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Designing Denver: University of Michigan’s Impact on Denver’s Built Environment

June 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with:

  • Gretchen Hollrah, MURP ’97, Exec Director for Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center for the City and County of Denver
  • Doug Tisdale, LSA ’71, J.D. ’75, Chairman of the Board of Directors at RTD
  • Rich von Luhrte, BArch ’68, Architect/Former Senior Principal at RNL (now Stantec)

Moderated by Dean Jonathan Massey, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Drink and hors d’oeuvre reception to follow
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Downtown Denver Partnership
515 Arapahoe Street, Tower 3, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202

Space is limited – RSVP today! 

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Doug Tisdale serves as Chairman of the RTD Board, the policy-making and governance body of Denver’s Regional Transportation District, covering 2,400 square miles and almost 3 million people. On April 26th, Doug oversaw the grand opening for the G Line, which will run through Denver, Adams County, Arvada and Wheat Ridge.

Rich von Luhrte has 40 years experience in sustainable design, with a focus on urban solutions that counter urban sprawl. A strong advocate for density, and for alternative transit solutions, mixed use architecture, and sustainable design as alternative growth patterns for the cities of the world, Rich provided the original conceptual design for the 16th Street Mall and is working on the redesign.

Gretchen Hollrah oversees the campus strategic planning, operations and construction for the redevelopment of the National Western Center in coordination with partners and their construction plans. When complete, the National Western Center will be a dynamic 250-acre global destination for entertainment, cultural, educational and agricultural business innovation campus.


June 5, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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