Colorado Architecture News | 01.04.23

“This is the way a lot of people are going to work every day and we thought we could do something better.”  

– EJ Meade, AIA, Principal Architect at Arch11, referring to Dyna Energetics, which won an AIA Colorado award in 2021, as seen in episode 4 of the new America ByDesign series on CBS. It is one of 8 finalists for a national People’s Choice Award.


Introducing the 2023 Board of Directors
We are pleased to usher in the 2023 AIA Colorado Board of Directors, pictured above. The Board of Directors provides stewardship of the nonprofit and is responsible for collaboratively setting the direction of the organization through consensus-driven governance, policy-making, and strategic planning.

This year’s Board will enjoy contributions from several new additions. Please join us as we get to know our newest board members:


ASCEND Mentoring Program 
The Ascend Program connects emerging architecture professionals with between 1-5 years of professional office experience with mid-career architects who have 10-15 years of experience through mentorship as an intentional first step into the profession. These connections will support emerging professionals in the early stages of their careers, guiding through challenges, setting goals, and developing the skill set to succeed. Ascend groups are organized locally. Mentors and Mentees are invited to apply no later than January 15th.


Happy Hour in Boulder
Join fellow AIA Colorado members in Boulder for a social hour and celebration.

Happy Hour in Glenwood Springs
Join fellow AIA Colorado members in Glenwood Springs for a social hour and celebration.

Colorado Climate Policy with Senator Chris Hansen
Join us for a presentation by state senator and Denver mayoral candidate Chris Hansen on Colorado’s recent efforts to combat climate change.

AIA Colorado Conversation Café
Join fellow AIA Colorado members for an informal conversation. New Year; New Conversations!


Denver Landmark Preservation Commission Opening
Denver’s Landmark Preservation Commission is seeking a new commissioner to fill an upcoming vacancy this spring. Commissioners shall attend twice-monthly meetings and periodic special meetings to hear and decide requests for:

If you’re interested in this position, please review the full list of duties and qualifications, then submit a resume or professional biography to Nikolaus Remus. Nominations will be accepted by AIA Colorado through noon on Tuesday, January 31st. AIA Colorado will send a list of interested members in good standing to Landmark Preservation staff but does not internally evaluate nominations.

Energize Denver Technical Guidance Trainings
Energize Denver is hosting two in-person technical guidance trainings so you can learn more about the new energy performance requirements for buildings 25,000 sq. ft. and larger. These are repeats of the December Webinar Series. January 11, 8:00-10:30am, Webb Building Room 4G2 or January 19, 3:00-5:30pm, Webb Building Room 4G2. The Energize Denver Technical Guidance Series presentations are now online for you to watch on-demand as well. Learn more about the energy efficiency award-winning Anthem Building by attending a webinar on January 17th.


America ByDesign: Architecture, A Six-Part Series On CBS
This is a series you will not want to miss, especially Episode 4, which was filmed at AIA National in Washington, D.C., where AIA Board leadership had the honor of sharing the insight and inspiration of AIA members and the impact you have on society. All architects highlighted in the shows are AIA members.

A’23 in San Francisco
A’23 – AIA Conference on Architecture is heading to the Bay Area June 7-10, 2023. Save the date!

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