Denver, February 21, 2018—American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado has recently hired two new staff members: Nikolaus Remus, AIA, as the government affairs manager and Megan Concannon as the education and programs manager.

Remus has more than ten years’ experience working as an architect at CTA Architects Engineers.

Extensively involved with AIA Colorado, Remus has volunteered with the government affairs committee since 2013 and has testified on behalf of AIA at the State Capitol.

As the government affairs manager, Remus will manage AIA Colorado’s local and state public policy initiatives and educate members on the value of advocacy. Nikolaus Remus headshot (002)Megan (002)

Originally from Twin Cities, Remus earned his B.S. in architecture from University of Minnesota and his Master of Architecture from University of Colorado Denver.

“Nikolaus has championed AIA Colorado efforts for many years as a member, and we are thrilled to add him to our full-time staff,” said Cathy Rosset, Executive Vice President & CEO of AIA Colorado. “His knowledge of advocacy combined with his experience as an architect make him perfect for this role.”

As the education and programs manager, Megan Concannon joins AIA Colorado with experience in event planning and education development. Most recently, Concannon served as the events and development director at Colorado Preservation, Inc., where she was responsible for planning the annual regional conference in addition to year-round programs.

Prior to that, Concannon was the communications and events coordinator at Community Foundation of Northern Colorado.

Megan received a B.S. in business administration and a B.A. in communications from Colorado State University.

“Megan’s background in nonprofits and program development will be a huge asset to our team,” said Rosset. “A large part of AIA Colorado’s work is offering continuing education, development programs and an annual statewide conference, so Megan’s skills will be crucial in supporting our architect members.”


About AIA Colorado:

AIA Colorado empowers architects to design a better world where we all can live, work and play. As the voice of Colorado architects for over 125 years, AIA Colorado supports design professionals through advocacy, leadership development, education and resources. Our statewide network of more than 2,400 members includes architects, those working towards licensure and allied industry professionals.

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