EPC Winter Build Day! @ Sheridan Square
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Kick off the new year with a fun volunteer opportunity! Join the EPC and Habitat Metro Denver at their Sheridan Square new home construction site.

To volunteer please register. Once registered you will receive an email with additional information and must also complete a waiver and registration through the Habitat website.

Spots are extremely limited. Join today!

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artistic, modern, and/or integrate historical references.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.


  • 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

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.

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

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


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.

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 rachel.moody@hyatt.com

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

More details to come. 

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

More details to come.