As the first major expansion to the Denver Art Museum since 1971, the Frederic C. Hamilton building is a reflection of is environment. Architect Daniel Libeskind said his design was inspired by Rocky Mountain peaks, geometric rock crystals and most of all by the “wide-open faces of the people of Denver.”
To design the Hamilton building Libeskind collaborated with Denver-based Davis Partnership. The result of their collective effort is the largest titanium project in the country. Handling both the fabrication and installation of the 9,000 architectural-grade Titanium panels needed to cover the building’s sloped and skewed wall surfaces was M.G. McGrath, Maplewood, MN.
The building opened to the public in October 2006. The general contractor was MA Mortenson, Minneapolis, MN.