Denver, Colo. (August 21, 2017) – The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Colorado announced the 2017 AIA Colorado Honor Award winners during the 2017 AIA Colorado Awards Gala in Denver, Colo. on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. The AIA Colorado Honor Awards recognize firms and individuals who are setting examples in both design and leadership in our state.

“The Honor Awards are a representation of the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and expertise in our industry. Each of this year’s winners is not only dedicated to achieving quality design of the built environment, but to elevating the profession of architecture for generations to come,” said Cathy Rosset, Executive Vice President/CEO of AIA Colorado.

Congratulations to the 2017 AIA Colorado Honor Awards Winners:

  • Leadership Award (posthumously awarded) – Karen Lee Walker Harris, AIA
  • Twenty-Five Year Award – 1999 Broadway in Denver, Colo. (Architect: C.W. Fentress and Associates, PC)
  • Associate Member of the Year Award – Rob Hollis, Associate AIA
  • Young Firm of the Year Award – Echo Architecture in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Young Architect of the Year Award – Steev Wilson, AIA of Forum Phi Architecture in Aspen, Colo.
  • Firm of the Year Award – Anderson Mason Dale Architects in Denver, Colo.
  • Architect of the Year Award – Scott Lindenau, FAIA of Studio B Architecture + Interiors in Aspen, Colo.

The 2017 AIA Colorado Honor Awards Jury was comprised of three individuals: Gregory M. Friesen, FAIA of CSNA Architects in Colorado Springs, Colo. (2017 Jury Chair), David Barrett, FAIA of Barrett Studio Architects in Boulder, Colo., and Maria Cole, AIA of gkkworks in Denver, Colo.

For more information about the AIA Colorado Honor Awards program and this year’s winners, visit

About AIA Colorado:
Celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year, AIA Colorado is the voice of the architectural profession in Colorado. Through advocacy, leadership development, education and resources for architects, the organization is supporting architecture professionals in designing a better world. Our statewide network of more than 2,300 members includes architects, those working towards licensure and allied industry professionals.



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