The 2019 Design Awards Jury is comprised of past AIA Colorado Honor Award recipients. Read more about them below.
Nan Anderson, FAIA; Principal, Anderson Hallas Architects
2018 Architect of the Year
Nan Anderson is a Principal who explores the story of place to inform design. For thirteen years, she guided the extensive rehabilitation of Many Glacier Hotel, a grand lodge in Glacier National Park. Referencing historic photos, her team recreated the dramatic lantern lighting in the lodge’s spectacular entry atrium, rebuilt a unique, helical stair and exposed the Dining Room’s engineered trusses. In her spare time, she builds. From creating an award-winning studio called the Moose Workshop to reinventing an 1884 railroad depot as a gathering space, she is always seeking paths for invention. Having recently backpacked the 580-mile Colorado Trail, she also loves giggling on the phone with her granddaughter.
Scott A. Lindenau, FAIA; Design Principal, Studio B Architects
2017 Architect of the Year
Establishing his studio in 1991 in Aspen and now in Boulder, Scott serves as design principal of the 13-person firm that threads architecture and interiors in their practice. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA and BArch and was selected the Young Architect of the Year by the Colorado AIA in 2000. Scott was Colorado’s Architect of the Year in 2017 and was elevated to the College of Fellows in 2011 and the firm was selected Colorado’s Firm of the Year in 2010. The studio’s work has garnered over 75 AIA design awards and ranges from non-profit work in Kenya to a winery in central California and from single-family residences to schools and master planning projects. Scott teaches graduate design studios at the University of Colorado-Denver School of Architecture’s summer intensive program and has served as a guest critic at several schools of architecture. Currently, he remains focused on the process of making architecture with an emphasis on research and the exploration of materials and technologies that are critical to the studio’s collaborative design process
Ryan Meeks, AIA; Senior Associate, SA+R
2018 Young Architect of the Year
Ryan joined SA+R in 2014 and has brought a remarkable passion for design. He works with a clear process and appreciation for the importance of smart, inspired design decision making. With a breadth of work from Seattle to New York, as well as internationally, he contributes big picture thinking and creative problem solving to all projects, never forgetting the important parameters of our clients’ budgets and schedules. He has a consistent eye for crafting high-quality renderings, models, and conceptual tools to help investors, Board Members, and donors understand a project’s design well before construction.
Ryan has a strong background in zoning, planning, neighborhood issues and construction feasibility from his work on dozens of infill sites in the Denver metro area. From cultural institutions such as the Botanic Gardens, to urban residential structures, to planning Denver’s future at the River Mile and other sites, his contribution to the shape of our community is simply undeniable. Ryan was named the 2018 Colorado Young Architect of the Year as a result of his leadership.