Join us as we talk with pioneering preservationist Dana Crawford about the transformative projects she’s been involved in over the decades. From saving Larimer Square from the wrecking ball in the '60s to her newfound passion for Trinidad, Colorado (and everything in between), Crawford will reflect on what it's been like to work in the built environment and offer encouragement to others who seek to do the same.
Dana Crawford has pioneered the way forgotten main streets of Colorado and across the nation have been revitalized over the past 60 years. Beginning with Larimer Square in the 1960s, Crawford has since redeveloped more than a million square feet of historic property in the city of Denver including the Oxford Hotel, the Acme Lofts, the Edbrooke Lofts, Cooper Flat Condominiums, and two phases of the Flour Mill Lofts project. In 2014 she received ULI’s initial Legacy Award for initiating Union Station’s reclamation plus decades of development which have redefined Denver. In July 2014, Union Station Alliance had opened the 125,000 square foot, 54-million-dollar revitalization of the Denver Union Station transit hub involving the 112 room Crawford Hotel and seven locally owned prominent restaurants and five shops. In October 2018, Dana Crawford received the Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Vanguard Legacy medal which honors individuals who have made enduring contributions to the strength and vitality of the state. In addition to her redevelopment projects, Dana has also been a consultant to many cities and towns wishing to rejuvenate and reactivate their downtown areas. She has consulted with the City of Longmont to help them create an Arts and Entertainment District and also with the City of Glenwood Springs to help revitalize their main thoroughfare. She has recently turned her attention to Trinidad, Pueblo, and Idaho Springs to help these communities preserve their historic character and reinvigorate their economies through transformative redevelopment projects.
Crawford will be hosted by our Temple Buell Associate Curator of Architecture, Anna Mascorella.
This event is open to the public with a suggested donation, but registration is required.