Tuesday May 30th  |  10am - 2pm  |  Telluride Arts HQ, located across from the Library  |  open to the public

Three architecture firms, NADAAA, Gluckman-Tang, and LTL, are finalists in a design competition that will result in the transformation of the Telluride Transfer Warehouse into a cultural, architectural, and historic landmark. The project, being spearheaded by Telluride Arts, will result in the restoration of the historic stone exterior, and will provide bright, beautiful spaces to host cultural events in the heart of Telluride. 

The three firms vying for the job are spending April and May visiting Telluride, learning about the history of the region and the context of the Warehouse, talking to locals, and learning about the proposed program. The result will be preliminary conceptual designs that will be presented in Telluride on May 30th. During the daytime, Telluride Arts invites the public to an open house type event, where each architect will share their concepts and be available to answer questions. The final selection will happen by a committee comprised of historic restoration specialists, arts representatives, and local architects, and will be informed by public comments gathered at the open house.

The selected design team will then come back to Telluride in the spring and early summer of 2017 to engage the community through meetings and design charrettes to develop final design.

Restoration of the stone is expected to begin this summer, with new construction of the interior planned for early 2018. The warehouse is expected to be open to the public by 2020.

For more information visit TellurideArts.org/warehouse, or contact Telluride Arts at 970-728-3930