Denver, Colo., September 13, 2019—The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado recognized local architecture firms for outstanding design at the AIA Colorado Design & Honor Awards Celebration on Friday, September 13 at The Cable Center. AIA Colorado additionally awarded local architects for their leadership in the profession.
Peer-reviewed by a panel of architects in Minneapolis, Minn., the design awards were given to a selection of Colorado-designed projects which exemplified innovative use of materials, space and design, as well as creatively addressed the design challenge.
“Particularly in times of rapid growth like Colorado has been experiencing, it’s critical to pause and celebrate the excellent architecture that is propelling us into the future,” said 2019 AIA Colorado President Zachary Taylor, AIA. “This year’s award recipients are leading the charge in creating innovative and inviting buildings that positively impact the communities they serve.”
Awards of Distinction were given to exemplary projects based on the location of the architecture firm to highlight the diversity and talent of AIA members across Colorado. Projects which received an Award of Distinction then automatically advanced for statewide award consideration in the following levels: Honorable Mention, Award of Merit, or the top award: Award of Excellence. See award recipients below and images here.
In addition to the design awards, local architects were recognized with Honor Awards for their breadth of work, leadership in the profession, and contributions to their communities and to the state of Colorado.
- Young Architect of the Year: Kevin Nguyen, AIA, Regular Architecture, LLC
- Young Firm of the Year: open studio | architecture
- Architect of the Year: William Moon, AIA, Tryba Architects
“The 2019 AIA Colorado Honor Award recipients are talented architects who care about their colleagues, their clients and the community around them. They are leaders who are committed to giving back to the profession and Colorado at-large,” said Taylor.
For more information about the AIA Colorado Design and Honor Awards program and this year’s winners, visit 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.
Marisa Pooley, APR
Marketing & Communications Manager
|Firm Location||Firm Name||Project Name||Project Location||Award(s)|
|Fort Collins||[au]workshop||Poudre Garage||Fort Collins, Colo.||Award of Distinction|
|Golden||Anderson Hallas Architects||Many Glacier Hotel Rehabilitation||Glacier National Park, Mont.||Award of Distinction|
|Denver||Anderson Mason Dale Architects||CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering||Golden, Colo.||Award of Distinction|
|Bohlin Cywinski Jackson|
|Denver||Anderson Mason Dale Architects||Lone Tree Branch Library at Arts Cultural District||Lone Tree, Colo.||Award of Distinction|
|Denver||Anderson Mason Dale Architects||The Triangle Building||Denver||ColoradoBiz Editor’s Choice Award|
|Denver||Arch11||Thirty Doors||Westminster, Colo.||Award of Distinction & Honorable Mention|
|Basalt||CCY Architects||High+Dry||Flood prone areas||Award of Distinction & Honorable Mention|
|Basalt||CCY Architects||Meadow House||Aspen, Colo.||Award of Distinction & Honorable Mention|
|Basalt||CCY Architects||Music Box||Aspen, Colo.||Award of Distinction|
|Aspen||Charles Cunniffe Architects||Virginia Placer||Telluride, Colo.||Award of Distinction|
|Aspen||Charles Cunniffe Architects||St Mary Catholic Church||Aspen, Colo.||Award of Distinction & Award of Excellence|
|Denver||Clutch Design Studio||50Fifty DTC||Denver||Award of Distinction|
|Denver||Davis Urban||900 Penn||Denver||Award of Distinction|
|Boulder||HMH Architecture + Interiors||Modern Stair||Denver||Award of Distinction|
|Denver||Koch Covotsos Architects||The Constellation||Denver||Award of Distinction & Honorable Mention|
|Aspen||Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design||Aspen Times Building and Suites at the Hotel Jerome||Aspen, Colo.||Award of Distinction & Honorable Mention|
|TAL Studio (Interior Design)|
|Aspen||Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design||Ridge House||Aspen, Colo.||Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Editor’s Choice Award|
|Aspen||S2 Architects||Gateway Project||Aspen, Colo.||Award of Distinction|
|Denver||Shears Adkins Rockmore (SA+R)||The River Mile||Denver||Award of Distinction|
|Denver||Studio B Architecture + Interiors||Blur||Boulder||Award of Distinction & Award of Excellence|
|Denver||Tomecek Studio Architecture||Festival Park Pavilions||Castle Rock, Colo.||Award of Distinction & Award of Merit|