Hall Of Fame Inductee — 2009
CURTIS FENTRESS designed three of the most important landmarks in Denver, transforming the skyline and elevating the world’s opinion of this great city. Denver International Airport was voted “Best Airport in North America” the past four consecutive years.
Fentress designed the Colorado Convention Center, winner of 18 design awards. INVESCO Field at Mile High has become the beloved new home of the Denver Broncos. Fentress was recently selected as the architect for the new Colorado Judicial Center adjacent to the State Capitol.
Internationally recognized for his innovative portfolio, Fentress has created $22 billion of architectural projects worldwide, visited by over 300 million people annually. His designs have been featured in more than 1,200 national and international publications and honored with over 300 awards for excellence and innovation. Fentress designed Incheon International Airport in South Korea, consistently voted “World’s Best Airport,” and Arraya Tower in Kuwait, the world’s tenth tallest building built in 2009.
Curtis Fentress will be honored by the American Institute of Architects in 2010 as the recipient of the highest award for public architecture, the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award.
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