Denver, Colo., September 10, 2018—The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado recognized 21 projects with design awards and five local architects with honor awards at the AIA Colorado Design & Honor Awards Gala on Friday, September 7.

Peer-reviewed and judged by architects in Portland, Oregon, the winning projects were designed by architecture firms across Colorado and were recognized for innovative uses of materials, space and design, as well as for fostering “livable communities.”

“There are thousands of architects in Colorado and they are all doing great,” said Cathy Rosset, Executive Vice President & CEO of AIA Colorado. “But our design awards offer a chance to celebrate the best of the best and to honor the architects who are pushing their designs to the next level so that they serve the community and clients, both today and in the future.”

Projects were considered throughout the state based architecture firm location for the following awards: Notable in Denver, Notable in the West, Notable in the South or Notable in the North. Once a project earned a notable award, it automatically advanced for consideration for a 2018 AIA Colorado statewide award: Honorable Mention, Award of Merit, or the top honor—Award of Excellence. Winners include:

Firm Name Firm Location Project Name Project Location Award(s)
4240 Architecture Inc Denver Aestus San Francisco, CA Notable in Denver; Colorado Honorable Mention
Anderson Hallas Architects, PC Golden Moose Workshop Silverthorne, Colo. Notable in Denver; Colorado Award of Excellence
Arch11 Inc Boulder 909 Walnut Boulder Notable in the North; Colorado Award of Excellence
Tangram Design (design architect) Carbondale Silverpeak Aspen Notable in the West
bldg seed architects (architect of record) Carbondale Silverpeak Aspen Notable in the West
CCY Architects Basalt Victorian | Music Box Aspen Notable in the West; Colorado Award of Excellence
CF Studio Denver Red Owl Denver Notable in Denver
Davis Urban Architecture + Design Denver Alley House Denver Notable in Denver
Dynia Architects (design architect) Denver Zeppelin Station Denver Notable in Denver; Colorado Award of Merit
gkk works (architect of record) Denver Zeppelin Station Denver Notable in Denver; Colorado Award of Merit
Barker, Rinker, Seacat (Architect of Record: Market Hall) Denver Zeppelin Station Denver Notable in Denver; Colorado Award of Merit
Dynia Architects (design architect) Denver Flight Denver Notable in Denver; Colorado Award of Merit
gkk works (architect of record) Denver Flight Denver Notable in Denver; Colorado Award of Merit
Gensler Denver Prologis Denver Notable in Denver; Colorado Award of Merit
Gensler Denver The Quad Scottsdale, AZ Notable in Denver; Colorado Award of Excellence
JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE Denver The Ramble Hotel Denver Notable in Denver; Colorado Honorable Mention
Meridian 105 Architecture LLC Denver Jason Street Multifamily Denver Notable in Denver; Colorado Honorable Mention
Humphries Poli Architects (architect of record) Denver Montezuma County Combined Courthouse Cortez Notable in Denver
Roth Sheppard Architects (design architect) Denver Montezuma County Combined Courthouse Cortez Notable in Denver
Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design Aspen Art Barn Aspen Notable in Denver
Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design Aspen Victorian Square Aspen Notable in the West
Semple Brown Design, PC Denver Denver Union Station Block A Mixed Use Project Denver Notable in Denver
Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects Denver Ponzio Arts Center Denver Notable in Denver; Colorado Honorable Mention
Studio B Architecture + Interiors Boulder V-Plan Aspen Notable in the West
Tomecek Studio Architecture Denver Boulder Underpass Boulder Notable in Denver; Colorado Award of Merit

In addition to the design awards, five architects were recognized for their breadth of work, leadership and contributions to the profession, their communities and to the state of Colorado.

  • Associate of the year: Elizabeth Held, Associate AIA; Forum Phi in Aspen
  • Young Architect of the Year: Ryan Meeks, AIA; Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects in Denver
  • Young Firm of the Year: Meridian 105 Architecture in Denver
  • Firm of the Year: Semple Brown Design in Denver
  • Architect of the Year: Nan Anderson, FAIA; Anderson Hallas Architects in Golden

“The recipients of the 2018 AIA Colorado Honor Awards are talented architects who care about their colleagues, their clients and the community around them. They are committed to continually growing as professionals, creating a strong firm and fortifying both AIA Colorado and the state at large,” said Rosset.

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For more information about the AIA Colorado Design and Honor Awards program and this year’s winners, visit https://aiacolorado.org/design-honor-awards-winners/. High resolution photos available upon request.

About AIA Colorado:

AIA Colorado is the voice of the architecture 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 nearly 2,500 members includes architects, those working towards licensure and allied industry professionals.

Contact:
Marisa Pooley
303.228.3913
marisa@aiacolorado.org