The 1200 block of Bannock Street is a difficult place to build something, not because the topography is difficult, but because the level of competition for architectural excellence is so fierce nearby. That makes it quite an accomplishment for the designers of the Denver Art Museum Administration Building, Denver's Roth Sheppard Architects, to have come up with something that doesn't just hold its own, but actually stands out among its heady neighbors. For the design, Jeff Sheppard conceived of a sleek horizontal mass with a constructivist handling of the fenestration. The chaste and smartly composed box is richly detailed with colored glass and stone panels. The building is absolutely perfect in its prominent location, and its many fine qualities remind us why Roth Sheppard is one of the most respected architectural firms in town.