Feb
27
Mon
2017
Attainable Housing Day at the Capitol @ Colorado State Capitol, Room 0111
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Homeownership Opportunity Alliance invites you to join them for coffee, bagels, and conversation about ensuring all have the opportunity for housing in Colorado.

AIA Colorado is a member organization of the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance. Members are encouraged to attend.

Agenda:

  • Coffee and Bagels – 8 – 9 a.m.
  • Meet your Legislator / Presentations – 9 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Press Conference on the East Steps – Noon
Mar
1
Wed
2017
AIAS Public Restroom Design Competition @ Wellington Webb Building
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Partnered with: City and County of Denver

Design Brief: Students have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the city by participating in the AIAS | City of Denver Competition to create new fixed public restrooms. The goal is a conceptual, creative design with a component of feasibility. Feasibility means complying with technical requirements, potential likeability by the public, and recognition of the structure as a bathroom.

Elements of the top designs have a chance of being implemented in the final, built project.

Designs will be featured on the City of Denver website.

Criteria: The site is to be determined. It will be in downtown Denver; potentially adjacent to the 16th street mall. This context ought to be addressed in the design. There are no stylistic constraints; designs can (and should) be funky,
artistic, modern, and/or integrate historical references. The bathroom will take over an existing 22’ street parking spot. The structure will be 18’ x 8’ with a functional height atop a concrete slab. If the location does not succeed, the structure may be disassembled and moved. The building will be operational year round.

Components:

  • 2 single occupant, unisex restrooms; at least one ADA
  • 1 ADA compliant attendant room with storage
  • Urban design component: the bathroom will be adjacent to the sidewalk, presenting the opportunity to incorporate landscaping and bike racks while making sure that the design minimizes congregation and the threat of
    attack. People ought to be able to recognize it is a bathroom. The exterior materials will be a stainless steel structure
    with anti-graffiti corrugated metal (or similar material).
  • These technicalities are not part of the competition; contestants do not have to worry about them:
    • Hook up to a municipal sewage system
    • Capability of included electricity, water, and air conditioning
  • Criteria for winning design:
    • Compliance with program
    • Appeal to public – people will like it as a presence in the city
    • Functional & Feasible
    • Strength of Idea represented by presentation and graphics

How to Register:
Send an Email to aiasdenver@gmail.com by 2/17/2017
*Please refer all questions to this email address. Please do not contact the City of Denver.

Teams will be at least 2, at most 5.

All students from all disciplines are encouraged to register. Multi-disciplinary teams are especially encouraged.

Deliverables: 1 or 2 24”x36” Printed Posters pinned up Gallery Style

First Prize: $300

Mar
2
Thu
2017
Emerging Professionals Winter Happy Hour @ Tap Fourteen
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Emerging Professionals Committee for their first Denver Happy Hour of 2017 at Tap XIV! Meet your 2017 committee members, connect with other professionals, and learn about upcoming events. All ages welcome!

Drinks and light appetizers graciously sponsored by Sage Glass and  Bowman Construction Supply.

Mar
10
Fri
2017
CKLDP Session 6: Industry Trends @ TBD
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Industry trends and technology within the practice including Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and the latest reference(s) focusing on sustainability within the profession
  • Advancing project delivery
  • Learning by doing through the use of fabrication
  • Getting to 2030 as it relates to the environment, economy, and social ethics

If you have questions or want to “stay in the loop” regarding next year’s program, please email the CKLDP Executive Committee at aia.co.ckldp@gmail.com.

Mar
14
Tue
2017
Portfolio Review Night @ CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning is seeking Colorado architects to participate and review students portfolios.

For questions or if you’re able to volunteer, please contact Chris Nims, FAIA at christopher.nims@ucdenver.edu

Mar
15
Wed
2017
AIA Colorado South Round Table @ Penrose Library
Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us for the first 2017 AIA Colorado Member Roundtable. Learn about and weigh in on current policy issues which stand to affect the architectural profession and Colorado’s built environment. You will also have the opportunity to join a dialogue about challenges southern Colorado architects and architecture firms are facing and where we may have opportunities to solve problems or positively impact the future of the local built environment collectively.

