The Laboratory of Art + Ideas, designed by Belzberg Arcthiects, is a unique institution established within a development on the outskirts of Denver. It is unique not only for its eclectic, programmatic agenda and unconventional marketing tactics, but also for being incorporated into a typology of development which normally would not accept such a cultural facility.
The entry and storefront design for The Lab does not compete with the efforts of these retail shops, however. Rather, a single, curvilinear, surface recedes to the back of the entry lobby and pushes the entry stairs toward the exterior corner of the space. The glazing is clear and uninterrupted except where the curvilinear surface protrudes through.