Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Helen Bonfils Theatre Renovation
Award of Merit Cultural/Worship
OWNER: Denver Center for the Performing Arts
LEAD DESIGN FIRM | ARCHITECT: Semple Brown Architects and Designers PC
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Turner Construction Co.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Martin/Martin Inc.
MEP ENGINEER: IMEG Corp.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Clanton & Associates Inc.
THEATRICAL CONSULTANT: Theatre DNA Consultants
OWNERS REPRESENTATIVE: Project One/Cumming Corp. USA
SUBCONTRACTORS: HJSA Consulting; K2; Meeting the Challenge Inc.
The Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts has become one of the primary venues for local and regional theater as well as a fixture for theater education and for the promotion of the arts in the Denver community.
The theater’s renovation was conceived to provide a refreshed, code-compliant facility with improved patron accessibility in a 21st-century space. The project consisted of structural, interior, MEP, life safety and theatrical renovations and improvements to 105,000 sq ft of the operational complex. The multiphase project completely renovated the 657-seat Wolf Theatre and the 199-seat Singleton Theatre and added three new elevators, a new generator and enlarged electrical service, new air-handling units and life-safety improvements, in addition to changing the patron circulation and creating more floor area through structural modifications.