Downtown Design Advisory Board


The Downtown Design Advisory Board was established in 2019. The nine-member board has design review oversight of proposed projects in the Golden Triangle, Central Platte Valley-Auraria and Arapahoe Square areas of downtown Denver and serves as the next step towards a more consistent and comprehensive design review system for all of downtown. 

General Meeting Information

  • Time and date: Meetings are scheduled only on an as-needed basis. When projects are submitted for review, meetings are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on the second and/or fourth Tuesday of the month. Once meetings are scheduled, project materials are posted a week ahead of time. 
  • Location: Room 1.D.1 on the first floor of the Webb Municipal Building at 201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
  • Language interpretation: If you would like to request that live interpretation is provided at the workshop, please email at least five business days before the meeting.
  • Accessibility:  If you need disability-related accommodations, including sign language interpretation or real-time captioning via CART, please at least three business days before the meeting.

 Meeting agenda and call-in information


Board members are Denver residents appointed by the mayor for three-year terms on a volunteer basis. The board consists of:

  • four design professionals, one of whom must be a landscape architect
  • one development industry representative
  • three downtown-area residents 
  • one downtown-area property owner
Name Role Term expiration
Dan Craine, AIA Design professional 5/1/2025
Kim Kliewer Downtown resident 5/1/2026
Sarah Komppa, AIA Design professional 5/1/2025
Ryan Meeks, AIA - Board Chair Design professional 5/1/2026
Matthew Archuleta                       

Development/Construction professional

Matt Shawaker, ASLA Design professional (landscape architect) 5/1/2025
Anthony Spikes, Board Vice-Chair Downtown property owner 5/1/2024
John Deffenbaugh, Int'l Assoc AIA Downtown resident 5/1/2026


Governing Documents

Design Standards and Guidelines

Downtown Design Advisory Board Submittal Checklists