Our Mission

The Denver Architecture Foundation inspires 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.


Carolyna Espinoza

Program & Membership Coordinator

Carolyna Espinoza joined the DAF team in early 2019, merging her professional experience in education and nonprofits with her passion for arts and culture. Prior to DAF, Carolyna worked at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Library, a branch of the Denver Public Library. She is originally from Southern California and now calls Denver home. She enjoys exploring all corners of Denver with her family and friends, from local parks to museum exhibitions and everywhere in between. In her free time, she expresses her own creativity through cooking and jewelry design.


Board of Directors

John Claypool, FAIA, Chair

Retired Executive Director, AIA Philadelphia & Center for Architecture

Edwin Naylor, Esq., Secretary

Attorney, Moye White LLP

Keo Frazier, Treasurer

Brand Experience Strategist, KEOS Marketing Consultancy

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

Sales Representative, Knoll Inc.

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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