Arts & Entertainment

Saunders has a unique resume of experience in arts and entertainment venues, from auditoriums to amphitheaters to museums.

Clyfford Still Exterior

Clyfford Still Museum

Designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture, the 28,500 sf Clyfford Still Museum design reflects the institution’s mission to preserve, present, and celebrate the work of this legendary American artist.

The building provides intimate, architecturally compelling spaces for the study and enjoyment of the museum’s extraordinary collection, which encompasses some 2,400 works spanning Clyfford Still’s career. It is one of the most comprehensive single-artist holdings in the world.

The Museum is conceived as a solid, a mass of concrete, deriving its presence from the earth—a single construction that is opened up by natural light and that itself becomes the source of light for the art within. The project team's planning, collaboration, and relentless pursuit of excellence have resulted in a “concrete jewel box,” a building that itself is a work of art that enhances the visitor experience and complements Still’s work.

Client: The Clyfford Still Museum

Architect: Allied Works Architecture

Location: Denver, Colorado


2012 Best Overall Project and Cultural Project - Engineering News Record Mountain States Magazine

2012 ACE Award Project of the Year $10 - $40 million - Associated General Contractors of Colorado

2011 Award of Excellence for Unique Use of Concrete and Judges Award - American Concrete Institute, Rocky Mountain Chapter