Denver Botanic Gardens Science Pyramid + Hive Cafe*
Design a highly sustainable building to showcase the Garden's science-related educational programs
Denver Botanic Gardens’ Science Pyramid’s iconic design reflects a blend of progressive design, sustainable technologies and biomimetic principles that mirror the building’s purpose—the advancement of science. The new space empowers visitors to become citizen scientists and do their part as ambassadors for global conservation as a part of the Gardens’ broader mission.
The Science Pyramid was conceptually and functionally inspired by nature. The facade mimics the hexagonal structure of a honeycomb. In addition to the Science Pyramid, this project included the Hive Cafe which showcases year-round color for indoor and outdoor events.
- New Construction
- Denver, CO
- 5,260 sq ft
- AIA Colorado Honorable Mention
- ENR Mountain States Best Cultural + Worship Project
- ENR Mountain States Best Overall Project
- *Completed by Burkettdesign, prior to acquisition