The American Institute of Architects Colorado Chapter (AIA Colorado) presented ten awards and five honors during its annual YAAG event, held on Friday, June 3, at Gensler in Denver.
The event marks the 17th anniversary of this awards program recognizing design excellence among emerging professionals in Colorado. YAAG, formally known as the Young Architects Awards Gala, has evolved into a respected awards program that gives young architects, emerging professionals and students an opportunity to showcase their work and get recognized for their accomplishments.
2016 YAAG Juried Awards
The following ten awards and five honorable mentions were selected from entries submitted by firms, designers, students and young architects (licensed 10 years or less) from across the state. The entries were judged by a jury of architects, including:
- Stephen Dynia, FAIA (Jury Chair) – Dynia Architects
- Sarah Semple Brown, FAIA – Semple Brown Design
- Renee del Gaudio, AIA – Renee del Gaudio Architecture
- Brent Mather, AIA – Gensler
- EJ Meade, AIA – Arch11
- Adam Harding, AIA – Roth Sheppard Architects
The 2016 YAAG Jury Comments can be found on AIA Colorado’s Youtube Channel.
|Emerging Professional of the Year
Winner: Dominic Weilminster, AIA – RNL Design
Winner: Kaylyn Kirby, Assoc. AIA – HDR, Inc.
|Craftsmanship – Artistic
Winner: Brittany Wheeler – Tomecek Studio Architects for Amass
Honorable Mention: Rachel Cusimano, AIA – Roth Sheppard Architects for Girl Running – Germany Holocaust Memorial
|Unbuilt Architecture – Under 20,000 SF
Winner: Mike Sudolsky, Assoc. AIA – Gensler for [N]STALL
Honorable Mention: Brian Martin – Tomecek Studio Architecture for Sky Tower
|Unbuilt Architecture – Over 20,000 SF
Winner: Adam Wagoner and Raphael de la Fontaine – Yale School of Architecture for New Haven Basilica
Honorable Mention: Kaylyn Kirby, Assoc. AIA – HDR, Inc. for Terre & Eau
|Built Architecture – Under 20,000 SF
Winner: Colorado Building Workshop, University of Colorado Denver for Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins
|Built Architecture – Over 20,000 SF
Winner: Adam Ambro, AIA, Randall Hatley, Jonas Phillipsen and Scott Wightman – Gensler for Jackson Hole Airport Phase II
Winner: Thomas Harris and Patty Gut – HDR, Inc. for Bows and Arrows
|Adaptive Reuse and/or Historic Preservation
Winner: Dana Ganssle Ellis, Assoc. AIA – Rowland + Broughton Architecture for White House Tavern
Honorable Mention: Eric Blase, Georgia Brown, Tim Hutchinson and Jonas Phillipsen – Gensler for Seed Building
Winner: Cam Tu Dang – Cam Dang Designs / Larson Incitti Architects for Tulum Table & Chair
Honorable Mention: Stephanie Wood – University of Colorado Denver for Erganomi
2016 YAAG Online Awards
In addition to juried submittals, Emerging Professionals submitted their work into nine people’s choice online voting categories. Nine awards were presented.
Where’s Waldo? – The Most Creative Use of a Scaled Figure
Winner: Joey Pruett, Assoc. AIA – Pool Voyeur
Kickin’ It Beaux Arts – Best Rendering Done by Hand
Winner: Gavin Sharp, Assoc. AIA – Duke University Chapel
“To the Cloud” – Best Digital Exterior Rendering
Winner: Jack Blythe – Aspen Compound
Inside Voices – Best Digital Interior Rendering
Winner: Joey Pruett, Assoc. AIA – Roaring Fork Valley Pavilion
Divine Detail – Best Architectural Detail
Winner: Jonas Philipsen – Custom Designed Cast King Post Truss
“It’s a Material World” – Best Use of Innovative Materials
Winner: Katie Donahue – Pulp Canopy
Blur the Line – Best Example of Relationship between Interior & Exterior
Winner: Katie Donahue – Pulp Urchin
The Artist Formerly Known as [insert elevation symbol here] – Best Example of an Elevation
Winner: Jack Blythe – Modern Addition in Aspen’s Historic Core
FLO – Best Site Solution/Creativity with Landscape
Winner: Katie Donahue – Pulp Urchin
AIA Colorado congratulates these talented Emerging Professionals on their design achievements. To learn more about the work of AIA Colorado’s Emerging Professionals, visit their blog at www.aiacoloradoepblog.com.
2016 YAAG Sponsors
YAAG would not be possible without the generous support of firms and businesses in the design community.
|Printing Sponsor||Photography and Videography Sponsor|
|3PM Design Inc.
Anderson Hallas Architects
Anderson Mason Dale Architects
BG Building Works
Roth Sheppard Architects
Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects
|Brad Nicol Photography
|Maria Cole, AIA
Special Thanks to The College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver