local designer Lindsey Kruger during her panel, I Think We’re in Heaven: A Wild Ride to Build 68 homes in Three Years. Other women keynote speakers throughout the week will include Débora Mesa Molina the principle architect of Ensamble Studio and Qin Li the vice president of Design at fuseproject.
Overall Denver Design Week is set to challenge your perspective on how design, architecture and innovation can spark a flame in your life. Maybe it can even give you some new ideas on how to impact the world around you.
“Good design has the power to change the world in real and meaningful ways. Economically, socially and culturally, good design is a driving force in our lives. Denver Design Week aims to be a platform to promote dialogue and discussion about design and how it relates to our city, state and world,” said Jodi Kopke the operations director of Modern In Denver.
Explore the full schedule of events here.
Tickets vary in price. Check here for more information. There are two free events, the Poketo: Creative Spaces Booking Signing + Talk on October 21 and the Preservation +design Presented by Design Within Reach event on October 23.