Denver Botanic Gardens–Freyer-Newman Center for Science, Art, and Education

The Freyer-Newman Center was designed by Davis Partnership and completed in May 2020. The new 50,000-square-foot project
serves as a museum for botanic art and science with two levels of underground parking.

The multi-faceted structure includes art studios and classrooms, galleries, an auditorium, a library including a rare books room, laboratories for research as well as conservation of botanic samples, a herbarium for preserved plant collections, and administrative office
space. An interesting feature connecting Freyer-Newman Center and Gates Hall was the addition of a walking bridge.

An additional part of this project included the remodel of the historic Boettcher Memorial Center built in the 1960’s. The entire basement was a gut remodel converting it into a children learning space.

The project received LEED Gold Certification for new construction and major renovations. Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the most visited and well-loved botanical gardens in the United States. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Gardens’ living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado’s semi-arid climate. The 24-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city, offering garden experiences for the whole family, as well as world-class education and plant conservation research programs.

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