Emerging Professionals South Happy Hour @ Nosh (Plaza of the Rockies-South Tower)
Mar 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the Emerging Professionals Committee for our first South Happy Hour of 2017 at Nosh! Grab a drink, connect with other professionals, and learn about upcoming events. All AIA affiliated professionals welcome!

Drinks graciously sponsored by The Lighting Agency.

5x5x5 Final Reception @ The Infinite Monkey Theorem, Urban Winery
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come celebrate the final evening of the 5x5x5 Group Mentorship and Round Table with a closing happy hour (with happy hour pricing provided)! This informal event will be a place to thank our wonderful mentor leads and group coordinators as well as recap highlights from the past sessions. Open to all 5x5x5 participants and any interested in next year’s program. See you there!

A3LC +20 Networking with a Focus @ Stoney's Bar and Grill
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Your mission…to meet twenty new people.

This event is brought to you by A3LC (AGC, AIA, ACEC).

CU Boulder Environmental Design Program Awards Gala @ St. Julien Hotel
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join local architects, CU faculty and students for the 8th annual CU Boulder Environmental Design Program Awards Gala. The evening will be a great opportunity for socializing and networking while celebrating the work of architecture students.

Separate registration from the AIA Colorado North CE Program and Member Roundtable is required.

FAIA + EP Architectural Social @ Punch Bowl Social
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for the inaugural FAIA + EP Architectural Social! The local members of the AIA College of Fellows and the Emerging Professionals Group would like to invite you to a few hours of food, drinks, conversation, and acknowledgement of newly licensed Architects in the State of Colorado. All members and student members are welcome and encouraged to attend this event as we welcome the next generation of Architects to the profession.

This is a members and member guests only event.

EPs and FAIAs can bring one guest with them and pay the respective price (EP guest $15, FAIA guest $35).

Download the flyer

AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 – Orlando, FL @ Orange County Convention Center
Apr 27 @ 6:30 am – Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

Build your best A’17

It’s three immersive days and an unrivaled range of workshops, seminars, tours, events, and experiences.

Anticipating a better tomorrow

Harness the collective intellect and entrepreneurial spirit of speakers whose power to anticipate has shaped their careers and our industry. Over three days our keynoters will explore this theme and what it means to anticipate need, challenge, and change in architecture and design.

Industry-best education

500+ sessions that explore some of the most interesting ideas in architecture, plus all-new courses earning HSW, ADA, GBCI, RIBA, and AIA LU credits.

Learn more!

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.

Meet the Dark Side @ Stoney's
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – May 5 @ 8:00 pm

Join Denver Does Design for the 5th Annual Meet the Dark Side; an evening of games and prizes while you network with young professional groups from the diverse fields of architecture, interior design, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, real estate development, graphic design, small business, marketing, construction, sustainability, industrial design, lighting, engineering and more!

2 free drink tickets to the first 150 people to arrive!

Special guest performance!

Costumes are encouraged!

Download the flyer to learn more.

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

More details to come.

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




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Sand in the City – Build a Sculpture @ Ralston Park
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking architects for their 5th annual Sand in the City® event. Sand in the City® is a sand sculpture contest to be held on Saturday, June 23, with a public festival following June 24-25.

Architects who volunteer will be matched with a team in the contest and assist in the planning and sculpting processes. Architects will also create scaled drawing for their team and help make structural decisions upon the decision of the theme.

Learn more – Call for Architects


Enter a Team!


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

More details to come.


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

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.

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

More details to come.