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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Denver Architecture Foundation prioritizes Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in our programming and operations. Specifically, we:

  • Center our programming on equitable access and the inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives;
  • Operate through organizational policies and procedures that reflect our commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • Recruit, support, and retain our staff, board members, contractors, and partners who are representative of diverse lived and learned experience; and
  • Maintain a consistent internal structure to support our JEDI efforts.


Meg Touborg

President & CEO

Meg joined the DAF in 2024 with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and vision as a leader in the fields of fashion, architecture, design, and education. Most recently, Meg was with the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver; before this, she founded and led a boutique marketing agency in Los Angeles, providing business development for design-based businesses across the country. Meg also co-founded and co-directed innovative programming and events for the Leaders of Design Council, a national membership organization of top architects, landscape architects, and interior designers. She is passionate about architecture, especially adaptive reuse, and serves on the executive committees of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and of Colorado Preservation, Inc. Meg lives in a new, old house in Five Points with her family and rescue chihuahua.


Alyssa Hornyak

Program Manager

Alyssa joined the DAF team in the spring of 2023. Originally from Michigan, Alyssa lived in New York City for four years before relocating to Denver to be close to the mountains. Alyssa has a background in customer service, program coordination, and youth development. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from New York University and a Master of Social Work from University of Denver and is excited to merge her social work background with her interest in arts and cultural programming.


Board of Directors

Carolyn Riedlin, Chair

Retired Principal, Denver Public Schools

Kaci Taylor, AIA, JEDI Chair

Founder/CEO, THE5WH

Cade Scholl, Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer, Zócalo Community Development

Kurt Basford

Principal, Stantec

Bart Dickson

VP of Construction Operations, Shaw Construction

Christine Ekman

Retired Telecom Consultant

Lauren Grenz, P.E.

Senior Structural Engineer II, IMEG Corp.

Chris Jahn, AIA

Principal, DAVIS URBAN

Isabelle Lockwood

Vice President, Development, AMLI Residential

Mike Shomo

Shareholder, Polsinelli

Emeritus Board Members

Alan Golin Gass, FAIA

Principal, AGGA Architecture & Urban Design

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