Panel of Denver Mayors to Discuss Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Growth

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Panel of Denver Mayors to Discuss Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Growth


A panel featuring every elected Mayor of Denver since 1983 – from Mayor/Secretary Federico Peña to current sitting Mayor Michael Hancock – will discuss how Denver transformed during their tenures, creating the fabric of the great city we know today and the lessons it provides for urban growth in the future.

September 30, 2015

Denver, Colo. – The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) – the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build – will wrap up their most popular conference of the year with a first-ever panel featuring every elected Mayor of Denver, Colorado, discussing the role of design-build and the built environment in the city’s remarkable growth over the past 30 years.

Moderated by Bill Mosher – Senior Managing Director at Trammel Crow Co. and a community leader who has experienced firsthand the terms of all the mayors and their project legacies – the event promises to be a unique look into the role of city executives in fostering city development. Although a featured highlight of the DBIA Design-Build Conference & Expo, this event is supported by a coalition of industry associations that advocate for best practices in the procurement of design and construction services (see below). This coalition of associations works collaboratively with the Colorado State Architect to advocate for best practices in the industry. The Panel of Mayors will be attended by the expected 2,000 conference attendees as part of the conference program. In addition, the general public is invited to register for and attend this event only for just $45. Additional details on how to attend can be found online here.

Title: Denver – A Great City Imagined and Realized

Panelists (mayoral terms):
Mayor Michael Hancock (2011-present)
Mayor/Governor John Hickenlooper (2003-2011)
Mayor Wellington Webb (1991-2003)
Mayor/Secretary Federico Peña (1983-1991)

Moderator: Bill Mosher

When: November 4, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Venue: Colorado Convention Center – Bellco Theater
Closing General Session for DBIA’s Design-Build Conference & Expo
Supporting Organizations:

  • The Design Build Institute of America
  • American Institute of Architects, Colorado
  • The Associated General Contractors, Colorado
  • The American Council of Engineering Companies, Colorado
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services, Colorado
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Rocky Mountain
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Contractors of Colorado

“Design-build project delivery has played a key role in Denver’s remarkable development,” said DBIA Executive Director/CEO, Lisa Washington, CAE. “From Denver Union Station to the T-Rex and Eagle P3 projects, some of the most notable, memorable and successful Denver projects were delivered using design-build in order to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. We’re thrilled to hear from some of the most progressive city executives in the country on how this method helped change Denver, making it one of the most beautiful, culturally diverse and thriving cities in our nation.”

The Design-Build Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of the year for the design-build market and the only event focused exclusively on design-build. Nearly 2,000 key players and decision-makers from the architectural, engineering, construction and acquisition communities will take part in the conference educational programs and networking events – all geared towards teaching them how to save time, save money, and increase the quality of our nation’s construction projects.

Press/media interested in covering the event should contact Geoffrey Corey, DBIA’s Director of Communications & Special Projects, at gcorey@dbia.org