Introducing the Division of Disability Rights’ new ADA Project Manager!

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As many of you are aware, the Division of Disability Rights has been growing to fulfill the City’s obligations related to accessibility. It is my pleasure to introduce our newest team member, ADA Project Manager, Marcus Appleby!

Marcus Appleby was born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. He attended Kansas State University and graduated with a master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design. During his graduate studies, he practiced architecture and design at the award-winning firms HLW in New York City and Huntsman Architectural Group in San Francisco. After graduation, he moved to Denver to begin his career at the globally-recognized firm, IA Interior Architects.

Marcus is a licensed architect, certified interior designer, and is currently pursuing his project management professional certification. Most recently, he was a project manager with Acquilano, a Denver-based architecture and design firm. In this role, he led projects of varying size and complexity through all phases of design and technical execution; totaling 600,000 SF of build-out, $22 million in construction, and $8 million in procurement. Some of his notable clients included Microsoft, RE/MAX, and Janus Henderson Investors.

Marcus is devoted to applying his architectural skillsets and experiences to better serve the disability community. His role in the Division of Disability Rights will include serving as the primary point of coordination on a variety of facility and capital improvement projects, project schedules, costs, and verifications in association with defined scopes of work to remove mandated city-wide architectural barriers.

Marcus can be contacted at or 303-653-1121.