Buell Public Media Center

Denver, Colorado




Rocky Mountain Public Media


63,000 SF


Scope of Work

Lead Design Architect and Architect of Record, Interior Design, Experiential Design, Public Outreach

Located in Arapahoe Square at the nexus of five distinct districts—Lower Downtown, the Central Business District, Five Points, RiNo and Upper Ballpark—the Buell Public Media Center is at the center of commerce, cultural heritage and media arts.

Home to Rocky Mountain Public Media—parent of Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO-FM Jazz radio—the building contains production and performance studios, a community media center, offices and community conference space. The design responds to the character of the neighborhood, incorporating a mix of urban uses and interweaving of adjacent textures and scale.

A unique expression of Rocky Mountain Public Media's vision and culture in the urban context

A civic and inviting living room for the community with a mix of urban uses

A diverse program centered around performance, technology and media

Transparent and healthy workplace for Rocky Mountain Public Media, Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO-FM Jazz 

A new cultural beacon at an important downtown intersection

International Architecture Award

Chicago Athenaeum

Downtown Denver Award

Downtown Denver Partnership

Best Project - Cultural

ENR Mountain States