Denver, Colo. (August 21, 2017) – The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Colorado recognized 28 projects for design excellence during the 2017 AIA Colorado Awards Gala in Denver, Colo. on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Judged by architects from across the nation, the winning projects were recognized for build, materials, aesthetics, space and design.

“The diverse and beautiful work of all of the firms who put their hearts and souls into creating magnificent works of architecture are truly spectacular to see. We are honored to recognize these Colorado architecture firms for exemplifying the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and design,” said Cathy Rosset, Executive Vice President/CEO of AIA Colorado.

The 2017 AIA Colorado Design Awards included recognition of projects designed by firms in AIA Colorado South, AIA Colorado North, AIA Colorado West and AIA Denver. New this year, AIA Colorado presented ‘Best of State’ awards to projects that rose to the top of their local sections either this year or in the years prior. The highest honor in each design award category is Excellence, followed by Merit and Honorable Mention. For a full list of winners, Click here.

The 2017 AIA Colorado Design Awards Jury was comprised of four individuals: Manoj Dalaya, AIA of KGD Architecture (2017 Jury Chair), J. Paul Lewis, AIA of WKL Architecture (2017 Jury Co-Chair), Elizabeth Reader, FAIA of Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C., and Kevin Sneed, FAIA of OTJ Architects.

For more information about the AIA Colorado Design 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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