After Dark Tour Series: Denver Union Station

Monday, February 14th, 2022

DAF is delighted to announce a NEW After Dark architectural lighting tour series in partnership with the Illuminating Engineering Society. Great lighting design often goes unnoticed, making it one of the unsung heroes in many great buildings and landscapes. Good lighting is necessary to sustain human activity, of course, but great lighting can enhance way-finding, draw attention to or away from building features and even work in tandem with the circadian rhythm of humans. In this series we will examine three iconic Denver buildings – Denver Union Station, Ellie Caulkins Opera House and STEAM on the Platte – from the perspective of lighting design. Tour guides will discuss what makes for great lighting and why its significance in architecture should never be overlooked.  

About this tour: Join us in exploring how Clanton & Associates utilized lighting to help revitalize Denver Union Station. Participants will tour both interior and exterior spaces to experience how lighting draws visitors through the station while creating comfortable gathering areas within this transient environment. The tour will cover the recreation of the historic chandeliers, how luminaires were selected to emphasize the architecture and the lighting details that create subtle moments of joy within the layers of light. Make it a date night! Treat your valentine to this special tour and dinner/drinks at any one of the fabulous Denver Union Station restaurants.

About the tour guide: Annie Kuczkowski, Senior Engineer at Clanton & Associates, has always been drawn to the emotion that lighting creates, from architectural emphasis to the health benefits that come from daylighting and appropriate electrical lighting. She believes in the careful application of light to create a sense of space in open, exterior environments.

Please note: All attendees (including tour guide and DAF staff) will be required to sign a waiver of liability and answer a COVID-19 questionnaire prior to the in-person tour. All participants must wear a mask on this tour. Click here for more information on DAF’s COVID-19 precautions.