The 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.
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.
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Kate S. McDonnell
Vice President of Leadership Giving
Jan. 2019: 2126 – 2136 Lawrence Street Sells (pdf)
Dec. 2018: RMPM Breaks Ground on Buell Public Media Center in Denver (pdf)
- Groundbreaking photo 1 (3.2 mb)
- Groundbreaking photo 2 (2.8 mb)
Feb. 2018: Capital Campaign Reaches 75% of Goal (pdf)
May 2017: Buell Gift Announcement (pdf)
BUELL PUBLIC MEDIA CENTER BROCHURE:
- Denver Business Journal: Arts and Culture: Rocky Mountain PBS makes big moves, hopes to help other media: Its new headquarters could be home to the Colorado Sun
- Current: 'Creative financing,' local partnerships boost Rocky Mountain Public Media capital campaign
- Denver Post: Rocky Mountain Public Media breaks ground on Arapahoe Square headquarters (pdf)
- Current: With new building, RMPM aims to become a center for community...
- Colorado Real Estate Journal: Tryba-designed Buell Public Media Center set for groundbreaking
- Mile High CRE: RMPM HQ to Anchor Developing Arapahoe Square
- BusinessDen: RMPM moves ahead with HQ construction
- Denver Business Journal: RMPM has raised 75% of $30 million goal
- Denver Post: RMPBS reveals $6 million gift
- Denver Post: RMPBS looks to build new home in Denver’s Arapahoe Square
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CABINET
Hubert A. Farbes, Jr.
James H. Foster
David J. Leonard
Laura K. Sampson
Steve and Lenna Watson
CAMPAIGN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Charles K. Monfort
Dana H. Crawford
Peter and Rhondda Grant
Gov. John Hickenlooper
Daniel L. Ritchie