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In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference. 

Grand Junction Arts + Culture Campus

Date: 4/19/2019 - 4/19/2019
Location: Grand Junction, CO

The client for this project is a partnership between the City of Grand Junction, the Museums of Western Colorado (MWC), Western Colorado Center for the Arts (WCCA) and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra (GJSO). Their goal was to assess the potential feasibility and opportunity of developing an Arts and Culture campus on the existing MWC site in downtown Grand Junction. The partners asked for help in preliminary research and visioning of the programming and planning. The aim was to explore and identify what could work on the site and within the constraints that exist.

We developed options for redevelopment of the Museum of Western Colorado site and structures located in downtown Grand Junction between 4th and 5th streets. The project considered options of design and configuration and presented the feasibility and opportunity of creating a joint Art and Culture Campus for the current Museum of Western Colorado – Museums of the West, the Western Colorado Center for the Arts and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra administration.

Field Supervisor:
Chris Endreson
CCCD Team Members: Brittany Bona, Tomas Cooke
DOLA Regional Manager: Kimberly Bulla
Local Collaborator: City of Grand Junction, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Museum of Western Colorado, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra

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