Red Rocks Amphitheatre Improvements & Visitor’s Center
Square Footage: 150,000
2005 Denver Post, Denver’s 10 Best Buildings
2004 Rocky Mountain Masonry Honor Award
2004 Historical Denver Community Preservation Award
2003 ASLA Merit Award
Red Rocks is a geologically formed, open-air amphitheatre that is not duplicated anywhere in the world. Since opening in 1941, the amphitheatre has been widely praised by artists and fans alike for its unique event experience. The venue hosts many types of events from concerts and festivals to group fitness challenges like “yoga on the rocks” and outdoor cultural events including “film on the rocks.”
Multiple improvements have been made to the amphitheatre and surrounding park over the years. Since 1991, the firm has worked with the City of Denver to strengthen the facility’s capabilities. Design enhancements included restoration of seating areas, ADA upgrades, bars, restaurants, fan amenities, and a visitor center. The venue enhancements were carefully designed and planned based on the historic nature of the venue. They not only improved the access and safety of the venue but provided a variety of amenities for the visiting patron that had not previously been available. A visitor to the venue now has amenities including dining, shopping, and interpretative opportunities.
The park was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2015.