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68 / BUILDING DIALOGUE / March 2022 A transformation is well underway at the 250- acre National Western Center in Denver. At its heart, the new multipurpose 100,000-square- foot Legacy Building will be the world head- quarters for the Western Stock Show Associa- tion and awelcoming landmark for the entire community. Building on a rich history, the Legacy Building will carry forward the National Western Stock Show’s 116-year lega- cy while creating immersive and educational experiences for audiences both new and familiar. As a centerpiece of community and hub of activity, the Legacy Building, designed by Tryba Architects, will en- gage the public, visitors, members and employees in the active life of the campus while fostering the enjoyment of new year-round gathering spaces and exploration of art and heritage. Entering on the ground floor, visitors will be welcomed into themain entry hall and oriented to the broad range of activities throughout the building. The 2,000-square-foot Wold Family Heritage Center will invite visitors to learn about agricul- tural traditions and contributions, with tales of the West told through immersive storytelling in the William Vollbracht Legacy Theater. A growing contemporary Western art collection will permanently reside in the J. Robert and Katherine Wilson Art Gallery on the first floor of the building for public view- ing year-round. Each January during the Stock Show, the Legacy Building will also host the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale – an exhibition featuring an eclectic mix of styles and me- diums from established artists and up-and-coming talent. A sculpture artist will be commissioned to conceive an outdoor inscribed Armed Forces Monument honoring the five forces of the U.S. military. The National Western Club will be a unique space A New Expression of Western Heritage William Moon, AIA Managing Principal, Tryba Architects Architectural design is underway for the new Legacy Building at the heart of the National Western Center.

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