Light refreshments provided. Your registration fee helps support AIA Colorado Advocacy efforts on behalf of the architectural profession.


Sponsored by

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Mar
17
Fri
2017
2015 IBC Means of Egress Design – Boulder @ TBD
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

More information to come. 

Each class is worth 7.5 HSW AIA continuing education learning units. Under the state of Colorado’s rules for continuing education for licensure renewal, these courses also meet the requirements for 7.5 HSW continuing education hours.

Apr
14
Fri
2017
CKLDP Session 7: Research, Education and Practice @ TBD
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • The importance of research within the practice
  • Education within the University and the role of mentorship
  • Keeping involved with the academic setting and keeping abreast with new ideas
  • Non-traditional roles in the practice

If you have questions or want to “stay in the loop” regarding next year’s program, please email the CKLDP Executive Committee at aia.co.ckldp@gmail.com.

Apr
21
Fri
2017
2016 Denver Building Code Amendments – Denver @ PPA Event Center
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

More information to come. 

Each class is worth 7.5 HSW AIA continuing education learning units. Under the state of Colorado’s rules for continuing education for licensure renewal, these courses also meet the requirements for 7.5 HSW continuing education hours.

Apr
22
Sat
2017
Box City – AIA Colorado South @ Imagination Celebration
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Save the date for 2017’s AIA Colorado South’s Box City

Box City is a unique children’s event that is open to the public and promotes an understanding of the design and construction industry. Children will learn first-hand how to request permits, order materials, and design and construct buildings into a cardboard city. This event is designed for children kindergarten – fifth grade (K-5), although older children are always welcome.

Help us Build Box City!

The annual Box City for Kids event is in need of volunteers, material donations and sponsors!

Volunteer shifts include set-up, break-down, and assisting the participants at various stations. Contact Chad Hill at chad@aiacolorado.org to sign up for a shift.

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Box City – Denver @ Wellington Webb Municipal Building
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Box City Volunteers needed! 
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Volunteer spots will go quickly so please submit your interest by April 15.

Boxes Needed!
Learn more


Box City is a FREE event for children—grades K-5—where participants learn about the process of urban development and the principles that make for sound architecture, design, and planning. Students start with a Building Permit for their desired building type, make a draft sketch of their building in the Design Studio if they want, stop at the Hardware Store to get their cardboard and paper supplies, then head to the Construction Zone to make their Box City structure. After completing the Building Inspection process, students head to the Box City street grid where an Urban Planner helps them select an appropriate building site. Finally, children finish the process by picking up their Certificate of Occupancy that includes a photo of them with their building.

How to participate in Box City

  1. Make a reservation: A limited number of free tickets to guarantee entry are available at 9:00AM, 10:00AM, 11:00AM, 12:00PM, and 1:00PM. One child per ticket, maximum four tickets per reservation. Adult compansions do not need a ticket–only participating children do. Arrive at least five minutes before your reservation time. Please note, ticketholders arriving later than ten minutes after their reservation time forfeit their reservation and will be directed to the “walk-in” queue.
  2. Walk in: Participants are welcome to drop by Box City any time between 9:00AM and 1:00PM with entry on a first-come, first-served basis, after reservation ticketholders have been admitted. No new participants will be admitted after 1:00PM. Entry is not guaranteed.

PLEASE NOTE: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult who must remain within the Webb Building atrium during their visit. Allow a minimum of one hour for participants to complete the Box City process (90 minutes to two hours is not uncommon). Box City participants must finish by 2:30 PM (last entry at 1:00PM).

Art by Architects @ University of Colorado College of Architecture and Planning, in the Second Floor Gallery
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

AIA Colorado College of Fellows’ Scholarship
2017 Art Show and Sale

Keep the Doors Open!
Finish up your day of exploring Denver’s Architecture by joining us for the Art by Architects Opening Reception…

This year, artist/architects have donated over 100 works of art including oils, watercolors, amazing photography and sculptural pieces. Proceeds from the sale support the Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado Fellows’ Scholarship Fund, establishing an annual recruiting scholarship for an incoming graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver’s (CU Denver) College of Architecture and Planning (CAP). The scholarship’s primary objective is to recruit the best and brightest from among the nation’s top graduate student candidates to attend CU Denver’s CAP.

