Common Areas / Façades

Opera Galleria Back Entry

An enticing mixture of glass and exposed metal add flair to this downtown alleyway

The historic Opera Galleria is a landmark building in Fort Collins that requires a grand entrance. This alleyway serves as a common passageway for cyclists and pedestrians in the heart of downtown. Beckoning towards passersby, the entrance leans outward at a massive scale to draw pedestrians in without distracting them from neighboring facades. From a distance, the mirrored glass catches your eye as it reflects the colorful artwork and eclectic string lights above.

Project Details

123 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

General Contractor:
Sinnett Builders

Completion Date:

Opera Galleria - Entrance detail view

Opera Galleria - Entrance straight on


“Design must seduce, shape and perhaps more importantly, evoke an emotional response.” 


April Greiman

Opera Galleria - View from alley entrance

The Transformation

Opera Galleria - before view from alley entrance
Opera Galleria - before straight on view
Opera galleria - before view from alley way
Opera Galleria - Concept