DENVER-The end gets closer for the landmark 100,000-sf Currigan Hall, designed to be taken apart and rebuilt like a Tinker toy, with a board nixing a city-civic plan to relocate it across the street to the Auraria Higher Education campus.

Denver officials and preservation-minded architects and developers have worked for months on a plan to save the building from the wrecking ball being swung by the expansion of the Colorado Convention Center. The city even is offering to donate $700,000 toward the moving costs. Denver develop Scott deLuise has teamed with the city and RNL Design, the city’s largest architectural firm to push the relocation plan to the state’s largest campus, home to three colleges.

The Auraria board says there isn’t enough money or land to accommodate Currigan, according to Dean Wolf, Auraria’s vice president of facilities administration. “The civil zeal with which the Currigan at Auraria group has approached its project was noted by (Auraria) board members,” Wolf wrote to the city. “However, this proposed project is not in the best interests of the campus at this time because of its impact on Auraria.”

The rejection isn’t stopping city planning director Jennifer Moulton and deLuise, who say they are disappointed by the decision, but will continue to look at other sites for 31-year-old Currigan.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

Dig Deeper


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2024 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.