Denver Art Museum – Learning & Engagement Center 



The Denver Art Museum is performing a large-scale construction and renovation project that will unify the campus and create a welcoming and engaging experience for visitors of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. The Martin Building (formerly North Building) designed more than 50 years ago by world-renowned Italian architect Gio Ponti and Denver-based James Sudler Associates, will host the new Morgridge Creative Hub, four workshop areas, sensory garden and Wonderscape Singer Community Gallery.


During the past year, international design team Esrawe + Cadena have been working with the museum’s staff to bring these spaces to life in support of DAM’s welcoming environment, community connections, creativity for all ages and the power of harnessing early childhood education inventiveness. Combining the principles of participation, flexibility, creativity and spontaneity, as well as incorporating the use of delightful colors and design were a focus for the museum and and for Esrawe + Cadena. Developing spaces that promote creativity then enhances Denver Art Museum’s program while catalyzing its local community’s creative nourishment and uniqueness.