Call for Artist Participation!

Gallery Hours
April 29 – May 12
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

May
12
Fri
2017
CKLDP Session 8: The Future of Practice & Closing Reception @ TBD
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • The future of architecture and the fundamentals of planning, design, documentation and service in a forward-thinking and fast changing profession
  • Development trends
  • Developing your own career path
  • Leader effectiveness and personal development
  • Closing Reception to follow

If you have questions or want to “stay in the loop” regarding next year’s program, please email the CKLDP Executive Committee at aia.co.ckldp@gmail.com.

May
19
Fri
2017
2015 IRC Chapter 3 (Building Planning Overview) – Denver @ PPA Event Center
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

More information to come. 

Each class is worth 7.5 HSW AIA continuing education learning units. Under the state of Colorado’s rules for continuing education for licensure renewal, these courses also meet the requirements for 7.5 HSW continuing education hours.

Jun
2
Fri
2017
AIA Colorado S+AG Symposium @ Springhill Suites at MSU Denver
Jun 2 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
AIA Colorado S+AG Symposium @ Springhill Suites at MSU Denver | Denver | Colorado | United States

More details to come.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Download the sponsorship flyer or contact Chad Hill at 303.228.3912.

AIA Colorado AIA10 Awards Gala @ Gensler Denver
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
AIA Colorado AIA10 Awards Gala @ Gensler Denver | Denver | Colorado | United States

More details to come.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Download the sponsorship flyer or contact Chad Hill at 303.228.3912.

Jun
16
Fri
2017
2015 IBC Mixed Occupancies – Denver @ PPA Event Center
Jun 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

More information to come. 

Each class is worth 7.5 HSW AIA continuing education learning units. Under the state of Colorado’s rules for continuing education for licensure renewal, these courses also meet the requirements for 7.5 HSW continuing education hours.

Jul
21
Fri
2017
2015 IBC Fire-Resistive Rated Construction – Colorado Springs @ TBD
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

More information to come. 

Each class is worth 7.5 HSW AIA continuing education learning units. Under the state of Colorado’s rules for continuing education for licensure renewal, these courses also meet the requirements for 7.5 HSW continuing education hours.

Aug
18
Fri
2017
AIA Colorado and Local Awards Gala @ Grand Hyatt Denver
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

More details to come.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

AIA Colorado has secured a discounted block of rooms at the Grand Hyatt Denver. If you will need a hotel room after the gala, please make your reservation by Friday, July 21.

Starting at $199

AIA Colorado Grand Hyatt Room Block

Or contact AIA Colorado’s reservation agent, Rachel Moody, at 303.603.4020 or rachel.moody@hyatt.com

Aug
25
Fri
2017
The Top 10 Approach to Energy Efficiency – Denver @ PPA Event Center
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

More information to come. 

Each class is worth 7.5 HSW AIA continuing education learning units. Under the state of Colorado’s rules for continuing education for licensure renewal, these courses also meet the requirements for 7.5 HSW continuing education hours.

Sep
21
Thu
2017
2017 Practice + Design Conference @ Keystone Conference Center
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – Sep 23 @ 4:30 pm

Please visit the 2017 Practice+Design Conference website to learn more information about the event or to become a sponsor or exhibitor.

Oct
6
Fri
2017
AIA Colorado West Awards Gala @ TBD
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

More details to come.

Oct
20
Fri
2017
IECC for Multi-Family Construction – Boulder @ PPA Event Center
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

More information to come. 

Each class is worth 7.5 HSW AIA continuing education learning units. Under the state of Colorado’s rules for continuing education for licensure renewal, these courses also meet the requirements for 7.5 HSW continuing education hours.

Nov
10
Fri
2017
COMcheck / REScheck – Denver @ PPA Event Center
Nov 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

More information to come. 

Each class is worth 7.5 HSW AIA continuing education learning units. Under the state of Colorado’s rules for continuing education for licensure renewal, these courses also meet the requirements for 7.5 HSW continuing education hours.

Dec
6
Wed
2017
AIA Colorado South Symposium @ TBD
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

More details to come.