Our Mission

Inspiring people to explore our dynamic city, experience the importance of design to our quality of life and envision an exceptional future for Denver.

Founded in 1990, the Denver Architecture Foundation continues to champion the deep-rooted connections between architecture, education and community-building through diverse and expanding programs. DAF is a unique organization in the Denver area, fulfilling strong public interest in local architecture and its relevance in shaping Denver’s past, present and future. As the city continues to experience unprecedented growth, DAF’s importance also grows – and we have responded by expanding and enhancing program offerings for all people living, working and studying in the Mile High City.

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Pauline Herrera Serianni, MNM

Executive Director

Pauline Herrera Serianni joined DAF in early 2015 to provide strategic guidance to the organization and build upon the successes of its long-standing events and programs. Pauline brings more than 15 years of experience in cultural administration, nonprofit management and communications. From 2003 to 2011, as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, Pauline was integral to the success of such initiatives as Doors Open Denver, Create Denver and One Book, One Denver. In 2011, she launched PaulineMarie Consulting specializing in nonprofit arts and culture organizations. She is a graduate of Leadership Denver and holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University (’04). Pauline serves on the board of the Chicago-based Association of Architecture Organizations.


Board of Directors

John Claypool, FAIA, Chair

Retired Executive Director, AIA Philadelphia & Center for Architecture

Edwin Naylor, Esq., Secretary

Attorney, Moye White LLP

Jesse Bank

Development Associate, Urban Villages, Inc.

Tina Bishop

Principal, Mundus Bishop

Ignacio Correa-Ortiz, AIA, AICP CUD, LEED AP

Senior Architect/Urban Designer, RTD

Richard Farley, FAIA

Principal, Urban Design, LLC

Alan Golin Gass, FAIA

Principal, AGGA Architecture & Urban Design

Ron Izzo, AIA, LEED AP

Principal, Handprint Architecture

Ann Jimenez

Strategic Client Manager, MG.aec

Adrian Kinney

Broker Associate, Resident Realty

Elizabeth Orr

Chief Administrative Officer, Winter Park Recreational Association

Rick Petersen, FAIA, LEED AP

Principal, OZ Architecture

Stefan Ramsbott

Chairman & Founder, 303 Software

Carolyn Riedlin

Retired Principal, Denver Public Schools

Ken Schroeppel, AICP

Assistant Professor CTT, University of Colorado Denver, College of Architecture and Planning

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