Denver Art Museum Renovation
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) North Building Renovation project consists of renovation to the existing North Building as well as demolition of the existing Bach wing to construct a new Welcome Center. The Denver Art Museum is located across from City Park in historic downtown Denver and houses world renowned works of art and sculptures from all over the world. The North Building Renovation is approximately 210,000 square feet. The new Welcome Center will contain visitor services, retail, restaurant, and event spaces to establish a strong sense of arrival and support the necessary amenities to facilitate a visit. Several unique features of the project include the infill of the second floor over an existing gallery space to develop new gallery and conservation space; the completion of the seventh floor build out into additional gallery space; and the renovation of the main stairway for spacious vertical travel throughout the building.
BCER prepared a due diligence report of existing fire protection and life safety deficiencies and provided recommendations for improving the fire protection and life safety systems in the building, which culminated in the performance design of these new systems. We also consulted on applicable codes related to the egress components; the smoke control design; and Administrative Modifications for the building to outline design intent. The performance drawings of the fire sprinkler system encompassed dry and wet standpipes, fire pump, risers, and mains for all areas. Additionally, we created a performance layout of the fire alarm system with notification devices, initiating devices for a fully detected building, the interface with fire/smoke protection features, the smoke control interface, and emergency alarm systems.