Jeff Wells © Denver Art Museum
Jeff Wells © Denver Art Museum
Jeff Wells © Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum, Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium

Denver, Colorado

Auerbach Pollock Friedlander worked with Studio Daniel Libeskind and Denver-based Davis Partnership Architects to provide full-scope theatre and audio-video systems consulting for the 280-seat Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium. The scope of work included the design of the room configuration, seating, production lighting, sound reinforcement and video and film projection systems. The auditorium, located on the lower level of the Frederic C. Hamilton Building, provides much-needed assembly and screening space for educational programs and the Museum’s vibrant film series. As always, the firm’s work, in support of Studio Libeskind, recognized the architect’s unique design approach and accommodated the eccentric shaping of the Auditorium and the overhead recessed lightning bolt lighting element into what might have otherwise been a traditional film screening room.

Design Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Architect of Record: Davis Partnership Architects
Acoustics: Arup
Size: 14,600 SF
Completion: 2006