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Buell Public Media Center

Buell Public Media Center: Transforming the Media Landscape

Nearly a million people throughout Colorado turn to Rocky Mountain PBS to discover provocative and inspiring local, national and international programming; find diverse viewpoints; score front row center seats to world-class performances; and experience lifelong learning opportunities every month.

Rocky Mountain PBS is committed to being the leader in the reinvention of public media, which according to many media experts is not a choice, but a mandate. By changing Colorado’s public media landscape through an ambitious capital initiative, a replicable model of high-tech media collaboration, original programming and community involvement—all under one roof—will result. Every citizen of Colorado stands to benefit.

For Colorado’s public media leader to move forward, stay relevant and competitive, and take a leadership position in this amazing new era of integrated public media, a new building is essential. This is not a luxury, but a necessity. As we have long realized, greater public access, increasingly sophisticated production values, a more engaged statewide community, and consistent public forum involvement cannot happen at our current site.

Our new Buell Public Media Center will transform the landscape of how media is presented throughout the state.

Project Partners:

The Kellogg Organization, Inc. was founded in 1981 in Colorado and is recognized, nationally and internationally, as a specialist in transformational philanthropy through planning and implementing capital, endowment, program, and annual operating campaigns. The TKO team is proud to serve as campaign counsel for Rocky Mountain Public Media’s $30 million capital campaign for the Buell Public Media Center.

Tryba Architects specializes in the full integration of architecture, urban design, preservation and planning. Throughout Tryba's 30-year history they have earned a national reputation for shaping and reshaping urban structures and systems into special places. Tryba's practice is driven by commitment to collaborate with clients in crafting detailed buildings and places intimately connected to function, people, nature and the built environment. Central to the work is sustainable, timeless design that reinterprets the past to meet the demands of the present, while being mindful of our responsibility to the future.

Serving Colorado for more than 36 years, Mortenson is a U.S.-based , family-owned construction and real estate development company. As one of the nation's top builders, Mortenson provides a complete range of construction services, including planning, program management, preconstruction, general contracting, construction management and design-build. The company also is a leader in real estate development, developing all asset types. Mortenson has offices in Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Fargo, Iowa City, Madison, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio and Seattle, with international operations in Canada.

For additional information contact:

Cait Shoutta
Senior Director of Philanthropy


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Patty Pacey
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Hubert A. Farbes, Jr.
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James H. Foster
Ann Geldzahler
Andrew Hudson
David J. Leonard
Pat Loewi
Paula MacMillan
Katie MacWilliams
Terry Minger
Neil Peck
Joanne Posner-Mayer
Jeannie Ritter
Laura K. Sampson
Douglas Shand
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Richard Ballantine
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Duke Hartman
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