Denver, CO

The Denver Art Museum

Dynalectric Colorado installed power distribution systems, electrical services, and lighting systems for the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton building.

Exterior view of the Denver Art Museum

Value Delivered

Dynalectric Company (Colorado) performed electrical construction services for the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton building. As part of the museum’s expansion, our team also made improvements to the Morgan Wing and the Palettes restaurant during construction.

Dynalectric Colorado quickly responded to scope of work changes, which doubled the size of the original scope and extended the project timeline. To meet various shifts in scheduling and priorities, our crews worked in multiple areas simultaneously.

We finished four areas ahead of schedule so the client could occupy them before we completed construction. By diligently tracking document flow and updating file drawings, we successfully delivered the project.

Client Objectives

The Denver Art Museum sought to build the Frederic C. Hamilton Building to accommodate its growing art collection and program list, as well as create a landmark cultural attraction.


Electrical work included:

  • A 450-kilowatt generator
  • Main power and distribution systems
  • A 4,000-ampere service
  • Mechanical power connections
  • Lighting, lighting controls, and dimming
  • Snow melt systems
  • Lighting and distribution equipment
  • Fire alarm and life safety
  • Conduit and tray channels for tele and data communications
  • Branch circuitry and associated devices
  • All site and exterior building lighting and control equipment
  • Low-voltage wire pathways

Throughout the course of the project, our team dealt with trade stacking and scaffolding. We also coordinated mechanical, electrical, and plumbing activities, resolved conflicts, and solved GPS layout and structural priority issues.

Client Background

Located in the Civic Center of Denver, CO, the Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago.