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|
|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.
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.