Curtis Fentress: passion for creative civic buildings benefits millions.

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Distinguished, hardworking architect Curtis Fentress is praised by his two sons as having created an internationally known architecture firm with accomplishments that would have taken others two lifetimes. Hundreds of millions of people benefit from his passionate design of civic and business buildings that generate sizeable economic impact.

Fentress' career in Colorado began with designing the former Amoco Tower at 1670 Broadway while he was working for a New York architecture firm. He fell for Colorado and established his own firm in Denver in 1980 that grew to design airports, museums, laboratories, hospitals, university buildings, skyscrapers and convention centers. The firm now has 150 employees across five U.S. offices as well as two international satellite locations and has designed $38 billion in architectural landmarks worldwide.

His iconic local designs grace the likes of Denver International Airport, Mile High Stadium, Colorado Judicial Center and Colorado Convention Center. Fentress said he is especially proud of the striking design for the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., and Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea.

"He has a real...

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